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Born into a behind-the-camera showbiz family in Los Angeles, Stewart landed her first major role at age 11, playing Jodie Foster's daughter in the hit thriller 'Panic Room.' Throughout her teens, she continued to play dramatic roles in film and TV until, at age 17, she landed the coveted role of 'Twilight' heroine Bella. Like co-star Pattinson, she earned a reported $25 million this year for the two 'Breaking Dawn' movies, plus another $2.5 million for the forthcoming 'On the Road,' plus $1 million in royalties from the 'Twilight' films and other past projects. While the 'Twilight' stars have had trouble attracting large audiences (and large paychecks) away from the supernatural saga, Stewart, now 21, seems poised for another fantasy-romance hit with next summer's 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' which should allow her to keep earning a top-dollar salary.