Who is Olivia Hawkins on Love Island? The actress turned islander who has a very interesting claim to fame

While Olivia Hawkins preps for her slow-mo Love Island entrance, here's everything we know about the new islander...

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With Love Island 2023 start date now just days away and the first of the winter Love Island cast members confirmed, it's time to get acquainted with the new faces of season 9—one of which already has quite the claim to fame! Meet Olivia Hawkins, the actress looking for love this winter...

With our 10 new Love Island contestants gearing up to spend the next few weeks in South Africa (where Love Island is filmed), the group is already proving to be quite an interesting bunch occupation-wise. So far we've got MUA Lana Jenkins, model Tanya Manhenga, farmer Will Young and Olivia Hawkins, who already has some experience with stardom.

Ahead of her Love Island stint, actress and ring girl, Olivia Hawkins has a few TV projects on her resume—so, let's dive right into everything we know about her and where you might recognize her from.

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Who is Olivia Hawkins on Love Island?

Olivia Hawkins, 27 is from Brighton and was the ninth islander to be announced. She describes herself as bubbly and fun but promises to bring a 'little bit of drama' to the villa. 

She revealed to ITV (opens in new tab) that she's never been in a serious relationship but is ready to find the 'love' of her life and wants to settle down—so, fingers crossed she'll meet Mr. Right in the villa, it's proven life-changing for a number of previous contestants, with a number of OG Love Island UK couples still together.

What's Olivia Hawkins' Instagram?

Love Island fans can find Olivia's Insta under @livhawkinss (opens in new tab)—currently, the islander already has 15.5 thousand followers, which is only set to skyrocket once she steps foot in the villa.

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Though, with the new Love Island social media rules, viewers won't be able to follow along in the same way on socials, as they have in previous years. While you can still hit the follow button, every contestant's social media pages will be paused during their stint on the show, as per the new Love Island duty of care guidelines.

What is Olivia Hawkins' job?

Before starring on the iconic dating show, Olivia worked as a ring girl and an actress—meaning you might actually already recognize her from the silver screen! 

Listing a few of her roles, she told ITV: "I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life. I've been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson." 

What are Olivia Hawkins' movies and TV shows?

So far, we've spotted that Olivia has featured in a number of shows including HBO's Top Boy, Queens of Mystery and Chanel 4's Grace—where she played a flight attendant.

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As mentioned, she also stood in for Emma Watson during the filming of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary reunion show. She also played a waitress in one of the Daniel Craig Bond films! 

So far, she seems to be the first islander with a major celeb connection (though Lana did feature in an episode of Benidorm when she was six...), as opposed to the Love Island 2022 cast which included the likes of footballer Michael Owen's daughter, Gemma Owen and Ronan Keating's son Jack Keating.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.