Though the film did not do well at the box office, she received another nomination for a Young Artist Award.
After appearing in a handful of movies and a Showtime movie called Speak (2004), Stewart was cast in the role of a teenage singer living in a commune in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007), a critically acclaimed biopic.
Soon after that, she starred alongside Jodie Foster in the hit drama, Panic Room (2002) and was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Praised for her Panic Room performance, she went on to join the cast of Cold Creek Manor (2003) as the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone.
The young talent took on small roles before landing the role of Jodie Foster’s daughter in the 2002 thriller Panic Room.
A stream of moderately successful films followed, but it was not until she was cast as the lead female in Twilight’s film adaptation that she truly put Hollywood on notice.
Although Kristen arrived to the premiere solo, she is currently dating Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, 27.
Their relationship status was finally sealed with a kiss when they were spotted smooching in the back of a taxi in Milan, Italy, at the beginning of this year while Stella was working at the city's Fashion Week.
Stewart is one of the many females that Refinery29 has joined forces with to encourage industry women to claim the director's chair.
A third Young Artist Award nomination resulted in a win for this role.
She also appeared in Mary Stuart Masterson's The Cake Eaters (2007) that same year.
The Hollywood actress revealed that she keeps her relationships under wraps because she treasures them dearly after bad experiences in the past.
Kristen previously dated her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, 31, from 2008 until 2012.