“I’ve always had the mindset of, What’s the worst that can happen?” says Stallone. “When it comes to figuring out a career path or doing something out of my comfort zone, my parents always told me and my sisters to try everything while we’re young—although, telling them about my recent cliff jump did not go over well,” she adds with a laugh. Born from a lineage of accomplished actors and models, Stallone inherited a passion for the entertainment and fashion industries. Her father, Sylvester Stallone, is an actor known for playing iconic roles like Rocky Balboa and Rambo, and her mother, Jennifer Flavin, is a former model.
“Being raised by creative parents, it was no surprise that I wanted to emulate their journeys,” Stallone reflects. “I knew from a young age that I wanted to be involved in the fashion industry in some capacity.” Following in her mother’s footsteps, Stallone signed with IMG Models in 2016 and went on to walk the runway for the likes of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Yet, soon a different career path came knocking at her door.
“When I was approached with an acting opportunity, I was very hesitant at first,” the 25-year-old says. “That being said, I was lucky enough to live under the same roof as what felt like an at-home acting coach.” Having such a support system made her feel confident enough to accept the role, and that opportunity landed her in the cast of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) and launched her acting career. “Filming [that movie] was one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences I’ve had as a young adult,” she says. “I’ve realized that discipline and focus are of paramount importance.”
Alongside her newfound life as an actor and reality TV star, Stallone has grand plans for the future. She intends to continue her journeys in both fashion and film. Currently, she is in pre-production for Scavenger Hunt, a film she scripted in 2018, while also taking fashion design classes, with the aspiration to create her own clothing line one day. No matter the endeavor, Stallone continues to emerge as an unstoppable powerhouse, as she fearlessly forges ahead toward her next triumph.
Text by Madison Collins
Photography Henry Kornaros
Fashion Emma Oleck
Makeup Tomoyo Shionome using TARTE COSMETICS
Hair Leonardo Manetti (SEE Management)
Manicure Candice Idehen (Statement Artists)
Photo assistants Tatum Dorrell, Garrison Block
Stylist assistants Natalie Cohen, Fabrice Laguerre
Makeup assistant Shoko Kodama
Hair assistant Mimi Romero