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. She appeares as a supporting character and later hidden antagonist in the book and film adaptions.


Daisy Fay was born in 1899 to a wealthy family in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1917, the then 18-year-old was known to be extremely popular with the men stationed at camp Taylor, one of whom was Jay Gatsby.

Personality Edit

Daisy is characterized as a shallow, careless, and at times, cheerful person. However, she is not as ignorant and fun-loving as she portrays herself to be. In reality, she is stuck in a marriage with her husband, Tom, who cheats on her with his mistress, Myrtle. It is unclear whether Daisy really loved Gatsby. Though she claims to have loved him, she also says the same for Tom, whom she once loved. But her indecisiveness, or as some see it- intentionally letting misinformation to stay misinformation, (in)directly lead to the death of Gatsby. Daisy has a daughter named Pammy, but often leaves her with a care taker. Even so, she does show care for her daughter when she tells Nick Carraway "I'm glad it's a girl and I hope she'll be a fool. That's the best thing a girl can ever be in this world, a beautiful little fool". She does not want her daughter to know too many things about the world, it's better if she stays ignorant and shallow, like Daisy tries to be.