Deirdre Campbell Jones was a Scottish redheaded student of London University where her mother, Joanna Campbell, was head of the Archaeology Department. She later became the first wife of Indiana Jones. Although a happy marriage, it was a short one, which ended with her death during a plane crash in South America in 1926.
Studying at London University in the summer of 1925, at age twenty, Deirdre piqued Professor Indiana Jones' interest with a paper exploring the historical underpinnings of the Merlin legend. The adventure that followed led the pair to Stonehenge and a fatal confrontation with Deidre's secret half-brother from a different father, Adrian Powell, a member of Parliament and the chief of the mysterious Order of the Hyperboreans. Joanna was killed as a result of prolonged exposure to chlorine gas.
The loss of Deirdre affected Jones deeply. Not only had he been the sole survivor of the plane crash that took Deirdre's life, but his memory of their final moments together were mostly gone, and he was unable to remember enough details to return to the crash site. His journal contained just one reference to Deirdre, mentioning their time together on a dig in Tikal, Guatemala, and several years later when asked if he had a wife, Jones replied that he had never been married.
Behind the scenesEdit
Deirdre Campbell was created by Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants author Rob MacGregor. For the cover of Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils, artist Drew Struzan used a photograph of golfer Glenna Collett as the basis for Deirdre's likeness.
- Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants (First appearance)
- Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils
- Indiana Jones and the Genesis Deluge (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Unicorn's Legacy (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the White Witch (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx (Indirect mention)
- The World of Indiana Jones
- The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones
- Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine 5
- Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Limited Edition Collector's Set)