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Diane Virginia Hardwicke

Diane Crop
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
3 episodes (see below)
Mentioned in
Also Known As
Turning age
Vampire age
Date of birth
Date of death
1938 (made vampire)
2009 (met the true death)
All vampire abilities
Family members
Virgil - Husband (deceased) †
Unknown Maker - Maker
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Diane Virginia Hardwicke, born in 1904 and made vampire in 1938, was a minor character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actress Aunjanue Ellis, Diane makes her debut on the episode "The First Taste" in the series' first season. Ending her human life in Niagara Falls, Canada, the night the Honeymoon Bridge collapsed, and undergoing a tumultuous relationship with her husband Virgil, Diane was berated for being barren, but was taken to Niagara Falls on a "second honeymoon" . This trip would turn out to be their last together. No deaths were reported, but Diane knows better. Playing a recurring role through the same season, Diane met an untimely demise in the Season 1 episode "Burning House of Love".




Diane Hardwicke was made a vampire in the late 1930s ("Mine"), soon after which she had a sexual encounter with Bill Compton, and has been desperate for his attention ever since.

Season 1Edit

"Burning House of Love"Edit


Diane, Malcolm and Liam come by Merlotte's Bar and Grill one night in order to get Bill's attention. They made it known that they had just purchased property in Bon Temps. Once Bill left with them, Royce Williams and his friends plotted to set fire to the vampires' new nest. Early the next day, they set the house aflame, destroying Malcolm, Liam and Diane, and killing fangbanger Neil Jones. ("Burning House of Love")

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Diane possessed the common powers of a vampire: Superhuman strength, speed and healing. Because of her age, she was stronger and faster than younger vampires though she was far weaker than older vampires such as Bill and Eric. Her weaknesses included a stake to the heart, silver and fire. Sunlight would have slowly killed a vampire of her age.


Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"

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