Claire Rhiannon Holt


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 CareerEdit

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.

In addition to television and film roles, Holt has appeared in advertisements for Dreamworld, Sizzlers and Queensland Lifesaving.

Personal LifeEdit

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 Chasity Meyer
2011 Pretty Little Liars Samara
2011-Present The Vampire Diaries Rebekah Mikaelson
2012 Blue Like Jazz Penny
2013-Present The Originals (Series TV) Rebekah Mikaelson