While dining out one night in the presence of Hollywood royalty, Brittany at the age of 5 approached an adjoining table when Academy Award nominee Burt Reynolds and George Segal were seated.
She comes from a long line of international musicians and performers with three half-brothers and a sister.
Angelo Bertolotti was torn from their tight-knit family as a made-man with the Italian Mafia.
To distance his talented daughter from his infamous past, Angelo allowed Sharon to use her maiden for Brittany's, so that her shining star would not be overshadowed by a father's past, with the couple divorcing thereafter.
Brittany began receiving accolades and applause in regional theater at the early age of 9.
The Senior Bertolotti, who coined the nickname of "Britt" for his daughter, was also an entrepreneur and diplomat for organized crime families and one of the first to be subjected to a RICO prosecution.
Brittany's interests and well-being were always her father's first goal and objective.Brittany and Simon confided in Alex Ben Block of the Hollywood Reporter, telling him in an interview that they were under surveillance by helicopters and their telephones have been wiretapped.This information was published by THR posthumously, in an article entitled "The Last Difficult Days of Brittany Murphy." On December 20, 2009, Brittany Murphy died an untimely death.Her mother's worries about the public school system led to Robertson being home-schooled.She began acting at the Greenville Little Theater in South Carolina, and in her early teens moved to Los Angeles with her grandmother to seek TV and film opportunities.Britt soared, demonstrating her musical and artistic talents with dramatic and comedic roles landing a nomination for best leading female performance in the Young Artist Awards for her role in the television film David and Lisa.