Artemis Cullen, Formerly known as Artemis Gray lived in new orleans as a human, her family was rich but her father was a criminal. Bribing and stealing/forcing people to give him their money and property along with selling drugs and having people murdered. Unaware of It until her father was caught and arrested her mother and Artemis were forced to face the after effects and it was not good, being hated by half of the town. One night when Artemis was home alone at home someone broke in and tried to rob the whole place, but Artemis refused to tell them the codes to the safes. Getting fed up the man shot her and left her there to die until Carlisle Cullen smelt her blood and broke in, seeing her close to death and quickly bit her before taking her home. After her transition Carlisle adopted her and the Cullens there at the time helped her get used to the vampire lifestyle and get control.