Kristen Stewart garnered international media attention due to her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight movie saga. The financial success of the series earned her a spot as the highest-paid actress in the world in 2012
; according to critics, however, this feat should not be accredited to her acting skills. Stewart, while perfectly embodying Bella Swan’s physical characteristics (pale with long, dark brown hair), lacked variety in terms of facial and emotional expression
. Her acting was described as disappointing and lacking in energy
Stewart’s acting style has been characterized as low-key, moody, and monotonous
. She has been accused of playing very similar characters in all of her films; on her official IMDb page, she is described as “often play[ing] characters who are deeply troubled or have suffered an emotional trauma”
. Despite her apparent lack of range, she has still been cast in over 45 films
, which may lead people to believe that she is chosen for roles due to her beauty instead of her talent. Stewart is indeed praised for her beauty; in 2013, she was ranked #3 in FHM Online’s list of “Sexiest Women in the World”
. Despite varying opinions on her acting abilities, Kristen Stewart's beauty still proves her to be star-quality.