30 Fun Facts About Emilie de Ravin

Michelle Gabriel
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Did you know that Emilie de Ravin who is well known for playing Claire in LOST is a big animal rights advocate?

    Since 1999, Emilie de Ravin has been making a name for herself in the acting industry.

    After making her big break on the Emmy Award-winning TV show Lost, she moved on to another popular show, Once Upon a Time.

    This Australian beauty has also acted alongside many big names in movies, such as Robert Pattinson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Johnny Depp while holding her own.da

    As she continues her career and growth, here are 30 facts about Emilie de Ravin to satisfy your curiosity.

    Emilie de Ravin is 42 years old. She was born on December 27, 1981, in Victoria, Australia. This makes her zodiac sign a Capricorn.

    Her surname, de Ravin, is often misunderstood as “raven” like the bird. However, it is of French origin and means “of the ravine.”

    Emilie has two half-sisters who are at least 15 years older than she is.

    Growing up, she studied ballet full time, starting at Christa Cameron School of Ballet when she was 9, and later attended The Australian Ballet School when she was 15.

    After ballet school, she attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts – where Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving had also attended.

    When she was 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She was only in LA for a month before she landed her first role as Tess Harding in the TV show “Roswell.”

    When she would post on forums, her username was “Diva Duck,” however she was mostly active during the airing of Roswell.

    Emilie’s biggest TV role as Claire Littleton on the hit show ‘Lost,’ loves peanut butter – which is unintentionally ironic because Emilie de Ravin is allergic to peanuts. In reality, her biggest weakness is actually chocolate.

    Emilie de Ravin Facts - Claire Littleton - Lost

    While filming Lost, her character Claire Littleton was not in season 5, but returned for season 6. Because of this, Emilie didn’t watch season 5 while it was airing – she decided that if her character didn’t know what was going on, she shouldn’t either.

    Her favorite burger place is Umami Burger; while her favorite food is sushi.

    For both Lost and Once Upon a Time, she was originally only cast as a recurring character. She was on Lost for 5 out of 6 seasons and became a main character on Once Upon a Time starting in season 2.

    When auditioning for Lost, she originally read for the role of Shannon Rutherford.

    While filming her labor scene in Lost, she had an obstetrician on set to help ensure her acting was as real as possible.

    Even though she started acting in the U.S. in early 2000, she didn’t receive her green card until 2004, which made accepting jobs difficult until then.

    As of 2019, Emilie’s net worth is $12 million.

    In 2003, she married actor Josh Janowicz, however, they didn’t have a ceremony until 2006. After separating and reconciling three times, they officially divorced in 2014.

    Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series.

    In 2015, she co-starred in the drama film, The Submarine Kid, which was directed by her then-boyfriend, Eric Bilitch.

    During the filming of season 5 for Once Upon a Time, Emilie de Ravin was pregnant, and shots mostly consisted of her upper body.

    On March 12, 2016, Emilie de Ravin had her first child, a girl, with her partner, Eric Bilitch. They named her Vera Audrey de Ravin-Bilitch. Shortly after, she and Bilitch became engaged.

    Emilie’s favorite TV show is Friends.

    Facts About Emilie de Ravin

    She’s complained about the American scouring sponges for cleaning pots and pans and has her mother ship her sponges from Australia because they’re more durable.

    Emilie owns a house in Los Angeles, CA, where she lives when she isn’t flying to and from filming locations.

    The only known body modifications she has are a tongue piercing and a tattoo on her wrist. The tattoo says “Bella,” a tribute to her miniature poodle who passed away.

    Despite what most people think, Emilie de Ravin is a smoker.

    Emilie wore a wig for season 1 of Once Upon a Time, dyed her hair for seasons 2-5, and then went back to using a wig for season 6.

    All around, she’s a small person – she stands at 5’2 (1.57 m) and her shoe size is 6.5 U.S.

    During her spare time, Emilie has said one of her favorite things is gardening and she considers herself a homebody.

    Emilie is a strong advocate for animal rights and is often encouraging people to adopt from a shelter through her Twitter, @emiliederavin.

    On January 21, 2017, Emilie, along with her partner and daughter, participated in one of the famous Women’s March on Washington D.C.

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Michelle Gabriel
Michelle Gabriel

Michelle Gabriel is a freelance writer and blogger and currently loving it! Her primary focus and passion is traveling, which she does full time and continues to be her preferred topic when composing articles.

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