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Hot Shot: Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin, a spirited and charismatic young actress with the girl-next-door look, is currently starring on UPN’s Roswell. Of course, she only looks like the girl -next door if you live in Australia, where Emilie’s from.

Emilie plays smoldering extraterrestrial Tess Harding on Roswell, the mysterious fourth alien who makes the special group complete. Impressively, Emilie landed the role soon after relocating to Los Angeles from her home down under. Emilie has studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, and with the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.

Advice is only worth what you pay for it
“[My sisters] are much older than me–I’m 18; they’re in their thirties–so if I was ever embarrassed about something, I could go to them for advice….I remember when I was 14, I had a crush on this guy and asked one of my sisters what to do. She was like, ‘First, you don’t want to be too pushy with him. Make him come to you.’ When my crush finally asked me if I wanted to go to a movie with him, I tried to act all cool. I was like, ‘Not tonight–I have other things to do,'” Emilie told CosmoGirl magazine.

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And we thought only jazz dancers were bitchy
“I went to ballet school in Australia, and it was the bitchiest atmosphere. I think it happens to every girl in every country: You think a girl’s your friend, and then she goes behind your back and tells stories about you. Well, I was nice to everyone. I knew that I didn’t want to be like those other girls,” Emilie told CosmoGirl.

Hey, get your own broom!
Emilie told Seventeen that the one television show she always tapes is “Friends. I just laugh. I love it!” But when asked what TV character she would love to play, Emilie went old school: “Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie or Samantha on Bewitched. They’re both witchy people. I loved the fantasy aspect of those shows.”

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