For millions of fans, she is known only as Hermione, but since her rise to fame at the age of 9 in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson has become so much more. English, but born in Paris, Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson has only just turned 21 but has many achievements under her belt: a Vogue cover girl, she made her modelling debut for Burberry's Autumn/Winter campaign in 2009; the British press named her "Best Dressed Woman in England" and "Style Icon 2011"; she was nominated as Best Actress at the 2011 Empire Awards for her performance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; and she was shortlisted for the People's Choice Awards. In March she was signed as the face of the cosmetics company Lancôme for her "unique and fresh beauty that incarnates the romantic heroine of the 21st century". She has recently taken a break from her degree at Brown University in the US to undertake studies in her hometown, Oxford. Aside from her academic pursuits, Watson has been busy working on two new films - My Week with Marilyn and Perks of Being a Wallflower. She talks to Jemma Nicholls about her life and passions.
MY LIFE MOTTO IS... make the most of every opportunity that comes my way and live every day to the full. BEAUTY IS... something that comes from within. You can really look beautiful only if you feel beautiful on the inside and it shows through your face, the way you move and the way you hold yourself. BEING A WOMAN TODAY IS... amazing. We have so many options and there's nothing really that people say you can't do anymore, which is incredible. LOVE IS... everywhere. You don't have to sit around and wait for it to be with one person. I think you can love lots of different people in different ways. IN 10 YEARS' TIME I HOPE TO BE... making brilliant and interesting films. ELEGANCE IS... the way clothing is cut. It's the way a woman wears her clothes. MY GREATEST QUALITY IS... my work ethic. MY BIGGEST SHORTCOMING IS... being very impatient. I RELAX BY... reading.