Stella was born in Popayan, Colombia on 20 March 1956 – her birth sign is Pisces, and she holds Colombian nationality. She is an actress and a producer, but perhaps best known for being the wife of Anthony Hopkins, an English actor who now also holds American nationality.
Early Life and Education
Stella spent her childhood in Colombia, and became interested in art while attending high school – after matriculation, she began working as an arts dealer.
Career as an Actress and Other jobs
Stella launched her career when she moved to Los Angeles, California USA, and opened up an antique shop.
After marrying her husband Anthony, Stella launched her acting career, and one of her first appearances was in “The Human Stain” movie shot in 2003. She appeared in an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2007, and then played Gina in the “Slipstream” drama movie directed by her husband and herself.
Marriage With Anthony
Stella and Anthony met when he came to her antique shop searching for furniture for his house – they began dating, and two years later married in March 2003. The event took place at Anthony’s clifftop mansion in Malibu, and the two invited a wide range of friends and relatives. Anthony stated in an interview that he was certain he couldn’t have a normal relationship, until he met Stella and she proved him wrong – she has helped him fight depression and alcohol addiction which nearly killed him.
Anthony was married two times before meeting Stella. His first wife was Petronella Barker, an English actress, from 1966 until divorcing in 1972 – they have one daughter named Abigail Hopkins. Anthony went on to marry Jennifer Lynton in 1973, whom he divorced in 2002.
Who is Anthony Hopkins?
Philip Anthony Hopkins was born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales on 31 December 1937 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he now holds both British and American nationality. He is an actor, best known for portraying Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs” psychological thriller movie, shot in 1991.
Anthony was raised by his father, Richard Arthur Hopkins who was a baker, and his mother Annie Muriel who was a housewife. Anthony was interested in arts and playing the piano while attending elementary school, before enrolling at Jones’ West Monmouth Boys’ School in Pontypool – he later switched to Cowbridge Grammar School where he began believing that he was stupid. He began studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff in 1953 and graduated in 1957, after which he joined the British Army, and stayed in for two years. After that, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
He made his debut appearance in 1960 in the play “Have a Cigarette”. He had his first role in a movie in 1964, when he appeared in “Changes”. He became a member of the Royal National Theatre in London in 1965, but his breakthrough came in 1968, when he played Richard the Lionheart in “The Lion in Winter” historical drama movie. He went on to play Charles Dickens in the film “The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens” in 1970, and in 1972 played David Lloyd George, a British Prime Minister, in the “Young Winston” film.
He appeared in the “Magic” horror movie in 1978, and in “The Elephant Man” film shot in 1980.
He played alongside Mel Gibson in “The Bounty” film in 1984, and then Hannibal Lecter in the psychological thriller movie “The Silence of the Lambs” in 1991. He went on to portray Professor Van Helsing in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992.
In 1993, he appeared in “The Remains of the Day” movie, and was rewarded with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for best actor – in 1994, he played in “Legends of the Fall” movie and in 1997 in “The Edge”.
The year 1998 saw him become the highest paid actor in the world, after he was cast in “The Mask of Zorro” and “Meet Joe Black”, in which he played alongside Brad Pitt. Some of his most recent roles have been in the “Westworld” science fiction series in 2016, and the “Transformers: The Last Knight” movie released in June 2017.
Anthony is a musician as well, and released his first single “Distant Star” in 1986. He has written music for concert halls – one of his most famous compositions is “The Masque of Time” which premiered in October 2008.
He is a movie director too, his first movie to direct being “Dylan Thomas: Return Journey” in 1990 – he also worked on the “Spartacus” film in the same year, and in 1995 directed “August”. Anthony’s favorite TV series is the British “Only Fools and Horses”, and its writer John Sullivan decided to give Anthony a role in it, however, Anthony was not available at the time of filming, and so the role went to Roy Marsden instead. Anthony is a philanthropist, and is the President of the National Trust’s Snowdonia Appeal. He donated £1 million to the trust in 1998; he was named one of the 100 Welsh heroes in 2004.
Stella’s Hobbies and Other Interests
- Stella loves eating seafood.
- She likes to spend her free time at the beach, and have long beach walks with her husband.
- Her hobbies include reading, with her favorite books being “In Search of Lost Time” written by Marcel Proust, and “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes.
- She is keen on shopping and travelling – she has already been to each continent with her husband, while her dream holiday destination is Miami.
- Stella’s favorite color is pink.
- She enjoys watching movies and TV series in the evenings.
- Her favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston.
- Her favorites movie are “Just Go With It” starring Jennifer and Adam Sandler while her favorite TV series is “Friends”.
Appearance and Net Worth
Stella is 63 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-26-35. She wears shoes size six. Her net worth is over $25 million, while her husband Anthony’s net worth is over $160 million.