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Twilight Dream Team

Updated on January 2, 2013

Who's Hot and Who's Not in Twilight

This is my "dream team" for Twilight characters, the way I see them when I read the books (along with trivia & vital stats for each). A few are actually from the movie, where they cast someone who is just as I pictured, but in most cases ... I was not so happy. I read the books just before they began casting, so I had a firm picture in my head before I ever saw the actors cast for the movie.

It seems that in most cases matching the actors physically to their descriptions in the book went out the window; it can't be that hard to do, as movies such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter did a splendid job of matching actors to characters. Not to mention little annoyances like the fact that since their hair doesn't grow, the vampires would pretty much have the hairstyles of a bygone era, not modern 'dos (although that's not a casting gripe so much as a costuming gripe).

A few characters I am still looking for that perfect face so in the meanwhile I may or may not have a "still better than the movie" face as placeholder, but rest assured I'm looking for the whole cast.

The statistics and trivia on the characters comes either directly from the books or from Stephenie Meyer's personal correspondence or website.

TWILIGHT DREAM TEAM

at a GLANCE

THE PRINCIPALS

Edward

Bella

New Bella

Jacob

THE CULLENS

Alice

Jasper

Emmett

Rosalie

Carlisle

Esme

THE WEREWOLVES

Embry

Quil

Sam

THE HUMANS

Charlie & Renee

Jessica

THE VAMPIRES

Laurent

James

Victoria

Jane

Felix

ALSO SEE:

* Who's on YOUR Dream Team? * Twilight Characters in the News & Blogs * Twilight in Twitters *

Note: This page changes frequently, as I find a face for someone I didn't have "cast" before, or even find a much better face. If you like it, please come back because I promise I will be adding lots more to it just as quick as I can - more characters, more stats and trivia, more stuff.

* THE PRINCIPALS *

Edward, Bella, Jake

Charlie Sexton
Charlie Sexton

The Perfect Edward

EDWARD ANTHONY MASEN CULLEN

This is Edward Cullen - dreamy and delicious! I love the introspective look on his face and the lock of hair on his brow and his full, sensitive lips and his piercing eyes. This looks like a guy about whom a girl might say, "I would rather die than stay away from you."

BY THE BOOK

"The last [Cullen] was lanky, less bulky, with untidy, bronze-colored hair. He was more boyish than the others." ~ "The fabric clung to his perfectly muscled chest. It was a colossal tribute to his face that it kept my eyes away from his body." ~ " 'Edward is the youngest, the one with the reddish brown hair.' The beautiful one, the godlike one ..." (Twilight)

ROBERT WHO?

Okay, I didn't think Robert Pattinson was cute enough even to play Cedric Diggory, so why would I like him as Greek-godlike Edward?

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

This is actually musician Charlie Sexton, from, umm, a really, really long time ago, whose song "Impressed" should be Bella & Edward's theme song - another reason why this picture is perfect for Edward. (Note that I don't think Edward looks like Charlie Sexton, but I do think Charlie sometimes looks like Edward.)

EDWARD RUNNER-UP

Before the movie was cast, Stephenie Meyer said she would like actor Henry Cavill to play Edward, and I agree he would have been excellent.

VITAL STATS

HUMAN NAME: Edward Anthony Masen

PARENTS: Elizabeth & Edward Masen

BORN: June 20, 1901; Chicago, IL

TRANSFORMATION: 1918, age 17, by Carlisle

EYES: human green, vampire topaz/black

HAIR: bronze (reddish brown)

PHYSIQUE: 6' 2", muscular but lanky

EVERYDAY CAR: silver Volvo S60R

SPECIAL OCCASION CAR: Aston Martin V12

TALENT: mind reading, speed

HOBBIES: collecting cars for himself, collecting graduate medical degrees to help Carlisle, running fast & driving faster, killing mountain lions, listening to & composing music, protecting Bella, doing everything better than everybody else

MORE ABOUT EDWARD

Both of Edward's parents died in an influenza epidemic. Edward was dying as well, and his mother's final act was to command Carlisle to do anything to save him, so he did. From 1927-1931 was Edward's "rebellious" period when he killed bad guys and drank human blood.

More Edward trivia and his best lines from each book.

Cedward? Or a GOOD-looking Edward? - Were you happy with Robert Pattinson cast as Edward?

Cedric + Edward = Cedward, a nickname Robert Pattinson acquired early on

after being cast Cedric in Harry Potter and as Edward in Twilight.

(Note: This is the only time you'll see Robert on my pages - Charlie is my Edward!)

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

The Perfect Bella

ISABELLA MARIE SWAN

Here, I think the movie casting was excellent. Pale skin, dark hair, very pretty but not overwhelmingly gorgeous - Bella. I especially love this particular photo, where she looks like a regular gal, wearing a t-shirt and not much makeup. :-) Now, if only she had a widow's peak ...

BY THE BOOK

"I was ivory-skinned, without even the excuse of blue eyes or red hair, despite the constant sunshine. I had always been slender, but soft somehow, obviously not an athlete." (Twilight) ~ "... a pair of wide, chocolate-brown human eyes set in a pale, heart-shaped face.... long, thick, mahogany hair ..." (Midnight Sun)

Edward: "You have a very floral smell, like lavender ... or freesia. It's mouthwatering." (Twilight)

BY THE FAQ

"In my head, Bella is very fair-skinned, with long, straight, dark brown hair and chocolate brown eyes. Her face is heart-shaped - a wide forehead with a widow's peak, large, wide-spaced eyes, prominent cheekbones, and then a thin nose and a narrow jaw with a pointed chin. Her lips are a little out of proportion, a bit too full for her jaw line. Her eyebrows are darker than her hair and more straight than they are arched. She's five foot four inches tall, slender but not at all muscular, and weighs about 115 pounds. She has stubby fingernails because she has a nervous habit of biting them. And there's your very detailed description." (from Stephenie Meyer's FAQ)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella in Twilight the movie.

VITAL STATS

NAME: Isabella Marie Swan

PARENTS: Charlie Swan and Renee Higginbotham Swan Dwyer

STEPDAD: Phil Dwyer

BORN: September 13, 1987; Forks, WA

AGE: 17 ... 18 ... almost 19

EYES: chocolate brown

HAIR: mahogany brown

PHYSIQUE: 5' 4", slender but not athletic

NICKNAMES: Bell, Bells

OCCUPATION: high school student, part-time clerk at Newton's Outfitters

VEHICLES: red 1953 Chevy pickup, repaired red Honda motorcycle, Mercedes Guardian with 4,000 pounds of body armor and missile-proof glass

TALENT: danger magnet, smelling floral, intuition

HOBBIES: reading classics, klutzing around, motorcycling, cliff diving, punching werewolves in the face, bearding Volturi in their den, resisting mental manipulation, fainting when Edward kisses her

MORE ABOUT BELLA

Bella smells very good - a floral scent - to most vampires, but almost irresistibly alluring to Edward - her blood "sings" for him. She seems to have an easier time connecting with nonhumans than with humans. She also seems to be exceptionally perceptive or intuitive, and is impervious to any kind of mental intrusion from vampires gifted in that area.

More Bella trivia and her best lines from each book.

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone

The *New* Bella

BELLA CULLEN

So how does Bella look after her transformation? She still looks like Bella, but more beautiful - I think this one fits perfectly! She actually looks like Bella, but is much more gorgeous (sorry, Kristen).

BY THE BOOK

"The alien creature in the glass was indisputably beautiful, every bit as beautiful as Alice or Esme. She was fluid even in stillness, and her flawless face was pale as the moon against the frame of her dark, heavy hair. Her limbs were smooth and strong, skin glistening subtly, luminous as a pearl." (Breaking Dawn)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Alicia Silverstone. It's true, I first cast Alicia as Rosalie but though I think she's gorgeous she is too warm to be Rosalie, whom I always picture as having a rather chilly beauty.

VITAL STATS

NAME: Isabella Marie Swan Cullen

TRANSFORMATION: September 10, 2006, by Edward, assisted by Jacob

AGE: 18 forever

EYES: brilliant blood red, fading to topaz

HAIR: mahogany brown

OCCUPATION: mom

VEHICLE: Ferrari F430

TALENT: mental shield

Rick Mora
Rick Mora

A Perfect Jake

JACOB BLACK

Jake is of course the famous third in the Edward-Bella-Jacob triangle. He is a full-blooded Native American and looks like it - as this face does.

BY THE BOOK

"He looked 14, maybe 15, and had long, glossy black hair pulled back with a rubber band at the nape of his neck. His skin was beautiful, silky and russet-colored; his eyes were dark, set deep above the high planes of his cheekbones." (Twilight) ~ "Their eyes widened as they took in all six foot seven inches of Jacob's long body, muscled up the way no normal 16 1/2 year old had ever been ... something about his expression had them glancing quickly away." (Eclipse)

TAYLOR WHO?

Okay, YES, of course I realize that Taylor Lautner is incredibly hot! That doesn't mean he looks like Jake. He doesn't even really look Native American, except for his skin color.

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Native American actor and model Rick Mora.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1990, La Push, WA

PARENTS: Billy and Sarah Black (mother deceased)

SIBLINGS: twins Rachel & Rebecca

AGE: 14-16

EYES: brown

HAIR: black

PHYSIQUE: 6' 2" ... 6' 5" ... 6' 7" ...

WOLF FUR: russet, dark reddish brown

OCCUPATION: high school student, Quileute Protector

VEHICLES: rebuilt classic 1986 Volkswagen Rabbit, rebuilt Harley Sprint

TALENT: phasing faster than his brother werewolves, healing super fast

HOBBIES: rebuilding cars and motorcycles, kissing Bella with or without permission, whittling small figurines, killing vampires

More Jake trivia and his best lines from each book.

* THE CULLENS *

Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, Carlisle, Esme

Rachel Leigh Cook
Rachel Leigh Cook

The Perfect Alice

MARY ALICE BRANDON CULLEN

They did a good job casting in the movie, but I think this Alice has an edge over the movie Alice. The pixie features, the uppity hair, the mischievous eyes. The big, innocent eyes especially are what finally decided me for this Alice rather than the movie Alice. Who could bet against this face?

BY THE BOOK

"The short girl was pixie-like, thin in the extreme, with small features. Her hair was deep black, cropped short and pointing in every direction. [She] walked away with a quick, graceful lope that belonged on a runway." ~ "... short, inky hair in a halo of spiky disarray around her exquisite, elfin face. Her slight frame was willowy, graceful even in absolute stillness." (Twilight)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Rachel Leigh Cook.

ALICE RUNNER-UP

I give it to Cook for her enormous eyes, but the actual movie casting was okay: actress Ashley Greene. But why didn't they color her hair black?

VITAL STATS

HUMAN NAME: Mary Alice Brandon

FAMILY: sister Cynthia, deceased; one living niece

BORN: 1901; Biloxi, MI

HUMAN OCCUPATION: mental institution inmate

TRANSFORMATION: 1920, age 19, by mental institution worker

EYES: vampire topaz/black

HAIR: black and short

PHYSIQUE: 4' 10", petite and pixie-like

STATUS: married to Jasper

TALENT: seeing possible futures

HOBBIES: shopping for high fashion, predicting the stock market, ruining surprise gifts, forcing Bella to act "typically" human, stealing really fast cars

MORE ABOUT ALICE

Alice was placed in a mental institution by her parents and declared dead, presumably because she saw visions. A vampire (like Carlisle?) who worked at her mental institution changed her when James began hunting her because her blood sang for him like Bella's does for Edward.

More Alice trivia and her best lines from each book.

Karl Urban from Humina.com
Karl Urban from Humina.com

The Perfect Jasper

JASPER WHITLOCK HALE

Here's a movie star who looks like a movie star, which is what Jasper is supposed to look like. And his face is very Jaspery to me; his eyes are very compelling which I always picture with Jasper since he is always looking beneath the surface to the emotions underneath. He looks like a guy who, as a human, had a lot of empathy that translated into his emotion-manipulation talent after transformation.

BY THE BOOK

"[Jasper] was taller, leaner, but still muscular, and honey blond." ~ "... tall and leonine." (Twilight) ~ "... the tall, blond vampire who looked like a brooding movie star." (Eclipse)

JACKSON WHO?

Do I need to say more than "have you seen Jackson Rathbone's hair"? He doesn't look like someone with the strength of character to have climbed to the rank of major in the Civil War by age 20, and subsequently survived 100 years of vicious vampire warfare. He looks like someone with constipation.

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

This is a very young Karl Urban, also known as Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick, Eomer in The Lord of the Rings, and most recently, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the recent Star Trek reboot. Obviously too old for our Jasper now, but that's the beauty of a Dream Team - age doesn't matter!

VITAL STATS

HUMAN NAME: Jasper Whitlock

BORN: 1843, Texas

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Confederate Army Major

TRANSFORMATION: 1863, age 20, by Maria

EYES: vampire topaz/black

HAIR: honey blond

PHYSIQUE: 6' 3", muscular but lean

NICKNAME: Jazz

STATUS: married to Alice

TALENT: sensing and manipulating others' emotions

HOBBIES: reading, studying, and scholarly pursuits, rolling his eyes at Alice's shopping and spending habits, unnecessarily protecting Alice from exertion in dangerous situations

MORE ABOUT JASPER

Jasper has been a vampire longer than any of the Cullens except Carlisle. He frequently poses as Rosalie's twin because they look very alike, and adopts her human last name, Hale, because she won't give hers up. Since he feels human emotions, he becomes depressed when he feeds from humans, but he still has a harder time refraining than the others do.

More Jasper trivia and his best lines from each book.

Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin

The Perfect Emmett

EMMETT MCCARTY CULLEN

Okay, I know he needs curly hair; but the expression, the attitude, the quirky eyebrow, and even the mini-goatee - this picture just screams Emmett to me! He looks like a big, cheerful guy who thinks straight through his muscles and doesn't have a care in the world.

KELLAN WHO?

Kellan Lutz has the right build, though he doesn't really have dark, curly hair either, and he's not nearly tall enough. But they forgot to look for "big cuddly teddy bear" when they were casting.

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actor Adam Baldwin, and have you seen him in Firefly? TOTALLY Emmett! And at 6'4" he is exactly the right physical presence to play our Emmett.

EMMETT RUNNER-UP

Teen bodybuilder Jody Westby-Hanalei.

VITAL STATS

FAMILY: youngest of several children

BORN: 1915, Gatlinburg, TN

TRANSFORMATION: 1935, age 20, by Carlisle

EYES: vampire topaz/black

HAIR: short and curly, very dark

PHYSIQUE: 6' 5", extremely muscular

VEHICLE: red Jeep Wrangler

STATUS: married several times to Rosalie (who likes weddings)

TALENT: strength

HOBBIES: competing with anybody anywhere, laughing at Bella's mishaps, serving as a carjack for Rosalie, fighting with irritated grizzly bears

MORE ABOUT EMMETT

Emmett was being mauled by a bear when Rosalie killed the bear and brought him to Carlisle for transformation (she didn't trust herself not to kill him). Emmett has "slipped" and fed on humans, but not often, and never for an extended period like Edward. He'll do anything for his Rosie, including standing up in multiple wedding ceremonies when she decides she wants one.

More Emmett trivia and his best lines from each book.

Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde

The Almost-Perfect Rosalie

ROSALIE LILLIAN HALE

I have to say "almost" perfect because I figure maybe this is what Rosalie looked like when she was the most beautiful human girl around, before she was transformed into something even more staggeringly gorgeous.

BY THE BOOK

"The tall one was statuesque. She had a beautiful figure, the kind you saw on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, the kind that made every girl around her take a hit on her self-esteem just by being in the same room. Her hair was golden, gently waving to the middle of her back." (from Twilight)

NIKKI WHO?

I do think Nikki Reed is very pretty, but in an all-American kind of way, not a startlingly gorgeous kind of way. We are talking about someone who was head-turningly beautiful as a human, and transformed to transcendant beauty as a vampire. Nikki's nice, but no Rosalie. Besides, she looks ... odd with blonde hair. Her own dark hair looks much better with her skin tone, and she looks much prettier that way.

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Olivia Wilde.

ROSALIE RUNNER-UP

Close second: actress Portia de Rossi.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1915, Rochester, NY

HUMAN OCCUPATION: almost a trophy wife

TRANSFORMATION: April 1933, age 19, by Carlisle

EYES: human violet blue; vampire topaz/black

HAIR: golden, wavy, to the middle of her back

PHYSIQUE: 5' 9", statuesque, killer bod

NICKNAME: Rose, Rosie

STATUS: married to Emmett, several times in various ceremonies so she has wedding dresses from each era and style

VEHICLE: red BMW M3 convertible

TALENT: beauty, tenacity, mechanics

HOBBIES: being protective of Emmett, being stubborn, fixing cars, getting married (but only to Emmett)

MORE ABOUT ROSALIE

Carlisle transformed Rosalie to save her life (she was dying) and in hopes that she would be a companion to Edward. Rosalie has never tasted human blood but did kill the men who attacked and left her for dead. She rescued Emmett from death by bear and has married him several times - she enjoys being the center of attention in weddings.

More Rosalie trivia and her best lines from each book.

Casper Van Dien from StarPulse.com
Casper Van Dien from StarPulse.com

The Perfect Carlisle

CARLISLE CULLEN

Other than the fact that he is as gorgeous as the rest of them, and blond, Carlisle isn't described too much. Descriptions of him focus on his force of character, his compassion, and his amazing willpower.

BY THE BOOK

"He was young, he was blond ... and he was handsomer than any movie star I'd ever seen." ~ "More like a model than a doctor." ~ "I couldn't help but be struck again by his youth, his outrageous perfection." (Twilight)

PETER WHO?

Peter Facinelli - he looks kinda wimpy, and he acts kinda wimpy too. Also another naturally dark-haired person who looks odd with blond hair. And again, just not beautiful enough.

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actor Casper Van Dien.

VITAL STATS

BORN: around 1640, London, England

HUMAN OCCUPATION: vampire chaser

TRANSFORMATION: 1663 or 1664, age 23, by a vampire he was chasing

VAMPIRE OCCUPATION: human surgeon

EYES: vampire topaz/black

HAIR: blond

PHYSIQUE: 6' 2"

STATUS: married to Esme

NICKNAME: stregoni benefici

CAR: black Mercedes S55 AMG

TALENT: compassion, self-control

HOBBIES: loving his family, resisting the smell of blood, being wise

MORE ABOUT CARLISLE

Carlisle is THE stregoni benefici Bella read about online. He waited nearly 200 years before creating a companion. He has only transformed people who were near death: Edward from influenza, Esme from attempted suicide, Rosalie from a gang beating, Emmett from bear mauling.

More Carlisle trivia and his best lines from each book.

Meav from Last.FM
Meav from Last.FM

The Perfect Esme

ESME ANNE PLATT EVENSON CULLEN

This is the sweet, loving Esme.

BY THE BOOK

"She had the same pale, beautiful features as the rest of them. Something about her heart-shaped face, her billows of soft, caramel-colored hair, reminded me of the ingenues of the silent-movie era. She was small, slender, yet less angular, more rounded than the others." (Twilight)

ELIZABETH WHO?

Elizabeth Reaser ... she's a bit old at 33 for 26-year-old Esme, though, and it shows. She's pretty enough but there is nothing in particular that shouts "Esme" at me.

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Celtic Songbird Mav, who has the sweet, caring quality combined with knock-out good looks that Esme needs.

ESME RUNNER-UP

Very, very close second: Janet Gaynor, who really was a silent film star.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1895, Columbus, OH

TRANSFORMATION: 1921, age 26, by Carlisle

HUMAN OCCUPATION: schoolteacher

EYES: vampire topaz/black

HAIR: light brown, wavy

PHYSIQUE: 5' 6", slender but rounded, heart-shaped face

STATUS: currently married to Carlisle; formerly married to Charles Evenson

TALENT: love

HOBBIES: mothering everyone, restoring antiques and old houses

MORE ABOUT ESME

Esme ran away from an abusive husband while pregnant. When her baby died shortly after he was born, she tried to kill herself. Carlisle transformed her to save her life. They had known each other when she was a child and became companions very quickly.

More Esme trivia and her best lines from each book.

* THE HUMANS *

Charlie, Renee, Jessica

Xander Berkeley & Sarah Clarke from WetPaint.com
Xander Berkeley & Sarah Clarke from WetPaint.com

The Perfect Charlie & Renee

CHARLIE SWAN and RENEE SWAN DWYER

This is the Renee from the movie, and I think she's great. Very perky and quirky looking, extremely cute too. I was looking at pictures of her online, and lo and behold, her real life husband is a perfect Charlie!

BILLY WHO?

Sorry, Billy Burke, you've got too much hair. Charlie is balding and what's left is brown and curly ... see photo at right.

BY THE BOOK - CHARLIE

"... the curly brown hair - the same color, if not the same texture, as mine - had dwindled, slowly revealing more and more of the shiny skin of his forehead. But when he smiled I could see a little of the man who had run away with Renee." (Twilight)

BY THE BOOK - RENEE

"She looks a lot like me, but she's prettier.... She's more outgoing than I am, and braver. She's irresponsible and slightly eccentric, and she's a very unpredictable cook." (Twilight)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Married actors Xander Berkeley and Sarah Clarke, who played Renee in the movie.

RENEE RUNNER-UP

Almost as good for Renee, except she has an accent: Milla Jovovich.

VITAL STATS - CHARLIE

PARENTS: Geoffrey and Helen Swan

BORN: 1964, Washington

HAIR: brown, curly, balding

EYES: brown

OCCUPATION: police chief

CAR: police cruiser

STATUS: divorced from Renee

HOBBIES: fishing, watching sports

VITAL STATS - RENEE

BORN: 1968, Phoenix, AZ

HAIR: brown

EYES: brown

OCCUPATION: kindergarten teacher in Arizona, substitute teacher in Florida

STATUS: divorced from Charlie, married to Phil Dwyer

HOBBIES: EVERYTHING!

More Charlie trivia and his best lines from each book.

More Renee trivia and her best lines from each book.

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Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick

A Good Jessica

JESSICA STANLEY

Another where the movie casting was actually pretty good, although she needs the wildly curly hair and the super-short stature. She looks like she could pull off friendly to your face, but be totally catty behind your back.

BY THE BOOK

"She was tiny, several inches shorter than my five feet four inches, but her wildly curly dark hair made up a lot of the difference between our heights." (Twilight)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Anna Kendrick, who plays Jessica in Twilight the movie.

VITAL STATS

NAME: Jessica Stanley

BORN: 1988; Forks, WA

AGE: 17

HAIR: brown and wildly curly

PHYSIQUE: 5' 1"

OCCUPATION: high school student

VEHICLE: old white Mercury

STATUS: dated Mike Newton, broke up, got back together

TALENT: acting friendly while hiding jealousy and suspicion

HOBBIES: fantasizing about Edward

Haylie Duff
Haylie Duff

A Great Angela

ANGELA WEBER

Angela is very tall and is extremely quiet and shy. She is a very nice person and Bella likes her better as a friend than anyone else in Forks (except Alice).

BY THE BOOK

"Angela chose a pale pink dress that draped around her tall frame nicely and brought out honey tints in her light brown hair.... She was overjoyed to have a date tall enough that she could wear high heels at all." (Eclipse)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Haylie Duff.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1988

HUMAN OCCUPATION: student, minister's daughter, big sister

EYES: light brown

HAIR: light brown with honey blonde streaks

PHYSIQUE: 6'

STATUS: dating Ben Cheney

TALENT: being honestly nice

HOBBIES: babysitting her twin brothers, evading watching martial arts films with her boyfriend Ben

* THE WEREWOLVES *

Embry, Quil, Sam

Solomon Trimble from Examiner.com
Solomon Trimble from Examiner.com

A Perfect Embry

EMBRY CALL

Yes, I know the movie cast him as Sam. He is so not Sam, but he's a very good Embry.

BY THE BOOK

"One was slender, and almost as tall as Jacob. His black hair was chin-length and parted down the middle, one side tucked behind his left ear while the right swung free." ~ "His face was ... thinner than the others." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actor Solomon Trimble, who plays Sam Uley in Twilight the movie.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1990, La Push

HAIR: black, straight, shoulder-length; later buzzed off

EYES: brown

PHYSIQUE: tall and slender, about 6' 4"

STATUS: unimprinted

OCCUPATION: high school student, Quileute Protector

HOBBIES: dirt bikes

MORE ABOUT EMBRY

Embry is named after a soap opera star. Embry's single mother is not from La Push, but she came to live there when she was pregnant with him. Once Embry began to phase as a werewolf, however, it became clear that his father must have been someone with werewolf blood: Levi Uley (Sam's father), Harry Clearwater (Seth & Leah's father), or Billy Black (Jake's father).

Jonathan Irizarry from TeenBodyBuilding.com
Jonathan Irizarry from TeenBodyBuilding.com

The Perfect Quil

QUIL ATEARA

This looks like a guy who would be thrilled to become a werewolf.

BY THE BOOK

"The shorter boy was more burly. His white t-shirt strained over his well-developed chest, and he seemed gleefully conscious of that fact. His hair was so short it was almost a buzz." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Teen bodybuilder Jonathan Irizarry.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1990, La Push

HAIR: black, buzzed off

EYES: brown

PHYSIQUE: maybe 6' 1", shorter than Jake & Embry; muscled and brawny

WOLF FUR: chocolate brown

STATUS: imprinted on and nanny to two-year-old Claire

OCCUPATION: high school student, Quileute Protector

TALENT: impish grins

HOBBIES: flirting, flexing

MORE ABOUT QUIL

Quil is Jake's second cousin. He is named after his grandfather.

Jay Tavare
Jay Tavare

A Great Sam

SAM ULEY

There is not much in the way of physical descriptions of Sam, other than that he is tall and muscular, like the other wolf boys.

BY THE BOOK

"He was really closer to a man than a boy, and his voice was very deep." (Twilight) ~ "I was vaguely aware that the stranger probably only looked so tall because my head was still on the ground." ~ "The tallest person" [compared to Paul, Jared, & Embry]. (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Native American actor Jay Tavare.

SAM RUNNER-UP

Native American actor Adam Beach.

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1986, La Push

HAIR: black, buzzed off

EYES: black

PHYSIQUE: very tall, probably at least 6' 5" or 6"

WOLF FUR: solid black

STATUS: imprinted on and engaged to marry Emily

OCCUPATION: Quileute Protector

TALENT: Alpha male

HOBBIES: helping his brother werewolves transition to their new lives, sniffing down heartbroken teens lost in the woods, killing vampires

MORE ABOUT SAM

Sam was the first boy of this generation to turn werewolf. He was in love with Leah Clearwater but imprinted on her cousin Emily the first time he saw her. He once phased too close to Emily and scarred her face with his claws.

Sam rescued Bella when she was lost in the woods after Edward left. He tried to give the Alpha position to Jake when Jake joined the pack, but Jake refused.

Jessica Rizo
Jessica Rizo

A Great Emily

EMILY YOUNG

Emily is the beautiful but scarred young woman engaged to marry Sam Uley.

BY THE BOOK

A young woman with satiny copper" skin and long, straight, crow-black hair ... the girl was so beautiful. The right side of her face was scarred from hairline to chin by three thick, red lines, livid in color though they were long healed. One line pulled down the corner of her dark, almond-shaped right eye, another twisted the right side of her mouth into a permanent grimace." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Native American actress Jessica Rizo.

VITAL STATS

BORN: on the Makah reservation

HAIR: black

EYES: black

STATUS: Sam's imprintee and fiancé

TALENT: mothering the wolf pack

HOBBIES: cooking huge amounts of food, worrying about Sam fighting vampires

Unnamed Model from SanginiOnline.com
Unnamed Model from SanginiOnline.com

A Great Leah

LEAH CLEARWATER

Leah was in love with Sam but inadvertently dumped by him when he unwillingly imprinted on her cousin Emily. She became very bitter after she joined the werewolf pack and couldn't avoid Sam.

BY THE BOOK

"She was beautiful in an exotic way - perfect copper skin, glistening black hair, eyelashes like feather dusters." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Unknown model.

VITAL STATS

BORN: La Push, 1988

HAIR: black

EYES: black

STATUS: Sam's ex-girlfriend

TALENT: running faster than any other werewolf

HOBBIES: figuring the quickest way to get under people's skin

MORE ABOUT LEAH

Leah is the first female werewolf, ever. She worries that she is a genetic dead end since her female cycle stopped when she began phasing.

Alex Meraz
Alex Meraz

A Great Paul

PAUL

Here's another where they actually cast an actor who looks the way I had pictured the character. He looks like he might have a real temper on him.

BY THE BOOK

"Paul's ... shorter than [Jake] and not as beefy as Quil." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Native American actor Alex Meraz, who plays Paul in New Moon.

VITAL STATS

BORN: La Push, 1990

HAIR: black

EYES: black

STATUS: imprints on Jake's sister Rachel in Breaking Dawn

TALENT: temper

HOBBIES: temper

* THE VAMPIRES *

Laurent, James, Victoria, Jane, Felix

Melvil Poupaud from Last.FM
Melvil Poupaud from Last.FM

The Perfect Laurent

LAURENT the NOMAD

This is a perfect Laurent. He's even French, which I guess accounts for him looking ... French. I'm sure he has a lovely accent.

EDI WHO?

Edi Gathegi ... cropped hair? olive pallor?

BY THE BOOK

"Both men had cropped hair.... The man in front was easily the most beautiful, his skin olive-toned beneath the typical pallor, his hair a glossy black. He was of a medium build, hard-muscled, of course, but nothing next to Emmett's brawn." (Twilight)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

French actor and singer Melvil Poupaud.

VITAL STATS

BORN: France

TRANSFORMATION: around 300 years ago

HAIR: cropped, black

EYES: vampire burgundy/black

VOICE: slight French accent

PHYSIQUE: medium build, well-muscled, handsome

OCCUPATION: nomad

STATUS: involved with Irina from Denali

More Laurent trivia and his best lines from the series.

Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet

A Good James

JAMES the NOMAD

He's a bit too cute for the nondescript-looking James, but he certainly projects the right air of intensity.

BY THE BOOK

"Both men had cropped hair.... Slighter than [Laurent], his light brown hair and regular features both nondescript. His eyes, though completely still, somehow seemed the most vigilant." ~ "He was so very average-looking, nothing remarkable about his face or body at all. Just the white skin, the circled eyes I'd grown so used to. He wore a pale blue, long-sleeved shirt and faded blue jeans." (Twilight)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actor Cam Gigandet, who plays James in Twilight the movie. They shouldn't have given him a ponytail, though.

VITAL STATS

HAIR: cropped, light brown

EYES: vampire burgundy/black

PHYSIQUE: a little short, slight build

OCCUPATION: nomad

STATUS: mate of Victoria

TALENT: tracking

HOBBIES: finding something challenging to hunt

MORE ABOUT JAMES

James was the reason Alice was transformed into a vampire. He was tracking her and a vampire who worked at her mental institution transformed her to protect her from James. James killed the unknown vampire in revenge. James also almost achieved Bella's transformation by biting her hand when he was trying to kill her, but Edward sucked the venom out.

More James trivia and his best lines from the series.

Rachelle LeFevre
Rachelle LeFevre

A Good Victoria

VICTORIA the NOMAD

This is the actress cast for Victoria in the movie, and she is fine for the role.

BY THE BOOK

"The woman was wilder, her eyes shifting restlessly, ... her chaotic hair quivering in the slight breeze. Her posture was distinctly feline.... Her hair was a startling shade of red." (Twilight)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Rachelle LeFevre, who plays Victoria in Twilight the movie.

VITAL STATS

HAIR: vivid orange-red

EYES: vampire burgundy/black

VOICE: high-pitched, babyish accent

OCCUPATION: nomad

STATUS: mate of James; later hooks up with Riley

TALENT: evasion

MORE ABOUT VICTORIA

We know very little about Victoria other than that she was devoted to James and, when he was killed, determined to revenge his death by killing Edward's mate, Bella. She enlisted Laurent's help to find out whether Bella was vulnerable, but he was killed by Jake's werewolf pack. She later began creating a newborn army to hunt down Bella, using and discarding Riley along the way.

Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen

An Excellent Aro

ARO

Aro is the apparently-friendly-but-really-creepy leader of the Volturi.

BY THE BOOK

"His skin was translucently white, like onionskin, and it looked just as delicate - it stood in shocking contrast to the long black hair that framed his face.... His eyes were red, the same as the others around him, but the color was clouded, milky."

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

This is Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who I think was a very good casting.

NOT REALLY AN ARO RUNNER-UP

I really like the idea of Christopher Lee as Aro, but he is far too old (and all the pictures I can find of him are too old).

VITAL STATS

BORN: 1,000 B.C.

HAIR: long and black

EYES: vampire burgundy/black, with a cloudy film

SKIN: pale and translucent

STATUS: mated with Sulpicia, one of the Volturi wives

OCCUPATION: Volturi spokesvamp

TALENT: reading minds & memories through skin contact

HOBBIES: acquiring knowledge and power, collecting new talent, excruciating politesse

MORE ABOUT ARO

Aro, along with Marcus and Caius, acquired ascendancy over the vampire world by dethronining Stephan and Vladimir, the original Romanian vampires. They act as the police force for the vampire world, making sure that no one threatens them with exposure to the humans. Aro also uses this activity as cover to search for and acquire talented vampires, or potentially talented humans, to join his team. He slaughtered an entire village to save the "witch twins" Jane and Alec from burning at the stake. He also had Marcus's mate killed (unknown to Marcus) so that Marcus would not leave the Volturi. He would like to acquire Edward and Bella, but is most desperate to get his hands on Alice so that he will have the future at his fingertips.

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried

The Perfect Jane

JANE - BY THE BOOK

"The newcomer was as tiny as Alice, with lank, pale brown hair trimmed short. The body under the cloak was slim and androgynous. But the face was too pretty for a boy. The wide-eyed, full-lipped face would make a Botticelli angel look like a gargoyle." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Amanda Seyfried.

JANE RUNNER-UP

Long before the movies were cast, I almost chose Dakota Fanning, who later was actually cast for Jane in New Moon. As with Alice, I award Jane to Seyfried because of the enormous eyes.

VITAL STATS

HAIR: short, light brown

EYES: vampire burgundy/black

PHYSIQUE: under 5' tall, childishly slim

VOICE: soft, childish voice

OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

STATUS: unattached, but sister of Alec

TALENT: inflicting mental torture

HOBBIES: enjoying inflicting mental torture

MORE ABOUT JANE

Jane and her brother Alec were about to be burned as witches when Aro's guard rescued and transformed them. They were still very young, presumably preadolescent as Jane has an undeveloped figure.

Cameron Bright
Cameron Bright

A Good Alec

BY THE BOOK

"The pale boy in the pearl gray suit could have been Jane's twin. His hair was darker, and his lips were not as full, but he was just as lovely." (New Moon)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actor Cameron Bright, who plays Alec in New Moon. I never did find a satisfactory Alec, and I think Cameron is a bit old, but he's okay.

VITAL STATS

HAIR: short, light brown

EYES: vampire burgundy/black

PHYSIQUE: under 5' tall, childishly slim

VOICE: soft, childish voice

OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

STATUS: unattached, but brother to Jane

TALENT: sensory deprivation

HOBBIES: enjoying inflicting sensory deprivation

MORE ABOUT ALEC

Alec and his sister Jane were about to be burned as witches when Aro's guard rescued and transformed them. They were still very young, presumably preadolescent. Alec's talent of depriving people of all sensory input can affect whole crowds at once, rendering them helpless.

Jody Halse
Jody Halse

The Perfect Felix

FELIX

Can't you just picture those eyes staring at you from under a hooded cloak?

BY THE BOOK

"Felix was very big, tall and thick through the shoulders. His size reminded me of Emmett." ~ "A slightly olive complexion - it looked odd combined with [his] chalky pallor. Felix's black hair was cropped short." (New Moon) ~ "Felix hulking and menacing as an iron-spiked cudgel." (Breaking Dawn)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actor Jody Halse.

FELIX RUNNER UP

I guess Daniel Cudmore is okay, but I like my Felix better.

VITAL STATS

HAIR: black and cut short

EYES: vampire burgundy/black

VOICE: smooth and menacing

OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

TALENT: (apparently) strength

HOBBIES: picking fights, annoying Edward by threatening Bella: "Dibs."

Kate Levering
Kate Levering

The Perfect Tanya

TANYA

Tanya is one of the vegetarian Denali clan and considers herself a cousin of sorts to the Cullens.

BY THE BOOK

"Tanya was every bit as lovely as my worst nightmares had predicted." (Breaking Dawn)

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

Actress Kate Levering.

VITAL STATS

BORN: Slovakia

TRANSFORMATION: 1055, by her unnamed mother

HAIR: long, flowing strawberry blonde

EYES: vampire topaz/black

VOICE: occasional slight Russian accent

OCCUPATION: vegetarian vampire, succubus

STATUS: would like to be involved with Edward

MORE ABOUT TANYA

Tanya and her two sisters, Irina and Kate, are the original succubi, female vampires who preyed sexually and gustatorily on human men. She and her sisters are now "vegetarian" and don't kill the men they love any more. They live together with Carmen and Eleazar in Denali, Alaska.

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Billy Black

BY THE BOOK

In the passenger seat was a much older man, a heavyset man with a memorable face - a face that overflowed, the cheeks resting against his shoulders, with creases running through the russet skin like an old leather jacket. And the surprisingly familiar eyes, black eyes that seemed at the same time both too young and too ancient for the broad face they were set in.

Mike

BY THE BOOK

A cute, baby-faced boy, his pale blond hair carefully gelled into orderly spikes.

Marcus

BY THE BOOK

Marcus "looked very much like Aro, and even had the same flowing black hair.... identical, paper-thin skin." (New Moon)

TALENT: reading relationships

HOBBIES: boredom

Caius

BY THE BOOK

Caius "looked very much like Aro" and "had a shock of snow-white hair - the same shade as his face - that brushed against his shoulders.... paper-thin skin." (New Moon)

TALENT: unknown

HOBBIES: power acquisition, legalism

Demetri

BY THE BOOK

"Slightly olive complextion - it looked odd combined with [his] chalky pallor.... Demetri's [black hair] waved to his shoulders." (New Moon) ~ "Tall and dark-haired ... hard and lean as the blade of a sword." (Breaking Dawn)

VOICE: soothing tones

OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

TALENT: super-tracker

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