Full Name: Tanya (PC1)

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: Around 100o (PC1)

Originally from:  Slovakia, but currently lives in Denali, Alaska (PC1)

Hair color: Blond curls with strawberry tint (BD4)

Eye color: Vampire gold/black


Physical description: “So beautiful that it made [Bella’s] stomach hurt” (BD4)


Family members: Kate, Irina, Carmen, and Eleazar (PC1)

Nick Names:


Personal history: Tanya, Kate, and Irina think of themselves as sisters. They are the originals behind the myths of the succubus (PC1 and BD7). Their fondness for human men eventually led them to feel remorse for their victims, and they slowly trained themselves to resist human blood. They still like men though. (PC1)

The Denali sisters were joined by Carmen and Eleazar. The Cullens and Denalis consider themselves an extended family. The Denali sisters were still mourning the loss of their mother/creator [Sasha]. (BD2)

Tanya was interested in Edward long before Bella was born. However, Edward did not feel the same and turned her down in a “very courteous, gentlemanly fashion.” (EC8 and BD2)

Carlisle contacts the Denali clan to help with the newborn army. However, Irina wants revenge against the wolf pack for destroying Laurent. Tanya offers their help in exchange for permission to take out the wolf pack. Carlisle refuses. (EC13)

With the exception of Irina, the Denali clan comes to Edward and Bella’s wedding. They felt terrible about not helping the Cullens during the fight with the newborn army. In an effort to make up, they would honor the truce with the werewolves. (BD2)

Kate and Tanya had not seen Irina since they came to the wedding. They were upset to hear that Irina had not returned home and missed their sister considerably. (BD28)

Alice has a vision that the Volturi are coming to destroy the Cullens so Carlisle asks the Denali clan to come. (BD29) When they arrive, Edward explains that his family is in grave danger. When they first see Renesmee, the Denalis initially think that she is an immortal child. Edward explains that she is his and Bella’s daughter, half-vampire and half-human. Carmen is the first to respond and lets Renesmee share her story. Carmen believes their story and encourages Eleazar to see Renesmee’s story. He is also convinced of the truth and encourages Tanya and Kate to take their turn. The Denalis learn that Irina thinks Renesmee is an immortal child and went to the Volturi. They agree to be witnesses and also pledge their lives to help the Cullens and protect Renesmee. (BD30)

Tanya helps teach Bella to fight. (BD32) She declares that their family will stand by the Cullens and fight if needed. (BD34)

Tanya, Kate, and Eleazar join Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, and Rosalie on the front line when they confront the Volturi. (BD35) Tanya is considered one of the key targets for the Volturi. (BD36)

In response to Irina’s death, Tanya and Kate want to attack the Volturi. Carlisle holds on to Tanya and Garrett holds onto Kate.  Carlisle is able to convince Tanya and Kate that Irina would not want them to waste their lives on vengeance. Carlisle and Garrett console the sisters.  (BD37)  When the battle with the Volturi seems imminent, Tanya picks Caius, and others pick targets, and they prepare to fight. With the arrival of Alice and other witnesses, the situation is resolved, and the Volturi leave. (BD38)

The Denali clan is the last to leave. They needed to grieve for their lost sister Irina. Garrett joins them. (BD39)

Portrayed in the films by: MyAnna Buring

Prepared by: Anny