I'm pretending to be someone else.
Alison DiLaurentis as Vivian Darkbloom

J'adore prendre l'avion.
Translation: I love flying by plane.
Charlotte DiLaurentis as Vivian Darkbloom before she flew to France

Vivian Darkbloom is the alter ego of Alison DiLaurentis and later, Charlotte DiLaurentis. Alison used to dress up as Vivian to spy on "A", while Charlotte used the Vivian alias to escape from the police by going to France after killing Darren Wilden.


After Caleb begins hacking "A's" phone, the girls discover that Alison had created an alter ego after she was being victimized by "A" too. In a flashback, Alison told Hanna she was tired of being herself, so she created a new identity. The Liars later found out Alison needed this identity to spy on "A".

Charlotte "borrowed" the identity from Alison in "EscApe From New York, by taking the wig and the passport. She left for France, but returned soon after.


A Kiss Before Lying

Vivian is first introduced when Caleb hacked the video to see her photo license. Hanna then remembers that she once saw Alison with dark hair in a hair salon. She recognized her voice and was surprised to see her with a wig, but Alison told her that it´s just her hobby - pretending to be someone else.


Aria and Spencer discovered that the day Alison disappeared, Vivian stayed in the Lost Woods Resort. Mona later remembered that she saw Alison/Vivian in a shop in Brookhaven spying on someone. She asked Alison who she was spying on, to which Alison told her to play along to the idea that they did not know each other. With Mona's unwavering desire to become another "Queen Bee", she kept Ali's secret, to which she received a card with Jenna's phone number in return.

A is for Answers

Ali, the day after she faked her death and was "supposedly" killed, continues being Vivian as a disguise. Mona had helped Alison that night, unbeknownst to Alison that Mona was her stalker.

EscApe From New York

Alison gives CeCe Drake her Vivian Darkbloom passport and CeCe dresses up as Vivian and flees to France. She is on the run from the police for murdering Detective Wilden.

A Dark Ali

Alison secretly meets with Cyrus Petrillo in the woods. She is wearing her Vivian Darkbloom wig as a disguise. It's revealed that "A" didn't make Cyrus admit to being her "kidnapper", but actually Alison.

'Til Death Do Us Part Cece is seen as Vivain in flashbacks of meeting her sister Alex Drake.

Appearances (6/140)

Season 2 (2/22)

Season 4 (1/24)

Season 5 (2/25)

Season 7 (1/20)


  • The name "Vivian" comes from Latin, and it means "Alive" or "Lively". Ironically, Alison was revealed to be alive after the Liars believed she was dead for three seasons.
  • Vivian Darkbloom is an anagram of "Vladimir Nabokov", who wrote the novel "Lolita".
  • Very few people know Vivian's true identity, some of them are Duncan Albert, the four liars and Mona Vanderwaal.
  • A picture of her is seen on the Alison board in Ezra's lair.
  • Vivian's trench coat is similar to Red Coat's indicating that "A" copied the coat's style.
  • Vivian Darkbloom has been Cece's new alias since "EscApe From New York" in order to escape the police.
  • Her appearances as Vivian only count if she's wearing her black wig. Alison wore Vivian's red coat numerous times, but without her wig. The appearances above are only the ones with her wig.




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