"There was also a girl who looked no older than eight, whose clouds of silvery hair made Harry feel sure that she was Fleur Delacour's sister."
—Physical description of Gabrielle[src]

Gabrielle Delacour was a quarter-Veela French witch, the daughter of Monsieur Delacour and Apolline Delacour. She also had one older sister, Fleur. Through Fleur Gabrielle was related to the Weasley family. She was saved in the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament by Harry Potter, whom her sister became good friends with. Also through Fleur she had two nieces Victoire and Dominique, and one nephew Louis.


Early life

Gabrielle was born between 31 July 1985 and 30 July 1986[1] to a wizard Monsieur Delacour and a half-Veela witch Apolline Delacour in France. Her grandmother was a full Veela, who married a wizard and whose hair is the core of her older sister Fleur's wand. She and Fleur were one-quarter Veela through their mother's side of the family.[3]

The Triwizard Tournament

"On the other side of the room, Fleur was jabbering away in French to her mother. Fleur's little sister, Gabrielle, was holding her mother's hand... She waved at Harry, who waved back, grinning."
—Gabrielle and her mother visit Fleur before the start of the third task[src]
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Gabrielle in the Black Lake

In October 1994, Fleur was chosen as Beauxbatons Academy of Magic's champion in the Triwizard Tournament. This was considered to be a great honour. Because she treasured her younger eight-year-old sister Gabrielle above all else she was taken into the Black Lake, under the influence of a magical spell during the Second Task. Fleur failed to reach her due to a grindylow attack and the negative effects of being underwater. Harry Potter the fourth champion of the tournament had already found the hostages and held off a hoard of Merpeople. Harry then brought Gabrielle to the surface of the lake, along with his own hostage and best friend Ron Weasley.

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Fleur and Gabrielle saying goodbye to Ron Weasley after the third task

From that time on, both Fleur and Gabrielle treated Harry and Ron with a great deal of kindness. Gabrielle waved at Harry on the day of the Third Task, when visiting her sister along with her parents. Fleur even kissed Ron on the last day of school, before returning to France.[3] When everyone was applauding Harry's and Cedric's return, Gabrielle realised that Cedric was actually dead and clapped a hand to her mouth in horror.

Fleur's wedding

"Gabrielle was Fleur in miniature; eleven years old, with waist-length hair of pure, silvery blonde, she gave Mrs Weasley a dazzling smile and hugged her, then threw Harry a glowing look, batting her eyelashes"
—Gabrielle flirting with Harry Potter[src]
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Gabrielle and her parents at her sister's wedding

Gabrielle was chosen as a bridesmaid for her older sister when she attended Fleur's wedding to Bill Weasley at the Burrow in the summer of 1997, when she was eleven years old. When the Delacours first arrived Gabrielle shot a "glowing look" at Harry and batted her eyelashes, possibly indicating that she had a crush on her former saviour. Ginny Weasley Fleur's other bridesmaid, cleared her throat loudly at this, as she was evidently still somewhat possessive of Harry. Gabrielle then assisted Fleur with wedding preparations, speaking rapidly in French as she went. She participated in the ceremony wearing a golden dress and looking "even prettier than usual".[4]

Gabrielle became the sister-in-law of Bill Weasley and the aunt of Victoire Weasley, Dominique Weasley, and Louis Weasley.[5] She also became a relative of the famous Harry Potter, through his marriage to Ginny Weasley.

Physical appearance

Gabrielle is her older sister Fleur in miniature, and therefore breathtakingly beautiful: waist-length hair of pure, silvery blonde hair, and a smile described as "dazzling".[4]


  • Gabrielle is the French feminine of the Hebrew name Gabriel, which was the name of a prominent angel in the Bible.
  • "Delacour" is formed by the three French words "de", "la" and "cour" which directly translates to "of the court".

Behind the scenes


Gabrielle as a LEGO minifigure

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Gabrielle at Hogwarts


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 She has to be 11 years old at least 2 days before Bill & Fleur's wedding on 1 August 1997: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas) - "“I dunno why the Delacours have got to come two days before the wedding.”" ... “And, of course, you ’ave met my leetle daughter, Gabrielle!” said Monsieur Delacour. Gabrielle was Fleur in miniature; eleven years old...
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas) - "Gabrielle was Fleur in miniature; eleven years old, with waist-length hair of pure, silvery blonde"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  5. Times Online: The unwritten story of Harry's friends and their children
  6. Angelica Mandy to reprise Gabrielle Delacour role for Deathly Hallows