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Daisy Buchanan
Portrayed byLois Wilson

Betty Field
Mia Farrow
Mira Sorvino
Carey Mulligan

Biographical information
ResidenceEast Egg, Long Island, United States
Family members

Tom Buchanan (husband)
Pammy Buchanan (daughter)
Nick Carraway (cousin)


Daisy Buchanan (née Fay) is Nick Carraway’s cousin, and the woman Jay Gatsby loves. During World War I, she fell in love with Gatsby and promised to wait for him.

However, Daisy harbors a deep need to be loved, and when a wealthy, powerful young man named Tom Buchanan asked her to marry him, Daisy decided not to wait for Gatsby after all. Now a beautiful socialite, Daisy lives with Tom across from Gatsby in the fashionable East Egg district of Long Island. Daisy then reunites with Jay Gatsby, and realizes she wished she was with him. But when Jay tries to get her to tell Tom that she never loves him, she backs away and says that she actually did love Tom. When Jay was about to get shot, she is calling him. Sadly, when Jay has his funeral, Tom and Daisy refuse to go and leave the town.


Daisy was born in 1899 to a wealth family in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1917, 18-year-old Daisy was extremely popular among the military officers stationed near her home, including Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lied about his background to Daisy, claiming to be from a wealthy family in order to convince her that he was worthy of her. Eventually, Gatsby won Daisy’s heart, and they made love before Gatsby left to fight in the war. Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby, but in 1919 she chose instead to marry Tom Buchanan, a young man from a solid, aristocratic family who could promise her a wealthy lifestyle and who had the support of her parents. She was pretending to be innocent. She was seductive because of Gatsby saying, "her voice is full of money".

Film portrayalsEdit



It wasn't Daisy who called Gatsby, it was Nick

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