Bellatrix Elvira Lestrange (b. July 13, 1951) is a Pure-Blood witch and devoted follower of Voldemort. She is a member of the Lestrange family and currently the Countess of Mablethorpe. She attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry between 1962-1969 and was sorted into Slytherin House. After the defeat of Voldemort in 1981, she initially claimed to be under the Imperius curse to escape Azkaban. However, two years later, she kidnapped and tortured Frank and Alice Longbottom for information on what may have happened to her lord. At her trial, she proudly proclaimed her loyalty alongside her husband and brother-in-law. She was sentenced to life in Azkaban for her crimes, though the absence of a king at her trial casts doubt over the validity of her imprisonment.