Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf summary, appearance and style, memorable quotes

Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf summary, appearance and style, memorable quotes

Whether luck, fate or a result of hard work, some actresses have had their careers carved in stone. If you have watched Gossip Girl, airing on HBO Max, you are likely familiar with the character Blair Waldorf, an independent, outspoken, and beautiful girl. But, how much do you know about her aside from her decorated acting career?

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Blair Waldorf
Gossip Girl character, Blair Waldorf smiling for the camera. Photo: @RadiantWaldorf
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Blair Waldorf is regarded as the "Queen B" of the Upper East Side. She is also the wife of Chuck Bass and the best friend of Serena van der Woodsen. What else do you know about her?

Blair Waldorf's profile summary

  • Blair Waldorf's real name: Leighton Marissa Meester
  • Full name: Blair Cornelia Waldorf Bass
  • Celebrated name: Blair Waldorf, B, Queen B
  • Birthday: 24th November 1990
  • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City
  • Title: Princess Blair of Monaco (during her marriage to Louis)
  • Parents: Harold and Eleanor Waldorf
  • Stepfather: Cyrus Rose
  • Stepbrother: Aaron Rose
  • Spouse: Charles "Chuck" Bass (husband) and Prince Louis Grimaldi(ex-husband)
  • Children: Henry Bass (son, with Chuck; flash-forward)
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Alma mater: New York University, Columbia University
  • First appearance: Pilot
  • Last appearance: New York, I Love You XOXO
  • Status: Alive
  • Portrayed by: Leighton Meester

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Waldorf's summary in Gossip Girl

Blair is the daughter of Harold and Eleanor Waldorf, a successful lawyer and fashion designer respectively. Her parents divorced, and her stepfathers include Roman Garrel and Cyrus Rose.

Blair Waldorf
Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf fixing her crown. Photo: @RadiantWaldorf
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After failing to build a future with Nate Archibald, Blair starts a romantic relationship with Chuck Bass but later embarks on a failed marriage with Prince Louis Grimaldi throughout the series.

Blair's storyline surrounds her struggle with constantly feeling as if she is in Serena's shadow and finding how she can shine in her light. What personality type is Blair Waldorf? She is fiercely strong, independent, outspoken, beautiful, and capable of doing anything.

Blair Waldorf's appearance and style

Blair is considered one of the most beautiful people on the UES and is known for her notable style, partly attributed to being the daughter of a fashion designer. In the novel series, she is described as a striking brunette and is portrayed in the show.

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Amidst season two of the TV series, she was voted as the most beautiful female lead. Additionally, her wardrobe continually garnered real-life acclaim during the early seasons. Though naturally beautiful and much-admired, Blair, being an overachiever, enjoys making an effort to catch eyes.

For instance, Blair Waldorf's wedding dresses were one of its kinds. She was married twice but looked spectacular at both weddings. During her first union, she chose a royal wedding with Louis Grimaldi. It was a Vera Wa*g strapless lace dress, tied at the waist by a tulle bow, with a sweetheart neckline and a long veil.

The second one was the most iconic as she wedded the love of her life, Chuck Bass. Blair Waldorf wedding dress was a sky blue Elie Saab lace dress with semi-sheer long sleeves, full-length embroidered flowers and tiny crystals.

Blair Waldorf's headband is another iconic feature in her dressing and style. She single-handedly spearheaded a headband renaissance that gave everyone a million reasons to fall in love with the hair accessory all over again.

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Some of the most iconic pieces of art on her head were:

  • Black roses
  • Hamptons casual
  • Preppy plaid
  • Seductive ribbon
  • Summer white
  • Royal jewels
  • Bold bow
  • Flower power
  • Princess diaries
  • Wedding crystals
Blair Waldorf
Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf in a red and white headband smiling for the camera. Photo: @RadiantWaldorf
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Memorable quotes

Over the years, the main characters had wise, witty, and beautiful lines that helped make this TV show even greater. Here are some of Blair Waldorf's quotes from the show:

  • You need to be cold to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart, and she got her head chopped off.
  • Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.
  • Well, here’s my advice. Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.
  • If you want something, you don't stop for anyone or anything until you get it.
  • Three words. Eight letters. Say it, and I'm yours.
  • Feelings never do make sense. They get you all confused. Then they drive you around for hours before they drop you right back where you started.
  • Forget boys. Keep your eyes on the prize.
  • I’m not a stop along the way. I’m a destination.
  • You deserve someone who would move mountains for you if he had to.
  • Nothing's holding me back anymore. I know what I want, and I'm going to get it.
  • I will not be weak anymore.
  • If you’re going to be sad, you might as well be sad in Paris.
  • Damn that mother, Chucker.
  • I’m the best of the best. I’m Blair Waldorf.
  • There aren’t enough curse words in the world to satisfy me right now.
  • As you can see, I survived without you.
  • You can’t make people love you, but you can make them fear you.
  • I’ve been waiting all summer to feel sparkly again, and I won’t be pulled back into the darkness.
  • I lost my true self, but I want to be found.
  • I would never put my fate in someone else’s hands.
  • Don't act like I didn't fight for you. I did. Hard. For a long time. So, please, forgive me if, now that we're over, I'm exhausted.

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Blair Waldorf
Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf walking on the streets with shopping bags. Photo: @RadiantWaldorf
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Apart from her excellent portrayal of the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, she has also starred in the following movies:

  • 2008 - Killer Movie as Jaynie Hansen
  • 2010 - Country Strong as Chiles Stanton
  • 2011 - The Roommate as Rebecca Evans
  • 2011 - Monte Carlo as Meg Kelly
  • 2011 - The Oranges as Nina Ostroff
  • 2014 - The Judge as Carla Powell
  • 2014 - Of Mice and Men as Curley's wife
  • 2018 to 2020 - Single Parents as Angie D'Amato
  • 2019 - The Orville as Laura Huggins

Blair Waldorf is one of the characters in Gossip Girl who will forever remain in the hearts of the series' fans. Apart from portraying her role with perfection, Blair unparalleled dressing game takes the top spot.

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