From her seductive dance in The Bling Ring to her very grown-up red carpet fashion to her romantic vacations, Emma Watson has proven in recent years that she has fully shed her witchy robes and become an adult. After playing the role for nearly a decade, it's official that Emma — who turns 26 today! — is no longer frizzy-haired Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter films.
Having studied at both Oxford and Brown universities, Emma is a talented actress and dedicated student, but also, her thoughtful interviews with media outlets show that she's got a level head and a sense of humor in regard to her dating life, confidence as a woman, and romantic entanglements with costars. And how can we forget her epic speech at the UN? As the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, she's proven herself to be a feminist icon to a younger generation. Check out some of our favorite quotes from the smart and sweet Emma Watson now.