Date of Birth
3 December 1987, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Gemma Louise Ward
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Gemma Ward was born in Perth, Australia in 1987 and started her model career in the year 2002.
When she was 15 years old, she was discovered in the audience of Search for a Supermodel (2000), an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be feature in the "It Girls" of the supermodel world.
According to modeling and fashion statistics, she was the youngest model on the Vogue cover. Gemma has joined top brand fashion designer shows, such as Christian Dior, Prada, Gucci, Yves Saint-Laurent, etc. Working next to fashion models like Karolina Kurkova, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen and Natalia Vodianova.
She can earn between $10,000 and $20,000 for a catwalk show and up to $100,000 for ad campaigns.
Represents Liano, Prada, YSL, Prada, Balenciaga, Lanvin, HermÃ¨s, Bulgari, Dior, Isetan, Jil Sander, and Versace
Is in the agency of IMG, the most Elite modeling Agency around with top models such as Tyra Banks, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen and Heidi Klum.
Her older sister, Sophie Ward, was a model, but stopped because she thought it was boring.
Shared an apartment with her best friend in New York City. Before she found an apartment she even slept on her friend's couch!
Her favorite movie is Almost Famous (2000).
Fan of Bob Marley.
Says her everyday look is a bit more scruffy than the clothes she models.
Wanted to be a actress when she was younger.
Her name means 'Gem' in Italian.
Educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and Shenton College.
Has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry Ward.
Appeared on the Spring 2005 cover of TIME Magazine's Style & Design issue.
At age 18, Ward became the first model ever to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine.
Declared one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris.
Appeared on the cover of the first Vogue China magazine issue. 300,000 copies of the magazine were sold in the first 3 hours.
Featured in 32 Vogue magazine covers from 2004-2007.
She was named as one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011' by MTV Networks' NextMovie.com.
Ranked #30 in the 2008 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
New York Fashion Week, Spring / Summer 2006 season [September 2005]
In a relationship with David Letts. They have two children together - a daughter Naia Letts (b. early December 2013) and a son Jet Ocean Letts (b. January 31, 2017).
In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) her character is the Mermaid "Tamara". In The Strangers (2008) , her character twice knocks on the front door of the house inquiring, "Is Tamara home?".
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.
I never really cared about what I looked like.
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.
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.
I grew up on the beach. It was such a luxury to wake up to the sun and the ocean. - From Teen Vogue