Stella Maxwell

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Stella Maxwell
Stella Maxwell as Whiplash.jpg
Maxwell in 2015
Stella Maynes Maxwell

(1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 29)
OccupationFashion model
Modelling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1] or 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue

Stella Maynes Maxwell (born 15 May 1990) is a Belgium-born New Zealand model known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel and the face of Max Factor.

Early life[edit]

Maxwell was born in Brussels, Belgium to Northern Irish parents,[3] Stella Maynes and former Diplomat Maurice Maxwell.[4][5] She has three older siblings. Maxwell was raised in Belgium until she was 13 years old,[6] where she attended the European School, Woluwe. She then moved with her family to Canberra, Australia,[6] where they stayed for one year[7] before moving to Wellington, New Zealand when she was 14.[6] She attended Queen Margaret College and the University of Otago, where she was discovered as a model.[6]


She walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014[8][9] where she was credited. She has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2015.[10][11]

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 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.[12] However, she fell on the catwalk and dropped the apple she was carrying.[13] She also fell twice in a row during the finale of the Miu Miu Resort 2016 fashion show.[14]

In 2016, Maxwell was voted No. 1 in 2016 Maxim's "Hot 100 List".[15]

Personal life[edit]

From December 2016, she had been dating actress Kristen Stewart until their breakup in December 2018.[16][17]


  1. ^ a b "Elite Paris". Elite Paris.
  2. ^ "Stella Maxwell". Fashion Model Directory. Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  3. ^ Britt McCamey (September 26, 2015). "Meet:Stella Maxwell". Oyster. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ London, Bianca (30 April 2015). "She is the daughter of a diplomat who counts Miley Cyrus as a close pal and her favourite pastime is playing scrabble: Meet Stella Maxwell... Victoria's Secret's ONLY British Angel". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ Bianca London (December 2015). "Meet Stella Maxwell, Victoria's Secret Only British Angel".
  6. ^ a b c d Lucy Buckland (June 20, 2015). "Who is Stella Maxwell?". Daily Mirror. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "All about the 10 new Victoria's Secret Angels of 2015". Vogue Australia. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  8. ^ Julia Frank (November 6, 2014). "These are the models confirmed for the 2014 Victoria's Secret show". Vogue Australia. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Liana Satenstein (December 1, 2014). "Meet 7 New Faces of the Victoria's Secret F ashion Show". Vogue. Retrieved June 20, 2015. line feed character in |title= at position 44 (help)
  10. ^ Jonathan Borge (April 28, 2015). "Victoria's Secret Adds 10 New Angels to Its All-Star Roster". InStyle. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  11. ^ Scarlett Kilcooley-O'Halloran (April 28, 2015). "Victoria's Secret Announces 10 New Angels". Vogue UK. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  12. ^ Davis, Mari. "Concept Korea Spring 2011".
  13. ^ Annabella Winsteald (17 March 2019). "Model Stella Maxwell FALLS during Pucca by Kwak Hyun Joo Spring/Summer 2011 - 3 ANGLES OF VIEW" – via YouTube.
  14. ^ Annabella Winsteald (26 July 2015). "Model Stella Maxwell falls twice during Miu Miu Resort 2016 fashion show. HQ + 2nd angle" – via YouTube.
  15. ^ "Stella Maxwell Tops Maxim Hot 100".
  16. ^ Marquina, Sierra. "Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell Hold Hands, Go on Theme Park Date — See the Pic". Us Magazine. New York City: American Media Inc.
  17. ^ 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.

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