Stella  Maxwell, in name and in fact. The British supermodel naturalized from New Zealand has a stellar career behind her. With her blonde hair, blue eyes fringed with perfect brows and her angelic face, she is one of the most sought-after models of recent years. How could this angel in flesh and blood not also be one of the most beloved Angels of the American lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret.

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Stella Maxwell was born in Brussels on May 15, 1990 to Northern Irish parents, Maurice Maxwell and Stella Maynes.

She grew up in Belgium and attended the European School in Brussels until the age of 13.

Subsequently, the Maxwell family moved to Australia, Canberra and then to Wellington, New Zealand. The girl begins attending Queen Margaret College, where she graduates, and then begins attending the Psychology faculty of the University of Otago.

It is during her first year at the university that she is discovered and her modeling career begins.


Her career began thanks to the combination of extraordinary coincidences.
One morning Stella she walked into a small cafe near the university. Just then, a photographer employed by a modeling agency was passing by that same bar. It might not have happened, but once it happened, the man was struck by the powerful aura of Stella and her beauty. Immediately, he invited her to take some shots and this meeting opened the doors to the world of fashion. .

Initially, the young model worked at a small New Zealand agency based in Dunedin. It is in this small reality that she quickly learned the intricacies of a modeling career and she understood how to find and develop her own style.

Later, Stella moved to Paris, the capital of the fashion world, while the family returned to Northern Ireland.

Shortly thereafter, se receives an employment contract in New York from the world-renowned agency The Lions .

At this point, Maxwell began to be contacted for issues and covers of magazines such as Vogue (UK, Japan, Italy, Spain) , Marie Claire , Elle , Madame Figar or, but also for advertising campaigns of well-known brands such as Marc Jacobs,  Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen . Also acting as a testimonial for Asos e-commerce and for brands such as Puma , River Island, Urban Outfitters and Vianel.

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Contacted by many Maisons to participate in fashion shows as a model: Jeremy Scott , Moschino , Marc Jacobs and, of course, Victoria’s Secret.

star maxwellStella Maxwell at the Moschino X H&M fashion show


Stella was called to participate in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014. The following year she became one of the angels of the iconic lingerie brand.
Stella was thrilled when she started working for the American fashion house:

“ When the agent called me and gave me this news, I was amazed. It was an incredibly emotional experience, I felt happiness  “.

star maxwellStella Maxwell at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with Lady Gaga

During June 2016 she was elected the most beautiful woman in the world by Maxim magazine.

The Max Factor cosmetics line in October chooses her as its new ambassador, alongside her colleague Candice Swanepoel.

The protagonist of the Christmas campaign of the Zalando e-commerce in December.


Roberto Cavalli brand chooses Maxwell as the face for its Spring-Summer advertising campaign in 2017.

As of june, along with five other Victoria’s Secret models she appears in the music video of the song 2U by singer Justin Bieber ft. the DJ David Guetta.

Notably, in 2018, together with Irina Shayk , the French brand The Kooples chooses her as testimonial.

The following year, Hugo Boss selected her as a testimonial for his men’s underwear campaign, together with British singer Liam Payne.


Stella Maxwell has a very bubbly character, but at the same time she is keen to keep her privacy confidential.

The summer of 2015, she had a brief relationship with singer and actress Miley Cyrus. From 2016 to 2018, with actress Kristen Stewart.


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