Laura Bristow was the alias assumed by Irina Derevko, a KGB agent, who was ordered to infiltrate the United States and get close to Jack Bristow in order to recover data relating to projects he headed at the CIA.
Irina's assignment as Laura was to acquire information pertaining to Project Christmas, a CIA operation designed to brainwash American children into being sleeper agents that could later be recruited into the agency.
When Sydney was a child, Laura was involved in a fatal car accident. Sydney believed her mother had died, however, it was merely cover for an extraction. Using the accident as cover, Laura was able to return to Russia alongside her handler.
Personal Information Edit
- Siblings: Elena Derevko (deceased), Yekaterina Derevko
- Husband: Jack Bristow (deceased)
- Children: Sydney Bristow, Nadia Santos (deceased)
- Grandchildren: Isabelle Vaughn, Jack Vaughn
Besides Lena Olin, several other actresses portrayed Laura in the course of the series:
- Arabella Holzbog portrayed Laura in a photograph Sydney kept (A Broken Heart), (Reckoning)
- Kate Anthony was the voice of Laura in a video clip shown (Snowman)
- Natasha Pavlovich is the woman seen in the video clip (Snowman)
- Mia Maestro portrayed a younger Laura in a photograph (Welcome to Liberty Village)