Mrs. Helen Alving Widow of Captain Alving, late Chamberlain to the King. [Note: Chamberlain (Kammerherre) is the only title of honor now existing in Norway. It is a distinction conferred by the King on men of wealth and position, and is not hereditary.]
Oswald Alving Her son, a painter.
Pastor Manders An overly pious and condescending friend of Mrs. Alving.
Jacob Engstrand A carpenter.
Regina Engstrand Mrs. Alving's maid.