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Gemma Ward

Biography

Wide-eyed style supermodel who became the youngest magic size to appear for the cover of American Vogue when she was 16 years of age. She was found out when she was 14. She retired from modeling in 2008 to spotlight her budding performing career, then came back towards the runway at Milan Style Week 2014. She got a daughter called Naia in Dec 2013 with her partner David Letts. She was romantically associated with acting professional Heath Ledger soon before he passed on.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gemma Ward
Date Of Birth November 3, 1987
Place Of Birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.78 m
Profession Model
Education Shenton College, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth
Nationality Australian
Children Naia Letts
Parents Claire Ward, Gary Ward
Siblings Sophie Ward, Henry Ward, Oscar Ward
Partner David Letts, David Letts
Movies The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Strangers, The Black Balloon, The Strangers 2
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter Naia Letts in December 2013. Child's father is her boyfriend, David Letts.
2 New York Fashion Week, Spring / Summer 2006 season [September 2005]
3 Ranked #30 in the 2008 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
4 She was named as one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011' by MTV Networks' NextMovie.com.
5 Featured in 32 Vogue magazine covers from 2004-2007.
6 Appeared on the cover of the first Vogue China magazine issue. 300,000 copies of the magazine were sold in the first 3 hours.
7 Declared one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris.
8 At age 18, Ward became the first model ever to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine.
9 Appeared on the Spring 2005 cover of TIME Magazine's Style & Design issue.
10 Has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry Ward.
11 Educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and Shenton College.
12 Her name means 'Gem' in Italian.
13 Wanted to be a actress when she was younger.
14 Says her everyday look is a bit more scruffy than the clothes she models.
15 Fan of Bob Marley.
16 Her favorite movie is Almost Famous (2000).
17 Shared an apartment with her best friend in New York City. Before she found an apartment she even slept on her friend's couch!
18 Her older sister, Sophie Ward, was a model, but stopped because she thought it was boring.
19 Is in the agency of IMG, the most Elite modeling Agency around with top models such as Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen and Heidi Klum.
20 Represents Liano, Prada, YSL, Prada, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Hermès, Bulgari, Dior, Isetan, Jil Sander, and Versace
21 She can earn between $10,000 and $20,000 for a catwalk show and up to $100,000 for ad campaigns.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fergie: M.I.L.F. $ 2016 Video short
The Caged Pillows 2016 Video short Nocturne
The Great Gatsby 2013 Languid Girl
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 Tamara - First Mermaid
The Strangers 2008 Dollface
The Black Balloon 2008 Jackie Masters
Pink Pyjamas 2001 Heidi

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 performer: "Jolly Sailor Bold"

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 1 2009-2011 TV Series documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress The Black Balloon (2008)
2008 IF Award IF Awards Best Actress The Black Balloon (2008)


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#Quote
1 I grew up on the beach. It was such a luxury to wake up to the sun and the ocean. - From Teen Vogue
2 Some girls get swept up in the lifestyle-clubbing and partying with celebrities. You can't live your life like that, though. It's fake.
3 I wanted to be like an actor or a comedian for a little while, because I was always wanting to make people laugh, and being stupid, so I never thought I'd be doing a job where you always have to look nice, and polished and sophisticated.
4 I never really cared about what I looked like.
5 I came to watch my friends. I was sitting there in the crowd when the agent from Perth came over. I didn't even want to enter, it was a bit of chance. I was so shocked when I got my first job.


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