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Anna Delaney is a recurring character in the FX original drama Taboo, portrayed by the swedish actress Noomi Rapace. [1]

BackgroundEdit

Anna Delaney was a Native American girl born as Salish, bought by Horace Delaney along with a plot of land known as Nootka Sound in exchange for beads and other goods.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Anna Delaney was a woman of Native American origins with a slender body, long black hair, and an oval face. Dressed in clothes adorned with lugubrious black feathers, and with her face painted with ashes and soot. Salish real personality is unknown, but according to those who knew her, she had a mental disorder that made her very dangerous for herself and those around her.

HistoryEdit

Anna Delaney, born as Salish, was a Native American woman, bought by Horace Delaney along with Nootka Sound plot of land in exchange for some beads. the purchase was put pen to paper on a document, known as "Nootka Treaty". After contracting marriage, she gave birth to James Delaney, but was confined to the Bethlem Royal Hospital because of mental disorders, after having spent some time imprisoned in her own bedroom. (Episode 3)

Her alleged ghost briefly appeared at the East India Company parlor, standing behind Edmund Pettifer during his meeting with James. (Shovels and Keys)

According to a statement from Brace, Salish tried to drown James a few days after birth. (Episode 6)

Memorable QuotesEdit

ImagesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season 1

NotesEdit

  • Anna Delaney is the woman who appears very often to James Delaney during his lucid dreams and visions induced by psychotropic substances.
  • According to James, Horace Delaney was forcing his wife to impersonate roles as Neapolitan noblewoman for personal fulfillment.
  • The Salishan (also Salish) languages are a group of languages of the Pacific Northwest in North America, including the Nootka Sound area.

ReferencesEdit

  1. It is widely believed among fans that Anna Delaney is portrayed by Noomi Rapace, but there are no official statements about it.

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