Diane Vause was Alex Vause's mother. She is portrayed by Kim Director.


Before Alex's incarcerationEdit

Diane Vause appears exclusively in Alex's flashbacks. She is a single mother who works four jobs to keep her and her daughter going.

After a young Alex threw her imitation sneakers out of the car window in response to being bullied about them, Diane pulls over the car and talks to Alex about the girls who are bullying her. She reiterates that the girls are nothing and that Alex's dad is a famous rock god ("Fucksgiving").

In "Tall Men with Feelings", flashbacks show an adult Alex receiving the news that her mother has died. She gets a call from her aunt who explains Diane died of an aneurysm. In this flashback, Piper is breaking up with Alex, and leaves even after Alex has received the news her mother has died, leaving Alex to deal with everything alone in a strange city ("Tall Men with Feelings").

In "Fear, and Other Smells", a flashback shows a devastated Alex at her mother's funeral. When Fahri picks her up afterwards, Alex expresses regret at the small number of people at the funeral and that she should have been there for her mother. Fahri soothes her by saying that she didn't know what was going to happen.

Diane's death, coupled with Alex's break up with Piper, causes Alex to break down and become increasingly dependent on drugs.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"So fuck Jessica Wedge. Did you tell 'em who your dad is?"
— Diane to a young Alex Vause ("Fucksgiving")
"Now go get your fucking sneakers."
— Diane to a young Alex Vause ("Fucksgiving")

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Piper Chapman Celeste Chapman  •  Baggage Handler  •  Sara  •  Jessica
Alex Vause Jessica Wedge  •  Diane Vause  •  Sylvia  •  Fahri  •  Lee Burley  •  Kubra Balik
Tasha Jefferson Mia Jefferson  •  Kristen Holmes  •  Ms. Tendler
Claudette Pelage Josephine Baptiste  •  Odette
Desi Piscatella Wes Driscoll  •  Miguel Rosado
Yvonne Parker Rhonda  •  RJ
Norma Romano Mack Romano  •  Kirsa Rain  •  Silver Tree
Tiffany Doggett Abe  •  Nathan  •  Debbie Doggett
Suzanne Warren Grace Warren  •  Dylan  •  Brad
Joe Caputo Lisa
Sam Healy Margaret Healy  •  Dennis Healy  •  Ellen Murphy
Linda Ferguson Meggan
Mei Chang Sun Zhang  •  Deng Shi  •  Lin Chang  •  Mrs. Hu  •  Ling Fu
Poussey Washington Mrs. Washington  •  Franziska Mertensacker  •  Jürgen Mertensacker  •  Aliyah Jones
Carrie Black Marcia Black  •  Tracy  •  Mr. Black
Nicky Nichols Marka Nichols  •  Paloma
Alison Abdullah Sahar Abdullah  •  Hassan Abdullah  •  Farah Abdullah
Dayanara Diaz Stacy  •  Paolo  •  Claire
Gloria Mendoza Francisco  •  Arturo
Tricia Miller Allie
Frieda Berlin Lloyd Berlin
Janae Watson Bartholomew Watson  •  Layla Watson  •  Donte  •  Three-D
Brook Soso Mrs. Soso  •  Joshua Nicholson  •  Ethan  •  Oren
Jane Ingalls Sister Sheila  •  Sister Constance  •  Sister Mary Eunice
Blanca Flores Millie
Galina Reznikov Ganya  •  Marina  •  Nadezhda  •  Sonya
Lolly Whitehill Ann-Marie
Maritza Ramos Edward Spencer
Marisol Gonzales Theresa Gonzales  •  Willy  •  Arturo  •  Ian  •  Jason Anders  •  Cat
Leanne Taylor Mr. Taylor  •  Samuel  •  Zeke
Lorna Morello Stansie Morello  •  Giuseppe Morello
Cindy Hayes Lucas Hayes  •  Joy Hayes
Carol and Barbara Denning Debbie Denning
Madison Murphy Grace Campbell  •  Jessie Duray  •  Laura Patterson