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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 (second cousin once removed)
(cousin [in some film adaptions])


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


Daisy was born in 1899 to a wealthy 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".Daisy is a wealthy woman who lives in East Egg with Tom Buchanan.

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