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Emma Watson

Emma Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Her most recent film is Little Women, with her previous work including The CircleBeauty and the BeastRegression, and of course the iconic Harry Potter series.

Her high-profile activism on women’s rights has included a role as an United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, through which she launched the HeForShe campaign, which calls on men to advocate gender equality. In 2014, the Ms. Foundation for Women name Watson as its Feminist Celebrity of the year, and she has been named in the Time 100 list of influential people. She has since launched a feminist Goodreads bookclub called Our Shared Shelf and, in 2019, a legal advice line for people suffering sexual harassment at work.