Emily Thorne / Amanda Clarke
Emily's fake backstory paints her as filthy rich and squeaky
When Victoria Grayson has her investigated, all she finds out is that her daddy was a wealthy ex-pat who "gave her enough to bounce around the globe, collecting degrees and doing good deeds."
Between the ages of 16 - 18 every piece of information about her on public record is sealed by the court.
"I'm a big believer in finishing what you start." - Emily Thorne
"When everything you love has been stolen from you, sometimes all you have left is revenge."
Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is the newest arrival in the Hamptons this summer.
To all appearances, she's a friendly and sophisticated girl next door, whose disarming charm and generosity allows her seamless access to the restricted circles of the Hamptons' high society.
But the affluent, exclusive world she's immersed herself in is tied to a dark family history and Emily Thorne is anything but what she seems.
As a nine-year-old girl, Emily's father was framed for a horrific crime by the friends and co-workers he trusted and sentenced to a life in prison.
Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss, and betrayal.
Now 17 years later, Emily has returned under an assumed identity with one endgame - revenge, every social overture a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies, until their lives come crashing down around them.
Emily's goal is unwavering and her sharp mind is always five steps ahead, but when her past begins to catch up, her true heart may get caught in the crossfire.