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Stella Banderas is a 26-year-old star, actress and media personality. She is widely popular as the daughter of actor parents Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith.

With an artistic background, Banderas found her way into the showbiz world with her role as Marilyn in Crazy in Alabama. The film was also directed by her father. Besides, she also has other handful of acting credits to her name.

In addition, she is also a business owner and runs an online store called Lightbound. She has been in a relationship with film student Eli Meyer since 2022. Learn more about her childhood, siblings, her parents’ and boyfriend’s relationship here.

Stella Banderas was born in Spain – how old is she?

Stella Del Carmen Banderas Griffith was born on September 24, 1996 in Marbella, Spain. She is the daughter of legendary actor Antonio Banderas and actress Melanie Griffith.

Her birth sign is Libra. According to reports, she was named Stella after her mother’s acting teacher, Stella Adler.

American actress Stella Banderas as a child and her father Antonio Banderas
Stella as a baby next to her famous actor, father Antonio Banderas

Likewise, she is American by her nationality and she is of mixed ethnicity. She is Spanish on her father’s side and Norwegian, Swedish, German and English on her mother’s side.

Banderas Education Details

The star kid graduated from high school in 2015. On her graduation day, Melanie posted a photo next to her and her father Antonio with the sweet caption ‘Mama, Stella and Papi, Our angel is wonderful. Starting the next chapter of her life! Freedom!!congratulates her on her achievement.

In 2018, Stella enrolled in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, New York, along with her other family members.

Family tree of Stella Banderas

She is the granddaughter of actress and producer Tippi Hedren and actor Peyer Griffith. Likewise, Stella’s aunt and uncle are Tracy Griffith and Clay A. Griffith.

The 26-year-old actress grew up alongside her half-siblings actress Dakota Johnson and actor Alexander Bauer.

She is also fluent in English and Spanish, just like her father.

What is Stella Banderas doing now?

The rising star Stella currently runs her company called LIGHTBOUNG. It is an online company that sells pocket perfume oil, tote bags and more. Looking at the prices, her Alma perfume oil costs about $60 per 10ml bottle.

As an actress, Stella started her journey in one of her father’s first directed films Crazy in Alabama starring her own mother Melanie Griffith, her half-sister Dakota Johnson, Lucas Black, David Morse and others.

Likewise, her other self-credits include Festival de cine de San Sebastián 2021 – Gala de inauguración, The Oscars, Banzai, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Celebrity Page, and Extra.

Stella Banderas’ Famous Parents Antonio & Melanie’s Relationship History

The former husband-wife first met when they were still married to their then partners. After working together in the 1995 film Too manythey fell head over heels for each other and started dating shortly after their respective divorces from their ex-husbands.

During an interview, Banderas openly admitted that he fell in love with the actress, saying:

“It was very, very fast and very compulsive, but at the same time we were right on… We tried as much as we could to be respectful.”

Melanie was even accused of “stealing” Antonio from his first wife by his first wife, Ana Leza.

Their relationship quickly transcended and the couple married on May 14, 1996. Likewise, Griffith became pregnant with their first child and welcomed their daughter Stella Del Carmen Banderas Griffith in the same year.

Stella’s Dad Supported Her Mom During Her Addiction Problem

In the late 1980s, Melanie struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse to such an extent that she went to rehab for help. Her decision paid off and she abandoned her addictions.

American actress Stella Banderas her mother Melanie Griffith and her father Antonio Banderas
Stella along with her mother Melanie Griffith and her father Antonio Banderas during her graduation in 2015

However, in 2000, she became addicted to prescription medication after a knee injury. She later admitted that her addiction was putting a lot of pressure on her marriage and family.

Likewise, Melanie even revealed that Antonio has supported her and helped her get through it. She revealed,

“He’s always been a huge support to me in situations where other people might have run away.”

The former couple pushed through this phase and stayed together for the next 15 years before filing for divorce after nearly two decades of marriage. The parents of one divorced on December 4, 2015 and are still good friends.

Stella Banderas petitioned to drop her mother’s last name

In September 2021, Banderas went to court in Los Angeles and filed a petition to ask a judge to remove ‘Griffith’ of her last name.

According to the official reports, she motivated her request by simply saying: ‘shorten my name by removing the extra last name’. She further added,

“In addition, I usually don’t use Griffith when referring to myself or on documents, so dropping the name would correspond to my normal usage.”

With this news, many speculated that the mother-daughter was in trouble, but they simply denied it.

Who is Stella Banderas’ current boyfriend?

The 26-year-old rising star Stella is currently in a relationship with Eli Meyer. He is a film student who rose to fame after a date with the star child.

According to reports, the couple started dating in early 2019. Likewise, the lovers made their red carpet debut in December 2019 at the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills. The pair were there to celebrate Stella’s father’s award-winning Hollywood Actor Award for his work in Pain & Glory.

American actress and star child Stella Banderas
Stella along with her father Antonio, her father’s friend Nicole and her own boyfriend Eli at the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards

In addition, the duo was recently spotted on vacation and have a good time in Nerano, Italy. Likewise, two days earlier, on August 29, Stella and her boyfriend Eli stepped out with her father Antonio and his beloved Nicole Kimpel to enjoy Marbella’s Starlite Festival.

While the lovebirds haven’t suggested or shown any signs of getting married soon, hopefully we’ll see Stella walking down the aisle soon.

What is Stella Banderas’ net worth in 2022?

With her career as a businesswoman and actress, Banderas certainly earns a decent amount of money. As of 2022, her current net worth is estimated by various tabloids to be around $1 million.

On the other hand, her famous mother Melanie Griffith is worth about $40 million. While her father Antonio Banderas is worth about $50 million by mid-2022.

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