Sistine wears dress GIVENCHY / Necklace and earrings SWAROVSKI / Rings LAÔMA / Boots MARC JACOBS

“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. 

Sistine wears dress VERSACE / Glasses AKONI EYEWEAR / Earrings SWAROVSKI / Boots R13

“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.

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“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.

This feature appears in the pages of GEN V3: now available for purchase!

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

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