Stewart had acted alongside industry heavyweights like Jodie Foster and Dennis Quaid before taking on the role of Bella Swan at age 17. She almost didn't -- she hated "Twilight" when she first read a synopsis of the film.
"I didn't want to be a part of something that presents this really ideological idea of love to so many young people," she told the Los Angeles Times in 2008. "I don't know who wrote that synopsis, but that is not the story. Once I read the script, I begged for an audition. The script showed completely different sides to the characters. It fleshed them out. You see that the power balance between Edward and Bella is actually really skewed and more interesting."
"Twilight" shot Stewart to international fame, not to mention fortune. She reportedly raked in $12.5 million per film for the final two "Twilight" installments. Combined with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" paycheck, Stewart earned $34.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012, according to Forbes. She ranked 43rd on the magazine's Celebrity 100 list and was the youngest woman on it by 16 years. But she doesn't just do big budget films -- Stewart's also dabbled in the indie film scene with "Welcome to the Rileys" and "The Runaways," in which she portrayed Joan Jett.
Fans became obsessed with Stewart's relationship with Pattinson, but when their romance came crashing down after her affair, many wondered if she would be able to bounce back.
"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected," she said in a statement to People after photos of her with Rupert Sanders appeared in Us Weekly. "This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry."
The couple have appeared to reconcile, even doing a joint interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this month, but some have suggested it's just a publicity stunt for the final film.