From Hermione Granger to Style Icon: Birthday Girl Emma Watson’s Evolution (PHOTOS)

Gabrielle Chung / April 15, 2012

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My, my, how the time flies!

The world was first introduced to Emma Watson in 2000 when Warner Bros. announced that the then 11-year-old actress would play Hermione Granger in its Harry Potter series. Since then, Emma grown in front of our very eyes and became one of Britain’s biggest A-list celebs — taking on critically acclaimed films like My Week with Marilyn and modeling for Burberry and Lancôme.

To commemorate this bewitching actress’ 22nd birthday, Celebuzz is taking a look back at Emma through the years.

Launch the gallery to see her big transformation from tween to fashion queen!

As if studying at an Ivy League school like Brown University wasn’t taxing enough, Emma is still currently acting on side. Recently, the British beauty was snapped filming The Bling Ring in Los Angeles.

Directed by Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola, the flick is based on a group of real-life teenagers who burglarized celebrities’ homes during 2008 to 2009. To learn about Emma’s new role, check out the video below: