For many years Kristen Stewart was practically an episode of Married At First Sight come to life.
She was scoffed at, labelled problematic, and accused of wheeling out some pretty bad behavior in a bid to score attention and headlines.
And yet, we couldn't stop dissecting her every move.
When the now 31-year-old actress, and newly-minted first time Oscar nominee, first stepped into the Hollywood fishbowl at the age of eight she was immediately labelled by critics as a 'serious actress'.
Even though she was still at an age where tieing her shoes correctly felt like an achievement.
One of her first notable appearances was in the independent film The Safety of Objects, where she starred as the daughter of a troubled single mother played by Patricia Clarkson. It was a role that put her name on the critical radar, but it wasn't until she starred opposite Jodie Foster in David Finchers' hit film Panic Room at the age of 10, that the positive reviews and the award nominations began to flood in.
Up until 2007, Kristen bounced between being a solidly working actress whose name regularly appeared in the credits of well-regarded indie films, with a handful of lukewarm studio releases in the mix, and a 'regular person'.
At least until the day director Catherine Hardwicke visited her on the set of Adventureland for an informal screen test.
The result of the visit was Kristen being immediately handpicked for a role in Catherine's new vampire teen romance movie. In a part that would make it impossible for her to ever again hide from the spotlight.
Of course, there's no denying that taking on the role of Bella Swan in the critically panned but box-office gold Twilight film franchise, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name, was the role that made Kristen Stewart's career.
And then broke it.
The Twilight Saga spanned five movies and grossed more than $3.4 billion worldwide. But while the franchise's fiercely devoted fandom were head over heels for Robert Pattinson as the glittery yet traumatised vampire Edward Cullen, the reaction to Kristen's Bella Swan, a young woman who initially appears to have no real character traits apart from her unwavering devotion to the undead man who watches her sleep at night, was a little more polarizing.