Danielle Gilchrist is the daughter of the caretakers of the Meriweather estate, and a friend of the Saybrook family. She was once the best friend of Aster Saybrook, although the two had a falling out after Danielle's affair with Aster's father, Masen.
Danielle grew up around the Saybrook family, with her being around so often that the Saybrook's considered her family. She was particularly close to Aster, whom one day gave her a diamond tennis bracelet as a gift. However, years down the line, Aster and Danielle had a falling out after Danielle's affair with Aster's father, Masen.
Danielle and her mother Julia attended Steven Barnett's funeral, where a saddened Danielle received a hug from Corrine. At the funeral, Aster could barely look at Danielle. After Natasha made a remark about Steven's death, Danielle and her mother returned to their seats to allow the Saybrook's some time alone.
Danielle is described as being a beautiful young woman with a slender build, pale skin, and red hair.