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7 reasons why Emma Watson is just the best

Happy birthday, girl.

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EMMA WATSON IS celebrating a quarter of a century on earth today – yes, Hermione Granger is 25. Doesn’t that make you feel old?

Happy birthday, Emma! Here are six things that make you great.

First of all, she’s Hermione bloody Granger

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Emma was cast as the Harry Potter heroine when she was just nine years old, and we can’t imagine anyone else delivering “It’s LeviOHsa, not LevioSAR!” with as much conviction.

She’s an Ivy League graduate

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A graduate of the prestigious Brown University in America, Emma is fluent in French and is also a qualified yoga instructor. A few strings to her bow, so.

She always looks f l a w l e s s

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She may be primarily known for her acting and humanitarian work, but she’s also become a bit of style icon in her time. Take, for example, this amazing Dior ensemble she wore to the Golden Globes in 2014.

That time she chopped off all her hair and the world stopped turning

…Or at least it felt like it did, anyway. After the Potter films wrapped in 2010, Emma got rid of her trademark Hermione curls in favour of a chic pixie cut.

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She explained she was finally getting to do the teenage experimentation she missed out on. Aw.

She’s super down to earth

Despite being famous for almost all her life, Emma seems like someone you’d like to go for a pint with.

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She knows her hair was bad in the first Harry Potter film, you guys! She gets it.

She has used her fame to do good

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Emma has long been a big promoter of education for women in developing countries, and in 2014 was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Which has lead to the next thing…

Her amazing speech at the UN

In her role as Goodwill Ambassador, Emma has launched the HeForShe campaign, which calls for men to support gender equality.

Her first speech at the UN Headquarters in New York brought the entire room to its feet:

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She’s also not averse to doling out some great adviceto girls on Twitter in her spare time. Sound.

Previously: Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it>

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