Friday, September 26, 2008

From Hermione to amazing Grace: Emma Watson's stunning new look

The porcelain elegance, faraway expression and sparkle of diamonds say Grace Kelly.

But then that was exactly what Emma Watson was hoping for.

The 18-year-old who made her name in the Harry Potter films is an actress after all.

And in a series of glamorous photos for Italian Vogue, she showed she can play roles rather more grown-up than Harry's magical sidekick Hermione Granger.

Miss Watson was photographed by Mark Seliger, whose previous subjects have included the rather less glamorous Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Kurt Cobain.

Mark encouraged me to become a different person or character for each photograph and so they all tell different stories,' she explained.
Grace kelly'So, in the end, I combined two loves: art and fashion and acting. I learned a lot and have found a whole new respect for the hard work models put into their work and for the couture. A love affair has begun.'

Miss Watson, who is currently working on the final Harry Potter film, is becoming a familiar face on the fashion circuit.

She has signed up to the Storm agency which also represents Kate Moss, Carla Bruni and Lily Cole.

The young actress, said to be heading for university post-Potter, could find herself in demand as a cover girl instead.