Emma Watson was born in Paris but grew up in England. She attended the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Oxford where she studied acting, singing and dancing. She had never acted professionally when she tried out for Harry Potter. Watson was privately tutored during the decade she spent filming the Harry Potter movies. She completed high school with equivalency tests and earned a degree from Brown University in 2014. Watson was appointed a UN Women goodwill ambassador and advocate for gender equality while working as an actress. She has been ranked among the highest-paid actresses by Forbes and Vanity Fair, and in 2015 was named among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Watson has been a model for Burberry’s and Lancôme, as well as the sustainable clothing line People Tree. She is also on the board of the fashion brand Kering. Watson has over a million followers on social media. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 115 lbs.
Emma Watson’s Diet
While Watson takes her diet seriously, she doesn’t restrict any food groups. She follows the principle of the 80/20 rule, eating clean 80% of the time and cutting loose the other 20%, which sometimes involves mojitos. She sticks to whole, natural foods and avoids all processed foods and artificial ingredients, with the consequence that she often winds up cooking for herself. She’s not big on snacking, but if she’s feeling peckish, she’ll grab a piece of fruit, some yogurt or other simple, natural food to tide her over.
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Carb 40% 40%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Power Up With Protein
Watson starts her day with a healthy dose of protein. She is a big fan of Mexican food and will put together a breakfast taco made with eggs, guacamole and salsa wrapped up in a tortilla.
Keep a Good Thing Going
For lunch and dinner, Watson usually has a salad with some kind of lean animal protein, such as chicken or turkey breast.
Skip the Junk
Watson’s eating plan involves plenty of fresh food, and zero processed ingredients.
Make It Yourself
Despite being a megastar, Watson often cooks her own meals so she knows what she’s eating.
The Hangover Secret
Watson is a fan of pizza and Nutella. She has also been known to overindulge in the mojitos and has shared her go-to for a hangover: a classic English breakfast with eggs, sausage, baked beans and a stewed tomato.
What to Eat
Everything in Moderation
What to Avoid
Watson on her Breakfast of Choice
‘It’s my special thing. I make guacamole, salsa, and scrambled eggs, and then I cook the tortilla. It’s pretty simple, really, but yummy.’
Watson on Cooking
‘I don’t like using recipes. I like to cook things I just know how to cook.’
Watson on Her Favorite, Mexican Food
‘We don’t have Mexican food in England; we just kill it.’
Emma Watson’s Fitness Routine
Keep It Real
Watson did her own dancing for Beauty and the Beast. She is a firm believer in doing her own stunts — and in not getting hurt.
Keep It Short
Watson gets in a quick, 30-minute workout with her trainer, Emily Drew. They usually require very little equipment but are strenuous.
Keep It Fresh
Watson likes to mix up her routine to keep from getting bored. She takes boxing classes, does strength training, takes strolls in along city streets (sometimes hanging up leaflets related to various causes she supports), and meditates.
Watson may take a relaxed approach to her diet, but she works out regularly.
The 3 S’s
Watson and her trainer focus on stretching, strength and stillness. Stretching improves posture; strength keeps her looking lean and contributes to those awesome flat abs; and stillness involves meditation and yoga.
Take a Hike
To destress and keep in shape, Watson likes to walk around her neighborhood, whether she’s in NYC or London.
An Emma Watson Routine
30 minutes daily
Go for a walk
Watson on Self-care
‘You can’t have a crazy, busy schedule without making sure you’re nurturing yourself along the way…Meditation’s been very good.’
Watson on Strength
‘Young girls are told you have to be a delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be a warrior.’
Watson on Motivation
‘I’m willing to be my biggest, best-est, most powerful self.’
Watson on Giving Her All
‘I’ve always been like that. I give 100%. I can’t do it any other way.’
Emma Watson’s Supplements
Vitamin C & Rose Hips
Emma Watson’s Lifestyle
Meditation for Balance
Watson meditates to keep her stress levels in check. Meditation is proven to reduce anxiety, and improve memory and sleep.
Who Needs a Party When You’ve Got Pizza?
In 2014, Watson famously slept through the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Rather than race over to it, she just stayed home and ate pizza.
Journaling for Everything
Watson journals regularly. She has multiple diaries, including separate ones for yoga, dreams, and acting.
Besides being a UN ambassador for gender equality, Watson promotes sustainable fashion.
Watson is also a firm believer in sustainable beauty products as well. She even uses natural, aluminum-free deodorant.
Not Your Average Bookworm
Watson loves to read, and also hangs up posters encouraging people to read books rather than zone out with their phone all day.
Soak Your Cares Away
Watson loves to a good bubble bath, and would take multiple each day if she could.
Watson says that when she was a child working on Harry Potter, she would ask the makeup artists if she could see their bag, then she would clean and organize the contents.
Watson on Baths
‘If I can have 2 or 3 [a day] — amazing. Nothing terrible is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that.’
Watson on Gratitude
‘I love the idea of starting my day by listing 3 things I’m grateful for, and going to bed thinking about the 3 amazing things that happened in the day. I’m a big believer in the transformative practice of gratitude.’
Watson on Beauty
‘Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like, I promise.’
Watson on Self-Improvement
‘I’m a sucker for anything that promises to change my life.’
Watson on Gender Equality
‘Girls should never be afraid to be smart.’
Watson on Leading The Way
‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’
Watson on Her Favorite Books
‘I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.’
Harry Potter films