Albertine is the only child of Vivienne Bellerose and her Husband, Marceau Bellerose. She was also the second Granddaughter to both sides of the large and affluent Bellerose family. As a young child she was dotted on by her Father, spoiled by her Grandparents and generally treated as everyone’s little darling. Vivienne was a slightly different story, though she loved her daughter, she had a passion for expensive things and living the life she felt, as a procreating Bellerose, that she deserved. She, however, wasn’t a thrifty person and before Albertine had reached the age of three, the small family was bankrupt.
The strain of money problems and the changing moods within Wizarding circles against the dying ways of the Pure Blood families eventually led to her parents’ marriage dissolving. Her Father left and cut off all ties with his family, including his Daughter. This left her Mother with almost free reign over her Albertine and after a brief conversation with a woman she’d met whilst letting Albertine play in the park, she put into motion the next stages of Albertine’s life.
She started entering the three year old Albertine into Muggle child beauty pageants, something that took mother and daughter far and wide around France. A few years passed before the young girl was spotted by a talent agent and thrust into the world of child modelling. As her Mother negotiated contracts and shoots, the young Albertine was left trying to find her way in the muggle world, dealing with children that she had very little in common with.
Albertine became rather popular and in the years leading up to her attending Beauxbatons, she was taken all over Europe for various shoots and even once got on the cover of a famous muggle magazine. Albertine was only aware of her success due to the fact that the financial situation of her Mother got better. It wasn’t something the young girl thought much of until she started school.
She attended Beauxbatons, the best Wizarding School in France and was soon settling into what would become her normal routine. This was when she started going by the nickname Bertie instead of her full name. Bertie excelled at school and it was during these years when she strolled the halls of the Grand Beauxbatons that she discovered her keen interesting in experimenting with no only magic but how it could be applied to muggle items.
Though, every time there was a school holiday her Mother would whip her away for more modelling shoots she had booked, even branching out so that by the time the events took place that lead Albertine and her Mother to relocate to Australia started, she was also modelling within Magical Magazines as well.
Then one Christmas her Mother broke the news that they would be going to Australia to live for a while. When Albertine protested, her Mother simply told her that she had a cousin over there that needed the embrace of her family and support.
So the pair went. Vivienne first tried to get her daughter enrolled at Penrose, the only school she felt worthy of having a lineage like the Belleroses walking its halls. That, however, fell flat and much to Albertine’s pleasure she was instead sent to Tallygarunga.
A year later, Albertine is heading into her second year at Tallygarunga and this mysterious relative that caused the uprooting of her life has yet to materialised.