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The world first fell in love with Emma Watson when she portrayed the famous character Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. The talented actor beat out hundreds of other girls to play the coveted role when she was just nine years old. As much as the movie franchise brought her money and fame, Emma is not banking on that.

The beautiful lady is truly multi-talented, challenging herself to learn new things beyond the world of film. In an interview Emma said she wants to be a Renaissance woman. When you read the next 10 facts about her its easy to see she is already there.

1. The Harry Potter beauty was born in Paris, France.

The beautiful lady was born on April 15, 1990. She lived in the French country until she was 5 when her parents moved back to England. She can speak some French but not enough to be fluent.

2. The English beauty has other accomplishments under her belt.

Emma is a certified yoga teacher. She took up the practice because she felt the need to find a centre for herself. The actor said “I need to find a way to always feel safe and at home within myself. Because I can never rely on a physical place.

3. She loves to journal and has a specific method of doing it.

Emma has over 30 journals that she keeps based on different subjects. Some of the diary are on: yoga, dreams, acting, people she’s met, and advice she has received. She also likes to make collage books.

4. The actor has a favourite Harry Potter book.

Emma’s favourite novel from the magical series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The third book was published in 1999. Although her favorite films based on the book are the first and last one. She feels the first one allowed her to learn a lot being a new actor and the last one was the most challenging to act.

5. She has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Emma was named the Highest Grossing Actress of the Decade by the organization. Her films have grossed over 5.4 billion dollars worldwide.

6. The actor wants to change the world.

Emma is the Women Goodwill ambassador for HeForShe where she promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women. About her role as ambassador she said, “fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man hating. This has got to stop.”

7. The actor had to work hard to land the famous role of Hermione.

Emma had to audition for the role of Hermione Jean Granger more than 7 times. Author J.K. Rowling wanted Emma for the role from the first audition. Emma had no professional acting experience but her teachers suggested her to the casting directors.

8. The actors first crush was Tom Felton aka Draco.

When Felton was 12 and Emma Emma 10, the actress said she had a massive crush on him. He saw her as a little sister than a potential girlfriend. Today the Harry Potter alumni are great friends.

9. Emma wanted to be more than just an actress.

She graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with an English Literature degree. Watson went to an American University because she wanted to blend in.

10. The England beauty became a fashion icon.

The actress loves fashion and is the face of famous brands like Burberry and Lancme. She became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine when she was 15.

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