Kirsten began her acting career at the age of six, starring in films such as Oedipus Wrecks, New York Stories, The Bonfire of the Vanities. After that she completed her graduation from Notre Dame, a private Catholic high school in Los Angeles, Dunst continued her acting career.
She claimed to fame with 1994 film Interview with the Vampire. It was followed by successful films, Jumanji, ER, Wag the Dog, Dick, The Virgin Suicides, etc. In 2002, she bagged Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07), which brought her international fame.
Later she went on to play memorable roles in films Wimbledon, Spotless Mind, Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, etc. She won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for 2011 film Melancholia. In 2001, Dunst made her singing debut in the film Get Over It and also sang in 2001 film The Cat's Meow.