Stella Banderas Griffith, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas’s daughter, wants to drop the “Griffith” from her surname.According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, the 25-year-old model and entrepreneur filed a name change petition in Los Angeles, asking a judge to remove part of her famous last name.Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith was born, but she wishes to change her legal name to Stella del Carmen Banderas.
According to the court documents, the model and actress filed to “shorten my name by removing the extra last name.””Also, I rarely use the name “Griffith” when referring to myself or on documents,” she added in the filing, according to The Blast. “So dropping the name would be consistent with my normal usage.”Stella was born in Spain to famous parents who raised her away from the spotlight.
On her mother’s side, she is the sister of actress Dakota Johnson and actor Alexander Bauer. Griffith and the Zorro star married in 1996. They divorced in 2015, but they remain close friends. Stella made her acting debut in the 1999 film Crazy in Alabama, directed by her father and starring her mother. Earlier this month, the female entrepreneur walked the red carpet with her father, Antonio, at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, where the two posed in matching black outfits . Griffith captioned a photo of the couple on her Instagram account, ” “Stella and Antonio, father and daughter, on the red carpet at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
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