Emilie de Ravin
Emilie de Ravin 2015
General Information
Gender: Female
Nicknames: Em
Birthday: December 27, 1981
Age: 35
Hometown: Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
Birthplace: Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Height: 5'2"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art
Australian Ballet School
Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Vera Audrey de Ravin-Bilitch (daughter)
Unnamed 2 older sisters
Unnamed paternal great-great-grandparents
Friends: Maggie Grace
Dominic Monaghan
Relationships: Josh Janowicz (ex-husband)
Eric Bilitch (boyfriend)
Pet(s): Dog (Bella)
Mini Beagle (Mabel)
Series Information
Character: Belle
First appearance: Skin Deep

Emilie de Ravin (/ˈɛməli də ˈrævɪn/) is an Australian actress. She has played Tess Harding on Roswell and Claire Littleton on the ABC drama Lost. In 2012 she guest-starred as Belle on the ABC drama Once Upon a Time and became a series regular beginning with season two.

De Ravin's film credits include Santa's Slay (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Ball Don't Lie (2008). She starred as Emily, the heroin-addicted ex-girlfriend of Brendan Frye, in the neo-noir film Brick (2005). She had a cameo in Public Enemies (2009) and more recently starred in Remember Me (2010). De Ravin was included on Maxim's Hot 100 list three times: in 2005, on No. 47, the next year on No. 65, and in 2008 on No. 68.

View the Emilie de Ravin Gallery.

Early life

De Ravin was born in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia, an outer southeastern suburb of Melbourne. Having studied ballet since the age of nine at Christa Cameron School of Ballet in Melbourne, and being home schooled by her mother, she was accepted into the Australian Ballet School at fifteen, where she performed in productions with The Australian Ballet as well as Danceworld 301.

She studied acting at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, and with the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.


Year TV Show/Movie Medium Role
1999 - 2000 BeastMaster TV Series The Demon Curupira
2000 - 2002 Roswell TV Series Tess Harding / Ava / Dixie
2002 Carrie TV Movie Chris Hargensen
2003 NCIS TV Series Nancy
2003 - 2004 The Handler TV Series Gina
2004 CSI:Miami TV Series Venus Robinson
2005 Brick Emily (as Emilie De Ravin)
2005 Santa's Slay Mary 'Mac' Mackenzie (as Emilie De Ravin)
2006 The Hills Have Eyes Brenda Carter


  • Emilie studied ballet since the age of 9 and at the age of 15, she was accepted into the highly selective Australian Ballet School. She performed in productions of the Australian Ballet Company as well as Danceworld 301.
  • Did a workshop at the prestigious Australian drama school, NIDA.
  • In Roswell (1999) she played an alien who gets pregnant and leaves the earth before the pregnancy is visible. In Lost (2004) she plays girl who is near the end of her pregnancy. In Brick (2005) she plays a girl murdered in her third month of her pregnancy.
  • Named #47 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • Named #65 on Maxim magazines "Hot 100" list of 2006.
  • Her paternal great-great-grandparents were French. They immigrated to Australia. "De Ravin" means "from (the) ravine" in French.
  • Her wedding dress was designed by Monique Lhuillier.
  • Has starred in two remakes, Carrie (2002) and The Hills Have Eyes (2006).
  • Ranked #68 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • Enjoys gardening and hiking when she isn't working.
  • Is allergic to peanuts.
  • Her American accent in Brick (2005) was so fluent that many critics believed she was really American and that her natural Australian accent on Lost (2004) was fake.
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