Stefan, played by Paul Wesley, is a tall, lean and handsome with short, brown hair and green eyes. He appears quite serious and often sad, though has a very engaging smile. He has a tattoo of a rose on his right shoulder.
He is the brother of Damon Salvatore and the son of Guiseppe Salvatore. Stefan is a a vampire who was turned by Katherine in 1864. He tries to survive on animal blood, but is now back to human blood. But Elena inspires him with guilt and her charm to turn back and be good again.
Stefan appears to be sombre and a little distant towards most people, though generally polite. He is in control of his emotions most of the time. His brother is able to stir him to rage quite easily, and Elena Gilbert seems to be able to evoke a more passionate side to him.