Like Christopher Reeves (Superman) and Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lector) before her, Emma Watson will be forever remembered, no matter what parts she chooses in the future, for her star-making turn as smarty pants Hermione Granger in all seven record-breaking “Harry Potter” films. She was handpicked to audition from a school assembly in 1999 and the then 9 year old daughter of two attorneys landed it after 9 callbacks. It wasn’t until 2007 that she performed in non-“Potter” projects, namely a BBC adaptation of “Ballet Shoes” and the animated comedy “Tale Of Despereaux.” The burgeoning “it” girl became both a spokesmodel for Burberry and a Brown University coed in 2009. (She graduated in 2014 with a degree in English Literature after also spending a long stint abroad at Oxford University.) Once the kid wizard franchise was finished, she moved on with coming-of-age fare “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” and “The Bling Ring,” played herself in “This Is The End” and went on a boat with Russell Crowe in “Noah.” Although her first crush was on Tom “Draco Malfoy” Felton, she has mostly pursued non-actors as romantic partners including financier Jay Barrymore (seven years her senior), One Night Only frontman George Craig, Oxford student Will Adamowicz and her current squeeze rugby player Matt Janney. The exception was “Perks” costar Johnny Simmons who she dated in 2011.
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wardrobe oopsEmma Watson suffers a minor nip slip in Toronto.
Fashion Face-Off"Perks of Being a Wallflower" stars Emma Watson and Nina Dobrev are both style mavens, but vote on who has the better fashion sense.
new tatRihanna pays tribute to her late grandmother in body art. Plus, more celeb news in the Shortlist.
MTV VMAsSee the stars strutting their stuff on MTV's red carpet in Los Angeles.
VMA FashionsWhose style rocked and whose flopped at the MTV VMAs?
Private WatsonEmma Watson talks to Glamour about her short hair, being a celebrity and more.
Sexy BacksSee how celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Jackman and Cameron Diaz look sexy while showing off their toned backs.
Pricey PurseChristina Hendricks carries a $24,000 purse, plus more reasons why stars are nothing like us.
Flash MobEmma Watson gets candid about the perils of going out in public.
Future OlympiansCelebs from Kendra Wilkinson to Andy Samberg share which sport they wish they could play in the 2012 Olympics.
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