Belinda D'Alessandro was born in Brisbane, Australia to an Italian born father and an Australian born mother. Her father moved from Italy to Australia at the age of seven. Her maternal great-grandparents were from both Scotland and Ireland and she has extended family in Italy, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.
D'Alessandro, the eldest of five children, grew up in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast of Australia, and earned her law degree from Bond University in 1992. She worked in the legal profession (as both a clerk and a lawyer) for 15 yea more...