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Emilie de Ravin
Starring Cast Member
Biographical Information
Gender: Female
Birthdate: December 27, 1981[1]
Birthplace: Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia[1]
Show Information
Portrays: Belle / Belle French
Status: Starring
First appearance: "Skin Deep"
Latest appearance: "Siege Perilous"
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Emilie de Ravin is the Australian actress who portrays Belle and Belle French on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Emilie de Ravin was born on December 27, 1981 in the Melbourne suburb of Mount Eliza, Victoria.[1] Her father is of French ancestry.[2] She has two older half-sisters.[3] Studying ballet since nine years old, she was accepted to the renowned Australian Ballet School at fifteen. As a student, Emilie performed in several school productions and at the dance training institute Danceworld 301.[4]

In 1999, Emilie decided to get into more of the theatrical side of performance art[5] and gave herself two months to try out acting.[6] From this, she procured her first professional acting part was the recurring role of a scantily-clad villainess on the campy Australian television series BeastMaster series.[7] In December of the same year, she, with the support of her parents and sisters, went to Hollywood to seek out an agent. After having done so, she returned home and received a call from a 20-Century casting director, who had seen her on Beastmaster and requested she show up for an audition.[6] Moving to Los Angeles in February, Emilie actively looked for work while studying with Prime Time Actors Studio. In her first week of auditions, she landed the part of Tess Harding on the science fiction television series Roswell.[5]

After the series ended, Emilie tackled television guest spots before signing on to Lost as a pregnant, plane-wrecked beauty. While it was tough to get screen time on the sprawling ensemble show, she was a frequent focal point. But she also made the most of her hiatuses, appearing in several movies, including the critically acclaimed indie Brick, the remake of The Hills Have Eyes and the romantic drama Remember Me.[7]

She met American actor Josh Janowicz in Los Angeles during 2002, and after dating for three years, he proposed her on New Year's Day in Melbourne in 2005.[3] They married in 2005 and later divorced in 2014.[8] Currently, Emilie is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, filmaker Eric Bilitch.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Brick Emily Kostich Movie
2005 Santa's Slay Mary "Mac" Mackenzie Movie
2006 The Hills Have Eyes Brenda Carter Movie
2008 Ball Don't Lie Baby Movie
2009 The Perfect Game Frankie Stevens Movie
2009 Public Enemies Barbara Patzke Movie
2010 Remember Me Ally Craig Movie
2010 The Chameleon Kathy Jansen Movie
2010 Operation: Endgame Heirophant Movie
2012 Love and Other Troubles Sara Movie
Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 BeastMaster The Demon Curupira 8 Episodes
2000–2002 Roswell Tess Harding 28 episodes
2002 Carrie Christine "Chris" Hargensen TV movie
2003 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Nancy 1 episode
2003–2004 The Handler Gina 1 episode
2004 CSI: Miami Venus Robinson 1 episode
2004–2010 Lost Claire Littleton 93 episodes
2009 High Noon Lt. Phoebe McNamara TV movie
2012 Americana Francesca Soutler Pilot episode
2012–Present Once Upon a Time Belle (Enchanted Forest) / Belle French Starring
2013 Air Force One is Down Romero 2 episodes
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lost: Via Domus Claire Litteton Video game (Voice credit)


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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    • Hmcooper4 wrote:First, Congrats to Emilie! Second, they JUST announced her pregnancy, which means she is probably only 2 (maybe 3) months alo...
    • That will depend on a lot of factors, though I don't disagree that the timeframe of filming for ep 16/17 is about right for things to start to...

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