Rita Skeeter ► Half-Blood ► 43 ► Neutral ► Michelle Pfeiffer ► Taken
'Cause when a heart breaks, no it don't break even.
► Early Life:
Rita was raised by her single mother who worked as a bartender at the Leaky Cauldron. She spent many nights alone in their run down apartment in South London. She hated that apartment. She was afraid of the dark as a child, and the electricity in the house was unreliable, so she was often left terrified in the dark.
Her mother was a strict pure blood. While she didn’t necessarily hate half bloods, she was definitely biased against them and she raised Rita to be that way as well. She made Rita believe for many years that she was pure blood. However, Rita’s father was a muggle born that had a fling with Rita’s mother when they were young.
► Hogwarts Life:
Rita enjoyed the freedom that came with being away from home, and became more and more wild as the years went on. About halfway through her first year, she spread a rumour that Arthur Weasley was gay, and she loved it. Though it may not have been true, she liked the way she felt when she talked about people. It made her feel like she had control, and not like the scared little girl she had always been. She started a relationship with Rodolphus Lestrange during her fifth year, and in her sixth year, he proposed to her. However, his father was one of the only other people that was aware of Rita’s blood status besides her mother, and he did not like that his son was marrying a half blood. He threatened that if Rodolphus did not break up with Rita, he would murder her.
► Adult Life:
Rita has spent many years still in love with Rodolphus Lestrange. She believed for the longest time that he had actually left her for Bellatrix. She was from a well off family, and she thought he found Bellatrix more appealing because of that. Part of her grew to hate him because of this. He later revealed to her that it was because she was a half blood, and this was the first time she had ever been told this. She was happy to finally know, but she was still hurt by the realization.
Rita has spent the majority of her adult life drowning her pain in sex and alcohol. As the years went by, more and more people began to hate her until there was almost no one left. Though she was a highly successful writer, she became one of the youngest writers ever for the Daily Prophet at 22, she figured there wasn’t much point to it all if she had no one to share it with. After a while, she came to the realization that the only person who truly cared about her was her mother, and after she passed away, Rita felt like she was completely alone.
Rita was in the Slytherin house. As such, she has always been very cunning and resourceful. She learned early in life that her looks were very desired by many people, and often uses them to get what she wanted. She is very arrogant, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Though she is good at it, she strongly dislikes small talk, she prefers to just get straight to the point.