Claire Rhiannon Holt (born June 11, 1988), is an Australian actress best known for her role as Rebekah on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries but more notably known to many Australian’s as Emma Gilbert on H2O: Just Add Water. Claire was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and she graduated from Stuartholme School in Toowong at the end of 2005. Claire was quite the athletic person, involved in water polo, swimming and Tae-Kwon-Do (in which she is a black belt). When she was younger she used to sing in the school choir.
In 2006, Claire won the role of Emma Gilbert in Network Ten’s children’s show, H2O: Just Add Water. The show itself has picked up both a Logie and Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Award. Claire stayed with the show until the end of series two and then left after signing on for the sequel to 2007’s The Messengers which is entitled as The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow. Filming for the movie started in 2009 and took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Claire starred alongside Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens and was released to DVD on July 21, 2009. Claire also has appeared in a number of television commercials such as Sizzler, Dreamworld, and Queensland Lifesaving. In 2011, BuddyTV ranked her as #55 on the TV’s 100 Sexiest Women list.
In August 2011, Claire was confirmed to be starring as Rebekah in the CW’s The Vampire Diaries and currently has a recurring role on the show.
Written by Claire Holt Source, 2012.