The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Characters
Henrik Vanger – 83 year old patriarch of Vanger family. Hires Blomkvist to locate his niece who disappeared over 40 years ago.
Harriet Vanger – Grand-niece of Henrik Vanger. Disappears at age 16.
Martin Vanger – Current CEO of Vanger Corporation; grand-nephew of Henrik; Harriet’s brother.
Cecilia Vanger – Niece of Henrik, sister to Anita and Birger.
Gottfried Vanger – Father of Martin and Harriet.
Isabella Vanger – Widow of Gottfried; mother of Harriet and Martin.
Harald Vanger – Henrik’s brother and father of Cecilia, Birger, and Anita. Former Nazi sympathizer who lives as a hermit.
Anita Vanger – Niece of Henrik; daughter of Harald Vanger and sister of Cecilia and Birger; Harriet’s closest friend.
Mikael Blomkvist – Managing editor of Millennium Magazine. Exposes corruption. Is hired to find out what happened to Harriet.
Lisbeth Salander – Hacker extraordinaire. Complex character. Assists Mikael Blomkvist in his investigations of Harriet. Has her own agenda in life.
Erika Berger – Longtime lover of Mikael; owns most of Millennium.
Hans-Erik Wennestrom – CEO of Wennerstrom Group. Brings libel suit against Mikael Blomkvist.
Advokat Nils Erik Bjurman – Lisbeth’s new legal guardian appointed after her first legal guardian
Advokat Holger Palmgren has a stroke. Not a nice man at all; Lisbeth has plans for him .
Dirche Frode – Henrik’s lawyer; initially contacts Blomkvist and serves as a go-between for the two men.
Detective Gustaf Morrell – The original investigator of Harriet’s disappearance.