Stella Maxwell

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Stella Maxwell
Stella Maxwell as Whiplash.jpg
Maxwell in 2015
Born (1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 31)
Brussels, Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
Modelling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue

Stella Maynes Maxwell (born 15 May 1990) is a Belgian-born Northern Irish-New Zealand model best known for her work with Victoria's Secret as well as being an active member of the LGBT community. She became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015, and is also the face of the cosmetics brand Max Factor.

Early life[edit]

Maxwell was born in Brussels, Belgium, to Northern Irish parents,[2] Stella Maynes and former diplomat Maurice Maxwell. She has three older siblings. Maxwell was raised in Belgium until she was 13 years old,[3] where she attended the European School, Woluwe. She then moved with her family to Canberra, Australia,[3] where they stayed for one year[4] before moving to Wellington, New Zealand when she was 14.[3] She attended Queen Margaret College and the University of Otago, where she was discovered as a model [3] by an agency based in Dunedin.[5] Maxwell is bilingual in French and English.[6]


She walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014[7][8] where she was credited. She has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2015.[9][10]

During her career, she has posed for Alexander McQueen, Asos, H&M, Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli, Urban Outfitters and Topshop, and has been featured on the covers of the German, Turkish, Spanish, Thai and Japanese editions of the fashion magazine Vogue. As a catwalk model, she has walked for Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Moschino, Brandon Maxwell, Dolce & Gabbana, Jacquemus, Tory Burch, Giles, Dsquared2, Mugler, Fendi, Chanel, Miu Miu and Versace. She notably opened the Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show, during which she was dressed as a Lolita-esque modern day Snow White in hoody, miniskirt and towering shoes.[11] However, she fell on the catwalk and dropped the apple she was carrying.[12] She also fell twice in a row during the finale of the Miu Miu Resort 2016 fashion show.[13]

She collaborated with the French brand The Kooples to create a handbag, named after her.

In 2016, Maxwell was voted No. 1 in 2016 Maxim's "Hot 100 List".[14]

She had an uncredited role in the 2018 film JT LeRoy.

On 11 March 2021, Maxwell signed with IMG Models, which represents her.[15] Maxwell appears in differents productions in which appears in the recent music video "Chemical" of Beck Hansen. [16]

Personal life[edit]

Maxwell is openly queer and identifies as sexually fluid.[17][18] Maxwell briefly dated Miley Cyrus in 2015.[19] From December 2016 to late 2018, Maxwell was in a relationship with actress Kristen Stewart;[20][21] they briefly resumed dating in mid 2019.[22]


  1. ^ "Stella Maxwell - Model".
  2. ^ Britt McCamey (September 26, 2015). "Meet:Stella Maxwell". Oyster. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Lucy Buckland (June 20, 2015). "Who is Stella Maxwell?". Daily Mirror. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "All about the 10 new Victoria's Secret Angels of 2015". Vogue Australia. 2015-04-29. Archived from the original on January 10, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Orzessek, Eli (June 3, 2016). "Everything we know about officially hot Kiwi supermodel Stella Maxwell". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  6. ^ "Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell Stocks Up on Wellness Pills and Tim Tams". Elle. 2017-08-23.
  7. ^ Julia Frank (November 6, 2014). "These are the models confirmed for the 2014 Victoria's Secret show". Vogue Australia. Archived from the original on June 21, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  8. ^ Liana Satenstein (December 1, 2014). "Meet 7 New Faces of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". Vogue. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Jonathan Borge (April 28, 2015). "Victoria's Secret Adds 10 New Angels to Its All-Star Roster". InStyle. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  10. ^ Scarlett Kilcooley-O'Halloran (April 28, 2015). "Victoria's Secret Announces 10 New Angels". Vogue UK. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  11. ^ Davis, Mari. "Concept Korea Spring 2011".
  12. ^ Annabella Winsteald (17 March 2019). "Model Stella Maxwell FALLS during Pucca by Kwak Hyun Joo Spring/Summer 2011 - 3 ANGLES OF VIEW" – via YouTube.
  13. ^ Annabella Winsteald (26 July 2015). "Model Stella Maxwell falls twice during Miu Miu Resort 2016 fashion show. HQ + 2nd angle" – via YouTube.
  14. ^ "Stella Maxwell Tops Maxim Hot 100".
  15. ^ "Model Stella Maxwell Signs with IMG". Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  16. ^ "Beck Releases Video for 'Chemical' Remix Starring Stella Maxwell". Rolling July 8, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  17. ^ Anderson-Minshall, Diane (September 21, 2020). "Supermodel Stella Maxwell is the Queer Girl Next Door". The Advocate. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  18. ^ Okwodu, Janelle (June 30, 2020). "Stella Maxwell on the Importance of Supporting LGBTQIA Beyond Pride". Vogue. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  19. ^ "Miley Cyrus Is Dating Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell (Just Not Exclusively): "I'm Not in a Relationship"". E! News. 28 August 2015.
  20. ^ Marquina, Sierra (2017-01-31). "Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell Hold Hands, Go on Theme Park Date — See the Pic". Us Magazine. New York City: American Media Inc.
  21. ^ Hearon, Sarah (December 21, 2018). "Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell Split: What Went Wrong?". Us Magazine. New York City: American Media Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  22. ^ Bailey, Alyssa (2019-07-19). "Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell Confirm They're Back on With a Yacht Makeout". ELLE. Retrieved 2021-04-30.


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