Kristen Stewart stole our hearts following her captivating and mesmerizing performance in The Twilight Saga. Acting has always been the life of the talented actress and over the years, she has proven herself in the movie industry. Stewart who started acting at the age of eight gained prominence after the Twilight Saga and was raised to a high pedestal in the industry.
And as we know, fame indeed comes with a price. Kristen has been rid of privacy since then, as fans, loyalists and the media alike, are always in her business. Lots of questions ranging from her family to her sexuality have been raised on various platforms. To dwell on these questions would mean to know more about the actress. Let’s see what we can find.
Who Is Kristen Stewart?
She was born Kristen Jaymes Stewart on April 9, 1990, to her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart in Los Angeles. Having a stage manager for a father and a script director for a mother, Kristen developed an interest in entertainment at a young age. While in school, she did a lot of drama and was soon spotted by an agent who watched her perform in her school’s Christmas play. Young Stewart was given a small role in the Disney movie The Thirteenth Year, after which she appeared in The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas as ‘ring toss girl’.
She then landed two roles as a tomboy in movies’; The Safety of Objects in 2001 and Panic Room in 2002. Kristen got her first starring role opposite Corbin Bleu and Max Thieriot in the movie Catch That Kid (2004). Also in 2004, she starred in the film Speak on Lifetime/Showtime television. The talented actress who was quite young at the time continued to bag more starring roles and was gradually rising to prominence.
She shot to international fame with the movie Twilight, an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name. Stewart played the character of Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan, the girl who fell in love with a vampire (portrayed by Robert Pattinson). The actress received mixed reviews at first; with many praising her performance and some describing her facial expression as blank. Regardless, the actress had already risen to fame with the movie which was released in 2008. Kristen reprised her role as Bella in the sequels: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012).
The last sequel of the movie was a huge success which although received mixed reviews, grossed over $800 million and became one of the highest grossing films that year. Kristen has since received many mentions on various Hollywood rating platforms including Rotten Tomatoes. Following her Twilight popularity, she landed another role as ‘Snowhite’ in the movie Snow White and the Huntsman also in 2012.
In 2014, she played the role of a Guantanamo Bay soldier in Camp X-Ray. Stewart left critics no choice than to praise her remarkable performance in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria released in 2014. She also got a call back in Olivier’s next movie Personal Shopper released in 2018.
Kristen Stewart’s career has been quite an interesting ride and the actress has got a lot to show for her uniqueness. Stewart sits on a net worth estimated at a whopping $70 million which she has her various endeavors to thank for. Her Twilight stint made her the highest paid actress in the year 2012, with earnings as high as $34 million.
She does not only act in movies, Kristen Stewart has got some mouthwatering endorsement deals which greatly add to her net worth. Having already gained much popularity, she was made the face of Chanel in December 2013 with an enviable endorsement package. As a matter of fact, her current net worth could become a trifling figure in the coming years as the actress is just taking a step into the climax of her career.
Relationship With Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart and co-star Robert Pattinson from the Twilight Saga, had everyone gushing over their relationship during the Twilight era which began in 2008. The two, who met on set, fell in love in reality and decided to take their friendship to the next level as they became an item. Their heartwarming love diaries, however, ended in 2012 after the two called it quits over Kristen’s unfaithfulness. Kristen cheated on Robert with her ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ director, Rupert Sanders who was married with children.
It was indeed a tough time and the public as well had a lot to take in, having become so used to the cute Twilight pair. The actress and Pattinson gave their relationship another try in 2013, but unfortunately, they didn’t make it through.
Is Kristen Stewart Gay? Who is The Girlfriend?
It seemed to have ended there, but Kristen Stewart made the news again in 2016 and this time it wasn’t about unfaithfulness but about her sexuality. She was spotted kissing female musician St. Vincent who was said to be her new girlfriend. She also dated Stephanie “Soko” Sokolinski in 2016 but broke up with her after a few months. The actress started dating model Stella Maxwell in 2017. Kristen got tired of speculations and openly came out as gay in 2017 on ‘Saturday Night Live’ show.
Responding to reactions about her declaration, Stewart has said she is proud of her sexuality. But there’s more! Kristen has not closed the door of her heart entirely to men. According to the actress who is now an advocate of the LGBT community, she could still date men in the future.