Stella Arroyave is a former dealer in art and antiques. She is a film producer, writer, and actress of Columbian nationality. She is married to veteran Hollywood actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. Her popular works include The Human Stain which was released in 2003 and Slipstream (directed by her husband Anthony Hopkins) released in 2007. She moved to the United States from Cuba and got into the art dealership line of trade. Arroyave is the writer and director of the 2019 film, Elyse which stars Anthony Hopkins, Lisa Pepper, Aaron Tucker, Francis Willard, Tara Arroyave, Anthony Apel, among several other notable actors and actresses.
Stella Arroyave – Bio
Stella was born in Popayan, Columbia on March 29, 1956. The names of her parents remain unknown. A Columbia citizen, she grew up in Columbia where she also received a formal education. She studied arts while in college, though it is not known the institution in which she had her education.
Stella later moved to Los Angeles where she ran a business in the line of art and eventually set up an antique shop that dealt in different antique and precious object collections. Growing up, Stella never nursed the ambition of being under the spotlight let alone becoming a Hollywood personality. However, there was a twist in her fate when Sir Anthony Hopkins walked into her antique shop to purchase antique furniture.
Relationship with Anthony Hopkins
After Sir Anthony Hopkins met Stella Arroyave at her antique shop, they started dating. Two years after they met, they decided to tie the knot as husband and wife. On March 1, 2003, the couple held their wedding ceremony in Malibu at Hopkins’ Clifftop mansion. The wedding ceremony had Hollywood big names in attendance including the likes of actress Nicole Kidman, American filmmaker Steven Spielberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Winona Ryder. Also present at the ceremony was Sir Anthony Hopkins’ mother, Annie Muriel.
Stella’s husband, Sir Anthony Hopkins, is an accomplished British and American actor, producer, and director who has won at least two Emmy Awards, three British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) Awards, and The Cecil B. Demille Award.
Prior to her marriage to him, he had been married on two occasions to Petronella Barker and Jennifer Lynton in 1966 and 1973 respectively. Anthony Hopkins had claimed that he met Stella at a time when he was at the lowest point in his life and was riddled by depression and alcoholism.
Hopkins has credited Stella, more so her calm personality with helping him achieve sobriety. Stella Arroyave has been well rewarded by her husband for her role in helping him turn a new leaf. One of those times was on the Christmas Eve of 2012 when he threw a lavish wedding anniversary party at Saint David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales in celebration of the 10th year anniversary.
The happy couple resides in their mansion in Malibu, Los Angeles where they raise their family. Upon her marriage to Hopkins, she became the stepmother of Abigail Hopkins, Hopkin’s daughter from a previous marriage to Petronella Barker. Abigail Hopkins is an actress, singer, songwriter, and theatre director. One of her acclaimed roles was in the 2015 film Romeo vs Juliet. However, Abigail remains estranged from her father Anthony Hopkins.
Stella Arroyave, in the course of her career as an actress and producer, is renowned for her roles in The Human Stain and Slipstream, released in 2003 and 2007 respectively. However, rather than her acting career, Arroyave has gained prominence as a result of her marriage to Anthony Hopkins. Since attaining fame, she has featured on a couple of talk shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show.
All the Facts About Anthony Hopkins’ Wife
1. Stella Arroyave’s hobbies include painting, long walks on the beach, and playing the piano.
2. Her husband, Sir Anthony Hopkins claims she does a perfect job at spending his money.
3. Stella Arroyave’s net worth has been estimated at $25 million.
4. Stella is known for adorning herself with exquisite and expensive jewelry items.
5. She loves riding in elegant cars.
6. Since her appearance/involvement in 2007’s Slipstream, Stella didn’t take up any other film projects until 2019 when she wrote the screenplay for Elyse.
7. Stella stands 5 feet 9 inches tall which is the equivalent of 175 cm.