Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to solicitors Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson from the United Kingdom. Her family moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, and she attended the Dragon School there. At six, Emma decided she wanted to be an actress and enrolled at Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theater school in Oxford. She pursued singing, dancing, and acting there. By age eight, she had participated in several Stagecoach performances and school plays. Emma Watson has reunited with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint for a TV special to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the enormously successful series.
The 31-year-old actor, who portrays several characters in Return to Hogwarts, has a chic updo, statement earrings, and a vibrant red lip to complete her stylish appearance.
It serves as a reminder of the actress’ development since she first rose to fame as the unruly-haired Hermione Granger in the eight movies based on J.K. Rowling’s books.
In honor of the historic reunion, here is a look back at Emma Watson’s outstanding fashion and beauty development (accessible on SkySky and the streaming service Now). Watson, who was just 11 years old, saw Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the first time in 2001. The teenage actor who played Hermione Granger embraced various Noughties trends while marketing the films and strolling the red carpet, including vibrant slip dresses, low-slung trousers, and ballet flats. The actor frequently appeared on screen either in a Hogwarts uniform or business casual.
Watson’s red carpet look evolved during her twenties. The actor loved dramatic gowns, sharp, monochrome minidresses, and edgy, fitted attire. Following the release of the final Harry Potter film in 2010, Watson said Hermione Granger farewell surprisingly, unveiling a super-short pixie hairstyle. Her asymmetric Prabal Gurung design from the 2013 Met Gala was a surprise.
The actor later worked with the ethical fashion app Good On You, and in 2020 he was appointed sustainability director to the Kering board of directors, which oversees upmarket brands like Balenciaga and Gucci.
The 31-year-old made a rare public appearance at the Earth Music Prize ceremony last October to give an award while donning an edgy ensemble designed by London-based designer Harris Reed. The ensemble included an asymmetric tulle dress built from vintage bridal gowns and black flared trousers.
Even though some people didn’t like Watson’s fashionable outfit, it is clear that the actor supports ethical fashion both on and off the red carpet.