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Diane Hardwicke

Diane Crop
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
3 episodes (see below)
Mentioned in
Also Known As
107 (73 as a Vampire)
Turning age
Vampire age
Date of birth
Date of death
Late 1930s (made vampire)
2008 (met the true death)
All vampire strengths
Family members
Virgil - Husband (deceased)
Portrayed by


Diane Virginia Hardwicke (Born 1904, made vampire 1938) ended her human life in Niagara Falls, Canada, the night the Honeymoon Bridge collapsed. Diane had been brought there on a “second honeymoon” by her husband Virgil, with whom she had a tumultuous relationship in which Diane was berated for being barren. This trip turned out to be their last together. No deaths were reported, but Diane knows better.

Before Season 1 Edit

She 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 1 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 & abilities Edit

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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