25 Things You Never Knew About Emma Watson

She had a thing for Draco Malfoy?

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Today, our beloved Emma Watson turns 25. In honor of Watson blessing the earth with her presence for a quarter century, we dug up 25 little-known facts about the award-winning actress, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, and...certified yogi?


Watson's full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.


She was born in Paris and lived in France until she was five.


Her net worth is about $60 MILLION.


Her audition for Hermoine in Harry Potter was her first ever. She had never acted professionally and went at the suggestion of her theater teacher.


She auditioned a total of eight times, but J.K. Rowling wanted her from the very first screen test. Dust your shoulder off, Ems.


From ages 10-12, she had a serious crush on Draco Malfoy. "I had a really terrible crush on Tom Felton, to the extent that I would go into work in the morning and look down the numbers on the call sheet to see if he was going to be in," she confessed to Jonathan Ross. "We love a bad guy, he was a few years older and he had a skateboard – and that just did it really."

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Once upon a time she was just like us and fell victim to a bad pink dye job. She had to wash her hair three times a day for a month to get rid of the unsavory hue.


She was a teenage braceface for four months in 2005.


Watson was feverishly ticklish before becoming immune to it, she told ELLE girl.


She and her brother, Alex Watson, look exactly alike.

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She was also the voice of Princess Pea in the animated movie The Tale of Desperaux (2008).


During her time at Brown University, she hosted quite the bash. "I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook," she told The Sunday Times.


Watson is a serious dancer and has tried several styles, including modern and breakdancing. We're dying to see her three-step.

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Johnny Depp is one of her favorite actors and once she *tried* to blend in with the crowd when Depp went to speak at Oxford.


She has two cats named Bubbles and Domino.


Her favorite musicians include Eric Clapton, Haim, and Lorde. See a full list of her favorite songs here.


...and her favorite books include The BFG by Roald Dahl and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. See a full list here.


Six years into the Harry Potter franchise, Watson hadn't played any roles other than Hermoine. So in 2007, she starred in the BBC film Ballet Shoes.


Watson—*gasp*—almost didn't sign on for the last three Harry Potter movies because of the how long they would take to shoot.


Watson is not just a yogi–she's a certified yoga and meditation instructor.


She's kept several journals and collage books over the years, according to an interview with Rookie Mag.


She's good friends with Britain's Next Top Model contestant Sophie Sumner as the two used to be roomates.


She went to The Dragon School IRL (it's a school in Oxford, England).

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If she could escape fame for a day, she'd go into a mosh pit at a rock concert, she told Time.


She's obsessed with spreading Nutella on strawberries.

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.