Claire Holt (born 1988) is an Australian actress, best known in her homeland for her 2006-2008 role as Emma Gilbert on the television show H2O: Just Add Water. She made her first Hollywood appearance in the 2009 Direct-to-Video sequel to The Messengers and as Chastity Meyer in Mean Girls 2. She was cast in The Vampire Diaries as Rebekah, one of the Originals, and has played her since 2011, all the way up to the spinoff, The Originals.No relation to Olivia Holt. Or, for that matter, Steve Holt.
Tropes that apply to Ms. Holt include:
- Fake American: As Chastity in Mean Girls 2 and Samara in Pretty Little Liars.
- Fake Brit: As Rebekah, she uses a British accent though the character she plays is Scandanavian but born in 11th century America. Justified as she, like her siblings, learned to speak English in England.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: She's certainly nicer than her character Rebekah in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
- One of Us: She is a big Harry Potter fan.
- Star-Making Role: H2O: Just Add Water was her starting point, thanks to her portrayal of Emma Gilbert. Though for Americans, it was her role as Rebekah.