Elizabeth Forbes aka Liz Forbes: The Vampire Diary Actress
Elizabeth “Liz” Forbes (Played by: Marguerite MacIntyre) appeared in The Vampire Diaries for several seasons before being killed in Season Six. She was the sheriff of Mystic Falls and a member of the Founder’s Council, ex-wife of Bill Forbes, who came out as gay, and mother of Caroline. Despite her anti-vampire views, Elizabeth tried to accept Caroline’s sexuality because she adored her daughter. Mrs. Forbes is the widow of Thomas Lively (Tom) and has ties to the Forbes family through John Bede Cooper (Johnny Depp). Keep reading this article by vmwarehosting to learn more about her.
The early life of Liz Forbes In Vampire Diary
Liz Forbes was born and raised in Mystic Falls as a member of a founding family. She went to high school with Miranda Sommers-Gilbert, Abby Bennett Wilson, and Kelly Donovan, who she never liked. She also first met Logan Fell since he was six. The members of the Founding Families were raised with the knowledge that vampires existed and that they could return to Mystic Falls any day. From a early age, she was taught to despise vampirism, believing that they were monsters and that nothing was redeemable about them. This was later shown to be false; not all vampires are pure evil, but some still retain their humanity.
Liz was previously married to Bill Forbes, with whom she had a daughter named Caroline. He later abandoned her after acknowledging his homosexuality, and the two divorced. She met both Damon and Stefan Salvatore at the Salvatore Boarding House for the solar eclipse viewing party in May 1994. Even while she showed him a photo of her newborn baby daughter Caroline, Damon hit her. He even invited her to come over to his home for supper with them and her husband, Bill.
When Stefan confronted him, he ensured that Liz forgot about ever meeting them by compelling her to leave. They ran into her again when she brought Caroline and Miranda to the Founders’ Council Meeting in September 1994. She was stunned by Stefan’s resemblance to his brother Damon (of whom she knew nothing of them being vampires) since both men looked exactly like their father Giuseppe Salvatore, with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
Summary Of Her Character In Vampire Diaries
Season One and Season Two
At the beginning of the series, she is more sympathetic to Elena Gilbert’s situation. Liz had been on her side when she was adopted by the Salvatore brothers and Caroline Forbes, despite being a vampire and friends with Bonnie McCullough. However, in Season Two, they argued because of Matt Honeycutt and Tyler Lockwood’s hatred for each other which almost caused them to be killed. She began dating Sheriff Johnathan Gilbert, but things got complicated when he became possessed by Klaus early in 2012.
It is assumed that Liz broke up with him due to his actions while under possession (despite him apologizing). She eventually involved herself in several arguments, such as Tyler Lockwood’s revenge plot against Klaus after Megan sacrificed herself; Damon trying to kill Jeremy Gilbert for his protection since he was the target of an Original vampire; and Caroline’s love triangle between Matt Honeycutt and Tyler Lockwood.
Season Three and Season Four
In Season Three, she was visibly shaken when Tyler Lockwood returned a vampire and a member of the heretic cult, which led to several deaths in Mystic Falls due to Tyler’s actions as a new vampire. She also got into an argument with Damon over his treatment of her daughter Caroline. In season four, Liz becomes friends with Jenna Sommers after Jenna moves to Mystic Falls from Atlanta for college; this indicates that they have spent more time together as friends rather than being just acquaintances, which would explain their friendship.
Season Five and Season Six
In Season Five, she began a secret relationship with Alaric Saltzman. She later ended it after realizing that he was still in love with Jenna Sommers and because he would never be able to move on from her death. In the season’s finale, Liz is killed by Kai Parker as revenge for Alaric killing his sister.
Liz is strong-willed, stubborn, and passionate about her daughter (Caroline). She knows how to handle a gun. Liz’s personality changes when Caroline comes back from the prison; she becomes more compassionate towards others, less emotional, and more relaxed.
Liz is very protective over Caroline, not wanting any harm done to her only daughter. Though she wants to believe in human nature (regarding vampires), she can’t help but show hatred for them since they killed many of her closest friends, including Jenna Sommers. Even though Damon tries to prove otherwise, he can’t change her mind quickly.
She had shown great concern when it came to Matt wildly when Tyler almost stabbed him in Homecoming. It was also shown that she cares about her daughter’s well-being as she had difficulty accepting that Caroline is dating Stefan Salvatore.
Bill is Liz’s husband. They have a daughter together, Caroline. She doesn’t share the same interests as Bill but loves him anyway. At first, they are somewhat distant, being considered working class by their socialite friends. They didn’t agree on many things until season 2 where they finally found common ground regarding their daughter, Caroline, now that she was dating Stefan Salvatore. He was part of the mysterious Salvatore family feud at the time.
Later in Season 3, after Tyler Smallwood murdered their neighbors, who caused them to go after Matt for vengeance against Tyler, it pushed them even further away from each other when Tyler kidnaped them. He almost killed both of them had Damon not arrived in time. It was shown that Liz cares deeply about Matt, as she didn’t want him to get hurt. After Bonnie died in Homecoming, they were never close like Caroline, and Jenna Sommers had suggested to Elena. Only having their daughter together brought them closer.
Liz has short brunette hair and brown eyes. She is known to wear glasses that she often removes when in the company or angry. She dressed casually, not much for high fashion until their daughter became friends with the Salvatore brothers, considered very wealthy and part of the upper-class society. Liz was shown wearing expensive dresses at various functions involving their social status and her husband, Bill Forbes.