The actress will appear in an upcoming episode of the CW drama as the mother of original vampires Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), TV Line reports.
Her character Esther is expected to appear in a flashback during the show's upcoming eighth instalment of the season.
Evans has previously guest starred in shows such as Lost and Brothers & Sisters.
Reports have recently suggested that Taylor Kinney could return to The Vampire Diaries in a future episode.
The show airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW in the US, while the third season will premiere in the UK on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2.
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