Emma Watson

Emma Watson first rose to stardom as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series. Since then, she has stayed in the spotlight not just for playing characters in Hollywood blockbusters, but for her important role in promoting education for girls worldwide.

In 2014, Watson visited Bangladesh and Zambia, and was appointed a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. She delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations to launch her U.N. Women campaign, HeForShe, in which she famously called on men to fight for gender equality, saying “it’s your issue too.”