|Famous For: The Twilight Saga||Currently Known For: Actress|
Currently Known For Actress
Team Bella, Team Edward or Team Jacob—Where do you fall? Growing up with her father working as a stage manager and television producer and her mother a script supervisor, Los Angeles native Kristen Stewart envisioned her own future behind the camera as a screenwriter and director. Fate, however, had different plans as the young Stewart was only eight years old when an agent spotted her stealing the show during her elementary school’s Christmas play. Soon after, she landed her first non-speaking role in Disney’s The Thirteenth Year and followed up the film with appearances in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and The Safety of Objects before wowing audiences and earning her first Young Artist Award nomination as Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room in 2002.
Stewart’s career continued to blossom with box office hits like Zathura, Catch That Kid and Into the Wild that not only further established her talent on the silver screen but also grew her fan base. By 2008, superstardom was on the horizon when Stewart debuted as Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in The Twilight Saga. With the fantasy film earning $35.7 million on opening day, Stewart sealed her fate as a Hollywood A-lister as she went on to star in New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn while seeing the entire vampire franchise gross over $3.3 billion worldwide.
Riding her success straight to the top, Stewart continued to build her fortune and fame with a variety of films including Snow White and the Huntsman, Still Alice, Café Society and Personal Shopper. Now, with 43 projects under her belt, 54 award nominations and 44 wins including the title as the first American actress to ever win a Cesar Award, Stewart has far more than worldwide recognition and critical acclaim to her name. Named as the highest earning female actress by Vanity Fair at $28.5 million in 2010 and by Forbes at $34.5 million in 2012, Stewart has built an incredible net worth of $70 million with last year’s earnings topping out at $10 million.
In addition to bringing in a hefty paycheck from the silver screen, Stewart has also earned a pretty penny and padded her wealth as the face of high profile brands like Chanel and Balenciaga. But, beyond occasionally splurging on a new outfit or handbag, where does Stewart spend the majority of her wealth? On her homes, of course!
Since reaching the peak of her mainstream success, Stewart has lived in a number of impressive homes with her beautiful Bel-Air mansion topping the list at $6 million. Stretching over 2,500 square feet and boasting five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the gorgeous estate is ultra-modern and fit for a Hollywood princess with a home theater, powder room, gym and a long list of other luxurious amenities. To top it off, the home also features an outdoor kitchen, pool, spa and a separate guesthouse that covers over 1,400 square feet!
Aside from her Bel-Air home, Stewart owns a second villa in California located in the prestigious Los Feliz neighborhood alongside celebrity neighbors Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck and a few others. Setting the Twilight star back $2.2 million, the home is 3,400 square feet and offers three spacious bedrooms, a massive master suite, a modern modular kitchen and a huge six-car garage. Immediately next to the home is a stunning courtyard with a meticulously manicured lawn, a large swimming pool and a paved deck with a stone fire pit.
As someone who doesn’t like to attract any extra attention to herself, Stewart’s spending habits when it comes to filling her six-car garage are a bit less predictable with an eclectic automobile collection that definitely falls on the more modest side. So what does she enjoy jetting around town in? Filling only three of the six spaces, Stewart has a Toyota Tacoma, a Dodge Magnum and a charming Mini Cooper, none of which scream “Hollywood A-Lister” or “Twilight Saga Star.”
Beyond red carpet walks and movie premieres where she earns top dollar while wearing designer names from head to toe, Stewart does her best to stay under the radar while quietly enjoying her rather cushy lifestyle. And, while there’s no denying her home life is extravagant with her multi-million-dollar mansion in Bel-Air and her villa in Los Feliz, the 26-year-old still manages to do her part to help others. In fact, Stewart has used her popularity and fortune to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations like Shoe Revolt, the Red Cross and Oxfam and, in 2013, she even auctioned off a 15-minute conversation in exchange for an impressive $500,000 donation to the Superstorm Sandy relief effort. So, regardless of what critics say about her acting, there’s absolutely no doubt that Stewart’s philanthropy definitely deserves some recognition as she’s already been lauded with some of Hollywood’s highest awards for her work on the silver screen—vampires and all!