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Diana Barry is the daughter of William and Eliza Barry, the older sister of Minnie May Barry, a student of Avonlea school, and a close friend of Anne Shirley.


Diana was born to William and Eliza Barry in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. She quickly became close friends with Anne Shirley. Diana once got accidentally drunk because Anne confused juice with wine. This incident caused Diana's mother to forbid them to talk to each other, but after Anne saved Minnie May they were allowed to reunite.

Physical appearanceEdit

Diana is a young girl. She has long black hair that she usually accessorizes with ribbon, dark eyes, and a warm smile.


Diana Barry is a kind and sweet girl. Being brought up in a well to do family, Diana is very polite and versed in social etiquette. She is loyal and diplomatic, as seen by the way she constantly stands up to her own friends for Anne's sake. She is more down to earth than Anne, but has a great appreciation for the other's imagination.


Mrs. Eliza BarryEdit

Minnie May BarryEdit

Diana and Minnie May have a normal sisterly relationship. Minnie May annoys her with her childish antics and such, when she got sick, Diana was very worried about her. This shows Diana truly loves her sister.

Jerry BaynardEdit

Jerry and Diana had very minimal contact but they have both flirted with one another on numeral occasions and Jerry once said that Diana was ‘the full package’ and ‘the most beautiful girl he had ever seen’.

Anne Shirley-CuthbertEdit

Diana and Anne are bosom friends. Anne has the imagination and Diana is more down to earth, but they always take pleasure in each other's company.

Behind the scenesEdit



  • The CBC website describes her as, Anne's loyal friend and kindred spirit. Diana is the perfect match for Anne; she's a sensible, grounded girl who balances out Anne's flights of fancy.[1]


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 388 images of Diana Barry (view gallery).


Season 1 (Anne with an E)

Season 2 (Anne with an E)


See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · Minnie May Barry · William Barry
Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Marilla Cuthbert · Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Rachel Lynde
Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye · Anne Shirley · Charlie Sloane · Moody Spurgeon
Minor characters
Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Josephine Barry · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Doctor
Mr. Dunlop · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Jeannie · Mary Joe · Mrs. Kincannon · Thomas Lynde
Matron · Minister · Nathaniel · Pawnbroker · Miss Rogerson · Mrs. Spencer · Stablemaster · Stationmaster