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17/09/2023 08:53

Who is Kristen Stewart?

Her big breakthrough was in the Twilight series of films, but since then Kristen Stewart has gone on to star in some great movies and clearly establish herself as a woman to watch.


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stewart began working as an actress in 1999 – at the age of nine. It was in 2002 when she came to the world’s attention when she appeared with Jodie Foster in the film Panic Room.

She hit super-star status playing the role of Bella Swan in the Twilight saga of films – the first instalment of which was released in 2008.

She won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Olivier Assayas’s 2014 film Clouds of Sils Maria.

One of our favourite performances from Stewart was her role in Certain Women – a 2016 film directed by Kelly Reichardt.

Her debut as a director came with the short film, Come Swim – released in 2017.

Stewart’s recent roles include the reboot of Charlie’s Angels, and the deep-sea adventure movie Underwater.

Personal life

Stewart has been navigating her personal life in the public eye – she’s been the subject of intense public speculation since the release of the Twilight films.

She always seems to have had almost a zero-fucks-given approach to what people think or say, happily dating both men and women and not responding to any media speculation.

In 2017, Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live. In her monologue she joked about the interest in her dating life and her sexuality, describing herself as “so gay”. In subsequent media interviews, she’s talked about identifying as bisexual.



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