Kristen Stewart: biography
Kristen Stewart is the popular American actress who received the prestigious French César Award for the drama “Clouds of Sils Maria” for the first time in the history of the country’s cinematography. She became famous to the large audience after she played Bella Swan in the “Twilight” saga.
Kristen Stewart was born on April 9, 1990, in Los Angeles into the family of TV professionals. Her father John Stewart worked as a producer, assistant director, and administrator of various TV shows on Fox Channel; the mother Jules Mann was a script supervisor on TV. The would-be “Twilight” star grew up with the elder brother Cameron and two adopted brothers Dana and Taylor (adopted after Kristen was born).
Similar to many modern stars, Kristen Stewart debuted early. When she took part in a Christmas fairy tale performance, her talent was marked, and the parents were offered to develop the girl’s abilities. At 8, Kristen went to various castings and auditioned for movie roles.
From the early childhood, the actress’s eccentric and informal behavior stood out. The girl learned these manners from her parents: the mother could easily appear at work wearing a stretched T-shirt and sneakers, and the father’s fascinating long hair and tattoos still always amazed his colleagues.
Kristen Stewart appeared on screen when she was 9: she played in “The son of a Mermaid” broadcast by Disney Channel. The young actress was a success. two years later, when the girl was only 11, she had the weird for her age role of a single mother in the melodrama “The Safety of Objects.” This project was the launching pad for Stewart’s movie career.
The actress started gaining popularity when the teen comedy “Catch That Kid” starring Kristen was released. By 14, she had appeared in several movies, and her roles were not simple. However, it was all before the “Twilight” saga and world’s popularity.
In November 2007, Kristen Stewart got the primary role of Bella Swan in the vampire movie “Twilight.” This project made the actress the international star. Millions of fans dreamed of being similar to Bella. The “vampire mania” all over the globe was triggered by the “Twilight” screen adaptation. Fans were waiting for the next parts of the saga: “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (2009), “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010), and two parts of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” (2011 and 2012). For the second movie, Kristen Stewart won the MTV Award for Best Female Performance; she also received the Best Kiss MTV Award for the touching scenes with Robert Pattinson.
Together with “Twilight,” Kristen Stewart was actively engaged in other projects. She appeared as a vulgar woman of loose morals in the tragic drama “Welcome to Rileys.” In 2011, this role brought Kristen Stewart the Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
Before the fifth part of the vampire saga, Kristen Stewart starred in the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman” that appeared on the big screen in 2012. Besides, the “Twilight” star played in one of the most provocative projects in her career: she appeared as Marylou in the movie “On the Road.” There were several nude scenes with the actress. The movie itself is full of sensitive content; it is the story of Stewart’s character’s sexual relationships with two men.
Besides, the actress had several topless photo sessions for glossy magazines. In general, the actress’s fans welcome their icon’s provocative photos.
The fifth part of the “Twilight” saga is the final episode of the vampire series today. For Kristen Stewart, the final part was as successful as the previous ones. However, the actress did not stop challenging herself and conquer the world’s cinematography. In 2014, she played an interesting role in the movie “Camp X-Ray” where she personified the young guard at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. She also worked on the French drama “Clouds of Sils Maria”; she won the César Award for the role of Valentine.
Besides, the actress played Lydia Howland, the main character’s daughter in the drama “Still Alice.” The movie tells the story of a linguistics professor at Columbia University who suddenly starts forgetting words. Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin took the leading parts.
In the same year, the actress participated in two short-length movies “9 Kisses” and “Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys.”
In 2015, Stewart played the main female role in the comedy action movie “American Ultra.” Jesse Eisenberg starred as the main character, supermarket salesman Mike. Mike is a loser and idler who suddenly discovers he has received special training; he remembers much information related to tactics and strategy. As it turns out, Mike is the unique super soldier and the result of a military experiment; he was so powerful that the government erased his memory but did not dare to liquidate him so that he could be used as a weapon in case of threat. Mike’s girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart) is the government agent who watches the test subject’s condition. Intelligence services start hunting Mike to eliminate the awakened “weapon.”
In that year, the actress played Sophie in the drama thriller “Anesthesia” where the attack on a philosophy professor from the Columbia University is pictured.
In 2015, Kristen Stewart starred in the movie “Equals” with Nicholas Hoult. In this fantastic movie, the dystopian society of the future is portrayed: people, “members,” have refused emotions and live in what they call “the Collective.” Stewart’s and Hoult’s characters have the disease of that time, emotions.
Just like Kristen Stewart’s professional activities, her personal life is interesting to people. The actress was seeing Michael Angarano for five years; their workplace affair began when the movie “Speak” was being made.
At the “Twilight” movie set, there was an intrigue: the young and promising actor Robert Pattinson became Kristen’s stage partner. The young people had feelings for each other, but they suddenly split up four years later. As it turned out, Pattinson learned about Stewart’s “warm” relations with the director Rupert Sanders. In anger, the actor sold the house where the lovers were going to live after their marriage. Kristen came back to her parents.
In a month, the couple reconnected, and one of the most beautiful Hollywood couples started sending wedding invitations. Eventually, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson broke up.
In 2013, the media reported the popular actress was dating her former assistant Alicia Cargile. The press was actively discussing the actress’s sexual orientation. Without any awkwardness, Stewart commented on her personal life and relationships with women; she confirmed her bisexuality.
In 2014, Kristen Stewart lost weight significantly. Paparazzi were always watching the young woman to criticize her physics; since that time, Kristen was often considered the example to follow. The actress did not say anything about the reasons for the changes in her body and never shared her diet. Today, Kristen’s weight is 48 kg., her height is 165 cm.
In 2015, rumors had it that the actress was seeing Taylor Lautner, her “Twilight” colleague. The actor told journalists Kristen and he remained friends after the saga shooting; Taylor and Kristen appeared together at the premierу of the movie “Ultra American” starring Stewart.
At the same, there were rumors about the actress’s love affair with the singer Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (stage name Lynn Gvnn), the openly gay leader of the group PVRIS.
In January 2016, the actress played Elizabeth Travis in Kelly Reichardt’s drama “Certain Women.”
In March 2016, the press announced Kristen Stewart and Alicia broke up; Stewart and the 30-year-old French singer Stephanie Sokolinski were often seen together.
In May, the actress played Vonnie in Woody Allen’s “Café Society”; the movie was shown out-of-competition at the Festival de Cannes on May 11, 2016. The movie is set in the 1930s and tells the story of the movie industry and Hollywood life whirlwind. Jesse Eisenberg who also played in “American Ultra” was the actress’s movie partner again.
The French psychological thriller “Personal Shopper” by Olivier Assayas got the Cannes Best Director Award. Stewart took the leading part and played the introverted American woman Maureen who lived in Paris and helped famous people select clothes. Maureen worked as a personal assistant of the German socialite. The young woman’s life would be a fairy tale if it were not the recent death of her twin brother, congenital heart condition, and ability to communicate spirits.
The role in “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” is one of the actress’s recent works. Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, and Chris Tucker were Stewart’s stage partners. This military drama tells the story of a military unit in Iraq. Military journalists took some popular photos, and the soldiers become national heroes. They are sent back home for a promo tour, but they have to go to war again after that.
In August 2016, it was announced that Kristen Stewart officially proposed to her former lover Alicia Cargile. The “Twilight” star said that she “missed her wife” during the break-up period and informed that the wedding preparation was taking place. However, the actress changed her plans in two months and broke off the engagement. After that, Kristen started going out with the singer Annie Clark who used to date the supermodel Cara Delevingne.
In December 2016, the actress appeared in the short video “The Rolling Stones: Ride 'Em on Down.”
At the end of 2016, paparazzi learned about the actress’s new affair: rumors had it that Stewart was seeing the Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell. In January 2017, the photos where Stewart was kissing Maxwell spread on the Internet which dispelled the doubts about the new relationship and provoked a hype among the actress’s fans and media. In May 2017, the press reported that Stewart and her girlfriend started living together in Kristen’s house in Los Angeles after six months of their relationship.
In 2017, Kristen Stewart debuted as a director and presented the short movie “Come Swim” at the Cannes Film Festival. The actress appeared on the red carpet wearing the top that bared her stomach – it contradicted the Cannes Film Festival dress code. The rebellious image was strengthened by the new haircut: not long before the festival, Kristen shocked her fans and media with her platinum blond crew cut. It was not the first time the actress violated the dress code: she used to go to the red carpet wearing jeans and sneakers because she did not like high-heeled shoes and other uncomfortable items of clothing.
As it turned out, it was not Kristen Stewart’s whim: she had her nutbrown hair for the role of a mechanical engineer working at an oil rig in William Eubank’s “Underwater.”
In January 2018, the premiere of the crime thriller “Lizzie” took place at the Sundance Film Festival; the world premiere is scheduled later. In this project, Stewart played the housemaid Bridget Sullivan. Besides, the actress starred in “JT LeRoy” whose premiere date has not been announced yet.
- “Panic Room:
- “Fierce People”
- “In the Land of Women”
- “Welcome to Rileys”
- “On the Road”
- “Snow White and the Huntsman”
- “American Ultra”
- “9 Kisses”
- “Café Society”
- “Personal Shopper”
- "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"