Portia is a beautiful wealthy heiress who has inherited a huge fortune from her dead father, she lives a life of luxury in Belmont. Before her father died, he set a riddle that all her suitors must try and solve the riddle before they could win her hand in marriage. Portia is very cleaver, she saves Antonio in court, she dresses up as a doctor of law. Portia is racist, she does not like black people neither does she like Jewish people. She loves Bassino and when he solves the riddle she is very happy. She is very generous with her money when Antonio is in trouble, she doesn't hesitate to give money to Bassino to try and save Antonio. She gives Bassino a ring when they get married and tells him that he should never lose it or give it away and when she is Venice dressed up as the doctor of Law, she tricks Bassino into handing over the ring, but she has fun then teasing Bassino when he returns to Belmont.