Kristen Stewart is an American actress who is well known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, a role for which she won numerous Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards. Her other films include Zathura, Panic Room, Still Alice, and Adventureland.
Stewart was born on April 9, 1990 in Los Angeles to parents working in the entertainment industry. When Stewart was young, she started appearing in minor roles before getting a lead part opposite Jodie Foster in the 1999 film Panic Room. She soon became well-known for her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, which grossed $3.3 billion worldwide between its four releases. Stewart also played Snow White alongside Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth’s Evil Queen in 2013’s Snow White and the Huntsman.
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Like many actresses who came of age during this time period, Stewart has experienced frequent media scrutiny about her personal life due to her relationship with older men. In 2009 she began dating fellow actor Robert Pattinson, with whom she was involved for five years. Stewart is currently in a relationship with film director, producer, screenwriter and actor Alicia Cargile.
Stewart has been an outspoken advocate of at least two important social issues: LGBT rights and women’s right to receive equal pay as men for the same work. In 2014 she was given an award by gay magazine The Advocate for her support of gay marriage via Twitter. She made headlines again when it came out that she earned less than male co-star Chris Hemsworth for Snow White and the Huntsman despite being its lead actress. When confronted with this fact Stewart responded that even though they were the leads in the film, Hemsworth had more star power due to his role as Thor in the Marvel Universe, and thus received a larger paycheck. This led to a long conversation in which Stewart told the story of another actress who took a stand against Hollywood’s wage gap, particularly among male and female actors receiving different pay for the same film.
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In an interview with Elle magazine in 2015, Stewart was once again asked about her involvement in The Twilight Saga where she plays leading character Bella Swan alongside Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. In it she revealed that when she first read Twilight she felt “incredibly seen” by Stephenie Meyer’s portrayal of the protagonist:
“I had no idea how much I would relate to Bella,” says Kristen […] “Bella is nothing but open and defenseless in the face of this absurdly overwhelming passion and chemistry and inevitability. She’s so completely felt, even when she shouldn’t be feeling anything.”
“I’m not gonna lie,” Kristen continues. “There are aspects of Bella that are me, but I relate to her on a very core level.” […]
“A lot of people have had some really bad experiences with men,” says Stewart. “Whether they’ve been raped or abused in some way…And there is something about the fact that both characters are damaged that makes it okay for them to fall in love with each other. They’re both broken beyond repair, but together they feel whole.”
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She had a highly publicized relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson from 2008 to 2013. In 2019, she began dating Dylan Meyer. She previously dated Stella Maxwell, Alicia Cargile, St. Vincent and French pop singer Soko.
|Real Name||Kristen Stewart|
|Age||31-yrs old (As of 2021)|
|Birthday||April 9, 1990|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, CA|
|Height||approx 5 feet 5 inches|
|Weight||approx 55 Kg|
|Body Stats||approx 34-28-40 inches|
|Bra Cup Size||34 C|
|Shoe Size||6 (US)|
|Net Worth||$12 million, as of 2021|
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Stewart goes on to say how these feelings helped her bare an emotional connection to the character of Bella where she got to explore themes of unconditional friendships.
Although she has never explicitly identified as anything other than heterosexual, this interview sparked rumors that she might be bisexual or perhaps even a lesbian. As evidence for this claim are Stewart’s multiple statements about feeling “seen” by Bella, being so connected to the character, and the fact that it was one of her more emotional interviews (especially with regards to women’s rights issues). Nevertheless Kristen made headlines in 2015 when an unnamed source revealed that she is dating former fashion model/ current DJ Alicia Cargile. While some outlets went on to report that they were married, Kristen claimed they were simply roommates. The backlash received from tabloids led Stewart to make a statement on her official Facebook page clarifying what her relationship was.
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On January 11, 2017, Stewart confirmed her engagement to Cargile in a story for the cover of “Elle”. The pair had been together since at least June 2015. She used the article as an opportunity to advocate for LGBT rights and acknowledge that their social class makes it difficult for them to do so publicly even though they have received support from family and friends.
Stewart has taken part in several projects which give voice to her support of these issues. In 2012 she co-wrote a short film called Come Swim with Lana Wachowski which gave light to the difficulty faced by transgender children trying to fit into society. She also co-starred in two films directed by female directors this same year: Camp X-Ray with Peter Sattler and Clouds of Sils Maria with Olivier Assayas. For the latter movie she also got to act along side another strong female lead Juliette Binoche.
Stewart has also done her part for women in Hollywood by taking on projects which empower them like Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Runaways (2010) with Dakota Fanning, and Still Alice (2014) alongside Julianne Moore who was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards that year. She has taken home several awards herself for this work including one from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for “Outstanding Dramatic Series” in 2012 as well as best actress awards at both the 2014 York Film Critics Circle Awards and the 2015 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Clouds of Sils Maria.
In February 2016, Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live. In her opening monologue she humorously remarked about how impressed she was by the all female nominees at that year’s Oscars and expressed a hope to one day see a woman become president. Kristen also used this opportunity as an opportunity to show her support for sexual assault survivors by wearing a Planned Parenthood pin on her jacket during the show.
When asked what advice she would give herself if she could go back in time, Kristen told Glamour magazine “I would say ‘Don’t carry so much guilt'”. She went onto explain that being young enough to have been able to take full advantage of all life has to offer is an amazing gift.
No matter what Kristen does next it’s clear that she will continue to use her voice to help others. According to her this is something which comes very naturally for her and because of it she feels “grateful”.
As for further goals, Stewart has already accomplished so much in the industry including becoming the highest paid actress of 2016 according to Forbes. While adding more film projects sounds great, Stewart also wants to continue exploring the stage as well as directing/producing films about women who are driven by emotion rather than logic (similar to characters portrayed by Max Irons whom Stewart co-starred with several times). On top of these things she would love for one day see herself playing a superhero or action figure on screen. As for her own family, she claims that as much as she doesn’t know what the future holds it’s clear from where her strong will and determination come from. According to her Mom Jules Stewart, Kristen has been “acting like a grown up since she was nine years old”.
Beyond all else, Kristen hopes that her career can inspire others and bring light to issues which matter to them (and hopefully help them become more accepting). When asked about how far we’ve come in terms of gender equality in Hollywood she gave an optimistic response: “We’re moving forward. I mean, we have made great strides…I know every woman has struggled; I struggle with it myself”.
Stewart is definitely someone who gives back by using her position of power and influence to help others. It’s extremely easy for someone who is well known such as herself to isolate themselves from the outside world but something tells me that won’t be happening any time soon.
Stewart has already shown us that she doesn’t need a cape or special abilities to become a true hero in many people’s eyes. If there is one thing I would like to leave you with it would simply be:
“You can do anything… All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given.” – JRR Tolkien
Thank you Kristen Stewart, keep doing whatever it is you love most.