Around 1400's; Mersin, Turkey
Basic vampire abilities
Leader of the Russian Coven
Ilsa was born in Mersin, Turkey, during the 1400's. Her parents both found as many jobs as they could, and she managed to get a decent education. Ilsa was found by Pierre, a vampire who collect small humans to turn and use as rag dolls to train his coven. Ilsa's power manifested early, and allowed her to escape Pierre and his coven. Eventually Ilsa came across Gabriel and a coven he was travelling with, and decided to join them. Ilsa followed Gabriel to England where she helped build the coven.
Ilsa is considerate, precise and persistant as the leader of her coven, her personality is the reason Gabriel changed her in the first place
Main article: Mental Imprisonment
Ilsa has the power to 'trap' people within their own minds, depending how strong their minds are, she has promised to keep her talent undercontrol, not just for protection for others, but for herself. This ability is based in her mind, so it may not effect Bella's 'shield'.
Ilsa is described having dark hair, crimson red eyes as a sign of being a non-vegetarian vampire and pale, granite hard skin which in sunlight sparkle as if thousands of diamonds have been embedded in her skin. Ilsa also has a small frame for a vampire, like Alice Cullen.