10 Things You Didn't Know About Kristen Stewart

9. She Earned $12.5 Million For The Last Two Twilight Films

No matter how you feel about the Twilight movies, there's no denying the fact that they were huge - culturally, finically, phenomenally... you name it, they did it in a massive way. Kristen Stewart was launched to global fame as a result of her turn as troubled, broody protagonist Bella Swan, of course, along with the fact that she began dating her co-star, Robert Pattinson, who sent millions and millions of teenage girls wild with his role as vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen. There's a lot to dislike about Twilight, of course, but the movies themselves probably aren't quite as bad as people who haven't actually seen them tend to think - especially when compared to the terribly written source material (that's a debate for another day). Stewart polarised opinion with her take on Bella Swan, with many calling her cardboard and one-note, but those criticisms were unlikely to faze the actress, given that she pulled in a whopping $12.5 million dollars for her appearances in the last two movies in the franchise alone. No matter how you see it, she definitely got the last laugh.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.