Janina Gavankar as Tessa
Actress: Janina Gavankar
Where You’ve Seen Her Before: True Blood, Arrow, The League, The L Word
Details: Tessa is an ancient vampire and nobleman’s daughter with a romantic link to Stefan. She shows up in town after decades of searching for her ex, and snatches away Damon’s daylight ring. (Why? We’re not so sure.)
When You’ll See Her: Tessa will pop into town in the third episode of the season, which will also feature flashbacks — likely to when she and Stefan were hot and heavy.