Can You Guess the Real Names of These Twilight Characters?


By: Jacqueline Samaroo

7 Min Quiz

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Ready for some shape-shifting fun? Here's your chance to let your knowledge of the Twilight films eclipse all others!

The Twilight films definitely prove one thing - a brave damsel, a swoon-worthy vampire and a hunky werewolf are a sure recipe for box office success. The five films have earned themselves one of the largest followings in movie history. Much of the credit goes to a talented cast that has imprinted on us from the very beginning.

The humans in the films certainly hold their own, but it is the werewolves and the vampires who truly capture our imagination. The actors in the vampire covens really gave their all to the part and while everyone knows who portrayed Edward, can you name any of the others? The quiz has quite a few of them - the good, the bad and the downright evil. Come show us how many you know!

The super-strong werewolf pack brothers served up some scary thrills in every film. Of course, they weren't all guys. Do you know the shape-shifters well enough to say which actress was in their pack? Prove it by overpowering this quiz!

You will have to know more than just the Twilight storyline to ace this quiz. So, are you as devoted a Twilight fan as you say? Don't wait for the new moon, show us by taking the quiz now!

Which actress played the role of Bella Swan?

Kirsten Stewart plays the lead role of Bella Swan throughout all films in the Twilight series. In the novels on which the films are based, the majority of the story is told from Bella’s point of view. Stewart and co-star Robert Pattinson won four consecutive MTV Best Kiss awards (2009 – 2012) for kisses in the series.


Which actor stars as vampire Edward Cullen?

Robert Pattinson takes on the role of Edward Cullen in each of the Twilight films. Edward was born in 1901 and transformed into a vampire by his adoptive father to save his life when Edward was on the verge of dying. Pattinson’s first film role was as Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005).


The Volturi vampire, Marcus, is played by which actor?

The role of Marcus, a vampire in the Volturi coven, is played by Christopher Heyerdahl. Marcus has the special ability to sense the true strength and nature of relationships. Heyerdahl is well known for his role as Thor Gundersen, "The Swede," in the ABC TV series, "Hell on Wheels" (2011 – 2016).


Which actor/musician portrays the principal character, Jasper Hale?

Jackson Rathbone has appeared in all five Twilight films as vampire Jasper Hale, the adopted son of Carlisle and Esme Cullen. Jasper is married to his adoptive sister, Alice Cullen. Rathbone and two high school friends formed the funk rock band, 100 Monkeys.


Do you know which actor stars as werewolf Jacob Black?

Taylor Lautner plays the role of Jacob Black throughout the Twilight series. Jacob is a shape-shifting werewolf who goes from being a close friend of Bella’s to involuntarily imprinting as soulmate on her daughter, Renesmee. Glamour Magazine’s “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” ranked Lautner at No. 2.


Can you name the actor who plays the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen?

Peter Facinelli takes on the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen, a vampire who is the adoptive father of several of the films’ lead characters, including Edward Cullen. Although his role as patriarch of the Cullen family in the Twilight series is his biggest so far, Facinelli has appeared in a large number of films and TV series.


Who acts as the werewolf Quil Ateara V?

Tyson Houseman plays the role of Quil Ateara, a werewolf and best friend to Jacob Black, one of the films’ main characters. Although Ateara does not appear in the first film, he is featured in all of the other four. Houseman’s film credits, so far, are solely for his work in the Twilight films.


Which actress is cast as Esme Cullen, the matriarch of the Cullen family?

Elizabeth Reaser appears in all five Twilight films as Esme Cullen, the vampire wife of Carlisle Cullen. Esme is the adoptive mother of Edward and his four adoptive siblings. Among her many film and television appearances, Reaser had a recurring role as Rebecca Pope on the "Grey’s Anatomy" TV series from 2007 – 2008.


Can you name the actress who takes on the role of Jane?

Jane, a member of the Volturi coven of vampires, is played by Dakota Fanning in three of the Twilight films. When she was 8 years old, Fanning became the youngest person ever to receive a Screen Actors Guild nomination (for her role in as Lucy Dawson in the 2001 film, "I Am Sam").


Werewolf Paul Lahote is played by which actor?

Alex Meraz portrays werewolf Paul Lahote in three of the Twilight films: "New Moon," "Eclipse," and "Breaking Dawn – Part 1." Lahote tends to uncontrollably turn into a wolf when he is angry. Meraz is a martial arts expert, proficient in both karate and capoeira.


Can you name the actor who plays werewolf Jared Cameron?

Bronson Pelletier makes his first appearance as Jared Cameron in the second film, "New Moon." Jared, a werewolf and member of the La Push pack, returns in films No. 3 and No. 5. Pelletier also appears as Jack Sinclair in the Canadian teen drama, "" (2004–2008).


Which actress takes on the role of Victoria in the first two films?

Rachelle Lefevre portrays the vampire Victoria in the first two installments of the series. The character is then played by Bryce Dallas Howard in the third film. From 2013 to 2015, Lefevre played the main role of Julia Shumway on the CBS drama, "Under the Dome."


Which actor portrays Billy Black, Jacob’s human father?

Gil Birmingham takes on the role of Billy Black in the Twilight series, appearing in four of the five films. Billy is the best friend of Bella’s father, Charlie Swan. Birmingham is a fitness enthusiast and had his first acting role in Diana Ross’ “Muscles” music video (1982).


Which actress stars as Alice Cullen in all five films?

Vampire Alice Cullen is portrayed by Ashley Greene in all of the films in the Twilight series. Alice is the adoptive daughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen, as well as the adoptive sister of Edward Cullen. Greene is both a model and an actress and had originally planned to focus solely on modeling​ as a career.


Can you name the actor who plays the role of the werewolf, Seth Clearwater?

Nils Allen "Booboo" Stewart Jr. portrays Seth Clearwater in the three last films of the series. Seth is a member of the La Push pack and like the other werewolves, he has the ability to communicate telepathically with other pack members. Stewart played the role of the mutant Warpath in the 2014 film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."


Who appears as Mike Newton throughout the Twilight series?

Michael Welch is Mike Newton, the young man who has a crush on Bella right throughout the series. At Edward and Bella’s wedding, Edward reads Mike’s thoughts which reveal that he is still unable to get over his feelings for Bella. Before becoming a part of the Twilight cast, Welch had appeared as a main character in 45 episodes of the TV series, "Joan of Arcadia" (2003 – 2005).


James, the main villain in the first movie, is played by which actor?

Cam Gigandet only appears in the first film but it is in the major role of James, the movie's main villain. James is a vampire who enjoys hunting humans for sport. Gigandet holds a black belt in the martial art known as Krav Maga.


Which actor plays Rosalie Hale’s husband, Emmett Cullen?

Kellan Lutz portrays the hunky vampire Emmett Cullen in all of the films in the Twilight series. Emmett is married to Rosalie Hale who, like Edward, is one of Emmett’s four adoptive siblings. After the series ended, Lutz went onto play the title role in the 2014 film, "The Legend of Hercules."


Which prolific actor appears as Bella’s father, Charlie Swan?

Billy Burke is police officer Charlie Swan and father of the film’s lead character, Bella. Charlie is never told that his daughter transformed into a vampire, but he does have his suspicions. Burke co-wrote the story for the musical horror comedy, "Dead & Breakfast" (2004).


Do you know which actor portrayed Laurent in the first two movies?

Edi Gathegi appears in the first two Twilight films as Laurent, a member of James’ coven of vampires. Laurent attempts to kill Bella but the werewolves destroy him instead. Gathegi has revealed that although he is now a hardcore fan of the Twilight novels, he had not heard of the books before being cast in his role as Laurent.


Which actor is cast as Eleazar in "Breaking Dawn" – Parts 1 and 2?

Christian Camargo takes on the role of Eleazar, a member of the Denali coven of vampires. Eleazar’s mate, Carmen, is also in the Denali coven, which is led by Tanya. Camargo appeared in the first season of the Showtime series, "Dexter," as the title character’s older brother, Rudy.


Which actor portrayed Demetri of the Volturi coven?

Charlie Bewley is cast in all but the first film as the vampire Demetri, an expert tracker in the Volturi coven. Bewley appeared in season four of the CW series, "The Vampire Diaries," as Galen Vaughn, a vampire hunter.


Felix, the Volturi vampire, is portrayed by which actor?

Daniel Cudmore appears in all but the first film as the physically powerful vampire, Felix. Cudmore, who played the role of Colossus in the X-Men films, is over 6 feet 6 inches tall, just like his two brothers.​


Can you name the star acting as the vampire Benjamin in the final film?

Rami Malek takes on the role of Benjamin in "Breaking Dawn – Part 2." Benjamin’s special abilities make him a prized member of the Egyptian coven. Malek has won awards for his role in the "Mr. Robot" television series and plays the lead role of iconic musician Freddy Mercury in the 2018 film, "Bohemian Rhapsody."


Rosalie Hale is played by which actress shown here?

Actress and model Nikki Reed is cast in all five films as Rosalie Hale, a vampire and adoptive sister to Edward. Rosalie is married to Emmett Cullen, another of her adoptive brothers. Apart from acting and modeling​, Reed is also a singer/songwriter and music video director.


Which young actress plays the role of the dhampir Renesmee Cullen?

Mackenzie Foy appears as Renesmee Cullen, the dhampir (half-human, half-vampire) daughter of Bella and Edward. Renesmee is seen in the two final film, in the series: "Breaking Dawn" – Parts 1 and 2. Foy turned 11 just eight days before the release of "Breaking Dawn – Part 1."


Sam Uley, the leader of the werewolves, is played by which actor?

Chaske Spencer portrays Sam Uley, the leader and oldest member of the La Push pack of werewolves. Although Uley appears in the first film as well, he is played by a different actor. Spencer’s first major role was as the lead character in the 2003 film, "Dreamkeeper."


Who is cast in the role of Jacob’s friend Embry Call?

Kiowa Gordon is cast in the role of Embry Call from the second film on. Embry is a werewolf and member of the La Push pack whose biological connection to the other pack members is one of the mysteries in the films’ storyline. After the Twilight series ended, Gordon appeared as Private Locklear in the 2015 film, "An Act of War."


Who plays female werewolf Leah Clearwater?

Julia Jones portrays Leah Clearwater in films 3 to 5. Leah is the only female werewolf in the La Push pack. Jones has made other film and television appearances, including a recurring role in season 2 of the HBO series, "Westworld." She has also done work as a model and appears in the music video for the 2010 song, "Hold That Thought," by Chuck Wick.


Which actress portrays Bella’s mom, Renée Dwyer?

Sarah Clarke appears as Renée Dwyer in the first film and then again in installments 3 and 4. Renée had left her husband, Bella’s father, shortly after Bella’s birth, taking the child with her. Before Twilight, Clarke acted as Nina Myers in 36 episodes of the Fox network TV series, "24."


Can you name the actress who played the role of Jessica Stanley?

Actress and singer Anna Kendrick appears as Jessica Stanley in all but the last film. In the film series, Jessica is a combination of two characters from the Twilight novel series: Lauren Mallory and Jessica Stanley. Kendrick, who has appeared in many films, received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Up in the Air" (2009).


Which actor is cast in the role of attorney J. Jenks?

Wendell Pierce appears in the last of the Twilight films as J. Jenks, an attorney who provides forged documents for Bella. Pierce also plays the role of Robert Zane (another attorney and father of Meghan Markle’s character) in the USA Network TV series, "Suits."


Can you name the actress who plays Emily Young in four of the films?

Tinsel Korey is cast as Emily Young in the Twilight series. Emily is the fiancée of werewolf Sam Uley and is once unintentionally attacked and deeply scarred by him as he is phasing. Korey has played several Native American roles in her career as an actress.


Do you know the actor who portrays Aro in three of the Twilight films?

Michael Sheen takes on the role of the Volturi leader, Aro. As a vampire, Aro has the special ability of reading a person’s thoughts once he makes physical contact with them. Sheen is a very accomplished Welsh actor who has won numerous awards for his stage and film appearances.


What is the name of the actor who portrays the vampire, Caius?

Jamie Campbell Bower plays Caius in three of the Twilight films. Although he is one of the leaders of the Volturi coven of vampires, Caius has no special powers. Bower is well-known for his role as King Arthur in the 2011 Starz series, "Camelot."


Who is cast in the role of the Volturi guard, Alec?

Cameron Bright portrays Alec, a member of the Volturi guard of vampires. Alec is Jane’s twin brother and has the ability to block others’ senses. Bright has had roles in several other films, including "The Butterfly Effect" (2004), "Ultraviolet" (2006) and "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006).


Who plays the role of the vampire, Heidi, in "New Moon"?

Noot Seear is cast as Heidi, a guard among the Volturi. She is given the task of luring humans to the coven for them to feast on. Apart from acting, Seear is also a fashion model and is noted for having been the face of both the ck one fragrance by Calvin Klein and the Vera Wang fragrance by Vera Wang.


Can you name the actor who portrays the vampire, Santiago?

​Lateef Crowder dos Santos plays the role of Santiago in "Breaking Dawn – Part 2." As a member of the Volturi guard, Santiago has increased physical strength. Santos, a Brazilian actor and stuntman, is trained in the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira.


Half-vampire Nahuel is played by which actor?

Jorge Daniel “J.D.” Pardo portrays half-vampire Nahuel in "Breaking Dawn-Part 2." Pardo is an actor and model who played the title role in the film, "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story" (2006).


The role of Vladimir, a Romanian vampire, is played by which actor?

Noel Fisher takes on the role of Vladimir, a Romanian vampire, in the last installment of the series. Vladimir is one of only two survivors of the Romanian coven after it is attacked by the Volturi. Fisher played the role of Michelangelo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014) and its sequel, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" (2016).


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