Elena Gilbert is the heroine, a protagonist, and the main female character of The Vampire Diaries. She is an 18 year old vampire who was recently turned with Damon Salvatore's blood. She lives in the supernatural town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, in the house that belongs to her new best friend and partner in crime, Rebekah Mikaelson. She used to live with her adoptive brother and biological cousin, Jeremy, at 2104 Maple Street, but she moved out when he became a member of The Five, and later burned down the house after his death. She is now the last living member of the Gilbert Family.
She is best friends with Damon Salvatore and Rebekah Mikaelson. She used to be best friends with Bonnie Bennett and Caroline Forbes, but they are now enemies after Elena tried to kill them both. She is also the descendant of Katherine Pierce