Claire Rhiannon Holt

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June 11, 1988
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Claire Rhiannon Holt (born 11 June 1988) is an Australian actress, best known for her role on the television show H2O: Just Add Water portraying the role of Emma Gilbert.

Acting Career

In 2006, Holt won the role of Emma Gilbert in the Network Ten children's television series H2O: Just Add Water. The show has earned a Logie Award and Nickelodeon Australia Kids' Choice Award. While the series was renewed for a third series, Holt left the show after signing on for the sequel to the 2007 film The Messengers, titled Messengers 2: The Scarecrow. Filming took place in Sofia throughout 2008. Starring alongside Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens, the film was released 21 July 2009 straight-to-DVD. In August 2011, Holt was confirmed to be in the TV series The Vampire Diaries as Rebekah. Ms. Holt's character Rebekah Mikaelson was such a hit, the starlet and her on-screen family were given a spin-off show: The Originals.

In addition to television and film roles, Holt has appeared in advertisements for Dreamworld, Sizzlers and Queensland Lifesaving. Holt is also in Mean Girls 2.

Claire can currently be seen playing Rebekah Mikaelson on The Originals. She was a regular character, but left the show and makes occasional appearances.

Personal Life

Holt graduated from Stuartholme school in Toowong at the end of 2005. She is involved in several sports: swimming, volleyball, water polo player, and Tae-Kwon-Do, in which she has a black belt. When she was younger, she was in the school choir.



Year: Title: Role:
2006-2008 H2O: Just Add Water Emma Gilbert
2009 Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Lindsay Rollins
2011 Mean Girls 2 Chastity Meyer
2011 Pretty Little Liars Samara Cook
2012 Blue Like Jazz Penny
2011-2014 The Vampire Diaries Rebekah Mikaelson
2013-2018 The Originals Rebekah Mikaelson
2015-2016 Aquarius Charmain Tully
2017 47 Meters Down Kate
2017 Doomsday Kayla
2019 The Divorce Party Susan
2019 A Violent Separation Abbey Campbell
2021 Painted Beauty Sasha
???? Untitled Horror Movie (UHM) Kelly


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