Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black) (—, ) also known as Bella, was a witch, the daughter of and and elder sister to and . She attended in and was sorted into house. After graduating from Hogwarts, she became a who was fanatically loyal to . She was one of the few females in the group, as well as among the most dangerous and sadistic of Voldemort's followers. While Bellatrix and Narcissa married wizards, Andromeda married a and was disowned from the family. At the end of the , Bellatrix and her husband, , his brother , and to the point of insanity searching for information on after his first downfall.
Bellatrix was sentenced to life imprisonment in for the crime, but escaped in the , along with nine other Death Eaters. She participated in several battles of the , making it a particular goal to kill any who were members of the , including her cousin and niece . She also killed the Malfoy family's former house-elf, . She was also the last standing during the final battle. Bellatrix's life of violence and malice was eventually ended when she was killed by during the .