Gemma Ward
Australian model
Gemma Ward
Gemma Louise Ward is an Australian fashion model turned actress.
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Kim Kardashian Douses Herself In Milk For Fergie's 'M.I.L.F. $' Video
Huffington Post - 8 months
Take note, Kanye West. There is a way to release a music video featuring fully consenting adults that still makes a comment on fame. Who knew? (Everybody.) Fergie premiered the star-studded video for her new single "M.I.L.F. $" on Friday night, featuring famous moms like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Ciara. And it's T to the A to the S-T-E-Y. Yeah, we kept the E.  Taking inspiration from the '50s housewife aesthetic, the video finds its setting in "Milfville," an idyllic neighborhood where moms are supermodels, the milkman belongs in a J.Crew catalogue and everybody seems dairy very intent on pouring milk all over their bodies. You know, typical mom stuff.  But before the hate tweets about the problematic use of the term “M.I.L.F.,” start rolling in, the 41-year-old singer made a point to tweak the last letter to stand for “follow.” “Changing the acronym to Moms I’d Like To Follow is about empowering women who do it all,” Fergie said ...
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Model Gemma Ward on Her "Alien" Features
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The Aussie beauty, who recently returned to the runway for Fashion Week Australia, sometimes wishes she didn't look so extraterrestrial.
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Emma Ward Performs 'Trains'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Emma Ward, 18, was recently selected to appear in Rhyming Thunder, a collection of work by young poets. She performs in Bristol at Arts House on Thursdays and at Poetry Pulpit on the first Sunday of every month. "There is something very liberating about sharing personal poems with strangers. I love the fact that a poem changes for each audience - some lines are funny sometimes, others not. The audience aren't as invisible as they hope to be. "Trains is about a girl from Stockport that I met in the Outer Hebrides a few summers ago. It's also about the North/South divide and the cycles and rhythms of life. It's quite an old poem but I think it's still my favourite. "I see spoken word getting bigger and more popular, reaching more people through expanding genres and blurring lines between different types of performance. You can do what you like, literally and I'm sure that will appeal to many more people in the future. "The poets that inspire me are those that are org ...
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International Model Katia Elizarova Signed By IMG Models - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
IMG Models is responsible for the representation of some of the world's most in-demand models, including Gisele, Kate Moss, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gemma Ward, Freja Beha, Ann Ward, Lara Stone and Lily Cole. Russian born International Model Katia
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Perth Fashion Festival Model casting - Fibre2fashion.com
Google News - over 5 years
Known for launching the careers of some of Australia's most successful and internationally acclaimed modelling talent including Nicole Trunfio, Dempsey Stewart, Gemma Ward, Emily Cattermole, Skye Stracke, Tiah Eckhardt and Jessica Gomes, Perth Fashion
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Doutzen Kroes: Victoria's Secret Swimwear Sexy - GossipCenter.com
Google News - over 5 years
... as she's starring in a new flick called “Nova Zembla.” Kroes and fellow model Gemma Ward are working under the direction of Reinout Oerlemans on the 3D flick about a 1965 shipwreck. “Nova Zembla” hits theaters in the Netherlands on November 24th
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The transcendental path to... - Vogue Australia
Google News - over 5 years
Gorrow, who is a favourite of Sydney's most Zenned-out type-As and A-listers including models Gemma Ward and Nicole Trunfio, teaches a style called Vedic or Transcendental Meditation (TM). Although it is said to have originated more than 5000 years ago
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Are Chinese Models Putting An End To Asia's Colonial Mentality? - Forbes (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Its debut cover featured then girl-of-the-moment Gemma Ward flanked by five Chinese models. In hindsight, that cover may have been a precursor of things to come. It could have been the signal of the start of a fashion revolution: the Chinese are going
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A top blogger - The West Australian
Google News - over 5 years
Pietrzak will show off pearls from Kailis and designs from local handbag maker Belle Bijoux - a favourite of Jessica Simpson, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Hawkins and Gemma Ward. The former teacher began blogging after the birth of her third child three
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Quick Stain-Fighting Tips For Untimely Disasters - FabSugar.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Now if only we could look just as glamorous as Lily Donaldson and Gemma Ward, seen here in Vogue, while cleaning our clothes . . . Oil stains (pizza, grease, sauce): Grab a white absorbent cloth and place under the stain. Create a solution with two
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$100 fee to register with a GP - The West Australian
Google News - over 5 years
One of those charging the fee is Subiaco GP Gary Ward, father of model-turned-actress Gemma Ward, who sent a letter detailing the new annual registration charges to patients. He said he was limiting the number of patients registered with him by
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Be inspired by Victoria Beckham's maternity style - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The designer, who ranked in the site's 'top brands' long before she was in its 'top celebrities,' is only outdone by new number one, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, TV reality stars Kim Kardashian and Olivia Palermo, and model-turned-actress Gemma Ward
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Vain Glorious | The Diet Guru - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Known for his work with overweight (or undertoned) moguls and models, his fashion-world clients include John Galliano, Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson, Esti Ginzburg, Holly Peterson, Julie Ordon and Fabien Baron, (who recently shed a whopping 70 pounds in
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Drift casting director sees hundreds of hopefuls - ABC Online
Google News - over 5 years
She names Gemma Ward, Cloudstreet actor and AFI winner Emma Booth and Melissa George as among those she's helped or trained. Annie rues the fact that the WAAPA graduates she teaches head straight for Sydney or Melbourne. However, she notes, many are
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Mini-Megan - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
Perth has produced some of Australia's top posers, including Gemma Ward, Emily Cattermole, Emma Booth and the voluptuous redhead Tiah Eckhardt. In 2001 Trunfio was named the hot new talent at PFF and went on to appear on the cover of Vogue Australia
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Glastonbury Festival Fashion Wrap - The Vine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Take, for example, the photograph of Gemma Ward in a cocktail frock and filth splattered Hunters from Glasto in '06, a look that launched 1000 trends. Yep, sometimes it's exciting to be shown that not only are Wellingtons acceptable (and comfortable,
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Our Top 10 Favorite Model-Slash-Somethings - StyleCaster
Google News - over 5 years
Gemma Ward returned to modeling this year after some time off and disproved rumors that she would retire at age 20. Like her doll-faced friends, Gemma wasn't only interested in being a model and is also an actress. She's had roles in a few films,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gemma Ward
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 28
    In September, Ward graced the cover of Russh.In January 2016, she again graced the cover of Australian Vogue, also appearing in a Spring/Summer 2016 campaign for Givenchy alongside models including Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova and fellow Australian Miranda Kerr.
    More Details Hide Details Ward then walked for Calvin Klein menswear at Autumn/Winter Milan Fashion Week.In April, Ward was shot by Mario Testino as part of his guest edited edition of Australian Vogue, their first time working together since 2006. She interviewed Testino about the issue for The Daily Telegraph. The same month, Ward graced the cover of Australian InStyle alongside close friends and fellow models Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio. In May, it was announced that Ward would appear as a guest judge on cycle 10 of Australia's Next Top Model. She graced the July cover of Elle Australia, a "lift-and flip" edition with 35 possible cover combinations of Ward.Ward also featured in a Fall/Winter campaign for David Webb, shot by Inez and Vinoodh. Ward has long aspired to pursue acting and drama is a passion that she has held since she was a child. She starred alongside Toni Collette and Rhys Wakefield in Australian director Elissa Down's film The Black Balloon as the girlfriend of a boy whose brother has autism. The Black Balloon had its world premiere at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany in February 2008, where it received a Crystal Bear as the best feature-length film in the Generation 14plus category. She was also cast opposite Liv Tyler in the suspense thriller The Strangers as one of the three masked intruders, "Dollface". In the summer of 2009, she took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.
  • 2015
    Age 27
    In April 2015, Ward made her runway return to Australian Fashion Week, opening for Ellery.
    More Details Hide Details Ward also became the Australian ambassador for Coca-Cola Life.
    She also graced the Spring/Summer 2015 cover of Pop.
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    In December, Ward appeared on the 55th Anniversary cover of Australian Vogue and along with a 40th-anniversary campaign for Country Road, was announced as the face of Prada's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign.
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  • 2014
    Age 26
    On 18 September 2014, Ward returned to the runway at the Spring/Summer 2015 Prada show during Milan Fashion Week.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    Ward and her partner David Letts became parents in early December 2013 when she gave birth to a baby girl.Ward is close friends with fellow Australian models Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio, with Gomes and Ward serving as bridesmaids in Trunfio's wedding.
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  • 2011
    Age 23
    After three years out of the spotlight, Ward made her international stage debut on 22 March 2011 for the (PTC) Perth Theatre Company's production of The Ugly One.
    More Details Hide Details The play centres on the modern obsession with physical beauty and the need to resort to plastic surgery. Her star power brought the PTC publicity and boosted ticket sales. Perth Now’s Maria Noakes gave Ward positive reviews for her performance. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'. In the summer of 2011, Ward played Tamara, an antagonistic mermaid, in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opposite Johnny Depp.
    Ward shot her first pictorial in years in Australia’s Sunday Telegraph Magazine for the edition of 6 February 2011.In 2013, Ward signed with IMG Models Australia, prompting rumours of a modelling comeback.
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    After avoiding the spotlight for three years, Ward opened up in an exclusive interview for The Sunday Telegraph on 30 January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details There she explained that her break from the media spotlight "was something spurred by Heath's death". As for her career, she went on to say: In terms of me shying away from modelling, I'd like to clarify in some way that I was taking a break from many things in my life and obviously what people in the public see is that I'm pulling away from what is more 'public'. I didn't know how long it would take, I didn't know if it would solve anything, but I set out to really focus inside myself.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    Again, Ward quickly dismissed the retirement claims, confirming that she would return to modeling in 2010.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    Her final modeling job before her hiatus was an appearance on the cover of and inside the October 2008 issue of Spanish Marie Claire.Slightly over a year later, in November 2009, Ward's agent officially announced her retiring from the industry after her notable absence in the past few runway seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Following a series of criticisms about her weight gain, a spokesperson from Viviens modelling agency in New York released a statement, saying: "Gemma hasn't committed to returning to modeling at any time soon", adding Ward had the agency's full support.
    Ward wouldn't walk down a runway after the spring 2008 shows for five years.
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    In August 2008, reports surfaced that Ward was to retire from modeling to pursue acting.
    More Details Hide Details However, reports were quickly dismissed by Ward herself saying: "I was surprised to wake up this morning and read news of my own retirement. While I am taking some time off currently to rest and enjoy the company of friends and family, I am still very much a (excited and enthusiastic) working model and actress. I'm only 20, for God's sakes."
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Ward briefly dated Heath Ledger. They first met in November 2007 in New York, and Ward later said they had "developed a relationship and we started seeing each other."
    More Details Hide Details The two spent Christmas together in their home town of Perth before returning to New York where Ledger died less than a month later, on 22 January 2008.
    In October 2007 Ward appeared on the cover of the very first issue of Vogue India, centered between Bollywood actresses Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra shot by photographer Patrick Demarchelier (who also photographed her in Vogue China) and it became the second time Ward has appeared on an inaugural issue.
    More Details Hide Details Ward is only the third model, after Moss and Linda Evangelista to grace two inaugural issues of Vogue. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
    In May 2007, Ward again graced the cover of Vogue Italia.
    More Details Hide Details In July, earning at an estimated total of $3 million in the past 12 months, Forbes ranked her tenth on the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.
  • 2006
    Age 18
    By 2006, Ward became Australia's brightest fashion star since Elle Macpherson.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 18, Ward became the first model ever to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine. She was then featured in the Australian television program 60 Minutes as the "It Girl". She was earning $25,000 to stride the catwalk. In Allure magazine (October 2006), Ward is described as "the model of the moment." Allures creative director Paul Cavaco stated: "We went through a period that was very va-va-voom, but now the pendulum has swung back. Gemma is ethereal, not earthy." Photographer Michael Thompson says, "She's an exotic blonde, the rarest of creatures."
  • 2005
    Age 17
    In September 2005, Ward secured a coveted place on the inaugural cover of Vogue China posing between Chinese models Du Juan and Wang Wenqin and was shot by leading photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
    More Details Hide Details A staggering 300,000 copies sold in the first three hours. "She is every inch blue chip," Vivien's agent Suzie Deveridge said. "Right now she's considered the No. 2 model in the world – and she isn't even 18 yet."
    Ward then graced the April 2005 issue of Vogue Italia, the May issue of Vogue Greece and the Spring 2005 cover of TIME Magazine's Style & Design issue.
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    In February 2005, Ward appeared in no less than 20 New York runways for designers that included Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Klein, and was rumored to earn about $20,000 per show.
    More Details Hide Details And at 17, she became the famous face of Calvin Klein’s Obsession Night perfume billboards – bumping Kate Moss out of a job in the process. Ward was reportedly paid $1.3 million for the Calvin Klein campaign and counted similar deals with Burberry and Valentino among her model earnings.
  • 2004
    Age 16
    In September 2004, at only sixteen, Ward became the youngest model to appear on American Vogue photographed by Steven Meisel as one of the nine "Models of the Moment" with Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova, Gisele Bündchen, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, Hana Soukupova and Karen Elson.
    More Details Hide Details By the end of the year, Ward had graced the cover of Australian Vogue three times, British Vogue, Vogue Paris and Vogue Japan.
  • 2003
    Age 15
    At 15 Ward made her Australian Fashion Week debut in May 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Within a year, she was in Italy meeting Prada designer Miuccia Prada. Her look inspired a new generation of baby doll-like models such as Vlada Roslyakova, Heather Marks, Lily Cole, and Lisa Cant.
  • 2002
    Age 14
    Ward's brush with modeling was an accidental one. She was discovered in 2002, at the age of fourteen, while accompanying her friends to the Australian modelling competition Search for a Supermodel.
    More Details Hide Details As she said in a Teen Vogue interview, she ended up being scouted herself: I had come straight from my auntie and uncle's farm, and I was wearing this big gray barn jacket with mud all over it. When the scout came up to me, I said, 'No, thank you.' They forged my mum's signature mandatory parental consent, and pushed me in front of the cameras. Ward didn't win the competition, but her fragile, unique look, got the attention of a spotter from Vivien's Model Agency who saw her potential and made a show reel. The show reel then landed on the desk of ace model scout David Cunningham from the New York City agency IMG. "Look how confident she is. I mean, she looks like she's been doing this for years, and she's a 15-year-old kid walking in an alleyway in Perth She's a supermodel, for sure," Cunningham said.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 9
    Her passion for acting was born in 1997, when she was cast as the witch in a school play of Hansel and Gretel at age ten.
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  • 1987
    Born
    Gemma Ward was born on 3 November 1987, in Perth, Western Australia, the second of four children of Gary Ward, an Australian doctor, and Claire, an English nurse.
    More Details Hide Details She has an older sister, Sophie (who also became a model), and younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry. She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and Shenton College. Gemma was the family clown whose ambition was acting.
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