A former ballerina and rock groupie, Lily is the mother of Serena. That makes her mom to the most popular girl in Constance Billiard School.

Lily is aware that her daughter deals with sex, drugs and other bad influences at school. But she understands it's just part of being in the spotlight of the elite clique.

She is also drawn to the mystery of Gossip Girl, who seems to know every secret in the complex world of the rich and the glamorous.

Lily van der Woodsen Quotes

[to Rufus] I know you think you're rock and roll, but you are wearing a two thousand dollar jacket.

Lily

Dan: I hope you had a pleasant 21 hours since I last saw you.
Lily van der Woodsen: Yes, it has been very pleasant. Until now.

Gossip Girl Quotes

Rita: Luckily, Robin was working with me in New York this week and able to bring along a very special video of Blair.
Tiffany: What is it?
Penelope: A Jack Bass sex tape?
Tiffany: A Nelly Yuki snuff film?

It only takes one video to topple an entire career. If you don't believe me just YouTube Connie Chung piano.

Blair