Date of Birth
21 December 1990, Pasadena, California, USA
Christian Marie Bernardi
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Born and raised in Southern California, Christian knew from an early age that she wanted to be an actress. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer. She would entertain her family nightly by re-enacting television shows. Christian put all that passion into dance and studied ballet along with ice-skating. Christian competed frequently in ice-skating competitions. She enjoyed dance and ice-skating so much that she decided to study multiple dance styles. Christian started as a Ford model. Later, she landed the role of "Suzie Crabgrass" on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004) then Cow Belles (2006). More of Christian's credits include 7th Heaven (1996), Hannah Montana (2006) and Zoey 101 (2005).
She does competitive figure skating.
She started as a model at age 7 and moved onto acting and commercial work at age 8.
An avid animal lover.
Her mini poodles Johnny Cash and Gigi had four pups Polar and Gibson who have found homes with her friends. Uffie (named after the singer), and Gorrilla stayed with Gigi and Cash.
Favorite movies are Tristan + Isolde (2006), A Little Princess (1995), Practical Magic (1998) and The House of Yes (1997).
Trained in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.
Has a miniature poodle named 'Gigi' named after the cat in 'Kiki's Delivery Service'.
Is a fan of Jayne Mansfield.
Trained in dance: ballet, jazz, hip hop.
One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.
Ranked #65 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2010 list.
She is of Italian and Mexican ancestry.
Is in a relationship with David Boyd.
(March 1, 2017) Expecting her 1st child with her boyfriend David Boyd.
We've been programmed to think meat is protein and you need meat. No, we are not cavemen. There are plenty other ways.
Twilight (2008) has been a great opportunity, and it's been great fun. Hey, if I'm 50, and someone still wants an autograph for "Twilight", OK, cool.
It'd be fun to do a comedy with someone like Sandra Bullock.
I've always been opposed to slaughtering, eating and wearing carcasses.
I make a fabulous tofurkey for Thanksgiving. My Mexican-Italian family can't tell the difference.
I know a lot of people who don't wash their makeup off of their face at night, and I think that's the worst thing ever. So my thing is, if you ever have a day that you get dolled up, you have to wash all of that makeup off.
I have little weird things that aren't really specific but are just kind of odd. I write my 5's backwards, and I don't know if anyone would even care, at all.
I have a terrible, terrible fear of knives. I only buy food that I don't need to cut . . . I haven't cut my food in years! Like, I won't even touch a plastic knife or anything sharp. And if I'm in a kitchen and somebody picks up a knife, I leave.
I have a lot of Twilight (2008) gear. I love the hoodies that say "vampires" and "werewolves" but I refuse to get one because I can't choose; I have to have them both. I have the Team Edward T-shirt, but I also have Team Jacob.
Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that pays tribute to the dead and also celebrates life. So I thought, what better of an idea to bring it in with PETA and let people know how we can respect the living and the dead. Going vegetarian could be an incredible option for people if they would just educate themselves.
I'm not a really big comic book person. I know the typical ones--"Spider-Man" and "Wonder Woman" and "Storm" and that stuff. But don't quiz me, because I'm not good at things like that.
I'd love to play someone who's insane or something, just so I can go flake out. I like a superhero. I know that's ironic. That's where we are, but seriously, it'd be really cool to play a superhero.
I was a serious competitive figure skater and still ice-skate as much as I can. Anyway, I once brought a date to the rink to have him experience what I was into. So all is going fine, and then--bam!--he bit it extremely hard! Skate time was over. His bruises were scary. I felt so bad.
I usually go to Lush for hair products. I had no idea that this existed, but they have a shampoo rock, and it looks like a bar of soap, and I was tripping out when they told me it was a shampoo, so that's pretty sweet.
I listen to The Mars Volta and Fiona Apple every day. I feel if you do write music, you write what you listen to, and you couldn't possibly write in another genre. So those are the two that I usually use.
You can get fake fur, which, if that's what you want--if you want that fur look--it looks just the same. It's really unnecessary to skin an animal when you can get something that looks just the same without hurting anything.
When I stopped eating meat, I noticed that it was easier for me to focus, and I was really proud of myself for being green also... I had a plethora of reasons for going vegetarian.
Some days, I know beauty techniques like it's my job, and other days I can't do my makeup for the life of me. So I find it easiest to just put on mineral veil and a little mascara and call it a day. I use Physician's Formula and Bare Minerals every day of my life.
My first on-screen kiss was lame: Nickelodeon. But my first real-life kiss was super cute and nice, but still very awkward. It was with this hot skateboarder with dreadlocks. He was my little Rasta man.
I've been designing my own pieces for a long time. My mother's a jewelry designer, so we knew at some point we were going to do a line and dive into the fashion world.