Cullen, Alice

Cullen Crest

Full Name: Mary Alice Brandon Cullen (PC1)

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: 1901 (?)

Date of change to vampire: Sometime in the 1920’s – she was 19 (PC1)

Originally from: Biloxi, Mississippi (PC1)

Hair color: Black (TW1)

Eye color: Vampire gold/black

Height: 4’ 10” (PC1)

Physical description: pixie-like, very thin, small features, spiky hair (TW1)

Special talents: Can see into the future

Occupation: Currently enrolled at Forks High School.  Holds degrees in fashion design and international business.  (OIL)

Family members: Married to Jasper (PC1)– adopted member of the Cullen family.  Sister Cynthia and one niece. (NM17)

Source of change:  Worker at mental asylum – name unknown (TW22)

Hobbies: Loves to shop (PC1) Uses her abilities to play the stock market (OIG)

Personal history:   Alice was raised in Biloxi, MS with her father, who was a pearl trader and a jeweler, her mother, and her younger sister, Cynthia. Alice’s gift of foresight manifested itself from a young age. She predicted family visits and most frequently the weather. People in her community thought her odd and she spent most of her time as an outsider. (OIL)

Alice didn’t voice her premonitions very frequently because things often turned out badly for her. At 18 Alice warned a friend not to marry a certain man. After the wedding it was revealed that the man suffered from insanity issues. The friend blamed Alice, saying that she had put a curse on the marriage. Alice also warned a male cousin not to take a journey. When the cousin died from an accident on the road, Alice’s aunt blamed her for jinxing his trip. From all of this, the people in Alice’s community started calling her a witch.
Alice’s worst vision was of her mother being murdered. She warned her mother, who stayed locked up in the house for a while. When her father returned from a trip, he was angry about the situation and demanded that Alice stop telling such “damned stories.” A month or so passed with Alice still having the horrible visions, but her mother paid less and less attention to them. (OIL)

Then one night while her mother was out in the buggy, Alice had a clear vision of a Model T running the buggy off the road. Alice ran to find her mother, but it was too late and her mother was dead. Her father remarried very quickly, and the new Mrs. Brandon, who was not much older than Alice, was very cold toward Alice. Through random pieces of information that this new wife let slip, Alice was able to deduce that the marriage had been planned long before her mother had been killed. When she confronted her father about it, he grew intensely angry with her. (OIL)

That night Alice had a vision of her own death. She saw her father giving money to the man who had killed her mother. Then she saw that same man standing over her with a knife. She awoke knowing that not only had her father paid for her mother’s death, but that he had ordered her to be killed as well. She ran to her aunt’s house for help. Since the aunt still harbored resentment for the death of her son, she chased Alice away. When Alice arrived in the town, both her aunt and her father were waiting for her with the marshal. They announced that Alice had gone mad and was possessed by the devil. They paid the marshal to quietly take Alice away to an asylum so that the Brandon’s could pretend that Alice had died. (OIL)

In the asylum, Alice’s hair was shaved to avoid typhoid and she was given electroshock therapy. Because of this treatment, Alice lost her memories. (OIL)

She eventually became the favorite of a vampire who worked in the building, feeding off of humans that no one took notice of should they die.  James, a hunter vampire, took the challenge of hunting her simply because another vampire desired her.  Alice saw James in a vision and told the vampire worker that James was coming for her.  The vampire freed Alice and changed her before James could kill her.  James killed the other vampire instead.  She had no memory of these events and was left to find her own way. (TW22) (OIL)

Alice’s first real vision after her transformation was of Jasper, but she knew it would be a long time before they found each other.  She knew Jasper was searching for some thing new and Alice provided him with what he was looking for.  They found each other in 1948 and by 1950 they had found Carlisle with more help from her visions.  They have been members of the family ever since. (TW14) (TL) (OIL)

Alice and Jasper have been officially married, but unlike Rosalie and Emmett, once was enough. (PC1)

Alice became good friends with Bella through her association with Edward.  When Bella was being hunted by James, Alice and Jasper took Bella to Phoenix to see her mother. (TW19)  In 2006 when the Cullens left Forks, it was Alice who first returned to check up on Bella. (NM17)  Alice also traveled to Italy with Bella to save Edward’s life, going so far as to steal a yellow Porsche. (NM19)  It was her vision and promise that Bella would be transformed into a vampire that convinced Aro and the Volturi to allow them to return to Forks. (NM21)

When the threat from Victoria rose upon their return to Forks, Alice tried to use her vision to help but found it difficult with the wolves around as they block her abilities. She kidnapped Bella at Edward’s request to protect her from the wolves and was given a yellow Porsche as a gift in return. (EC6)  When an alliance was formed between the two groups, she helped Jasper train the others to fight the newborns. (EC18)

Alice happily did most of the planning for Bella and Edward’s wedding. (BD1-3) She even redecorated the stone cottage on the Cullen property as a wedding/birthday gift. (BD24)  After Renesmee was born, Alice saw a vision of the Volturi coming for them. (BD28)   She left with Jasper so suddenly that the family assumed they defected.   Alice left instructions for Bella to visit J. Jenks about any necessary paperwork that might be needed to change their identities and run away. (BD29)  While away, Alice and Jasper searched for another hybrid vampire like Nessie to prove to the Volturi that Nessie isn’t a threat.  They found Nahuel in Chili and returned to Forks with him and his Aunt Huilen to stand as a witness to this fact.  They returned just in time to confront the Volturi. (BD38)

Portrayed in the films by: Ashley Greene

Alice Cullen