Isobel Flemming
Isobel Main


January 18,1976







Cause of Death:

Human=Drained of Blood! Vampire=Burning in Sunlight!

Killed By:

Human=Damon Salvatore Vampire=Herself/Klaus


Researher at Duke University

Transfiguration Date:

May 4,2007, by Damon Salvatore

Series Information

Played By:

Mia Kirshner

First Seen:

Bloodlines(Flashback) Blood Brothers(Presant)

Last Seen:

Know Thy Enemy

Isobel Flemming is a female reccuring character in the series 'The Vampire Diaries'. She was the wife of Alaric Saltzman and the biological mother of teenager Elena Gilbert, whom she had with John Gilbert. At her request, she was turned into a vampire by Damon Salvatore. She worked with her Vampire Ancestor, Katherine Pierce, but secretly was protecting her daughter. She later committed suicide by walking into sunlight, burning and killing her.

She is a member or the Gilbert Family, aswell as the Petrova Family

Family TableEdit

Name Relation
Tatia Ancestor
Tatia's Unamed Child Ancestor
Father of Katherine Pierce Ancestor
Mother of Katherine Pierce Ancestor
Katherine Pierce Ancestor
Daughter of Katherine Pierce Ancestor
Unamed Parents Parents
Elena Gilbert Daughter
Alaric Saltzman Ex-Husband


Early LifeEdit

Isobel Flemming was born on January 18,1976, to two unamed parents. She was raised in a small town near Mystic Falls, and spent much time there when she was young. She educated at a school, and became cheerleader with best friend Trudie Peterson. As a teenager, she met John Gilbert, and the pair began dating. Even though John was deeply in love with Isobel, she was never in love with him. It was John who told Isobel about vampires and the supernaturel species. Isobel became deeply curious about them and this would later motivate her life's work to prove their existence. It was also John who made Isobel pregnant with their child, and she was only sixteen and had run away from home. John brought her to his brother's office for the delivery of the child. Grayson Gilbert delivered the baby girl, Elena. Isobel was heartbroken to give up her daughter but did so anyway, knowing that she would have a better life with Grayson and his wife Miranda. Isobel would always dream that she would one day be able to meet her daughter and tell her who she was.

Isobel later attended Duke University where she studied folklore and parapsychology. She met Alaric Saltzman, and they fell deeply in love, and soon after they got married. Isobel earned her degree and later became a teacher at Duke, and then started teaching her student, Vanessa Monroe. Isobel's devotion to her work led Vanessa to go into folklore full time.

Isobel soon became an expert researcher and started to research many aspects of supernatural lore such as vampires but also werewolves and doppelgangers. She discovered the existence of the curse of the Sun and the Moon which supposedly made vampires slaves to the sun and werewolves servants of the Moon.

Isobel was later killed and turned by Damon Salvatore, the police couldn't find her body and she was assumed dead. It is later revealed that she had a romantic relationship with Damon before she was turned, and after that she turned to Katherine Pierce, who had came to meet her, presumably out of genetic curiosity. The two then became close and surprisingly genuine friends.

Season OneEdit

Alaric Saltzman arrived in Mystic Falls to find the vampire who killed Isobel. He knew that it was Damon who turned her, and he confirmed that he indeed killed her, but also turned her into a vampire.