7 Times Birthday Girl Emma Watson Proved That She's Actually Magic

There's nothing 'muggle' about Emma, ever.

Emma Watson might have come into the world in the usual way (we're still researching those unconfirmed reports that she actually sprang fully-formed from a Lancome perfume bottle in Gloria Steinem's bathroom cabinet), but there's no denying that her 25 years on earth have been extraordinary.

From embodying a beloved heroine, to making giant strides for awareness of gender equality, to being one half of the weirdest GIF ever to grace the internet, Emma Watson has proved time and time again that she's an otherworldly talent. And in honor of her birthday, we've rounded up this list of her seven most magical moments on earth.

  1. When she made us believe that we, too, might just be Muggle-born secret witches.
  2. When we could've sworn she was infinite.
  3. When she took a pause on playing grownup roles just to go back and be a Disney princess.
  4. When she stumped for feminism, and the whole world was like, YAAASSSSS.
  5. When she channeled all that momentum to keep gender equality on the radar in 2015.
  6. When she grew out her hair from this super-short pixie crop and it only looked awkward ONCE, for, like, three minutes.
  7. When she OH MY GOD SHE'S ACTUALLY A WITCH, I KNEW IT.

Happy Birthday, Emma!