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Following the success of Twilight, Kristen—who was only 18 when the first film hit theaters—could really take her pick of films to work on. Playing Bella Swan made Kristen an overnight celebrity, and despite a few exceptions, she’s spent the last decade focused on smaller, indie projects. Just after the Twilight franchise came to a close, Stewart was cast as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, but bowed out of the sequel following a tabloid scandal involving an alleged affair between K. Stew and the film’s married director, Rupert Sanders.
She’s since become an independent film staple thanks to performances in Clouds of Sils Maria (for which she won a Cesar Award), Still Alice and Personal Shopper. Kristen returned to franchise films as the star of Elizabeth Banks‘ Charlie’s Angels reboot in November 2019. The A-lister has also delved into directing and has starred as the face of numerous trés chic Chanel campaigns.
As for Stewart’s personal life, how times have changed since she and co-star Robert Pattinson made headlines with their tumultuous relationship. In 2017, the actress went viral when she addressed Donald Trump‘s tweets about her and R. Patz’s relationship, telling the president during an SNL hosting stint, she’s “so gay, dude.” Kristen has described her sexuality as ambiguous but she confirmed in 2019 that she is in love and plans to propose to screenwriter Dylan Meyer.