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"I'm the only one looking out for me."

Cameron Winger is a recurring character in the Roswell High book series. She befriends Michael Guerin and Adam when Sheriff Valenti brings her to the Project Clean Slate facility.


Cameron has red "short-as-an-army-guy" hair,[2][3] and brown eyes.[4][5] Her body type "tall and lean,"[6] and she's about 5' 10".[7]

Cameron has a tattoo on the back of her hand,[8] and a tattoo of a hummingbird low on her left shoulder.[9] She has a tattoo on her ankle that's meant to be a dragon, but "it looks more like a mutant piglet," and Cameron wants to get it removed.[10]

Cameron's aura is olive green.[11]


Being a runaway, Cameron is initially focused on self-preservation and her own self-interests, thinking, "I'm the only one looking out for me."[12] She agrees to help Sheriff Valenti by getting close to Michael, in return for Valenti not returning her to her parents, and she demands a large sum of money from him as well. She is skilled at lying enough to get Michael to trust her with the names of the other aliens in Roswell, and she swiftly informs Valenti with the intention of taking immediately off.

Cameron's loyalties shift after Valenti dies and because she's fallen in love with Michael. She risks her life to help them against Elsevan DuPris, and she tries to earn back Michael's trust.


Cameron ran away from home. She was picked up by Sheriff Valenti who convinces her to help him in return for not sending her back to her parents. Her parents have put up missing posters looking for her.[13]




Cameron has not been adapted in either the 1999 Roswell television series or the 2019 Roswell, New Mexico television series.

The character Jenna Cameron in Roswell, New Mexico has some similarities to Cameron. Like Cameron, Jenna is manipulated by the main anti-alien antagonist to work against her romantic interest (Max Evans instead of Michael Guerin), and she switches sides to help the protagonists. Jenna also has several tattoos including one of a bird on the back of her hand. Unlike Cameron, who doesn't want anything to do with her family, Jenna cares deeply for her sister.

In March 2021, show creator Carina Adly MacKenzie confirmed that Jenna was named after the book character Cameron, although MacKenzie mistakenly referred to Cameron as a guy.[14]



  1. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 10.
  2. Book 7, The Invader, chapter 1: "There as something about that short-as-an-army-guy hair that made the rest of her look even more female."
  3. Book 6, The Stowaway, chapter 2: "Cameron? Isabel thought. The redhead with the buzz cut? Michael must be in post-traumatic shock from the compound."
  4. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 6: "Michael noticed Cameron’s brown eyes widen a fraction."
  5. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 9: "But Cameron’s brown eyes were pretty amazing. For one thing, they weren’t just brown. Or at least not all the same shade of brown. Michael leaned closer, so close, he could feel Cameron’s breath against his face. Her eyes weren’t plain brown at all. Right around the pupil there was a little ring of dark chocolatey brown, with sort of an uneven edge. Then most of her eye was a lighter sort of caramel brown, with a really, really thin ring of the dark brown around it."
  6. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 4.
  7. Book 7, The Stowaway, chapter 8: "She’s tall, about five-ten, thin, short red hair?"
  8. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 6: "Michael noticed she had a tattoo – some funky little design – on the back of her hand. Usually Michael thought tattoos were trendy and chintzy. But on Cameron it worked."
  9. Book 6, The Stowaway, chapter 3: "Michael unbuttoned another button on Cameron’s shirt and discovered a tattoo low on her left shoulder—a hummingbird."
  10. Book 6, The Stowaway, chapter 4: "The tattoo’s on my ankle. The reason I never let anyone see it is it came out really ugly. It’s supposed to be a dragon, but it looks more like a mutant piglet. I’m going to get laser surgery done when I get the cash together."
  11. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 6: "Yeah, there were some yellow splotches of fear in her olive green aura."
  12. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 10.
  13. Book 5, The Intruder, chapter 10: The paper fluttered to the floor. She glanced down at it and saw her own face staring back. The words Have you seen this girl? were printed in huge letters underneath. “It’s nice to know how much your parents care, isn’t it? Valenti asked her. “They’ve plastered these posters over most of the state.”
  14. A fan asked "Is Cam based on you because your initials are CAM and you're both fiesty blondes?", and Carina Adly MacKenzie responded: There was a Cameron (a guy Cameron!) in the books, that’s who she was named after! I think on the feisty blonde scale I’m closer to Isobel than Cameron. March 1, 2021.