Most people know Robert Pattinson as the actor who portrayed Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie series, but did you know that Edward Cullen is over a century old? That’s right; Edward Cullen was born in 1901. Here’s a look at his life story, from his birth in the early 20th century to his transformation into a vampire in the 21st.

Edward Cullen’s Early Years

Edward Cullen was born on June 20th, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Elizabeth and Edward Masen, Sr., and had a half-brother, Emmett, who was adopted at the age of one. At the time of his birth, Edward was a completely ordinary human child with no extraordinary gifts. In fact, he was considered to be a rather remarkable child, achieving great academic success at a very young age.

The Death of His Parents and the Adoption of His Half-Brother

Edward’s parents both died in an influenza epidemic when he was only fifteen years old. He was left to care for his half-brother, Emmett, and the two of them eventually moved to Forks, Washington. It was here that Edward was adopted by Carlisle and Esme Cullen and became a member of the vampire family.

The Transformation Into a Vampire

Edward and his half-brother, Emmett, were both bitten by a vampire in 1919. Carlisle and Esme Cullen were able to save Edward but were unable to save Emmett, who died soon after. Edward was transformed into a vampire, but his transformation was different from that of other vampires. Instead of feeding on human blood, Edward was able to resist the urge and feed on animal blood instead. This made him unique among vampires, as he was able to retain his conscience and humanity while still having the strength and speed of a vampire.

Edward’s Life in the 21st Century

In the 21st century, Edward was still living with the Cullen family in Forks, Washington. He was attending high school and had become friends with Bella Swan, a human girl who he eventually fell in love with. Edward and Bella eventually got married, and Edward’s life changed forever. He was able to protect Bella from the dangers of the vampire world, and eventually the two were able to have a child, Renesmee.


Edward Cullen was born in 1901 and was transformed into a vampire in 1919. He was able to retain his conscience and humanity while still having the strength and speed of a vampire. Edward eventually fell in love with a human girl, Bella Swan, and the two were eventually married and had a child, Renesmee. Edward Cullen’s story is one that has captivated audiences all over the world, and his transformation from a human to a vampire is one of the most iconic stories in modern literature.