Australian model and actress Gemma Ward made her Australian Fashion Week debut at the age of 15. She’s graced herself in various high-end brands like Teen Vogue and Time. Besides, the 31 years old model has made a significant appearance on big-screen movies that include The Black Balloon, (2007), The Strangers (2008) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
Surprisingly, this article is just for you if you’re wondering about her secrets, her rise to stardom. Also, know about the model’s height, wiki-bio, boyfriend and many more!
Quick Facts: Gemma Ward
|Full Name:||Gemma Ward|
|Birth Date:||29th Nov 1982|
|Birth Place:||London, Uk|
|Father’s Name:||Will Upadte|
|Mother’s Name:||Will Upadte|
|Height:||5 Feet 9 Inches|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Profession:||Actress, Former Fashion Model|
|Net Worth:||$6 Million (As in 2021)|
|Social Media Presence:||Instagram, Twitter|
Gemma Ward Wiki-Bio (Parents, Siblings, & Education)
Gemma Ward was born in Perth, Western Australia on 3 November 1987. She’s the fourth children of parents Gary Ward, an Australian doctor, and Claire, an English nurse.
We’ve learned that she’s older siblings, Sophie Ward (her sister who also pursued a career in modeling), and younger twin brothers, Oscar Ward, and Henry Ward.
Talking about her education, Gemma Ward attended at the Presbyterian Ladies’ College and Shenton College. The family clown, Gemma’s ambition for acting began since 1997 when she got a chance to portray the witch’s role, at age ten in a school play of Hansel and Gretel.
Gemma Ward Age, Height, & Body Measurements
Born in 1987, Gemma Ward is 37 years of age as of 2019. She graces her slim and perfect body figure of 32-24-24 inches.
She stands tall with a mesmerizing height of 5 ft11.5 inches (182 cm). Her bra size is 32A. Similarly, her shoe size is 10 (US), 7 (UK), and 41 (EU). Above all, she looks even stunning with the pair of blue eyes and blonde hair.
Gemma Ward Career: Model to Actress
The 31 years old model, as well as an actress, has a quite unique start-up in career. Actually, Gemma involvement with modeling was, in fact, an accidental one.
Moving back to the time, in 2002, while accompanying her friends to the Australian modeling competition Search for a Supermodel, Gemma was discovered by a fellow agent at the age of 14. Ward once mentioned in a Teen Vogue interview, that 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 [for mandatory parental consent], and pushed me in front of the cameras.”
So, it was the beginning, and soon she made her Australian Fashion Week debut at the age of fifteen years old. Above all, Ward became the youngest model to grace the cover of Vogue.
Eventually, she appeared on the covers of Teen Vogue and Time. Vogue Paris declared Gemma as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She’s widely considered to be a supermodel.
As time passed by, reports circulated that Ward wants to retire from modeling and pursue a career acting in August 2008. Yes, it’s indeed true, as her final modeling job became the appearance on the cover of and the inside of October 2008 issue of Spanish Marie Claire.
Nonetheless, after a year, in November 2009, Gemma’s agent officially announced her retiring from the modeling business. However, she sometimes appears on the ramp time and again.
Well, as an aspiring actress, Ward’s first major big-screen appearance was in the 2007 Australian film The Black Balloon. Besides, she has already appeared in the film The Strangers (2008) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
Gemma Ward Net Worth: Salary, Income, & Career Earnings
The Australian fashion model, as well as an accomplished actress Gemma Ward, has a net worth of $6 million. The primary source of income for this 31 years old supermodel is acting for now. But back some time, before her retiring, Gemma amassed a huge fortune through modeling.
In February 2005, it was reported that Ward appeared in more than 20 New York runways & was rumored to earn about $20,000 per show.
Gemma Ward Once Dated Heath Ledger | Relationship Timeline
The Australian supermodel Gemma Ward dated Heath Ledger. In fact, Heath Ledger and Gemma ward first met on November 2007 in New York. Ward, later mentioned that they had “developed a relationship, and we started seeing each other.”
Notably, the lovebirds even spent Christmas together in their home town in Perth. Less than a month after returning to New York, Ledger died, on 22 January 2008.
Eventually, Gemma Ward and her partner David Letts became proud parents of a baby girl. In early December 2013, it was reported that she gave birth to a baby girl, followed by a second child, a son, on January 2017.
Gemma Ward is active on her social media, where she regularly updates her daily happenings. You can get her on;
Instagram – 151k Followers
Twitter – 15.5k Followers