In the world of Twilight, September 13th is a monumental date. It marks the day that Bella Swan was born. That’s right, it’s her birthday and fans all over are taking time out of their daily lives to “celebrate.” Because of this dedication, Summit Entertainment decided it would be a good idea to re-release The Twilight Saga: Eclipse over the weekend so Twihards could commiserate over the big day together (cough, cash grab, cough).

Isabella Marie Swan was born on September 13, 1987, which would make her 23 years old today. The character is 3 years older than Kristen Stewart who plays her in the film. Bella may be an adult but [Spoiler Alert] after she’s turned into a vampire in Breaking Dawn she’s frozen in her teenage body forever. Therefore like Edward, and most of the Cullens, she looks a lot younger than what she actually is.

Do you want to know some random facts about the character that the average person doesn’t care about, but the average Twihard knows like the back of their hand?

- Her high school prom dress was based on one from 2003′s Paris Fashion Week that was light yellow.
- Bella’s move to Forks, Washington, was modeled after editor Stephenie Meyer’s real-life move from high school to college.
- She had a part-time job at Newton’s Olympic Outfitters.
- Bella has stubby fingernails because she has a nervous habit of biting them!

How fascinating!

Do you plan on seeing Eclipse in theaters again to celebrate Bella’s B-Day?

Additional Source: J-14