||Grams / Sheila Bennett, played by Jasmine Guy
Bonnie's grandmother and also a witch. Grams lived at 2136 Oak Street before she died from opening the tomb. Her ancestors came from Salem, where witches were burned at the stake.
Grams is the nickname Bonnie Bennett uses for her grandmother, who turns out to be a descendant of a long line of women suspected of being witches. She taught Bonnie how to be a witch and answered any questions she came to her about her powers. Bonnie says that everyone knew she was a witch, but they don't truly believe. It's because she taught a occult class at the local university. She once protested against the war in Vietnam in 1969 pulling a large audience including Stefan Salvatore. She immediately knew that Stefan was a vampire.
In 2010 she preformed a spell to open the Church doors containing the vampires. After opening the door with a spell that let people in but kept Vampires from leaving, she had to open it to set Stefan free. The spell weakened Sheila and she died in bed later that night. Grams was an extremely powerful witch. She subdued Damon with a stare when he threatened her.