There are plenty of reasons Kristen Stewart didn’t let those god-awful Twilight films wreck her career. For one, she can act. She showed scene-stealing nuance in indie gems like Adventureland, The Runaways, and Still Alice. She even became the first American actress to win a César Award (the ‘French Oscar’) for her supporting role in Clouds of Sils Maria.
She also has that stone-cold babe thing going for her.
Today, April 9, Maxim celebrates the 26th birthday of this beautiful thespian. At 26, she’s already one of the top-earning actresses in Hollywood (she brought in a reported $34.5 million in 2012) in addition to having fronted major campaigns for fashion houses like Chanel and Balenciaga (more cash). We know she will continue to enchant audiences for years to come.
Check out some of our favorite shots of the birthday babe below. We can’t wait to see what 26 looks like.