She is the adoptive sister-in-law of Alice and Emmett Cullen, and of Jasper and Rosalie Hale.As a human, Bella possessed a natural immunity to the mental powers of vampires.After her transformation into a vampire, she develops it into the ability to project a mental shield that protects others from the psychic powers of other vampires. She is portrayed by Kristen Stewart in the movie adaptations.

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Her parents divorced when she was only three months old.

Renée took Bella with her to Downey, California, to live with her difficult grandmother, before moving to Riverside after her mother got her education degree and landed a job as a kindergarten teacher at a local school.

When Bella was six years old, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

During most of her childhood, she would visit her father in Forks for one month every summer, and got acquainted with Rachel, Rebecca and Jacob Black, the children of Charlie's best friend, Billy Black, though they never became real friends.

Bella found the climate in Forks unpleasant, though, and from 2002 onward, Charlie vacationed with her in California instead.

She briefly took ballet and piano lessons, but quit them after some time because she found them too difficult.

Bella never fit in with her peers in California or Arizona.

Isabella "Bella" Marie Cullen (née Swan), was born to Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer on September 13, 1987, and is the main protagonist of the Twilight Saga.

In Twilight, she is a 17-year-old girl who transfers schools from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington to live with her father Charlie, where she meets and falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen.