This article is about the original incarnation of Daphne Blake. For other incarnations, see Daphne Blake (disambiguation).

Daphne Blake[2] is the fashion-loving member of Mystery Inc. Daphne's characteristic trait in the gang is her tendency to get into danger, hence earning the nickname "Danger-prone Daphne".

Physical appearance

For a full list of what Daphne wears, see Daphne's outfits and disguises

Daphne is a teenage female, with an hourglass figure and shoulder-length red hair. Her most worn outfit consists of a purple top, dress, pink pantyhose, and purple shoes. She also wears a plastic purple headband and a green scarf.

At the time Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo moved into Shaggleford Manor, her outfit consisted of a purple long-sleeved dress with a light purple border, pink stockings, and purple boots. She continued to wear the headband.


While not as smart as Velma Dinkley, Daphne would always solve her problems in a different way. She later became more confident and started playing a more active role as time went on,[Note 1] having learnt self defense.[3][4]

In junior high, Daphne was more vain and fashion sensitive, likely to stop in the middle of investigating due to a dirt patch on her clothes, than being afraid of ghosts (which she had a strong disbelief in). She would commonly call upon her butler, Jenkins, to do various tasks, such as ridding her of people, beating a monster up, etc.

Skills and abilities

Daphne has displayed many abilities, such as having a black belt in Karate; she can use different kinds of. She can use her make-up accessories to open locked doors and cages.[5]

She is very flexible, and can think quickly during a fight.

She's also very good at picking locks with whatever she can use.  Also, she is very good at surfing.[6][7][8]

She's an amateur musician, playing both the piano[9] and being able to sing.[10]

She's also a talented motorcyclist, having riding since she was five.


Animated history

Main article(s): Daphne Blake/animated history

Comic history

Main article(s): Daphne Blake/biographical account of comic appearances

Novel history

Main article(s): Daphne Blake/biographical account of novel appearances

Video game history

Main article(s): Daphne Blake/biographical account of video game appearances

Family and relatives

For a complete list of Daphne's family members, look here. For other relatives, look here.

Romantic interests

There have been several instances where Daphne has noticed and gained the attention of the opposite sex, which seems to be on a frequent basis these days.


Despite her family's extravagantly rich background, she chooses to live independent of that wealth in her adolescence, having the same money problems as the rest of the gang.

Additionally, when she was younger, her father put her in charge of his arcade, (APNSD: Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece) while in her adolescence, she and Fred formed a singing duo to compete in Talent Star. (Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright)



Daphne was inspired by Thalia Menninger (played by Tuesday Weld) in the 1960's sitcom The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.[13]

Voices of Daphne

Stefanianna Christopherson was the original voice of Daphne, in the first season (1969-70) of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Heather North assumed her role when Christopherson married in 1970. North continued to voice Daphne until 1980, when Daphne was dropped from the series. Daphne returned to Scooby-Doo with The All-New Scooby and Happy-Puppy Hour Show in 1983, and North resumed her role as voice actress until The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo was cancelled in 1986. North reprized her role as Daphne in 1997's Johnny Bravo-Scooby-Doo crossover episode, and the 2003 direct-to-video films Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico.

Kellie Martin voiced the junior-high school aged Daphne in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo from 1988 until 1991.

Mary Kay Bergman assumed the role of Daphne from Heather North for the first three DTVs from 1998-2000, until she committed suicide.

Grey DeLisle took over the role in 2001 for the fourth DTV, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, and then was temporarily switched with North in the above-mentioned DTVs. During this time, DeLisle was also voicing the character in the TV series What's New, Scooby-Doo?, from 2003 to 2006. She resumed the role as Daphne in the DTV series in 2004 (Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster) and has continued being the voice of Daphne on TV through to the series Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Shaden Abu Dehn Arabic Current
Julia Haacke German Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
Paola Quattrini Italian Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Scooby Goes Hollywood; original, former
Domitilla D'Amico What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare, Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!, Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow, Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace; current
Jasmine Laurenti Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico, Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?; former
Rossella Acerbo The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, Bravo Dooby-Doo; former
Laura Boccanera The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries; former
Emanuela Fallini The Scooby-Doo Show; former
Simona Ramieri Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series); former
Stella Musy A Pup Named Scooby-Doo; former
Trine Svensen Norwegian The Scooby-Doo Show (season 1 and 2), The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Guri Schanke The Scooby-Doo Show (season 3), A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Scooby Goes Hollywood
Hanne Dancke Arnesen Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire
Agnes Fasting Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
Beata Jankowska-Tzimas Polish Since the 90s
Lena Ericsson Swedish Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
Elin Abelin Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire
Claude Chantal French Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Scooby-Doo Show, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series), The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
Laurence Dourlens A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Joëlle Guigui ​Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, What's New, Scooby-Doo?




See also: LEGO; Playmobil.

See also


  1. a result of changing attitudes towards women during the 1970s and 1980s