Gemma Ward

Date of Birth: 03/11/1987
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Occupation: Model

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Career: Gemma started modeling after she was approached by a talent scout at a modeling competition. Soon after she was signed by Vivien’s Model Agency in Australia and made her Australian Fashion Week debut in May 2003. She has been in shows for designers including Prada, Versace, Gucci and Chanel and, at the age of 16, was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover or American Vogue. Gemma decided to take a break from modeling in 2008 in order to focus on her acting career. Her film credits include The Black Balloon and The Strangers and she also won a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In March 2011 she made her stage debut in the Perth Theatre Company’s production of The Ugly One.

Relationships: Gemma was linked to the actor Heath Ledger shortly before his death in January 2008.

FYI: In 2007, Forbes named her 10th in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.