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Taylor Swift as Rosemary
Age 12
Gender Female
Hair Auburn
Fate Release
Appearances The Giver
Mentioned The Giver
Portrayed by Taylor Swift

Rosemary was the Receiver of Memory who failed and brought some memories back to the Community. She is a minor character in The Giver.



Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites on the set of The Giver

She is the Giver's daughter and became the Receiver-in-training after him. But because of all the pain and loss of the sorrowful memories, she applied for release, therefore commiting suicide.


Rosemary injecting the release needle into her arm


  • Rosemary never appeared in the actual story. Her existence is known because the Giver told Jonas about her.


  • Rosemary is the only known character to apply for release.
  • After her Release, it was made an official rule that The Receiver could not apply for release. This was because the memories that Rosemary had received had been released among the community.
  • After Rosemary's release, her name was banned. No newchildren could be named Rosemary, unlike when the Old/Elders were released and their names reused.

Movie Portrayal

In the movie adaptation of "The Giver", Rosemary is portrayed by Taylor Swift. Swift wears a brunette wig to play Rosemary.

Giver Swift FINAL

Movie poster of Rosemary.


Taylor Swift

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