Emma Watson is more than just an actress with a household name: she is a woman who inspires us to be confident in who we are, to try new things, be diverse in our pursuits, and to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Emma Watson walks a red carpet while promoting Beauty & The Beast
Who is Emma Watson?
Just in case you aren’t into pop culture, fashion, politics, or iconic book-to-movie franchises, Emma Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. She is most famous for her role as Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter film series, and most recently for her role as Belle in the live action adaption of Beauty and the Beast.
Watson has also spent time in the fashion world, both as a model - where she was chosen as the face for campaigns for Burberry and Lancôme – and as a pro bono creative advisor for a line with the fair-trade brand People Tree.
Acting, modeling, okay, big deal. Lots of actresses are models and lot of models are actresses. But that’s where the typical ends with our Woman of the Month. Emma Watson has quickly become one of the biggest and most influential names in women’s rights activism. She was selected as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women in 2014 and later that year gave an inspiring speech to announce HeForShe, a UN Women campaign that focuses on urging and encouraging men to stand for gender equality.
Emma Watson gets excited while speaking at a He for She event.
Amid these huge, worldwide, time-consuming projects and events (just filming twelve Harry Potter movies, doing cover shoots for Vogue, and fighting for gender equality, ndb), Watson pushed herself even further and graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 2014. She’s even certified to teach yoga and meditation!
3 Reasons We Love Her
- She is, in so many ways, Hermoine Granger come to life. She is smart and daring and a little bit unexpected. Who wouldn’t be excited about one of their most beloved fictional characters ALMOST being a real person? Especially when she turns out to be so much more than just Hermoine.
Emma's transformation in the Harry Potter films is what made her famous, though she has certainly become a formidable woman in her own right today.
- Emma is an inspiration for so many different types of women. Artists and creative types, intelligent book-worm types, independent activist types; or anyone who is any combination of these. There is a piece of Emma that can inspire each of us.
- Doing unpaid work for a fair-trade clothing company and becoming a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador falls right in line with the way she lives her life. Her genuinely selfless nature is evident in her interviews and speeches; she loves people and wants to see them succeed. The best part is that she uses her own success to further the successes of those less fortunate than herself.
Little Known Fact About Emma Watson
Okay, it’s kind of a silly one, but rumor has it that she fell asleep in her hotel room and slept right through the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. When she finally woke up, instead of rushing to the party, she ordered pizza. Hotel room pizza party with Emma Watson? Sounds like a good night to us!
Our Favorite Quote
“I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.”
Why Emma Watson Would Love Uwila
As a woman who has dedicated so much of her time to empowering women and encouraging them to be themselves, we think that Emma would admire our dedication to those very same principles. We think she would like the simplicity of the soft silks; elegant and effortless are two traits that we value as women, both in our underwear and in our everyday lives.
We think Emma, who loves being a great steward of the world around her while showing the world how much she is capable of, would love adding Uwila's Kickin' Butt Nirvana undies to her impressive wardrobe collection.
Emma before delivering a speech on Feminism for the United Nations.
Words by: Katey L.