|“||Well, well, finally we meet, I am Irina Petrova and you are Elena Gilbert||”|
— Irina to Elena.
Irina was only 17 when she was transformed into a vampire, who is yet to be revealed in due time. She is a part of the Petrova family and she is the descendant of the former Amara who is the progenitor of the Petrova doppelganger blood line. But she is also the ancestor of Elena Gilbert, Katherine and Nadia Petrova along with Katherine's mother and father.
She is the extended distant cousin of Jeremy Gilbert biologically due to Elena and Jeremy are biologically cousin's but they class each other as brother and sister. She has met both Damon and Stefan Salvatore.
When she was a toddler, she was adopted by a rich family that was closure to the royal family in England. When she was seventeen she was married to her husband due to arranged marriage.
She went missing for three weeks and in that three weeks she was then transformed into a vampire who the vampire is unknown. Before she was transformed she had a two children, one of them died due to a miscarriage. Then she then later gave birth to a baby girl who was left to be raised by her adoptive mother and father.
She had killed her husband in her transition into a vampire and that she really regretted her choice to kill her husband. She then traveled the world, she has made friends all over the world and she watched them have a human life and she did not miss that.
She later bumped into a women who had a wound on her, she then healed her and one hour later she then killed that women with Beatrice's blood still in her system and she then transformed a human to a vampire. She had taught that person and then walked away from her when she was on a hunting trip.
She then traveled more and made more friends and one enemy on the way. She then meet Elena Gilbert and introduced herself to her. Then she met with the Salvatore Brothers and they met her and everyone met her in Elena's life.
She is kind sweet and really protective of her family.
- Irina (To Elena): Well, well, finally we meet, I am Irina Petrova and you are Elena Gilbert.