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Gemma Ward

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    Gemma Ward View off-the-runway photos
    Nationality
    Australian
    Birth Date
    November 3, 1987
    Lives Now
    New York, NY
    Status
    Cover girl, Established, Good girl
    Known for
    Eyes
    Agencies
    IMG
    Dated
    Heath Ledger
    Friends
    Marissa Johnson, Lily Donaldson, Caroline Winberg, Daria Werbowy, Lily Cole, Lisa Cant, Danny Beauchamp, Nicole Trunfio, Du Juan, Jessica Hart
    Model Turned
    Actress (The Black Balloon, 2008; The Strangers, 2007)

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    Gemma Ward's Career Highlights

    3 NOV, 1987
    Born Perth, Western Austrailia
    2002
    Discovered at a taping of the show Search for a Supermodel
    2003
    Signs with IMG
    SEP 2003
    Debuts at the spring Prada show in Milan, as an exclusive
    JAN 2004
    Opens the spring Valentino couture show in Paris
    2004
    Becomes the face of Jil Sander, photographed by Nick Knight
    2004
    Craig McDean photographs Ward for Yves Saint Laurent
    2004
    Steven Meisel photographs Ward for Prada
    MAR 2004
    Featured on the cover of British Vogue
    APR 2004
    Appears on cover of W
    SEP 2004
    Featured on the cover of Vogue alongside other top models, photographed by Steven Meisel
    2005
    Becomes the face of Hermès and Valentino
    2005
    Becomes the face of Burberry, photographed by Mario Testino
    2005
    Replaces Kate Moss as the face of Calvin Klein's Obsession fragrance
    2005
    Stars in John Mayer’s “Daughters” music video Video»
    FEB 2005
    Featured on the cover of French Vogue
    APR 2005
    Appears on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    JUN 2005
    Appears in two editorials for Vogue
    SEP 2005
    Featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of Chinese Vogue
    2005
    Appears on the cover of Time magazine's Style & Design issue
    2006
    60 Minutes features Ward as an “It” girl Video»
    2006
    Allure names Ward “The Model of the Moment”
    2007
    Replaces Stella Tennant as the face of Christian Dior, photographed by Nick Knight
    2007
    Appears in print and commercial advertising for Swarovski Video»
    2007
    Has a role as Jackie in the upcoming movie Black Balloon, where she plays a girl who helps her boyfriend deal with his brother’s autism, alongside the highly respected Toni Collette
    2007
    Appears in commercials for Japanese makeup brand Kose, making her a household name there Video»
    2007
    Becomes the face of Louis Vuitton accessories with Will Chalker
    FEB 2007
    Opens and closes the fall Karl Lagerfeld show in Paris
    12 JUL, 2007
    Named one of the world’s highest-paid models, according to Forbes (ranked #10)
    2007
    Returns as a face of Valentino with Hilary Rhoda and Daria Werbowy
    OCT 2007
    Has a role in the movie The Strangers, playing a masked intruder who terrorizes the protagonist (played by Liv Tyler)
    OCT 2007
    Opens the spring Celine show in Paris
    NOV 2007
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Greg Kadel
    6 NOV, 2007
    Dresses as Lakshmi for the Halloween party she hosts with V magazine Photo»
    DEC 2007
    Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Norman Jean Roy
    2008
    Patrick Demarchelier photographs Ward for the Pirelli calendar
    2008
    Returns as a face of Dolce & Gabbana with Jessica Stam and Lily Donaldson, photographed by Steven Klein
    JAN 2008
    Spied out with Heath Ledger in Australia; the two become a couple Story»
    FEB 2008
    Featured on the cover of i-D alongside good friend Lily Donaldson
    APR 2008
    Appears in British Vogue editorial
    30 APR, 2008
    Named the world’s eleventh highest-paid model by Forbes, having made a reported $3 million in the past year Story»
    MAY 2008
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial with Lily Donaldson, photographed by Emma Summerton
    NOV 2009
    Quits modeling Story»
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