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This page is for the book series character. For the 2019 TV series character, see Isobel Evans-Bracken. For the 1999 TV series character, see Isabel Evans.

Isabel Evans is a main character in the Roswell High book series. She is a junior in high school,[1] and she's kept her origins as an alien a closely-guarded secret until her brother Max Evans uses his powers to heal Liz Ortecho.


Isabel has long blonde hair and blue eyes.[2] Her body is "curvy."[3][4] She is widely considered to be attractive.

Isobel's aura color is a deep, rich purple.[5][6][7]


Isabel, Max, Michael, and Nikolas were in pods when their alien ship crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. A survivor of the crash moved their pods to safety in a cave. The four children remained in stasis for about forty years. Isabel and her twin brother Max emerged from their shared pod at the apparent age of seven. Nikolas and Michael had already separately awoken and wandered off alone. Isabel and Max wandered from their cave and were found by Mr. and Mrs. Evans, who adopted them.

Isabel and Max are friends with Michael, and their friendship group expands to include the humans Liz Ortecho, Maria DeLuca, and Alex Manes.

Isabel is a cheerleader and one of the high school "royalty," the cool/popular crowd.[8] Her rival is head cheerleader Stacey Scheinin. Fellow cheerleader Tish Okabe is one of Isabel's friends.

Isabel develops a romantic relationship with Alex Manes. After an initial attraction, Isabel gets involved in an unhealthy relationship with Nikolas Branson, who is murdered by Sheriff Valenti. Alex helps Isabel recover from the loss and trauma of seeing Nikolas killed, and they later rekindle their romance.

When Isabel is upset or stressed, she obsessively cleans and organizes.


Being an alien, Isabel potentially has use of all the various powers that aliens possess. Before the start of the series, Isabel uses her powers more freely than Max or Michael, mostly to dream walk.

Dream walking: Isabel can enter others' dreams and manipulate them. She notably uses this to try to win votes for homecoming queen.[9]

Sense power use: Isabel can sense when another alien uses their powers. Her sense seems to be less powerful than Max or Michael's sense, since she doesn't initially recognize when Nikolas uses his powers around her, but Max and Michael do.[10]


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For the 1999 Roswell television series, Isabel Evans is portrayed by Katherine Heigl. Her main romantic interest is Alex Whitman, although she has other romances as well.

For the 2019 Roswell, New Mexico television series, the character is named Isobel Evans-Bracken and is portrayed by Lily Cowles. Isobel and the other main characters are all aged up ten years, although they still went to high school together, and Isobel has become an event planner. She and Max Evans were adopted together and raised as twins, but are not necessarily related biologically. Isobel was married to Noah Bracken until his death. She is not close to Alex Manes, who is gay in this adaptation.



  1. Book 1, The Outsider, chapter 4: "Not that there was any real doubt, but Isabel was a junior, and usually the homecoming queen was a senior. "
  2. Book 1, The Outsider, chapter 6: "Isabel released her long blond hair from its ponytail and shook it out."
  3. Book 1, The Outsider, chapter 5: Alex looked over at Isabel. “Yeah. Blond hair, blue eyes, curvy body. Who would want to get close to that?”
  4. Book 2, The Wild One, chapter 2: "Yeah, you’re a hell of a guy, Alex told himself. The kind of a guy who would do anything to help out a friend. The fact that said friend is blond, blue-eyed, and curvy—just your basic gorgeous—has nothing to do with it."
  5. Book 1, The Outsider, chapter 14: "He gazed around the circle, taking in the deep purple of Isabel’ aura, the warm amber of Liz’s, Alex’s sunny orange, and his own brick red."
  6. Book 2, The Wild One, chapter 4: "Once the connection was formed, she could see the auras of each of the others—Max’s clear emerald green, Isabel’s deep purple, Michael’s brick red, Alex’s screaming orange, Liz’s rich amber, and her own a sparkling blue."
  7. Book 4, The Watcher, chapter 9: "His emerald green, Michael’s brick red, Maria’s sparkling blue, Liz’s warm amber, Isabel’s rich purple, and Alex’s bright orange combined into that one blinding light."
  8. Book 2, The Wild One, chapter 1: "It’s true Alex wasn’t exactly part of the royal court, or whatever you wanted to call it, of Olsen High. And usually the most popular girls—which definitely included Isabel—hung out with the most popular guys, period."
  9. Book 1 The Outsider
  10. Book 2 The Wild One