Kristen Stewart is a talented young American actress. She is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga (though critically it is not her best work). She recently recieved critical praise for both her films "The Runaways" based on the 1970's all girl rock band (Stewart portrays Joan Jett) and "Welcome to the Rileys". Both films recieved high praise at the 2010 Sundance Film Festivile. Famed film critic Roger Ebert recently said of Kristen "she stewart
is simply a wonderful actress". She has also starred in the "Panic Room", "Speak", "The Messengers", and the Sean Penn directed, SAG nominated film "Into the Wild".
Despite her success the public is very critical of Stewart, mostly because of her performance in the Twilight films. Many people who have only seen her performance in Twilight make assumptions about her acting skills overall. She has also been dating her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson since 2009. She has admitted to being not the best at public speaking but continues to improve (re: 2010 oscars, Jay Leno apperance)
She refuses to change for anyone despite her many haters and sticks to her gut. Basically you either love her or hate her.