The eldest of the three Baudelaire children, Violet is a bookworm, masterful inventor, and problem solver extraordinaire. Apart from her supreme intelligence, which is highlighted throughout the series, special attention is paid to her hair in the books' descriptions. It's long and almost black, flicking softly off her shoulders. As she grows older and as she and her siblings escape increasingly nefarious villains, Violet's hair becomes curlier and more unkempt. And she wouldn't be Violet Baudelaire without her signature ribbon, which she uses to tie up her hair when she's planning her next invention. "Anyone who knew Violet well could tell she was thinking hard, because her long hair was tied up in a ribbon to keep it out of her eyes. Violet had a real knack for inventing and building strange devices," Snicket wrote inThe Bad Beginning, "and she never wanted to be distracted by something as trivial as her hair."
Malina Weissman settles into the role of Violet in the Netflix adaptation with ease, and her appearance is relatively spot-on when stacked up against the books. Slight differences, however, can be seen in Weissman's lighter hair color, longer hair length, and rounder features. The 13-year-old actress's overall appearance isn't as harsh as it is described on the page: Violet's face is fairly angular and her tousled, inky hair creates a stark contrast against her pale skin, but Weissman in the role is notably softer.
Thankfully included in the television series is Violet's trusty ribbon. However, it's a mauve color as opposed to the peach shade seen in the books. Another color change comes with Malina Weissman's blue/green eyes. While Violet's eye color is never specified in the novels, all book-accompanied illustrations show them as dark brown, close to her brother Klaus's.