It’s hard to believe Emma Watson has been in the entertainment industry for almost two decades. The British actress and model was definitely the breakout star in the Harry Potter movies, and she has since gone on to star in various films, including The Bling Ring and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This March 2017, she will play Belle in the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast.
Being in the public eye since she was just a pre-teen means the star has been photographed on numerous occasions in some unflattering positions. It’s definitely the downside of being a celeb, but Emma takes it all in stride. She has been captured accidentally showing too much skin, flashing her undergarments, and dressing up in some questionable outfits. These embarrassing pictures will remain plastered on the Internet forever, but we’re pretty sure Emma would wipe them clean from the worldwide web if she could.
Despite many of these pictures being shocking, Emma is still one of the most popular and beautiful young starlets in the industry. These bad photos don’t change the fact that as of right now, she reigns supreme in the entertainment industry, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. So Potterheads, prepare to laugh, smile and cringe as we share with you these 15 embarrassing photos Emma definitely doesn’t want you to see.
15. Showing Too Much
Hollywood celebrities are bound to get caught in an unflattering position. Just imagine if cameras were shoved in your face 24/7. They’re going to catch you slipping at some point, and there really isn’t much you can do about it. Although Emma tries very hard to remain poised and she usually dresses modestly when she’s out and about, those pesky photographers still find a way to capture her flaws and fashion blunders.
In this photo, Emma was exiting a car when her dress shifted a bit. A paparazzo was at the right place at the right time and was able to capture this picture of Emma’s boob coming out of her dress. This isn’t the worst picture we’ve seen of the star, but it’s still embarrassing nonetheless. As much as we had hoped she learned her lesson and took better precautions to keep her girls hidden from camera lenses, Emma has had more than a few nip slips during her time in the public eye.
14. Beer Lover
A photo of Emma enjoying a nice, cold beer hit the web, and the Internet went absolutely nuts. There’s nothing wrong with a celebrity relaxing with friends and enjoying a cold one every now and then, but this picture really showed Emma in a new light. It’s not that she was doing anything particularly wrong. We just never assumed she would be the type to throw a few back. And the look on her face lets us know that she was definitely feeling a bit buzzed. It’s nice to see her relaxed and enjoying herself, though, but you know she probably hates that this photo made its way online. And we’re pretty sure whichever friend took and leaked the picture was immediately unfriended.
13. Lipstick Everywhere
Girls all over the world know the struggle of trying to avoid getting lipstick on their teeth. No matter how hard we try to keep lipstick where it belongs, it always manages to make its way onto our pearly whites and completely ruin our entire look. From an early age, girls are taught the trick of sticking their index finger in their mouth, closing their lips, and slowly pulling their finger out to remove excess lipstick that may have been applied inside of the lips. But this trick doesn’t always work, and this picture of Emma is proof of that.
The celeb stepped out for an event with some bright red lipstick, and when she posed for photos, you could see the lipstick all over her lips. She looks like a vampire that just got finished sucking blood. Okay, not really, but we do feel bad for her on this one because it’s just an unfortunate incident that she really had no control over. Despite her lipstick looking a complete mess on her teeth, she still looks beautiful and radiant, don’t you agree?
12. An Accidental Flash
For most people, we can run outside of our homes looking like a complete disaster, and no one would really bat an eye. But when it comes to celebrities, they have to look on point at all times, or they run the risk of their embarrassing photo being plastered all over the Internet. For Emma, it isn’t too often that she’s looking less than stellar, but she inadvertently gave the paparazzi and her fans a peek of her goodies when she headed outside to run some errands.
The star was wearing a flowy black dress, and when she sprinted down the street, the wind blew the hem of her dress up – exposing her bright, white panties. How embarrassing, right?!
But, hey, at least she wasn’t caught going commando (Britney Spears, I’m looking at you!).
11. Wardrobe Malfunction
Oh geez. If you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it just did.
Celebrity stylists are known for using different tips and tricks to make their clients look absolutely flawless on the red carpet, but judging by this picture, Emma’s stylist needs to head back to the lab and perfect her techniques. This is a wardrobe malfunction that could’ve easily been avoided, but since it wasn’t, we knew we had to add it to our list!
Emma stepped out for a red carpet event wearing a whimsical and romantic multi-tiered gown. The halter-style neckline made it difficult for her to wear a bra without the straps peeking out, so her stylist obviously suggested she just throw on a pair of silicone nipple covers and call it a day. The only problem was, the cut of the dress didn’t cover her bust completely, and Emma’s boob and nipple covers were fully exposed right there on the red carpet.
10. A Fashion Disaster
If you’ve ever experienced a fashion disaster while out in public, I’m sure you remember the sheer horror that you felt at the time. But luckily for you, no one was standing nearby to take a picture of you and post it on the Internet. Oh, the joys of being irrelevant!
For Emma, any fashion blunder that she commits instantly becomes the talk of the town. At the 2009 premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Emma showed up in a beautiful floor-length gown with a deep plunge V-neckline. She looked absolutely stunning, and this would’ve been a picture perfect moment if it weren’t for the wardrobe malfunction that happened next.
While posing for pictures on the red carpet, her dress came undone and completely exposed her underwear. Now, for any other celeb, they probably would’ve crawled into a hole and died. But Emma handled it like a boss and remained graceful. While giving an interview with David Letterman, her response to her fashion disaster was, “At least I was wearing underwear!” Touché.
9. Spanx A Lot
Celebs are notorious for wearing Spanx. The tight and body-hugging undergarment has the ability to smooth out bulges and provide a seamless and flawless appearance underneath clothing. The Kardashians definitely put body shapers on the map, but other celebrities also use the product to make sure they look like a million bucks when they step out on the red carpet.
Spanx are better worn under tight-fitting clothing or underneath fabric that’s long enough to cover the Spanx entirely. Obviously, Emma and her stylist didn’t get the memo. She stepped out wearing this tailored white dress that had a high slit running up the front. With each and every step, her nude-colored Spanx were fully exposed.
8. This ‘Harry Potter’ Flashback
As the character Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, Emma was required to wear her hair in a frizzy, blown-out mess for the first film. If you thought the hair was bad, Emma definitely agrees with you. In an interview with Vogue Italia, she says the one thing she hated about her role as Hermione was her hairstyle. She said, “When I see the images of the first Harry Potter, I immediately think of how ugly my hair was.” And this is exactly why the above photo is so embarrassing for the star.
Thankfully, the folks behind the movie gave Hermione an updated ‘do, so she didn’t have to wear the fro-like disaster for long. But we’re sure she would love to wipe the memory of Hermione’s disastrous hair from all of our memories. Sadly for Emma, we’ll always remember Hermione in all her bushy glory.
7. Her ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Doll That Looks Like Justin Bieber
To mark the upcoming release of the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney released a collector’s doll that’s supposed to be a replica of Emma as Belle. As soon as the doll hit stores, the Internet was completely creeped out by the doll’s appearance. To start, the face is absolutely horrifying – right down to the tiny freckles and the spaced out look in the doll’s eyes. We’re not sure how this product even made its way through Disney’s design process. The whole team behind this doll was obviously delusional because the doll doesn’t even look like Emma… it looks like Justin Bieber!
In a side-by-side comparison photo, you can see just how much the doll favors The Biebs. If Justin had long hair, and if you dressed him up in a yellow gown, he would be a dead ringer for the doll. What a complete fail!
6. Nip Slip At A Music Festival
Emma and friends headed out to a music festival in Glastonbury, and the star showed up wearing a corset, a pair of jean shorts and some knee-high boots. Her outfit was definitely more tame than what other festivalgoers were wearing, but Emma experienced yet another nip slip… and it was all caught on camera.
At this point, we’re starting to think maybe Emma has a thing for flashing her boobs because this definitely isn’t the first time she has shown her girls to the world. But this time, we can blame her corset for inadvertently showing more than she expected. The neckline of the corset was so low that it pushed and squeezed her bust to the point that she ended up on yet another fashion fail list. We’re not sure how she was able to dance and enjoy herself while wearing such a restricting top. Let’s hope she learned her lesson and shoved that corset into the back of her closet where it belongs.
5. Too Much Makeup
When Emma steps out on the red carpet, her hair and makeup are always guaranteed to be on point. The star has an awesome team of hair and makeup artist who ensure the Hollywood star looks her best at all times. But for this particular occasion, Emma decided to step outside the box with her makeup look, and it ended up looking like a total fail.
Emma normally sticks to neutral colors – except for her occasional red lipstick that she wears from time to time. But for this event, her makeup artist went with an edgier look that completely clashes with the star’s sweet, innocent and youthful appearance. This look has way too much makeup for Emma, especially around her eyes. The dark eyeshadow, along with the glitter, the black eyeliner, and the dark mascara are way too harsh for Emma. This horrible makeup look definitely takes away from her natural beauty.
4. Caught in the Act
Normally, Emma likes to keep her love life on the hush-hush, so you know she was probably freaking out when these pictures of her and fellow actor Johnny Simmons hit the web. Emma and Johnny met on the set of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and they only dated for about five months back in 2011. Before going their separate ways, the two stars were pictured making out in Santa Monica, California before a romantic lunch. Emma tried hard to keep their relationship a secret, and she and her agent both dismissed all claims that she was hooking up with her co-star, but these pictures told a different story.
3. Her Fashion Secret Exposed
It takes a lot of work and effort for a celebrity to get camera-ready. Although they may look effortlessly chic at all times, they have a team of stylists who work diligently to make sure not a hair is out of place and everything is tucked, ironed and put into place perfectly. But sometimes, things fall through the cracks when it comes to a celebs’ wardrobe, and Emma has experienced more than a few of these fashion disasters.
While attending the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Emma showed up in a black gown adorned with beautiful, delicate feathers and intricate lace paneling. The back of the dress exposed Emma’s toned back, but the cut of the dress accidentally exposed her fashion secret, too!
Stylists use double-sided tape to help keep the fabric of dresses adhered to the body so nip slips and other fashion blunders don’t occur. But it looks like Emma’s stylist was using some low-quality tape because it completely separated from her dress, leaving a ton of double-sided tape exposed on her back! We can just imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for Emma to sit in a fuzzy movie theater chair with her back tape collecting all of its lint.
2. WTF Is She Wearing?
We’ve all been caught in some pretty unflattering and ridiculous outfits from time to time. Looking at throwback pictures from your youth can be an embarrassing ordeal in itself. For most of us, we can bury these hideous pictures underneath our beds or beg our parents to remove them from the mantle. But for Emma, each and every one of her embarrassing pictures are floating around on the internet… like this one. I’m not sure what’s going on in this picture, and I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of her outfit. It just looks a complete mess, right down to that Michael Jackson-esque jacket and her Calvin Klein underwear peeking from underneath her saggy jeans.
We’re not sure what look Emma was going for on this particular day, but this outfit should’ve never made it past her front door. We’re going to give her a pass for this one because we all make fashion mistakes at some point. But we hope we never see this outfit on her ever again!
1. The Tongue Flip
When Emma appeared in The Bling Ring, we couldn’t wait to see the actress play a new role outside of the Harry Potter franchise. Emma definitely didn’t disappoint as the lead role in the Sofia Coppola-directed movie. Prior to its release, a trailer of the film was posted online, and the world went gaga for Emma’s risqué dancing and sexy tongue flip.
Emma proved she was a good girl gone bad as the leader of a gang of privileged teens who stole from Hollywood celebrities. The film was based on a true story, and many famous people were real-life victims of theft, including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Although Emma was just playing a part, we wonder if she’s now embarrassed by this scene in the movie. Don’t get us wrong, she looks beautiful (as usual), but it seems so unlike her to even play a role of this nature. Now that she’s starring in the wholesome and kid-friendly live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, we’re pretty sure she wishes this scene from The Bling Ring would do a slow fade from our memories forever.