Of the four liars – Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer – Only one really looks like the one described in the book: Aria. In the books there is Spencer blond, Hanna brunette and emily has red-blond Hair. But the creators of the series were mainly looking for actresses who better embody the personalities of the books. We believe they succeeded. Even if Spencer’s actress, Troian Bellisario, wasn’t originally intended for the role.