She made her name as the girl who fell in love with a vampire. So perhaps it's not that surprising that Kristen Stewart has grown up into something of a gothic beauty.
The 19-year-old star of the Twilight movies showed off a stunning new image in a sultry photoshoot.
In the accompanying article for a U.S. magazine, Stewart tells how the success of the first Twilight movie changed her life. Now, working on the sequels, she can no longer walk about without being recognised and feels like a prisoner as she returns to her hotel room after filming each day
Leggy: Kristen Stewart shows off her pins as she reclines on a bed in a leopard-print coat
With her hair cropped and dyed black after her recent role as Joan Jett in the biopic about The Runways, Stewart looks very different from Bella Swan, the fresh-faced teen she portrays in Twilight, the story of a romance between a vampire and human girl.
Smoky make-up, leopardskin and lace ensure she smoulders in the striking shots by Craig McDean for Interview magazine.
During the interview, conducted by veteran actor Dennis Hopper, Stewart admits she is struggling to adapt to her sudden fame.
Punk princess: Stewart goes for the punk rock look with her black quiff, smoky eyes and rebellious hand gestures
New romantic: Stewart swaps her usual black for romantic white lace
It was less than a year ago that she and leading man Robert Pattinson starred in the first Twilight film - adapted from Stephanie Meyer's best-selling books
There have been rumours of a real-life romance, although Stewart is in a relationship with actor Michael Angarano.
She tells Hopper: 'I don’t talk to anybody about my personal life, and maybe that perpetuates (the attention), too.'
Followed by fans and photographers, Stewart finds it hard to live normally and has become 'boring' because she spends so much time in her hotel room while she is filming the sequels.
Wild thing: Kristen goes for an edgy look in leopard-print heels and sunglasses
'I'd like to take more walks after work instead of having to come back to my hotel room and not leave. So it can be boring,' she said. 'I don’t leave my hotel room - literally, I don’t.'
As well as her day-to-day-life, she feels the movie series has begun to dominate her conversation.
'The sad thing is that I feel so boring because Twilight is literally how every conversation I have these days begins - whether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven’t seen in a while.
'The first thing I want to say to them is, “It’s insane! And, as a person, I can’t do anything!” But then I think to myself, God damn it, shut the f**k up.'
Stewart is currently working on the third Twilight movie Eclipse after finishing the sequel New Moon earlier this year.
While New Moon sees Pattinson's vampire character Edward Cullen attempt to leave his human girlfriend Bella to save her life, Eclipse sees her torn between her blood-sucking lover and her werewolf friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
Stewart says she is finally getting a better understanding of Bella in the sequels although she finds her obsessive love for Edward disturbing.
She said: 'I feel like I really know Bella now...
'You have to question their (Bella and Edward's) motivations - to watch two people so unhealthily devoted to each other.
'I stand behind everything that they do. I have to justify it in my mind, or else I couldn’t play the character. But they are definitely not the most pragmatic characters.
'The weirdest f**king themes run through this story - like dominance and masochism.'
Meyer's Twilight books have sold over 25million copies worldwide and a further 20million copies in the U.S. and have been translated in 37 languages.
Kristen Stewart shows off her sultry photoshoot
Luffy | Monday, October 05, 2009 | 1comments