Emilie de Ravin as Tess Harding
Born in Australia, Emilie de Ravin only had one acting credit to her name before moving to the States for her role as alien Tess Harding on Roswell.
When her character returned to her home planet at the end of Season 2, Emilie had little downtime from the world of film and TV. After appearances on NCIS and CSI: Miami, she landed the coveted role of Claire on ABC’s cult drama Lost. She has also played a wide variety of characters in films like Brick, The Hills Have Eyes, and Remember Me with Robert Pattinson.
In June 2006, Emilie married actor Josh Janowicz after four years of dating. The couple separated six months after the wedding, but got back together shortly thereafter. In June 2009, it was reported that Emilie and Josh had filed for divorce. They called off the split the following October and are still married today.
Emilie was set to star as Anthony LaPaglia’s daughter on the 2012 series Americana, but ABC passed on the pilot. Lucky for her, ABC cast her as Belle on Once Upon a Time. She is currently filming the action series Air Force One Is Down.
Fun Fact: Emilie was on her way to becoming a professional ballerina before she opted for acting. She was accepted to the highly competitive Australian Ballet School in Melbourne, but dropped out after only a year.