Spiderman actress Kirsten Dunst had over 50 television and film appearances under her belt by the time she was 25 years old. The girl-next-door with the proudly crooked smile was unique among her generation of young actresses, due to her ability to carry a fun romp like "Spider-Man" (2002).
The Virgin Suicides" (1999) and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004). Audiences had seen few actresses not only survive the transition from child actor to teen to adult actor, but even less who moved so easily between genres and pleased.
A German executive and a Swedish art gallery owner, Kirsten (pronounced KEER-sten) Dunst was born on April 30, 1982, in Point Pleasant, NJ. By the time her younger brother Christian was born four years later, dimpled, fair-haired Kirsten was already on her way to becoming a movie star.
Her booked a growing number of modeling jobs and commercial shoots. At the age of six, she made her TV acting debut, playing granddaughter to Dana Carvey's George H.W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ).
Small roles in the feature films "New York Stories" (1989), "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990), as well as animated voice-over work, suggested that Dunst had real potential, so the family - minus dad, as her parents had separated - moved to Los Angeles in 1992.