|“||Say your goodbyes.||”|
— Alison to Courtney
|Ali, Maxine Peptwell|
| Jessica DiLaurentis (Mother) |
Kenneth DiLaurentis (Legal Father)
Courtney DiLaurentis (Twin Sister)
Jason DiLaurentis (Half-Brother)
Peter Hastings (Biological Father)
Spencer Hastings (Half-Sister)
Melissa Hastings (Half-Sister)
Sam and Russell (Cousins)
| Kiki (Family Cat In Connecticut)|
Charlotte (Himalayan Cat Since Third Grade)
| Courtney DiLaurentis|
|Rosewood Day School|
| Killed Courtney DiLaurentis|
Killed Ian Thomas
Killed Jenna Cavanaugh
Attempted to kill Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Emily Fields, Melissa Hastings, and Hanna Marin
Alison Lauren DiLaurentis was the most popular girl at her middle school Rosewood Day. Before the DiLaurentises moved to Rosewood their last name was Day-DiLaurentis, but they changed it due to their secret daughter, Courtney. It is speculated among the fans that the cover of Ali's Pretty Little Lies is Alison on the right side, and Courtney is on the left. Alison is the main antagonist of the book series.
Alison has long, wavy; honey-blonde hair, deep cerulean blue eyes. Her eyes are a little bluer and wider than Courtney's, her hair is slightly darker, her waist slightly thinner, and her breasts are slightly larger. She has a heart-shaped face, bow shaped lips, and a lithe figure. Alison claims that she is 'the more beautiful twin' and even Courtney says Ali always looks a little better than she does.
Because of her revenge and due to the burn marks because of the fire in the book Wanted Ali's current appearance as of Deadly is: Emily trembled as she felt Ali’s steely, murderous gaze upon her. Here she was, finally. Real. Alive. Sickly and way too thin, her jeans hanging off her hips, her arms like toothpicks, cords and veins standing out in her neck. There was dirt all over her face, her hair was matted, and one of her front teeth had rotted, spoiling her smile. It was like scribbling over the Mona Lisa. A beautiful girl, the most beautiful girl, envied by everyone, adored by Emily herself. Now she was just a tarnished ruin. A twisted freak.
Alison was the typical rich, popular mean girl in Rosewood. That is until Courtney took her life and she was sent to the mental hospital. In Ali's Pretty Little Lies we found out Ali has always been crazy and she framed Courtney for being mentally ill. Alison is described as extremely bitchy, manipulative and deranged. She's a stalking murderer as well.
- Distinctive feature: Her heart-shaped face.
- Known for: Her insanity, her cruelty and vengeful nature.
- Favorite things: Her popularity, old life, and revenge.
- Biggest regret: Letting Courtney take her life, and bragging about her time capsule piece.
- Worst offense: Killing Courtney, Ian,Jenna, and Kyla; being A, and attempting to kill the Liars numerous times.
Alison DiLaurentis was the most popular girl at Rosewood Day middle school. But she never got to have the full middle school experience, as her twin sister Courtney in revenge fooled their parents into taking Alison to the mental institute instead of her. Furious, she killed Courtney two years later and attempted to get revenge on her sister's friends as well. She was the second A.
At first Alison and Courtney were friends, but suddenly Alison was jealous of her more popular sister and forced Courtney to impersonate her, at the same time tormenting Courtney to the point that Courtney got angry and got into a physical fight with her. When the doctors were called by girls' parents, Courtney panicked and revealed that Alison was threatening her and forcing to impersonate her. Alison (who was acting very innocently all the time) claimed it was not true and decided that her sister had to go (allegedly for everyone's safety). In the outcome, Alison's master plan worked: Courtney was recognized as a paranoid schizophrenic. Her family moved then to Rosewood to avoid attention and changed their surname Day-DiLaurentis to DiLaurentis.
When she first arrives in Rosewood Day in third grade, Alison holds commanding reign over the school, with every girl wanting to be her and every guy wanting to date her. During a Thursday afternoon in sixth grade, Alison spots a flyer for the Time Capsule Tradition, and boasts that she will have a flag piece given to her by her brother Jason DiLaurentis. That weekend, Courtney was home from the Radley, her old mental institute that was being turned into a hotel. Courtney was hoping to stay at home but Alison lied to her parents that Courtney threatened her, and they decided to put Courtney in a new mental clinic, the Preserve at Addison-Stevens. Sometime that Friday, Alison's ring with her signature "A" was stolen by her twin. On Saturday morning - the day Courtney was to be taken to the Preserve - Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings and Emily Fields arrive at the DiLaurentis home to steal Alison's flag piece. Courtney spots them immediately and goes to inform her sister about that. But Alison ignores the fact, reveals her lie to Courtney, and again teases her (malicious yelling in the DiLaurentis house which the Liars heard was actually Alison's one, not Courtney's), which causes another argument between sisters after which Alison lefts Courtney alone. Using this time, Courtney decides to complete her plan of escape to normal life and comes out, pretending to be her sister before the Liars.
Courtney successfully tricks her mother into taking Alison to the Preserve. Alison is shocked and insists that she's not Courtney; however, without her ring and with Courtney outside chatting it up with four nobodies from school, she's fighting a losing war. Furious, Alison realizes the only way out is to pretend that she is Courtney. While in the Preserve, her first roommate is Tabitha Clark, and her second roommate is Iris.
Two years later, her parents bring her home for the summer, believing that she is improving and are considering a slow transition to letting her stay home for good. Meanwhile, Courtney has befriended the girls who Alison thinks are the 'un-cool' people of Rosewood Day - Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily, and taken over Alison's life completely. While they are having a sleepover with "Ali" in Spencer's barn Alison spies on them, taking pictures with a Polaroid camera. She later buried several of the photos in the vast woods bordering her family's Victorian mansion and Spencer's estate.
When Courtney runs into the woods after an argument with Spencer, Alison appeared and began threatening and taunting Courtney. Then the two girls began wrestling on the ground. Courtney said that all she wanted was for the two of them to be sisters and Alison says that she wants to kill Courtney, but she can't. At that moment someone else came, then Alison pushed her into the hole for the gazebo. In the few minutes before Courtney died she recognized both voices, her sister's and another one. They have planned the murder all along. Alison and her accomplice throw a lot of dirt on Courtney's body.
Alison goes back to the house and tries to switch back to Alison. But the next day, her parents find out she is not wearing her initial ring and the Jenna Thing bracelet, and assume she is Courtney. Then the Liars come and tell Mrs. DiLaurentis they don't know where "Ali" is. The construction crew pours concrete into the hole, unaware that Courtney's body is lying in it. Mrs. DiLaurentis thinks that "Courtney" did something horrible to her twin sister, and tells Alison to pack and then drove her to the Preserve. Alison sees Spencer on her driveway, and vows revenge with the help of the mysterious person. The media stakes out the DiLaurentis mansion and jumps on the story of a beautiful rich girl who is "missing."
About four years later, Alison takes over from Mona Vanderwaal and becomes the first "A" so she can continue to stalk the Pretty Little Liars and have her vengeance. Unfortunately, Ian Thomas, who is the prime suspect in Courtney's death, has been conducting his own little investigation and has discovered her family's biggest secret: her twin sister and her insanity. He also seems to be figuring out who exactly he saw arguing with "Ali" in the woods on the night of her murder, and so she kills Ian to keep her secrets safe. Alison later attempts to kill the girls by setting the woods near Spencer's estate on fire. However, Alison is trapped by a fallen branch and is nearly killed as well. Aria finds her and rescues her, and the rest of the Pretty Little Liars see her, but Alison runs away before anyone else can see her, leaving the public to think the girls are hallucinating or possibly even lying for attention. Alison later kills her neighbor Jenna Cavanaugh in the book "Heartless" because Jenna is one of the few people who know the secret that the DiLaurentis family has a third child. She worries that Jenna also suspected the possibility of the first switch instigated by her dead sister. She pins Jenna's death as well as her sister's on a pervy construction worker who used to work on the DiLaurentis gazebo project years ago.
Alison returns in "Wanted," when her parents, who still think she is Courtney, introduce her to the rest of Rosewood, saying that she was "Alison's" twin, and they didn't want her caught up in the media attention following "Alison's" death. Alison convinces the rest of the Pretty Little Liars that she is actually the best friend they knew, claiming that her twin Courtney must have snuck out the house and was killed by the construction worker, causing a mix up with their identities. They all eventually believe her and are thrilled to have their best friend back; of course they have to keep pretending they only know her as Courtney. However, Aria maintains a bit of wariness around Alison, and Spencer inadvertently notes that her sister Melissa Hastings has warned her to stay away from "Courtney". Dismayed by this information, Ali keeps a close eye on Melissa and soon realizes she has figured out the truth. She kidnaps and drugs Melissa before she could get to the police.
Alison invites them to a holiday home in the Poconos they had always used to visit with Courtney after the school's Valentines dance. Alison cajoles them into re-enacting the hypnotizing session during the sleepover and they reluctantly agree. Alison planned the night so she could set fire to the house, killing the Liars and Melissa and finishing what she started with Courtney. Only again, she fails and the Liars and Melissa escape the house. The house eventually explodes from the fire and it goes up in flames, leaving the girls to believe Alison is still inside and certainly dead. Emily is painfully aware that she left the door of the structure open, leaving the possibility for Alison to escape.
It's revealed in "Deadly," that she was badly injured from the Poconos fire and her and her accomplice fled when they heard the sirens. Later in the book it's also revealed that Nick Maxwell from Ali's Pretty Little Lies was her accomplice and secret boyfriend. After he's arrested for their crimes together we found out Ali was the one to report him. Most likely to protect and save herself. In the very last chapter we learn that Ali has taken all of Nicks money and plans to get her hair properly cut, her teeth fixed and plastic surgery for her burns. She states that she will get the liars even if it is the last thing she does. Her new alias is now Maxine Preptwill.
" nicest bitch you'll ever meet " - Alison to Spencer