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We've had some amazing performances in [The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) over the years. Of course the core cast is flawless in their execution, but sometimes we tend to forget some of the guest stars who have totally rocked it in their roles.

Check out the top 5 count down of Vampire Diaries guest stars to have appeared on the show:

5. Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt)

Rebekah was beautiful, sassy and a bit of a bitch but we loved her. In her guest role in the show she managed to systematically create drama where ever she turned.

Though she left The Vampire Diaries, we can still get our Rebekah fix as she went on to appear in The Originals spinoff as a main character, and is now a guest star in Season 2.

4. Rose (Lauran Cohan)

Yes, she helped kidnap Elena, but later on she vindicated herself by joining forces with the Salvatore brothers (joining forces a little more with Damon than Stefan, if you get my meaning) to defeat Klaus. In the end she was killed by Damon, an act of mercy, after she was bitten by the werewolf Jules.

While we might not be seeing Rose rejoining the show any time soon, the actress behind Rose, Lauren Cohan, has switched teams from vampires to zombies, and now stars as Maggie Greene on [The Walking Dead](series:201193).

3. Kol Mikaelson (Nathaniel Buzolic)

Oh Kol, cold and calculating Kol. Who could forget how he befriended trusting Jeremy Gilbert before giving him a hearty whack to the head with a baseball bat? Talk about cold!

Kol is a very firm favorite, and luckily for all of us fans who couldn't get enough of him in The Vampire Diaries, we got another taste of him in Season two of The Originals.

2. Lexie Branson (Arielle Kebbel)

Lexie's death on the show was one of the most emotional deaths of the whole series. Poor Stefan lost his best friend, but more than that she just didn't deserve to die, plain and simple.

Luckily for us Lexie fans, we've gotten to see her a couple more times when the ghosts have returned to Mystic Falls, (most recently was back in episode 22 of Season 5), where each time she's proved just what an amazing friend she was to Stefan, such as helping him back from his days as a Ripper. Hopefully we'll continue to see the odd appearance from Lexie, however it may happen, because frankly she's awesome.

1. Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan)

Of course, who else could be number one, other than Klaus?! Though this devilish vamp first guest starred The Vampire Diaries, obviously The CW couldn't get enough because he's now the star of the spinoff series [The Originals](series:833141)!

Klaus the original and hybrid vampire caused all sorts of trouble for the gang back in The Vampire Diaries, but basically he was awesome, and definitely the best guest star the show has had to date!


Who was your favorite guest star?

Source: Entertainment Weekly


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