dr. carlisle cullen played by peter facinelli
Carlisle Cullen (also known as Stregoni Benefici) was born in 1640 to an Anglican pastor in London, England. His mother died giving birth to him and was raised by his father who believed in the existence of vampires, witches, and werewolves and led hunts. He put his son in charge of the hunts although at first, he was a failure. However, Carlisle found a coven of vampires living in the sewers and he lead an attack on the vampires.After crossing paths with a savage and rather thirsty vampire, he was bitten and turned three days later. Carlisle, disgusted by his own existence tried many ways of destroy himself, but to no avail. After trying to starve himself, he came across a wild animal and his thirst overpowered him. Carlisle discovered he could survive off animal blood rather than human, creating a new way for the vampires to exist unnoticed among humans.Carlisle studied in many areas but chose to stick to medicine. He works in Forks hospital and is almost completely unaware of the appeal human blood holds for him, but only after hundreds of years of practice. When the Spanish Influenza broke out in the early 1900's, Carlisle came across a dying teenager who had been orphaned by the pandemic. Overcome with the need for companionship, Carlisle stole him away and turned him, beginning his family, the boy was named Edward.Carlisle now has a wife, Esme, and five "adopted children": Edward, Alice, Rosalie, Emmett and Jasper. Carlisle is described as being tall, blond, and the look-alike of a model. He stands "6'2" and is slender yet muscular. He is physically 23 years old.
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