Three hearts. Two immortal. One torn.
Theirs is the deadliest love triangle of all time.Fans of L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries series know that the perilous love triangle on TV is even more intense and tangled in the books. Stefan Salvatore searched for redemption in vain for centuries, until he came upon Fell’s Church and discovered Elena Gilbert. Brooding and mysterious, Stefan tries to resist Elena, if only to protect her from himself and his vengeful brother, Damon. Elena's destiny is intertwined with the Salvatores', and neither of them can resist her.
Meet L.J. Smith's TVD Cast
Elena Gilbert (played by Nina Dobrev)
In the books, Elena is blond with eyes of lapis lazuli blue, the color of Stefan's ring. She trusts no one more than her psychic best friend Bonnie, and Meredith, a character known only to TVD readers. Meeting Stefan sends Elena on a journey that challenges her to find the light within, while plunging her into darkness.
Age: Seventeen Hometown: Fell's Church, Virginia Birth Era: Late twentieth century Strongest traits: Loyalty, beauty, and passion Greatest regret: Not knowing her own heart Deepest desire: To know which brother she's truly meant to be with
Stefan Salvatore (played by Paul Wesley)
Despite his dark and brooding good looks—and the fact that he's a vampire—Stefan Salvatore is a sensitive romantic. Stefan's life dates back to the Renaissance in the novels, but despite being older and wiser, Elena remains his greatest weakness. He fights his desire and would do anything to protect her—even from himself.
Age: Immortal Hometown: Florence, Italy Birth era: Italian Renaissance Strongest traits: Classically handsome with piercing green eyes Greatest regret: Tortured by his vampirism and the death of his first love Deepest desire: Hopes his love for Elena will redeem him
Damon Salvatore (played by Ian Somerhalder)
Ian Somerhalder's television portrayal is faithful to the charming, handsome, hedonist of L.J. Smith's creation. Damon loves the undead life and all that it entails, and we're never quite sure if we should love him or hate him. He leaves countless broken hearts in his wake, but the heart Damon desires most is Elena's.
Age: Immortal Place of origin: Florence, Italy Birth era: Italian Renaissance Strongest traits: Arrogant, charming and seductive, but known to keep his word Greatest regret: None Deepest desire: To crown Elena his princess of darkness