By the time you get to the end of this list, we promise you it is going to be hard to imagine that Emma Watson was once the innocent looking Hermione Granger that you first met way back in 2001. She has gone on to achieve great things not only in the acting world with an upcoming huge role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, but she’s also been influential in the modeling world as well as being named GQ’s Person of the Year in 2013. Watson has also been appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, proving that she doesn’t need magical powers to make a positive difference in the world.
Below we’ve got the 16 best-looking photos of Emma Watson that definitely prove she is all grown up. With photos from various magazines like GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair, we assure you all of Watson’s best angles are covered below. Not to mention other saucy moments like when her “girls” decided they’d rather roam free, or the night she thought underwear was overrated! Then, of course, there are the times she looked amazing when she was out just living life, like when she’s hitting up the beach, working out or attending red carpet events.
One thing is for sure, you are definitely going to see a lot of Watson in 2017, so why not start with 16 photos that show off what she’s got?
16. Tired From a Day Of Shopping
You can imagine that in the wizarding world shopping for clothes may be a little bit of a different experience, but for Emma Watson she sure as heck knows how to make holding shopping bags look good! Which is especially beneficial when you consider she definitely has the income to spend on plenty of fancy clothes.
The photo was taken by GQ magazine, who in 2013 announced that Emma Watson was their Woman of the Year. Naturally, Watson sat down for an interview with them where she opened up about several areas of her life, including her love of meditation, saying “I just needed something to stop the noise. I’m a very heady person; I’m in my head a lot. So I just needed something to slow down my thought process and so everything gets a lot quieter. It’s really helped me.”
15. Capturing Everyone’s Attention at The Noah Premiere
There are not many high class events for celebrities that are quite as much fun as the premier of one of your films. Watson had such an opportunity back in 2014 when she arrived at the London premiere of Noah. Her role in the movie of Ila, who is the daughter-in-law to Russell Crowe‘s character, also required her to simulate giving birth on screen. An experience she talked about during the premiere, saying “You feel a responsibility to women in general to portray it in a way that was true the experience and how tough it is. From what I’ve researched, it feels like a really life or death moment and I really wanted to make sure that that came across.”
14. Looking Amazing At The Met 2016 Gala
When Emma Watson appeared at the Met Gala earlier this year, she helped stun the audiences in more ways than one. Not only was she looking gorgeous as she was done up head to toe, but her dress was actually made entirely from material found in plastic bottles! The evening prided itself on helping stay green, so you can imagine Watson’s dress was a huge success. It was created by the Calvin Klein Collection who only used sustainable cotton, satin or taffeta in the creation.
When talking about her outfit, Watson said, “Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants – being able to turn this waste into a high-quality material is a real success story.”
13. Her Milkshakes Bring You To The Yard
Emma Watson may have made a name for herself by participating in the famed trio from the Harry Potter series, but in the above photo, she is definitely looking a lot like Daphne from the famous Scooby Doo gang! But no matter which group she’s hanging out with, it’s clear that Watson is always going to be able to capture the attention of everyone in the room. That becomes even more evident when she’s enjoying a delicious looking ice cream milkshake like in the above photo! You can only hope that they allowed her to dig into it right after the photos were done being taken. With a beautiful scarf and long sleeved sweater, Watson proves that she doesn’t have to show off her skin to look beautiful.
12. Making You Green With Envy For Vogue September 2015
There were plenty of reasons for the British Vogue to call up Emma Watson when they were looking for a cover girl for their September cover issue in 2015. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but in the past year Watson had made huge strides in her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. When talking about the experience to Vogue, Watson said, “Everything clicked into place, in a way that it hadn’t before. I understood what I’m here to do and knew where to channel all this energy that has been coming at me. I now feel this sense of peace. People say that I’m different since I did it.”
Unfortunately for Watson, in the interview she also opened up about how she can feel awkward when people compliment her for her acting saying, “When I was younger, I just did it. I just acted. It was just there. When I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter… It was just something I did.”
She is definitely going to have no shortage of interviews with her role of Belle in what is set to be one of the biggest movies in 2017, but at least that will give her plenty of chances to talk about her passions outside of Hollywood.
11. Pouting At You In a Dress For Vanity Fair
Now let’s be honest, if your girlfriend is sitting there with her hand on her face like this, there is a pretty good chance she has been waiting for you for quite some time. And if your girlfriend is putting the effort into the outfit as Watson is in the above photo, you better not leave her waiting for long!
The photo was taken back in 2012 for Vanity Fair, who definitely have no shortage of experience in making women look their very best. When you consider this photo was also taken shortly after the end of her time as Hermione, you can imagine Watson was happy for the opportunity to show off more of her mature side. Call me crazy, but I don’t remember any scenes in Harry Potter with an outfit like that!
10. Showing Off Her Legs On Set of The Bling Ring
Emma Watson may have looked fantastic in the final project of The Bling Ring, but we are sure you also think she looks amazing as she sits on the sidelines in between shots as well!
The movie premiered in 2013, but these photos were taken back on April 12th, 2012 during filming out in Venice Beach. The movie was based on the real-life gang of teenagers who robbed the homes of their idol celebrities, among them Megan Fox, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan. Which means not only does Emma Watson look fantastic in the above photo, but it also means she plays a bit of a badass criminal in the film. Talk about a far cry from her goody-two-shoes days as Hermione!
In real life, the gang was able to steal nearly 2 million in cash and jewelry before being caught and punished. The character that Watson is playing is based on Alexis Neiers who received 180 days in county jail, three months probation and a $600,000 fine.
9. Wearing a Plunging White Dress for British Awards
When you consider Emma Watson was being invited to the British Fashion Awards show back in 2014, there was definitely a fair bit of pressure to make sure she was looking her best. Thankfully for her, she is well aware that she looks absolutely stunning in white and the fact that the dress has a subtle amount of cleavage is also definitely not creating many enemies of Watson.
As you can see from the trophy in her hand, this was definitely a successful night for Watson as she walked away with an award for Best British Style, beating out David Beckham, Amal Clooney, Kate Moss and Keira Knightley. Outside of her acting career, Watson has experience modeling for both the Lancome and Burberry campaigns.
8. Looking Classy in Black and White
Now if we’re going to be honest, this is the only photo on our entire list in which Emma Watson is not photographed in color. Yet when it comes to showing how grown up someone is, sometimes showing how classy they can look is the quickest way to forget how young they used to be.
Plus, who says you have to be looking at the camera in order to captivate the viewer’s attention? Hell, in Emma Watson’s case, you don’t even have to have color in the photo to be a bright part of someone’s day! With those fancy gloves and elegant stockings, all that is missing is a smokey cigarette to transport you back to the 1950s.
At least we also know that if Hollywood ever decides to create more film noir type movies Watson will be a natural candidate for the role! As if you could not get more different, get ready to check her out in the yellow dress for Beauty and the Beast.
7. Spinning as Belle
One of the biggest roles that Emma Watson has taken on since leaving Hogwarts is her role as Belle in the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast. She is far from the only talented actor attached to the project, as Ian McKellen, Luke Evans and Ewan McGregor are just some of the other names that are going to help bring this animated feature to life.
Since being released earlier in November, the full-length trailer has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube and has left plenty of people wanting to be a guest on March 17th when it enters theaters.
If Watson has a big role ahead of her, so does the costume designer who had to help make Belle pop. Thankfully she looks like she succeeded with the above yellow gown that we cannot wait to see on the big screen.
6. Loving The Water For Porter Magazine
Emma Watson was definitely a fantastic choice to appear in Porter magazine back in 2015. Both of the photos from above are from the photoshoot, in which Watson also got an opportunity to talk to the magazine about how confident she is starting to feel as a person, saying “Now at 25 for the first time in my life I feel like I have a sense of self that I’m comfortable with. I actually do have things that I want to say and I want to be my most authentic self. I want to feel fabulous and comfortable and sexy and strong and beautiful. And if it’s making you uncomfortable, don’t do it. It’s so sad if you need to go home just because you need to sit down! Moving forward, I’m prioritizing just feeling awesome.”
5. Showing Off In Her Bra
Above you got to gawk at the photo of Emma Watson on the set of The Bling Ring, but perhaps you may find it even harder to turn your head away from this photo of her during an actual shot in the movie. The role definitely asks for Watson to explore her wild side, including one scene in which she gets up on a stripper pole!
The movie also stars Taissa Farmiga who you may best know from her time in American Horror Story. While Watson may be no stranger to her own evil forces to try and put down, we are sure they were also plenty happy to have a film that dealt a lot more in reality! Something also tells us that with Watson’s busy upcoming schedule that sadly the two won’t be appearing together in an upcoming American Horror Story series anytime soon.
4. Looking Great In Workout Clothes
Celebrities definitely do not have it the easiest when it comes to fitness. Not only do they have the expectation that they are always looking their best, they can also expect the paparazzi to be all over them every time they step out in workout clothes.
For Watson though, nothing is more important than making sure she keeps a healthy mindset. She has gone or record saying “I went through a stage of wanting to have that straight-up-and-down model look, but I have curves and hips, and in the end, you have to accept yourself as you are…It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselves down. We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we’re human beings and out bodies have a function. We say that the pressure is coming from men, but actually it’s from each other. I think women feel so much pressure these days and it can turn us against each other. But we really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to.”
3. Relaxing On a Beach In 2014
Above you got to read about how Emma Watson is working incredibly hard to make sure she stays active, as well as keeping a healthy mindset. One way to show off that hard work: Hit up the beach! These photos were snapped of Watson back in 2014 when she was relaxing with then-boyfriend Matthew Janney in the Caribbean.
The two stayed together for roughly a year, but are no longer together. When talking about their separation to USMagazine, Watson said, “I felt really uncomfortable, even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself.”
2. Perhaps Her Steamiest Photo For GQ Magazine
Above you got to read about how in 2013 Esquire named Watson their woman of the year, but do you really think that means they only got her in the photo studio for one shot? As well as looking amazing as she shops, Watson looks stunning as she gets all dolled up in this floor length royal blue dress. The only thing missing is a pair of elegant heels to help pull the entire outfit together!
We are sure having photos like this that help display how amazing she can look when dressed up that helped increase the studio’s confidence that she would look stunning as Belle for Beauty and the Beast. No wonder Viktor Krum wanted to take her to the Yule Ball!
1. Two Infamous Wardrobe Accidents
These two photos may not look overly racy, but believe us when we tell you that they are the two biggest examples that Emma Watson is far from the young girl we fell in love with in Harry Potter. The one on the left was taken back in 2011 at the British Academy Film Awards when she forgot to wear a bra, something that became evident as her “girls” escaped her dress later in the night.
The one on the right was a beautiful dress that she wore for her 18th birthday. It definitely does not look all too revealing, but sadly for Watson, she learned a valuable lesson as she forgot to wear underwear. Later in the night when she got into the car and went to cross her legs, photos were taken that no matter how hard you try, are never getting taken completely off the internet.
Not only do both of these nights prove she’s all grown up, if she wasn’t, these photos would have landed some people in jail!