It has been sixteen years since we were first introduced to the wizard-world of Hogwarts, its star pupil, Harry Potter, and his classmates on film; then, another six years since we saw the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2. Still, many of us haven’t gotten over the magical story that basically became a worldwide phenomenon. It quickly became a hit owing to its creative story and compelling characters, which we all have grown to love. In fact, it was a cast of relatively unknown child stars you...we...have watched grow up on those films. You see, J.K. Rowling was very specific in requesting that most of the character roles be cast to people of British descent. This was done so that the children who became a part of the cast in Harry Potter were relatively unknown before the franchise.
This turned out to be the right call, however, especially considering how beloved Harry Potter stars came to be. Everything fits just right. The Harry Potter franchise was an extraordinary series, with the perfect cast of youngsters. What these kids did went beyond just acting in a few movies. They actually grew up in the series. They grew up before our very eyes, while attending Hogwarts! Well, sort of. Emma Watson was only ten when she took part in the Harry Potter series, but she was 21 by the time we saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2. Now, she is 26, is already super hot, and has been given the privilege to play as Belle in the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Imagine that.
There are other Harry Potter stars who grew up to be just as hot, but are not as well-known as Emma Watson. So, let's see just how hot Emma Watson, and the other female cast members have grown up to be. Here are 15 hot photos of Harry Potter stars that are sure to make your eyes pop.
15 Emma Watson in Elle 2013
It's hard to believe that Emma Watson was only 11 when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone first hit the big screen. She was beautiful, serious, and brainy. It wasn't just when she was acting as Hermione Granger. This was a mix that would usually prove to be a nuisance for boys of that age, and she did just that for Harry, Ron, and yes, even you boys back at home. Although, she grew on you just as she did with Harry and Ron.
It wasn't long before we knew that she was destined for great things. I mean, come on! The girl could obviously act, but did anybody ever realize that she would grow up to be this hot? Here she was though, just over a decade later. She was featured in Elle Magazine in 2013. Emma was 22 years old and all grown up, but never in a million years could we have foreseen the intelligent, sexy lady she would become. You've probably had this as a wallpaper, haven't you? Don't worry if you have, because I assure you that you're not alone.
14 Evanna Lynch on Instagram
Ahh... Evanna Lynch. She wasn't cast for her role as Luna Lovegood until she was already fourteen, but she knew her character so well that she was described as actually being Luna. Luna was a significant character towards the end of the series. She even assisted in leading Dumbledore's Army, after it was reconstructed by Harry, and following the taking of Hogwarts by Voldemort.
Evanna had never acted before, but was drawn to Harry Potter books during her stint in rehab, due to anorexia at only the age of 11. She was always a beautiful girl, but she got insanely hot once she grew up. She has acted in a couple of roles, since the Deathly Hollows. However, nothing quite as publicized as Emma Watson's Beauty and the Beast. This is kind of unfortunate, seeing as how well she played Luna. Although we're somewhat content with checking out how well she makes Mickey Mouse look in this tee.
13 Scarlett Byrne
The young girl who once played the pug-nosed role of Pansy Parkinson, grew up to be one of the hottest alumni of the Harry Potter franchise. Pansy was a vicious girl, who was always happy to belittle those who weren't included in Slytherin House. It's no wonder that Pansy and Draco, eventually became an item. If anyone had the perfect personality match for Draco's petty attitude, it had to be her. Fortunately, Pansy's story was not told beyond the second war, or we would have had to endure seeing just how cruel her daughters could've been.
Scarlett Byrne played as Pansy Parkinson, but not until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1. Since growing up, Scarlett has played in Falling Skies, The Vampire Diaries, and has recently posed for Playboy. She is one of the first lovely ladies who have had the pleasure of posing, since the nude ban was lifted. Scarlett shared a couple of the photos on her Instagram account. A couple of which showcase her perky derriere. Hey, these Harry Potter stars had to grow up sometime, don't they?
12 Bonnie Wright on Instagram
Ginny Weasley wasn't even attending Hogwarts yet when we first saw her in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Instead, she was only at the station with her mother, Molly Weasley, who was there to see her older brothers off to school. She was only a wee thing at the time, and we weren't officially introduced to her until the next movie in the Harry Potter series. You might recall that she was controlled by the secret diary written by Voldemort. She later grew up to date and marry Harry Potter, with whom she had two children.
In real life, Ginny's name is Bonnie Wright. She was only nine years old when she appeared as Ginny Weasley, but she is all grown up now. Bonnie was around 22 when she shared this photo. Boy! Did she grow up to be a fiery hot mess, or what? Red-hot hair, sexy blue eyes. You'd have to be blind not to notice her.
11 Emma Watson in GQ (2013)
Here we go again! It's the lovely Emma Watson in 2013. Only this time, she was sizzling hot for GQ Magazine. Especially, when you consider that it appears as though Emma can actually channel that inner "bad girl", that we've never fully seen displayed. In fact, her shy, and humble good-girl behavior was pointed out by Vanity Fair, just earlier this year. It was about the gazillionth time they had interviewed her, but this one featured details about how she tries to keep her life grounded.
They discussed how she's always been on the rare side when it comes to fame. Not in a bad way, just different when you consider other celebrities her age. You won't see Emma Watson flaunting pouty lips, skimpy clothes, and enhancements too outrageous to ignore. Her every move isn't Snapchatted, Tweeted, or shared on her Instagram feed. However, this is most likely what draws her the most attention. The fact remains: she's undoubtedly sexy even without all of that. Plus, she appears to be so secretive, modest, and relatively mature. What a babe indeed!
10 Tiana Benjamin (2010)
Boy! Tiana Benjamin really grew up to be hot! This is actually an older photo of her from around 2010, but it was too sexy for us to pass up. You might remember Tiana as Angelina Johnson, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She replaced the original Angelina, following the first three films. You see, Angelina was in the same class as Ron's older brothers. However, the original actress was a little small to play the role of Angelina for the fourth installment. In the first three films, the role was played by Danielle Tabor.
Tiana might have only played Angelina for one Harry Potter movie, but she definitely has one of the hottest photos any Harry Potter star out there could ever have. The one that you see above was actually just one of the milder ones. It's too bad that Tiana couldn't come back as Angelina for the succeeding films. It turns out that she had conflicting schedules with the filming of EastEnders. Bummer, aye?
9 Genevieve Gaunt
Most fans recall that Scarlett Byrne played Pansy Parkinson in Harry Potter. This is because the role of Pansy became more prominent in the last two films. However, did you notice that the role was cast to four different actresses throughout the series? The girl who played in the first two movies was played by an extra, and the girl from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was uncredited. Although, it was Genevieve Gaunt who portrayed Pansy in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
It was never fully explained why the switch was made, although Scarlett has been said to meet the characteristics of a mean girl like Pansy Parkinson better. Genevieve was (and is) beautiful, but more in an angelic way. Nevertheless, she has grown up to be just as hot and successful as Scarlett. She is currently playing the role of Wilhelmina "Willow" Moreno, on The Royals, which is featured on E! Network.
8 Evanna Lynch in Animal Equality Event
We're back to Evanna Lynch. Who wouldn't want to see more of those big baby blues? She was looking extra sexy at this Animal Equality event, held in LA last year. Yep, you heard that right, animal equality. All grown-up, Luna Lovegood is an animal activist and a vegan. You can see that she loves cats if you just check out her Instagram feed. She even shared her results, after she took the Harry Potter Patronus test. Although, she was quite upset to find that her Patronus was that of a Salmon, and not a cat.
Luna has done a few things, following the Harry Potter franchise. She has taken part in a couple of short films, the Harry Potter games, and an Irish production called My Name is Emily. She has grown up to be a blonde bombshell. Just look at those eyes, that platinum blonde hair, and that beautiful neck. We sure are hoping to see more of her soon.
7 Scarlett Byrne
You already know that Scarlett was worthy of more than just one hot photo on this list. Or, at least you should have. It's not every day that a Harry Potter star poses for Playboy. Then again, the same goes for Scarlett Byrne's spicy character from The Vampire Diaries. Nora Hildegard was a lesbian who's in love with Mary Louise. The two women had a steamy relationship on the show. Too hot and heavy for CW standards anyway. They accidentally sacrificed themselves in the end. What a shame. Male viewership probably quadrupled because of this hot story. It's too bad it came at the far end of the series finale.
The photo above, is just your ordinary up-close photo of Scarlett showcasing her natural beauty. Her brown hair, beautiful skin, and stunning eyes. I guess we figured that a hot selfie was necessary, following the comments about her sexy photo shoot. She's engaged to Hugh Hefner's son, Cooper. He's responsible for the lift. So, many thanks to him.
6 Anna Shaffer
Look! It's Harry Potter's biggest fan, Romilda Vane. Romilda and her friends had big-time crushes on Potter, but only because they believed that he was indeed the chosen one. The attraction that Romilda had was carried over from J.K. Rowling's books. You might recall that she even tried to give Harry a love potion once, but Ron was the one to end up eating the chocolates. Vane was upset when Harry and Ginny got together, but what's a girl to do, right? She moved on from it, and went into battle with them, of course.
It's rather obvious that this glamorous chick is Anna Shaffer, who played the jealous Romilda in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Plus, she returned for the last two installments as well. Any true Potter fan would recognize those spiral curls right away. This is a very hot selfie by the way, don't you agree? That dress shows just enough to let the world know that Romilda Vane is all grown up and is super hot, too!
5 Tianna Benjamin on Instagram
You didn't really think that we would leave you with one old photo of the insanely hot Tiana Benjamin, did you? Well, here she is. This hot photo is from her Instagram feed from last year. Utterly stunning, to say the least. Tiana was already older than most of the Harry Potter stars in here. She was already 21 when she played Angelina Johnson, and 31 in the photo that you see above.
Tiana was also well-known as Chelsea Fox from EastEnders, which she got following her role as Angelina. That was a role that she continued to be in until 2010. She left many new fans heartbroken then, too. She also appeared in a movie called Fast Girls in 2012, but hasn't been listed in anything else major since. She is very active on social media though, and you can catch a lot more sexy photos of her there.
4 Bonnie Wright in a Photoshoot
Following her years spent as Ginny Weasley, Bonnie Wright appeared in several films, but nothing that was a worldwide hit like Harry Potter. Wright found that producing and directing were her passions. She was actually working on her degree while filming the last two installments of the Potter film series. Bonnie graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012. She also appeared in the Harry Potter game series as both a voiced character and later, as a playable character.
Bonnie Wright is by far, one of the most gorgeous ladies to come from the Harry Potter series. She is insanely hot, intelligent, and has a lot going for her. Much like Emma Watson, Bonnie appears to be very down-to-earth, and far from what you'd expect from someone who is so famous at her age. Now, she is 26, and aside from directing and filming, she manages her own production company.
3 Anna Shaffer on Twitter
Were you wondering what Romilda Vane, a.k.a. Anna Shaffer has been up to since her Potter days? She got to play Ruby on a teenage soap called Holly Oaks. This was just as the last Potter film finished filming. Then, she left that show in 2013. In 2016, she appeared on a new show called Class, which was a spin-off of Doctor Who. This lovely lady hasn't been hurting for roles. That's one thing we're sure of, and it's actually not surprising at all. Just look at her.
Anna is a beautiful mix of tall, tan, and hot with a girl-next-door face and sexy doe eyes. The photo above is the one that she uses for her Twitter profile. She also makes it clear that she has a good sense of humor and has also listed herself as an actress who can't dance. Oh, if it isn't too obvious, she's a model too!
2 Evanna Lynch, Yoga, and a Cat
If you had any doubts about Evanna Lynch's love for cats, doubt no more because here is our girl, Luna, doing yoga in the presence of a feline. She looks quite lovely doing yoga and so does the cat. Then again, we'd say anything to get this hot Harry Potter star's attention. This photo was from a photo shoot, in which the photographer mentioned our dear Evanna's affinity for taking great shots, and finding ways to incorporate cats.
Evanna has done so much for younger girls who look up to her from acting as Luna. In fact, she has become an advocate for promoting healthy self-esteem and body image. Is there anyone lovelier than her who could draw attention to such a great cause? Evanna has shared how reading Harry Potter books has helped her get through her own problems with her eating disorder. By the way, this is a great pose for Evanna. She definitely rocked this iconic yoga pose, don't you think?
1 Afshan Azad
Surely, you remember the Patil twins--Padma and Parveti. In the Harry Potter books, they were identical but for the films, they were played by actresses that weren't really sisters. She was even Ron's date for the Yule Ball. Both were really cute as kids, but Padma grew up to be seriously hot. Afshan Azad really doesn't look much like she did as a child at all.
She hasn't been in any movies since her Potter days, but Afshan ran into some family issues just after the filming wrapped up for the final two movies. She was attacked by both her father and brother because the man that she was dating wasn't a Muslim. It's clear from her Instagram account that she has done well following the incident. She has lots of Instagram followers and is sometimes even compared to Kylie Jenner. It's obvious that she's a true survivor.
Sources: Vanity Fair, Elite Daily, US Magazine, The Sun