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Sharni Vinson (born 22 July 1983) is an Australian model, actress and dancer known for her work in the soap opera Home and Away and the film Step Up 3D.
Vinson was born in Sydney, Australia. She was raised by her single mother; her father lives in Canada. Vinson studied with the Australian Theatre for Young People for four years and enrolled as a student in the Brent Street School of Performing Arts, studying dance when she was twelve. On leaving high school, Vinson continued her studies as a full-time student with the Brent Street School.
Vinson played the role of Cassie Turner in the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 2004 to 2008. She joined the show permanently in December 2004, having previously appeared twice on the show as a minor character and auditioning for the role of Martha McKenzie but losing out to Jodi Gordon. In 2006 Vinson was nominated for a TV Week Logie Award for Best New Talent for her performance in Home and Away. In April 2008 Vinson announced she would be leaving the series to pursue a career in the United States.
She portrayed the role of Lori Mandel, a pregnant woman held hostage in a bank in CSI: NY Vinson also had a guest role in episode 13 of
Eboni Stocks is an Australian fashion model and winner of the Cycle Two of Australia's Next Top Model in 2006.
Eboni was praised throughout the competition for high quality photos, and was hailed as a contestant who would be appropriate for beauty campaigns. During the episode airing 25 January 2006 she experienced severe back spasms, and was temporarily sent to hospital during the episode airing 1 February 2006 for the purposes of recovery. She returned into the competition a week later. Stocks won the competition with a two-year-contract with Chic Management in Sydney, Australia.
She is now signed to Scene Model Management, Sydney Division. In March 2008, she appeared with fellow Aussie model, and title holder of Miss Australia, and Miss Universe 2004, Jennifer Hawkins, for a catwalk/runway fashion show for the Myer Winer 2008 Collection Launch that was part of L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Annalise Braakensiek (born 9 December 1972) is an Australian model, actress and TV presenter.
Best known for her work as a model, actress and television personality, Annalise Braakensiek is one of Australia’s most popular and multi-faceted celebrities.
Braakensiek was born in Sydney, New South Wales and speaks five languages; (she is fluent in both German and English, and can speak Dutch, Italian and Japanese).
An internationally recognised covergirl and Logie Award nominee, Sydney-based Annalise is also a keen lingerie and jewellery designer, vegetarian chef and entrepreneur, whose passion for healthy living, the environment and animal rights shines through in all she does.
In August 2009, she launched her first collection of eco-friendly underwear for fuller-figured women “Annalise” Exclusive to Bras N Things, available in all Bras N Things stores across Australia and New Zealand, and online at www.bnt.com.au.
Annalise designs each piece in the range, with an emphasis not only on fashion, but on organic and recycled materials.
Annalise’s credentials as a designer also include a double major in jewellery and sculpture from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts. Annalise
Anton Michael is an adult entertainment performer, actor and model.
A native of Perth, Australia, he relocated to the United States after completing his higher education studies. He entered mainstream modeling in Los Angeles, California, a career he continues to maintain.
Michael's début in adult entertainment came after his amicable divorce from actress Marjean Holden. In 2001, director/producer Blue Blake cast Michael -- billed as Tony Valentino-- in a cameo appearance in the all-male title Married Cops Do. Main player status followed in six more Blake features beginning in 2001 and continuing into 2004. Though he was touted as being a former Australian professional rugby player in by Blake, this has never been substantiated and is most likely a promotional ploy on the director's part. Michael's chiseled appearance and accent were selling points, as was his penchant for aggressive interplay and his notable expertise as sexual wordsmith.
Micheal's did heterosexual performances as well. In the 2002 film Dildo Diaries, a documentary detailing attempts by the Texas Penal Code to ban the sale or ownership of adult sexual aids. He then appeared briefly opposite his frequent co-star
Dawid "David" Beniamin Witko (born May 8, 1983) is an Australian fashion model.
He was born in Łańcut, Poland but moved with his parents and younger brother to Melbourne, Australia when he was only four. He has been based in Melbourne since his arrival but has travelled extensively throughout the world to model.
David attended Camberwell High School, a school in Melbourne’s inner east that also had alumna like Kylie and Dannii Minogue.
He started modeling at the age of 18 after achieving top 20 in Victoria during the the Search for a Supermodel competition in Melbourne. He competed amongst thousands of hopefuls and was later signed by Chadwick model management – a top Australian modeling agency.
It wasn't until two years into his modelling career that David starting working abroad. On his first trip to New York, David was represented by DNA model management - a top New York agency which also represents supermodels amongst the likes of Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova and Natalia Vodianova.
Bananas Models in Paris, France, Fashion model management in Milan, Italy, Pace model management in Taipei, Taiwan and Bravo Models in Tokyo, Japan have all represented David.
In 2005, David’s
Nick Steele (born 5 February 1980) is an Australian-American actor and model.
He was born in Coffs Harbour, Australia to an Australian father and American mother. He grew up in South Orange County, California with his two brothers, Jim and Chris, and his sister, Cassie. Nick graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 2002 with an Honors degree in Psychology and a minor in French Literature. He spent his third year abroad in Toulouse, France, and traveled extensively throughout Europe. Nick is currently living in Los Angeles.
Best known for playing the Hunter opposite Britney Spears in her Fantasy commercial, Nick has also worked opposite many other celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Madonna, Rose McGowan, Meg Ryan and many others.
He has starred in the parody movies Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie. In Date Movie and Meet The Spartans, he played Kevin Federline.
Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian (Russian: Азиз Сергеевич Шавершян; 24 March 1989 – 5 August 2011), better known by his Internet handle Zyzz, was a Moscow-born Australian bodybuilder, internet celebrity, personal trainer, model and a part-time stripper who established a cult following after posting multiple videos of himself on YouTube, starting in 2007. In late July 2011 he came to more general media attention when The Sydney Morning Herald published an article about the arrest of his older brother, Said Shavershian, for illegal possession of anabolic steroids. On 5 August 2011, whilst on holiday in Bangkok, Thailand, Aziz Shavershian suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 22.
Shavershian was born in Moscow, Russia, the youngest son of Maiane Iboian, who works in cardiology, and Sergei Shavershian. He has one older brother, Said Shavershian, who is also known by his screenname "Chestbrah".
In the early 1990s, Shavershian and his family moved to Australia. He was raised in Eastwood, New South Wales, and attended Marist College Eastwood Catholic secondary school, where he achieved Dux of the college. Prior to his death in August 2011, he was to graduate from the University of
Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin (born 12 July 1989) is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water and Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began. She also portrayed Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle.
When she was four, Tonkin attended several dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance and tap dance. At the age of twelve, she began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. She later graduated from Queenwood School for Girls in Balmoral, New South Wales. Tonkin has appeared in a number of commercials which include Vauxhall Motors and Chick Management and modeled for Girlfriend, Teen Vogue, and Dolly. She has also appeared in Miles Fisher's music video "Don't Let Go".
In December 2005, Tonkin was cast as the role of Cleo Sertori on the Australian children television series H2O: Just Add Water which follows the lives of three teenage girls who turn into mermaids. Tonkin improved on her swimming abilities during the pre-production of the series. The series premiered on 7 July 2006 on Network Ten and has since went on to be aired to a worldwide audience of more than
Ashley Cheadle (born 7 December 1987) is an Australian surfer, model and actress who rose to prominence in the early 2000s through her surfing and modeling activities. Cheadle's pop-culture popularity led her to guest spots on Australian television and in film, including roles in ABC television's Blue Water High and in the 2008 film Fool's Gold.
Cheadle is of English, Irish and Aboriginal descent. Ashley’s family of five (she also has a younger, very active brother Josh ) is a very tight unit, supportive in all she does, adding to the way Ash embraces life. Her older brother, Luke Cheadle, is a professional surfer. Her father was also once a competitive surfer.
Following in the footsteps of Dad and older brother (Billabong rider) Luke, Ashley began competing at age 13. And soon this girl from small town Culburra, NSW picked up a sponsorship at 14 for her surfing talents and was later discovered by Billabong as the ultimate Billabong Girl.
Even when she realized her professional aspirations would not involve continued competitive surfing, she described the sport as being "in my blood."
Cheadle's professional surfing has been sponsored by surf-wear giant Billabong, which has promoted
Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model and MTV VJ.
Rose was born to Katia Langenheim, a 20-year-old single mother and artist, who she now describes as one of her role-models. As a young child, she travelled frequently, living in rural Victoria, Tasmania and Surfers Paradise before finally settling in Melbourne. As a teenager, she attended University High School and Footscray City College. Ruby is the god-daughter of Lionel Rose and the great-granddaughter of Alec Campbell, the last surviving Battle of Gallipoli soldier.
Rose first gained fame by dating Lily Hamill and then by joining the Girlfriend model search in 2002, which she came in second to Catherine McNeil, to whom she was later engaged to be married. They have since broken up.
In order to land her gig as an MTV VJ in Australia, she competed against 2000 other hopefuls in a three-week national search, as former VJ Lyndsey Rodrigues moved to the United States to co-host TRL. As part of the competition, she downed 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes against Jackass' Bam Margera, and kissed strangers on a busy Sydney street. Rose has stated that she wanted to be a musician
Erika Heynatz (born 25 March 1976, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) is an Australian model, actress, singer and television personality.
Heynatz hosted the first two cycles of the Foxtel reality TV show Australia's Next Top Model and the only season of the Ten Network's The Hot House. She demonstrated a commitment to a singing career by leaving her Australia's Next Top Model job, which went to Australian lads mag girl Jodhi Meares. Heynatz left Australia's Next Top Model to pursue her singing and her commitment to appear on the Seven Network's celebrity singing contest It Takes Two in 2006. Paired with David Hobson as her tutor, she eventually won the contest.
In 2003, she starred in the television movie Mermaids, and has since appeared in numerous other feature film roles. She also appeared as a guest star in the sci-fi series Farscape in the episodes "Terra Firma" and "Unrealized Reality".In 2007, Heynatz starred in the motion picture Gabriel.
She has starred in an Olay commercial and was the co-host of the third series of It Takes Two. Erika was a special guest judge during Cycle 8 of America's Next Top Model where one of the episodes was filmed in Sydney.
On 15 April 2008,
Skye Stracke is an Australian fashion model from Perth, Western Australia.
Prior to her career as a model, Stracke wanted to be a makeup artist. She won a modeling competition at Vivien's, an Australian modeling agency, and walked in Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, where she was scouted by DNA Model Management.
She moved to New York City on 9 January 2008 to further her modeling career. She subsequently walked in shows for Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Nina Ricci (brand), and Missoni, and has shot editorials for American and Russian Vogue (magazine). She has also modeled for a Lacoste campaign.
Michelle van Eimeren (born 15 March 1972) is a beauty queen from Brisbane, Australia.
Van Eimeren represented Australia for the 1994 Miss Universe pageant, which was held in Manila. She placed 11th overall.
After her Miss Universe stint, she starred in numerous Filipino movies. She married Filipino actor/singer Ogie Alcasid in 1996 and had two children with him. She also wrote a children's book called, "Butterfly."
She is also a commercial model and product endorser.
She now lives in Australia with her two children, after her marriage to Alcasid was annulled in October 2007.
In November 2009, she married her fiancé Mark Murrow in Wollongong. Her former husband Ogie Alcasid and his girlfriend Regine Velasquez were among the guests.
Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, television personality, radio personality, fashion designer and model. She rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time and the soap opera Home and Away, before commencing her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as "Love and Kisses" and "This is It", though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with "All I Wanna Do", her first number one UK Club hit.
In 2001, Minogue further returned to musical success with the release of her biggest worldwide hit to date, "Who Do You Love Now?", while her subsequent album, Neon Nights, became the most successful of her career. In the UK, she has achieved twelve consecutive number one dance singles,
Alex Kavadias (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Καββαδίας) is one of Greece's new faces in the fashion world. He has appeared in numerous fashion magazines and events promoting Greek and international products. He was also one of the models shown photographed on the 2004 Summer Olympics music CDs as well as one of the models used to promote the Olympic clothing line released in accordance with the 2004 Summer Olympics event in Greece. He is currently being represented by Ace Models.
He was also the lead singer for the alternative rock band Matisse in theirs album Rock 'N Roll Mafia (2009).
Amanda Ware (born 1 June 1992) is an Australian model, best known for being the winner of Cycle 6 of Australia's Next Top Model.
As winner of Australia's Next Top Model, Cycle 6, Ware was due to appear on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia, but the magazine editor decided to publish half the November issue with Ware and half with the runner-up, Kelsey Martinovich, who was incorrectly announced as the winner by host Sarah Murdoch. During the course of the show Ware won a campaign with Bonds as well as a campaign with Levi's that was included in her prize. In 2010 she signed a three year contract with Elite Model Management in New York City after a successful one week visit. In August 2011 Ware ended her contract with Elite and signed with S Models.
For her runway debut at New York Fashion Week Fall 2011, Ware walked for a total of 6 shows that included Phillip Lim, L'Wren Scott, and Chado Ralph Rucci.
In her first full season, Ware walked for a total of 17 shows. At New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, she walked for BCBG by Max Azria, Carlos Miele, Hervé Léger, Monique Lhuillier, L'Wren Scott and Ruffian. At London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, she walked at Antonio
Holly Brisley (born 11 January 1978 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Australian actress and television presenter. She began her career at the age of 15 on Agro's Cartoon Connection (1995–97) and more recently portrayed Amanda Vale-Baker on Home And Away (2005–09). Her most successful film roles include Garage Days (2001) and The Crop (2002).
As Holly grew up, she excelled at speech and drama and joined the Paradise Performer's Dance Academy, where she participated in various classes such as jazz, ballet and tap dancing, and also took part in eisteddfods, winning many awards.
By the age of 13 she was on the books of the Studio Search Agency on the Gold Coast, with her first roles being the Australian telemovies The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? in 1993 and Official Denial in 1994.
It was not until Holly began her regular television career in 1995 on the Logie Award winning children’s program Agro's Cartoon Connection that she began to receive recognition. She would later host The Looney Tunes Show in a more adult style, along with World's Craziest Videos and various shows for Foxtel. Holly was ranked 5th (2000) and 29th (2001) in FHM's Australia's 100 Sexiest
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick (born 1 February 1967) is an Australian film and television actress.
Fitzpatrick was born in Brisbane, Australia. She first appeared in the Italian Feature Film Via Montenapoleone, Directed by Carlo Vanzina, starring Renee Simonsen and Marisa Berenson shot on location in Rome 1986.
Fitzpatrick was a professional model and worked under contract in Tokyo, Milano, Australia with Chadwick Model Agency. On 10 September 2008, Fitzpatrick married television advertisement director and animator, Shaun Sewter, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jessica Gomes (born September 25, 1985) is an Australian model who appeared in the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the Swimsuit Issue of the United States–published magazine Sports Illustrated. She was featured in a bodypainting layout as a canvas for bodypaint artist Joanne Gair, who is in her tenth year of producing bodypaint art for the Swimsuit Issue. She was part of a record group of seven "rookie" Swimsuit Issue models, along with Quiana Grant, Melissa Haro, Yasmin Brunet, Melissa Baker, Jeisa Chiminazzo and Jarah Mariano.
Her father is from Portugal and her mother is from Singapore from the Chinese diaspora. Gomes was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, the baby of a family that includes two older sisters, an older brother, a Portuguese father, and a Chinese mother. Gomes' mother sent her to modelling classes at Linda-Ann Model Academy in Midland at the age of 13. It was there that she appeared on the hit TV show Bush Patrol which lead to a modeling contest and the start of a successful career. She has appeared in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, American Glamour, Italian GQ and Victoria’s Secret catalogue , and has modeled for DKNY Jeans, Garnier, Levi's,
Samantha Downie (born 21 November 1987, in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian model, who participated of the fourth cycle of Australia's Next Top Model.
Downie was a contestant on Australian reality show, Australia's Next Top Model in 2008. Downie was considered the "dark horse" of the series by the judges but Downie performed consistently throughout the series. Towards the end of the series, her photos began to receive universal praise from the judges and Downie also received two first-call outs, which was the highest for Cycle 4 (tied with Caris Eves and Demelza Reveley.)
During the competition, Downie was featured in a Seany B video clip for her new song after she was selected by Jamie Lee to join her on the shoot. During a shoot for Peter Alexander pyjamas, Peter asked Downie to go topless and was impressed by her willingness to do something very difficult for some models and stated that he would love to work with her again. During the weekly challenge in episode 9, the models were interviewed by a number of journalists. Downie's down to earth personality won her her first and only challenge win; she won an invite to the Puma party and an interview with Nova's Merrick and
Estelle Asmodelle (born 22 April 1964, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia), formerly known as Estelle Maria Croot, is an Australian model, belly dancer, writer, musician and actress. She is known as Australia's first legal transsexual with the Births, Deaths and Marriages Department of New South Wales.
Estelle is an Australian transsexual who was instrumental in gaining recognition for transsexual and transgender people through her solo campaign to gain rights for transsexuals. In 1986, she was labelled "Australia’s First Sex-Change Pin-up Girl". She is said to be the most photographed transsexual in Australia today.
Born in Bowral, and raised in Berrima, New South Wales, Estelle is the first child of Barry and Sylvia Croot. Her name at birth has not been disclosed. She has a sister, Belinda. She attended Chevalier College (then a boys-only school) and Moss Vale High School, where she frequently won first place in various subjects. When she was 16 years old she became seriously ill with spinal meningitis and spent almost one year in hospital. She used a wheelchair for some months and made a complete recovery.
After working briefly in Sydney, she moved to Wollongong and attended
Sophie Turner is an Australian model and reality television personality who first gained notoriety as a contestant on the Australian television series Search for a Supermodel.
Sophie Turner grew up in southern Australia as the youngest of four children.
Nicknamed "The Saucy Aussie", Turner made appearances on runways in nations such as Japan, the United States, and throughout Europe, working for such brands as Bill Blass, Nicole Miller, Collette Dinnigan and Rene Rofe. As a result, Turner's modeling success increased into the commercial, swimsuit, and glamour print areas.
Antony Hamilton (4 May 1952 – 29 March 1995) was an Australian actor, model, and dancer.
Hamilton was born in Liverpool, England, was adopted by an Australian RAF-hero and his wife soon after birth, and grew up on a sheep farm in Australia. He attended the Scotch College in Adelaide, where dance and ballet was a significant part of the curriculum. Hamilton proved to have a talent for ballet and, after leaving school, he began a career as a professional dancer with The Australian Ballet Company.
In 1972, during a dance tour in Europe with The Australian Ballet, he was "discovered" by a fashion photographer. This resulted in Hamilton soon after leaving the ballet and moving to the USA to pursue a career as a model. During the following 10 years, he worked extensively as a model in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, becoming a favorite subject of world-famous photographers as Richard Avedon and Bruce Weber, often working with famous fashion designers such as Gianni Versace, and frequently appearing in magazines such as Vogue and GQ.
After having worked for a while as a model, Hamilton also began taking acting classes, wanting to expand his career. He eventually got his big break as an
Jordan Loukas (born in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian model, who was the second runner up in the third cycle of Australia's Next Top Model. She also appeared in a spin-off reality series titled Runway to L.A. with Charlotte Dawson.
Loukas had been signed to Priscilla's Model Management in Australia for less than a year after her stint on Australia's Next Top Model, before deciding to quit modelling because she had been sick of always being turned down for shows and for being told to lose more and more weight. When Loukas was still signed to Priscilla's Model Management, she had walked for numerous fashion shows, most notably for walking and opening the Christian Audigier in Los Angeles, as well as Fashion Assassin during the Spring/Summer Australian Fashion Week in 2007. She has also appeared in a television advertisement for Impulse. Loukas has also appeared in an edvertising in store campaign for Australian clothing brand, Jay Jays, in addition to an editorial in Dolly magazine. Loukas has a role in the psychological thriller "Next Door to the Velinskys" starring Matt Doran and Chloe Traicos. Loukas has been known to have a huge love for farm animals, mainly the goat
Kate Fischer, aka Katie Fischer, (born on 30 November 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian model and actress. She attended the Canberra Girls' Grammar School.
Kate won the Dolly Magazine 'Face of the 80's' competition in 1988 and was touted as the next Elle Macpherson.
She appeared in the movies Sirens, The Real Thing and Foreigner. She was previously engaged to wealthy businessman James Packer.
She is referred to in "Kate – Fischer of Men", a spoken word diatribe by Australian rockband TISM on their 1998 album Att: Shock Records Faulty Pressing Do Not Manufacture.
In the 1990s, she appeared in the Elle McFeast ABC-TV specials (hosted by Libbi Gorr) such as McFeast Live and Breasts. In 1995, Fischer had an ongoing role in the short-lived Network Ten soap opera Echo Point which aired for six months.
In 1997, a portrait of her was hung in the Archibald Prize by painter Paul William Newton, titled Kate and Barbie. She was host of Looney Tunes on the Nine Network in the mid-late 1990s.
In 2005 Fischer resurfaced on the Nine Network's Celebrity Overhaul, a show in which celebrities try to regain their fitness through good diet and exercise habits. In one episode, she
Kristie Jandric is an Australian actress and model. She appeared in Network Ten's soap opera Neighbours from April 2007 for a three-week guest role. Jandric previously appeared on the show in a minor role in 1999.
Jandric appeared on Fox Footy's "Living With Footballers" in 2003.
Her photograph appeared in the cover of the June 2005 edition of Inside Sport.
In 2007, Jandric played the role of "Rosie" in the new Australian drama show "Satisfaction", which aired on Showtime on Foxtel. With the success of the show she was asked to come back for the second season in 2008 and third season in 2009.
Kristie Jandric features in the upcoming feature film "Big Mamas Boy", an Australian romantic comedy about an Italian man who lives with his mother.
Kristie Jandric is also showing off her culinary skills as a Celebrity Chef on the new series on Channel 31/Digital 44 called "Kidz in the Kitchen" as she attempts some of Gabriel Gate's famous recipes with the kids..
Michelle Leslie (born 13 April 1981), who also works under the name Michelle Lee, is an Australian model. Leslie is best known for her 2005 arrest, conviction and three-month imprisonment (time served) for possessing two ecstasy tablets in Bali, Indonesia. Prior to this she was a model for Antz Pantz and Crystelle lingerie.
In Australia, the case received national media coverage at the time of the Schappelle Corby and "Bali Nine" trials, two other high profile cases of Australians convicted on drugs charges in Bali.
Leslie was born in Adelaide, South Australia to Albert and Violeta Leslie. Albert Leslie, her father, was later known both as a former Olympian and as assistant coach to the Adelaide 36ers basketball team. A self-confessed tomboy when young, Michelle Leslie was educated at Sacred Heart College in Adelaide, and became interested in modeling only after her father gave her a course at a modeling school as a 15th birthday present. She enjoyed it enough to undertake a second course, and shortly thereafter left school in order to pursue a fulltime modeling career. She soon emerged as one of the "most prominent catwalk and catalogue models" in the state, working for stores
Sophie Claire Ward (born 7 August 1985) is an Australian fashion model.
Sophie Ward was born in Perth, Western Australia, as the first child of Gary and Claire Ward. She is older sister of model Gemma Ward and she has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry Ward.
Ward was discovered in 2003 in Perth while in the audience of the "Search for a Supermodel" contest. Judges asked why she was not competing, and she explained that she was there only to watch her younger sister Gemma, who had reached the top 10 of the contest. Her sister's agency offered to represent her, and within several weeks Ward had won her first competition, the "City Face Competition."
Ward has worked for such magazines as Italian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Australian Vogue, Follow and Mark magazines. She has been a regular at Fashion Weeks in both Sydney and Melbourne. She has been booked by many designers such as Tsubi, Toni Maticevski, Rebecca Dawson, Alex Perry, Michelle Jank, Tina Kalivas, Alice McCall, Mad Cortes and Scanlan & Theodore. In 2006 Sophie was booked for both London and Paris Haute Couture Fashion Weeks, working with designers such as Giorgio Armani and Diane von Fürstenberg through the IMG
Tabrett Bethell (born May 1981) is an Australian film, television and theater actress, best known for portraying the character Cara in the television series Legend of the Seeker. Prior to her acting career, she worked as a fashion model from the age of 16, and as a cheerleader for the National Rugby League (NRL) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
After Bethell's early years as a model and cheerleader, she decided to actively pursue acting and trained at Screenwise completing the 12 Month Intensive program in December 2007. During this training she continued to model; most notably a Neill Grigg race day fascinator resembling the Harbour Bridge for a February 2007 cover of The Daily Telegraph. Early acting work included starring as Amy in Campbell Graham's film Anyone You Want, and the role of Chris in Strangers Lovers Killers.
From 2009 to 2010, Bethell filmed Legend of the Seeker, a television show based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. She portrays a Mord-Sith named Cara Mason who appeared at the end of the first season before becoming a regular in season 2. Bethell garnered a large fan following because of her portrayal of Cara Mason in "Legend of the Seeker."After Legend of
Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1964) is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body". She is also known as the founder primary model and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products. In 2010, she became the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. She is currently the host and an executive producer NBC's Fashion Star. Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow, in the Killara neighbourhood of Sydney, the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow, a former president of a Sydney rugby league team, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Her mother Frances worked as a nurse before she married. Macpherson grew up in East Lindfield, a North Shore suburb of Sydney, and she attended Killara...
Lara Bingle (born 22 June 1987) is an Australian fashion model, socialite and television personality who is best known for appearing in the 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign So where the bloody hell are you? She is also known for being the former fiancee of Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and girlfriend of AFL footballer Brendon Fevola.
Bingle has been on the covers of Who, Grazia, Oyster, Woman's Day, OK!, Famous, and New Idea. Bingle has also appeared in episodes of Home and Away.
Bingle competed on the Nine Network's celebrity ice dancing show Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice, where she was the last woman to be eliminated, resulting in coming runner-up in the series, and in the channel's ad for the 2006-2007 Ashes series. Nine re-hired Bingle in 2008 as a reporter for a new travel show, Holidays for Sale.
Bingle signed a one-year deal in 2008 with international phone company Vodafone as one of their official ambassadors. Bingle signed a three-year contract (2008–2011) with international icon swimwear label Speedo.
Since 2009, Bingle has been heavily involved as a Ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia. On 4 June 2010, Bingle officially launched the 2010,
Nikki Visser (born 24 March 1975 in Broken Hill, New South Wales) is a former Australian model and television personality. She is most famous for her cover appearances on Inside Sport, FHM and Ralph magazines during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Born in Broken Hill, Nikki Visser was raised in Adelaide. At age four, she took dancing classes until she was 17. Her early interest was watching and playing sport, particularly softball, which she played for six years, coached by her mother. Visser also supported the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League.
Visser was first noticed as a cheerleader for the Adelaide 36ers, but rose to fame in 1993, when at 18 she was crowned Miss Calendar Girl Australia, after receiving the highest number of votes by the people who had bought the calendars.
In 1994, a 19 year old Visser was named by Australian men's magazine Ralph as Australia's sexiest woman. Shortly afterwards, she followed that title with a fourth placing in the world only beaten by megastars such as Denise Richards and Jennifer Lopez in Ralph's 101 sexiest women on the planet.
Nikki Visser appeared regularly as a co-host on Channel Seven's "The Crows Show" in Adelaide during 1996.
Tallulah-Morton is an Australian fashion model born in 1991 in North Sydney, New South Wales.
She was discovered at age 11 whilst on holiday on the Gold Coast. She started modeling when she was 13 and was studying at Wollumbin High School in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. She had her first professional modeling appearance in 2005, opening a show by Australian fashion designer Josh Goot. A 20-page shoot in fashion magazine Follow was published shortly thereafter, quickly leading to other work. By 2006, Morton had made her New York debut, at another Josh Goot show. Her age reportedly inhibited her ability to work in Europe initially, and was referenced again when bans on under-age modelling were mooted in 2007.
Morton has featured on the cover of many Australian magazines including Follow, Russh twice and The Daily Telegraph's 'Sunday' (16 July 2006). Her other magazine credits include Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar.
Morton has performed in shows such as Vivienne Westwood's Tokyo show, the World Merino Conference in Perth, New Zealand Fashion Week, and for David Jones. She also became the face of the Cue campaign, and Argentinian's fashion brand Complot. In 2007, Tallulah
Gabrielle Richens is a British model and TV presenter. She was born in Kent of British, Indian and Chinese extraction although her parents are from South Africa. Richens has worked as a model since she was fifteen when she signed with the Elite modeling agency. She was nicknamed "The Pleasure Machine" after an airline commercial she appeared in although she has said she does not care for the name. She has risen to fame in particular in Australia.
Richens placed in the UK edition of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2002 (41st), 2003 (69th) and 2004 (71st).
Richens shot to fame in Australia following her highly publicised relationship with professional rugby league footballer Solomon Haumono. The publicity surrounding their relationship focused on the manner in which the pair met and Haumono's actions subsequent to this. After having met Richens in a Sydney night club, Haumono, then a contracted player to the Canterbury Bulldogs Rugby League club, left for the United Kingdom to be with Richens. Haumono had not informed his family or his club of his decision and this highly jeopardised his rugby league career. Much debate was generated as to whether his contract with the
Zoe Naylor (Born 4 July 1977 in Sydney) is an Australian actress as well as journalist, presenter, MC, model, voice-artist and producer.
Zoe was born in Sydney, Australia. Her father, Dr. Richard Naylor, is a veterinarian and her mother Neroli, taught English and History and then ran her own business. Naylor has two sisters, Naomi and Imogen Naylor.
Upon graduating from Loreto College Normanhurst, in Sydney Australia, where she was School Captain, Naylor was awarded the prestigious Channel 7 Communications Scholarship to attend Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst. Zoe then completed the final year of her BA (Communications) degree at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney. At UTS she was the recipient of the JFA award for Outstanding Undergraduate radio documentary and the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Broadcast Student award.
She went on to work in radio as the host of Groove FM’s drive time program before moving into television, working on and off-screen for National Nine News, A Current Affair, MTV Australia, Escape with ET, RA, NRL Footy Show, Gladiators, Sportscafe (NZ) and most recently the ‘Spearman Experiment’ for Network 10.
She furthered her studies in 2002
Anne Marie Ojales Curtis-Smith, also known as Anne Curtis-Smith (born on 17 February 1985 in Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia) is a Filipino Australian of Spanish and British descent actress, model, television host, singer, fashion icon, recording artist and VJ, currently active in the Philippines. She is working under ABS-CBN.
Born Anne Curtis, she is the eldest daughter of Carmen Ojales, a Filipina and James Curtis-Smith, an Australian lawyer. She was discovered while on vacation in the Philippines at the age of 12 which made her visit permanent.
On May 23, she bid goodbye to her Showtime family saying that she will be out of the country for a month to pursue her dreams. On June 6, she announced that she will star in the Hollywood film Blood Ransom with Alexander Doetsch.
Anne Curtis was born in Yarrawongga, Australia. Annually, her family visits the Philippines to see their mother's relatives. However, in 1997, her visit became permanent as she was approached while eating in a fast-food restaurant and was asked if she is interested in modeling. Within a week or so, Curtis bagged her first commercial. Because of this, she and her dad decided to move in the Philippines. She did her
Imogen Bailey (born 7 July 1977 in Canberra) is an Australian model, actress and singer. She is currently based in Sydney and is best known for her role on the long-running Australian soap Neighbours as Nicola West.
Imogen Bailey has posed nude for Black+White magazine, her personal belief about nudity being expressed by the following words of hers: 'I believe that the human form is a wonderful creation. Any nudity that I have chosen to do has always been beautiful and tasteful."
She also appeared as a weekly columnist in Australian Magazine, and Zoo Weekly (from the publishers of FHM), giving advice to guys about their girlfriends posed in her bikini.
Bailey has competed in several reality shows including Celebrity Big Brother, Skating on Thin Ice and Celebrity Survivor, which was set in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Bailey placed third on the show which was aired during 2006. In 2005 she appeared in the comic book adaptation of Man-Thing, which was shot in Australia and portrayed a deaf character, Ariel, in the movie 7th Hunt, directed by up-and-coming indie film director, Darren K Hawkins and JD Cohen. In 1999 Imogen appeared in Popstars.
More notably however, Imogen Bailey's
Rebecca Catherine Gibney (born 14 December 1964 in Levin, New Zealand) is a New Zealand born Australian actress. She has appeared regularly in Australian film and television since the mid 1980's. She won the Gold Logie in 2010 for her role in Packed to the Rafters.
Gibney was born the youngest of six children, and brought up in Wellington. She has said she wasn't so much funny as a "bit odd" as a child. "I was a bit like Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family. I walked around with this headless doll that I took everywhere." Gibney moved to Australia at the age of 19.
After working as a model, she broke in to television with the role of Julie Davis in the children's series Zoo Family in 1985 and went on to play mechanic Emma Plimpton in the critically acclaimed and popular drama series The Flying Doctors. In 1990, she starred in the highly acclaimed mini-series Come In Spinner.
In 1991, she starred in the Channel Nine sitcom, All Together Now. She quit the show in 1993. When she left the show, she starred in Snowy.
The title character of Dr. Jane Halifax in Halifax f.p. was created especially for her, by the producers of her previous show 'Snowy'. Halifax f.p debuted in 1994 with
Pete Lazer is an Australian television presenter and emcee.
Beginning his career as a model for Bolle sunglasses in the late 1990s, he also appeared in commercials for Wave flavoured milk and Sportsco in Australia, as well as Hyundai and Telecom Korea in Korea. He also played the character of Shane McMahon on Neighbours and appeared on The Secret Life of Us.
He has also been a Master of Ceremonies at events such as the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Commonwealth Games swimming, and various other product and event launches.
In 2005 he presented his first major network television show, Shopping for Love on the Nine Network and in 2006 joined the Network Ten show as co-host of Beyond the Boundary. He has also appeared on SEN 1116's World Sport Overnight as a panellist with manager Brett Phillips and in 2006 was the announcer at Federation Square for a Toyota promotion as part of the 2006 AFL Grand Final.
Travis Fimmel (born 15 July 1979) is an Australian actor and former model who is currently based in the United States. He is best known for his high-profile Calvin Klein campaign and for co-starring with Patrick Swayze in TV series The Beast shortly before Swayze's death.
Fimmel was raised as the youngest of three brothers by parents Chris and Jennie on their 5500-acre dairy farm in Lockington near the small country town of Echuca, between Melbourne and Sydney.
He moved to Melbourne in his late teens to play professional AFL Football for the St Kilda Football Club, but a broken leg sidelined him before the season began. He was accepted into Melbourne University to study commercial architecture and engineering but later deferred to travel abroad.
His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the prestigious Chadwick Models agency.
Fimmel headed overseas and was signed on the spot with agency LA Models in 2002 after walking into their office broke and barefoot. He then became the first male in the world to secure a six-figure deal to model exclusively for Calvin
Brett Wilson (born c. 1977) of Australia, is the first delegate from his country to win the Manhunt International competition in 2000.
The Melbourne native and computer graduate won over a field of 33 contestants in Singapore. He also received the Mr. Sex Appeal Award, and was second place in the Mr. Macho Award.
Brooke Kerith Satchwell (b. 14 November 1980 in Melbourne) is an Australian actress, model, and environmental spokesperson.
The first of two children of Andrew Satchwell, a real estate agent and Jane Satchwell, a school teacher. Satchwell has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for most of her life. She attended Toorak College, an independent girls boarding school.
Satchwell started acting in 1994, appearing in the ABC's Musical Harriet and several commercials before landing the role of Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours in 1996.
Satchwell got her big break when a casting agent suggested she model in a few commercials. Some words of advice from various make-up artists convinced her to get an agent and she stayed on their books for a year and a half. The audition for Neighbours came up, and two weeks later she was offered a role.
She modelled for Pantene and was signed to act as their 'brand ambassador' in 2004. She has promoted charity work as a fundraiser for the Starlight Children's Foundation Gift of a Lifetime, and in joining the fight against sand mining of Sydney's historic Kurnell sand dunes.
Satchwell got her first big break on film in 2008 when she was cast as a lead role in
Lisa Gleave is an Australian-American glamour model and TV personality, known for her work as a Barker's Beauty on The Price is Right and her appearances as the show Deal or No Deal.
Born in Queensland, Australia, Gleave moved to the United States in 2000 to pursue her dream in modeling and fashion.
From 2005-2009, she was a model on the game show Deal or No Deal, where she always held the number 3 briefcase. She has also had roles in Accepted and CSI: NY. She is an E3 booth babe for Tecmo. Gleave is the cover model for the 2006 Maxim calendar and has been featured in Maxim and FHM at least 5 times in 3 different continents over the last 5 years. She is the winner of the first Heavy.com Massive Mating Game.
Gleave is also the spokesperson for the travel website IC Places.
Rhiana Jade Griffith (born 16 April 1985) is an Australian actress, artist and model.
Griffith was born in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. She began modeling as a child, doing runway work and catalogue ads, and progressed from there to television commercials.
From there, she got her first guest-starring role on the Australian medical drama Children's Hospital, and won her first film role, as Mercia in the 1998 film 15 Amore. Shortly thereafter, she won ModelQuest98's Grand Final for the 12-to-15 division, and was cast as "Jack" in the science fiction film Pitch Black.
Griffith continued to act throughout her teenage years, balancing her career with schooling. She starred in Desperately Seeking Brandi, a short film that was broadcast on the Nike website to coincide with the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. Her costars in the film were Brandi Chastain and Oliver Ackland. That same year, she was also a guest-star on the Australian comedy TV series Backberner.
In 2001, she starred in the short film Search by director Hannah Hilliard. In 2002, she did a three-month guest-star stint on the popular Australian soap opera Home & Away and then guest-starred on an episode of
Sarita Stella-Holland (born 31 July 1982) is an Australian promo model. As a model, she was featured in a Dodo internet ad and also on The Price is Right.
On October 9, 2008 Stella married former footballer Brodie Holland in Bali. They have a daughter, Stevie, born May 2010.
She appeared occasionally on Fox Footy's Living With Footballers in the 2002 series.
On 25 May 2006, Holland, Stella and a friend, Brooke Hawken, appeared in court after being charged with assault following an altercation outside a popular nightclub in Melbourne on 2 December 2005. The case was rescheduled several times
On 7 May 2007 Stella was convicted and fined in the Melbourne Magistrates Court for her role in the assault.
Terry Markwell, born Teresa Markwell, is an American born actress, born in Phoenix, Arizona. Terry got her first taste of acting while modeling for Plaza Three, a premiere talent agency in Phoenix during the late 70's and early 80's. Markwell is probably best recognized for having appeared as IMF agent Casey Randall in the 1988–1989 season of Mission: Impossible - playing the only IMF agent in a Mission: Impossible TV series ever caught, killed, and disavowed.
Since Mission: Impossible, Markwell has only appeared sporadically on the film and television screen and she now primarily runs her own interior design company under the name of "Markwell Design Group".
Bianca Chiminello (born 5 September 1976) is an Australian model and actress best known for her role as "Jenavian Charto" in the Farscape miniseries and television series. Chiminello's breakout film performance is in the December 2008 release of David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Chiminello plays Blanchett's best friend.
Chiminello was brought up in a single-parent family in the bohemian suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia. As a child Bianca's first love was dance; she trained as a classical ballerina with the Victorian Ballet School under the guidance of Dianne Parrington. Bianca Chiminello attended Methodist Ladies' College; during her education she was discovered by a modeling agent and started working whilst finishing her high school certificate.
In 1993 while still in the middle of her high school studies, she won Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Contest (Australia) and was subsequently signed with Ford Models and was taken to New York City, where she lived with Eileen Ford and worked with the publications Allure, Seventeen, She, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. Chiminello is currently represented by Industry
Deborah Ann Conway, (born 8 August 1959) is an Australian rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, and had a career as a model and actor. She was a founding member of the 1980s rock band Do-Ré-Mi with their surprise top 5 hit "Man Overboard".
Conway performs solo and has a top 20 hit single with "It's Only the Beginning" (1991). The associated album, String of Pearls, also peaked in the top 20. She won the 1992 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Award for 'Best Female Artist'. Her next album, Bitch Epic, reached the top 20 in November 1993. Conway organised and performed on the Broad Festivals from 2005 to 2008 – show-casing contemporary Australian female artists.
Deborah Ann Conway was born on 8 August 1959 and grew up in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her father was a lawyer in Toorak and Conway attended Lauriston Girls' School – photos of her as a schoolgirl were displayed at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Later she went to University of Melbourne – modelling and singing her way through. A billboard campaign for Bluegrass jeans featured Conway's nude backside and the phrase "Get yours into Bluegrass". Other ads with Conway as a model include, Big M and Crunchie.
Emily Jane Browning (born 7 December 1988) is an Australian film actress, singer and fashion model. She won the 2005 AFI International Award for Best Actress for her role in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Browning won an AFI Young Actor's Award in 2002 and was nominated for the same award in 1999 and 2003. She was also nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Performer and Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film, Leading Young Actress (both in 2005).
Browning was born in Melbourne, the daughter of Andrew and Shelley Browning, and has two younger brothers (Nicholas and Matthew). She has always been interested in the arts, citing English literature, photography, and fashion design as her favourite school subjects.
She took a break from acting in order to complete her education at Eltham High School, where, in November 2006, she concluded her Victorian Certificate of Education exams.
Browning's acting career began at the age of eight, when she was noticed by a classmate's father at a school play and he recommended that she pursue acting as a profession. Her debut role was on the 1998 Hallmark Channel movie
Gemma Louise Ward (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian fashion model turned actress.
Gemma Ward was born on 3 November 1987 in Perth, Western Australia, the second of four children of Gary Ward, a doctor, and Claire, a nurse. 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. Her passion for acting was born in 1997, when she was cast as the witch in a school play of Hansel and Gretel when she was ten.
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. As she said herself 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 [for mandatory parental consent], and pushed me in front of the cameras.
Ward didn't win the competition, but her fragile,
Jake William Wall (born 26 April 1983 26 years of age in Southport, Queensland) is a former carpenter turned model, and a former rugby league player. He is probably best known as the long-term boyfriend of former Australian Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins of Newcastle and as the winner of the Australian version of Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice.
"Discovered" by a photographer while on holidays in New York City where he was visiting Aleisha Dissegna, Wall has been modelling for the last two years and has spent time in Milan working as both a photographic and runway model. Prior to this, he worked as a carpeter in Newcastle and the Central Coast, whilst having previously played rugby league for the Balmain Tigers in the NSWRL Premier League competition before injury ended his footballing career.
He has featured in campaigns for David Jones, Myer, Goldmark, Aussie Bum and La Perla and has appeared in Australian magazines DNA, Cleo (male centrefold in the September 2006 issue), Cosmopolitan and Italy's Grazia and GQ.
He was regularly mocked on the Triple M radio show Get This for being referred to in the media as "TV hopeful" Jake Wall. He later got back at them by becoming
Jaymee Ong (王淑美, born 21 September 1979 in Australia) is an Australian model and actress. She is currently the co-host of The Contender Asia and the host of AXN's eBuzz in Singapore.
Ong was born and raised in Australia. In her late teens she began her modeling career.
In 1999, Ong was signed by Jackie Chan to Media Asia in Hong Kong where she started a film career. She starred in her debut film Gen-X Cops. The success of Gen-X Cops was followed by a lead role in Rave Fever, an independent movie that established her as a serious actress.
She went to Hollywood where she had a small part in Pearl Harbor in 2001, but then shifted her acting career to Los Angeles where she was cast for several guest appearances in US TV series Las Vegas and Entourage.
Based in Singapore since 2004, Ong has co-starred with Thai actor Gof Akara and Sharon Au in Channel 5 drama Tiramisu. She is also a host for AXN, currently hosting and writing for eBuzz, a weekly entertainment magazine programme where she interviews international celebrities.
In 2007 she was chosen as the host for The Contender Asia, a reality programme about Muay Thai that is produced by Mark Burnett Productions.
Ong became the
Peta Gia Wilson (born 18 November 1970) is an Australian actress and model. She is best known as Nikita in the television series La Femme Nikita.
Wilson was born in Sydney on 18 November 1970. She is the daughter of the caterer Karlene White Wilson and Darcy Wilson, a former warrant officer in the Australian Army. She spent several years in Papua New Guinea, when her father was stationed there. Her parents' marriage came to an end in 1982.
Wilson worked first as a model in Australia and in Europe, before she moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to study acting with Arthur Mendoza at the Actors Circle Theatre and with Tom Waits at the TomKat Repertory Group. After some education in acting, Wilson was hired for some small roles in independent films, such as in Loser and in One of Our Own. Then, in 1996, Wilson was preparing to continue her studies at an acting school in New York City, but she decided to audition first for a new television show to be produced for the USA cable TV channel in North America. From a field of just over 200 aspiring actresses who auditioned for the starring role, the new program's producers chose to offer the job to Wilson, and she accepted. This new show was
Kimberley Chen (b. May 23, 1994 in Melbourne) is a singer, actress and model. She most recently appeared as Young Nala in Disney's Lion King at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne as well as the Shanghai Grand Theater in Shanghai.
Kimberley was first coached by her father in singing. She was then coached by Maestro Vladimir Vais, who is a World famous Conductor and also Musical Director for the Russian Bolshoi Ballet for over 10 years.
At a young age, Kimberley did photographic work and appeared in a McDonald’s commercial, which was aired throughout Asia.
Kimberley began singing for Charities at the age of 4 with the help of her father. She was performing regularly at Charity Concerts and Clubs. She donated to Australian Community Aid Abroad. When the East Timor Crisis came, she felt strongly for the Timorese and her donation went to Caritas Australia for direct aid to East Timor. In the 2003 Royal Children Hospital Good Friday Appeal on the Seven Network, at the age of 8, she sang and danced “Let's Get Loud” with backing dancers.
Discovered by Grundy Television Executive Director Michael Whyte, Kimberley was offered the ongoing role as the Featured Child Model on The Price Is Right
Rebecca Judd (née Twigley) (born 27 January 1983) is an Australian model and the wife of Australian Football League player Chris Judd. In 2007, Judd also presented the weekend weather segment of Seven News in Perth.
In September 2004, Judd received considerable media attention due to wearing a revealing red dress to the Brownlow Medal presentation. The dress was custom-made by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas and was valued at A$2000. Although Chris Judd, at that time her boyfriend, won the Brownlow Medal, much of the media attention focused on Judd's dress. Judd received more hits on Australian news website news.com.au than did the crowning of Miss Universe 2004, Jennifer Hawkins, surpassing all previous records for a single news day. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou described Judd as one of the 20 highlights of the 2004 AFL season. Speaking about the dress, Judd said: "I really didn't think it would grab that much attention, but I got hounded on the red carpet. Everyone wanted an interview and pictures." The media still refers to her dress as "that dress".
Radio presenter Jon Faine criticised Judd's choice of fashion, saying that: "A lot of effort has gone in this season by football codes...
Abbey Lee Kershaw (born 12 June 1987 in Melbourne, Australia) also known as Abbey Lee, is an Australian fashion model. Following several years of success leading up to the 2011 fashion seasons, V magazine dubbed Kershaw a supermodel.
As a child, Kershaw says she was "always in the hospital." When she was four she suffered from meningitis and had to have two spinal taps. She also had a tumor on the knee, and several broken bones from climbing trees. She grew up in Kensington and attended St Michael's Catholic Primary school in North Melbourne in which she stated that she "grew up with 42 nationalities" explaining in an interview that her primary school of 150 children was very multicultural. She then attended the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy. She later went on to win the Australian 2004 Girlfriend Model Search. After high school, in 2005, she moved from Melbourne to Sydney to begin modeling. She lived 100 meters from the beach and it was while at the beach where she got scouted by Chic Management's Kathy Ward, the model scout that also discovered Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris. She signed with Chic Management within weeks.
In 2007, Kershaw signed with Next Management and
Chloe Maxwell (born 6 July 1976) is an Australian television presenter for The Matty Johns Show and model most famous for as "The Jeans West Girl" in a Jeans West campaign. She was discovered by chance, pulled off the streets for A Current Affair story featuring a model recruiter who could pick a model just by looking at them.
Maxwell started her modelling career which saw her make the transition to hosting as a television presenter.
She is married to Gold Coast Titans player Mat Rogers. They have a son, Maxwell Danger (born 5 June 2006), and a daughter Phoenix (born 21 September 2007). She is also stepmother to Rogers' two children, Jack and Skyla, from a previous relationship. In 2012, Maxwell tweeted she was pregnant again.
Maxwell starred in the Australian comedy/thriller Under the Radar as Jo, which was released in 2004. She appeared in the 2008 series of the television gameshow It Takes Two.
James Sorensen (born 18 July 1986 in Melbourne, Australia) is a professional model and actor. He is best known for portraying Declan Napier in the soap opera Neighbours.
As well as acting, Sorensen is also a male model.
During his final year at high school, Sorensen was cast in his first major role, Hating Alison Ashley. He has also appeared in various children's programmes and in 2005 played the lead role of Mike in the children's drama series Blue Water High. He has also had guest roles in Wicked Science and Satisfaction and appeared in the short film "Physical Graffiti", which was filmed in Melbourne.
In 2007 Sorensen had started in the cast in the Australian soap Neighbours as Declan Napier, brother of Oliver Barnes (David Hoflin) and son of Rebecca Napier, (Jane Hall). Declan became a popular character among fans, but on 30 January 2010 it was confirmed that Sorensen was departing Neighbours to join the army, but his character was recast as the producers were not yet ready to write him out of the show. It was later revealed that Sorensen quit Neighbours to join the army, but he revealed in an interview that he will return to acting in a few years' time. However Sorensen left
Jessica Hart (born 26 March 1986) is an Australian model who appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was born in Sydney, Australia. She was discovered in Melbourne and has appeared on the cover of Australian Vogue.
Hart attended Sophia Mundi Steiner School in Collingwood, Victoria until she was noticed at the age of 15 at a local shopping centre. Another story of her rise to fame has her encouraged by an aunt to enter a modeling competition hosted by Dolly Magazine in 2000. She won the competition with her mother, Rae, and sister, Ashley, as witnesses at Crown Casino. She is known for a gap-tooth smile.
Hart moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling and has modelled for Guess, Triumph and Esprit. Hart shot her Swimsuit Issue photos in Mexico in November 2008.
In 2008, she considered a role in an Entourage-like drama alongside Alyssa Sutherland. In May 2009, Australian media reported that Hart had signed on to appear in advertising for Victoria's Secret. With Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima all pregnant in the fall of 2009, Hart appeared extensively in the season's Victoria's Secret catalogs.
She is represented by Chadwick Models.
Julian Dana William McMahon (/ˈdʒuːliən məkˈmɑːn/; born 27 July 1968) is an Australian actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his portrayals of Cole Turner in The WB hit series Charmed, womanizing plastic surgeon Christian Troy on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning TV show Nip/Tuck, and Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of the three children of William "Billy" McMahon, MP and future Australian Prime Minister, and his wife Sonia McMahon, a former occupational therapist and fashion icon. He has an older sister, Melinda, and a younger sister, Deborah. McMahon has Irish ancestry.
McMahon was educated at Sydney Grammar School, a private boys school. He briefly studied Law at the University of Sydney and Economics at the University of Wollongong, but this bored him and he started a successful modeling career. Because of this, he became known in the fashion capitals Milan, London, New York, Rome, and Paris.
In addition to a career as a fashion model, including a jeans commercial for Levi Strauss, McMahon began an acting career on Australian soap Home and Away, playing the
Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and designers. His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny plus numerous Nu-Rave bands and nightclubs in London and New York which arguably perpetuated his avant garde ideas.
Leigh Bowery was born in 1961 in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine, Victoria. He often compared his early life there to a cultural wasteland in which he did not fit well. He was a sensitive and multi-gifted child in "macho" surroundings and as a teenager discovered a whole new world by reading about the London new romantic scene from British fashion magazines such as i-D. This inspired him to reinvent himself at the centre of the avant-garde art world in London. His family was
Tara Moss (born October 2, 1973; Victoria, British Columbia) is a bestselling Australian author, television presenter, journalist and former model. Her bestselling novels have been published in the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and the UNICEF Australia Patron for Breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Health Initiative since 2011, advocating for better support for breastfeeding mothers in hospitals, the workforce and the general community.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Moss took up residence in Australia in 1996 and currently resides in the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney, NSW) and Los Angeles where her novels are being adapted for the screen. She holds both Canadian and Australian citizenship and has held licenses as a private investigator and race car driver (CAMS), and holds a motorcycle license and wildlife/snake handling license. Moss has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000. She has won the Scarlet Stiletto Young
Erica Packer (née Baxter; born 1977) is an Australian singer and model. She is also the wife of Australia's eighth richest man, James Packer.
She released her debut single, I Spy on 14 October 2006 through SonyBMG. Her debut album Through My Eyes was released on 28 April 2007 with little success. It is reported she has no plans on recording a second studio album and will not return to the industry.
Packer was born in Gunnedah, Northwest New South Wales in 1977 and attended the private girls' school Abbotsleigh.
She dated Jason Donovan in 1995. She later married Packer on 20 June 2007 after dating on and off for four years. The wedding was at the Antibes town hall, or Hotel de Ville, on the French Riviera. The total cost of the wedding celebrations were estimated to have been around A$15 million. Baxter and Packer have two children: daughter Indigo (born 27 July 2008) and Jackson Lloyd (born 2 February 2010).
Rachael Taylor (born 11 July 1984) is an Australian actress and model. She made her leading role debut in the short-lived Australian program headLand. She then made the transition to Hollywood, appearing in the films Transformers, Shutter, and Splinterheads.
Taylor was born in Launceston, Tasmania, the daughter of Christine and Nigel Taylor. She attended Riverside High School. Taylor had wanted to be an actress since she was a child, performing in many school plays.
Taylor modelled for Skye-Jilly International and competed successfully in the State finals of Miss Teen Tasmania. She has appeared in a number of American productions – such as television movies about Natalie Wood and the making of Dynasty (where she played Catherine Oxenberg), and the horror movies Man-thing and See No Evil. Taylor played Sasha Forbes on the short-lived Australian drama series headLand. On 3 April 2006, she was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent for her role on headLand. Her most prominent role to date was as "Maggie", a signals analyst, in the 2007 Transformers, where she appeared alongside Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf. Taylor confirmed that she would not be returning for the
Teresa Palmer (born 26 February 1986) is an Australian actress. She made her film debut in the suicide drama 2:37. Palmer was seen in The Grudge 2 in 2006, in December Boys, alongside Daniel Radcliffe, and in the 2008 children's fantasy Bedtime Stories, with Adam Sandler. She appeared in The Sorcerer's Apprentice in 2010, with Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, and her films in 2011 include a turn as an alien in the sci-fi film I Am Number Four, and playing Topher Grace's love interest in Take Me Home Tonight. She will star in the zombie love story, Warm Bodies.
Palmer was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. She is the only child of Kevin Palmer, an investor, and Paula Sanders, a former nurse and missionary. She has a stepmother, Kaaren Palmer, as well as two half-sisters and two stepbrothers, who lived with her father. Her parents divorced when she was three. Palmer stated to Interview that she "came from rather humble beginnings"; she lived in public housing with her mother, and grew up on her father's farm in the Adelaide Hills. Palmer was named after Mother Teresa by her mother, and has stated that she had a "tough upbringing" due to her mother's manic depression.
Paige Butcher is an Australian model.
Born Jacinta Paige Butcher on 6 October 1979 in Perth, Western Australia and grew up in the Perth suburb of Attadale. With her father a previous model and her mother a fashion designer, modeling seemed like an obvious career choice but she had planned to become a veterinarian. She attended Santa Maria Catholic College. she started modeling at age 13 and at age 15 was discovered by IMG models by winning Covergirl cosmetics supermodel search for Australia. She permanently moved to NYC at age 18 where she still lives.
Butcher has appeared on various magazines covers including 2 Maxim magazine covers, Fitness magazine bridal magazine covers. she was the face of Escada Sunset fragrance. She is signed at Ford Models in New York, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles models and Innovative artists for television. She was ranked #46 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004. Paige still lives in New York and works all over the world and has been part of some of the worlds largest campaigns. She has been in two movies, Something's Gotta Give and Big Momma's House 2. She also has appeared in many TV commercials.
Throughout her career, Butcher has tried to keep
Ian Roberts (born 31 July 1965) is an Australian actor, model and former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative forward, he played club football with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, and North Queensland Cowboys. In 1995 Roberts became the first high-profile Australian sports person and first rugby footballer in the world to come out to the public as gay.
A Souths junior, Roberts made his first grade debut with the Rabbitohs in the 1986 Winfield Cup season. By the age of 21, Jack Gibson had described him as "the best front rower in the game," and in 1988 Roberts made the first of five appearances for City Origin team.
Despite not having yet played for either New South Wales or Australia, Roberts signed a contract with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 1990. At the end of the 1994 NSWRL season, he went on the 1994 Kangaroo tour.
After moving from the Rabbitohs to Manly he quickly justified his value with State of Origin selection and a Test debut against New Zealand. Roberts finally made a Kangaroo tour, leading up front in Australia's Ashes winning 23-4 Third
Montana Cox (born 2 September 1993) is an Australian model, best known for being the winner of Cycle 7 of Australia's Next Top Model.
Cox was announced the winner of Australia's Next Top Model, Cycle 7 at the Sydney Opera House on 25 October 2011, defeating Liz Braithwaite and Simone Holtznagel in the final.
In Episode 1, Cox was singled out for her potential in the natural beauty photoshoot. She made it into the Top 20 and travelled to Paris, France where photographer Jez Smith stated, "you can't take a bad picture of that beautiful face". In Episodes 5 and 6, Cox was declared a frontrunner after being the first girl to gain two consecutive first call-outs. During Episode 6, American photographer Gabrielle Revere stated, "I could see you in New York, I could see you at the castings. I really do Montana. I think you've got it."
In Episode 9, Cox became a contender again after photographer Simon Upton stated, "I was really impressed with Montana. She is the one to beat in this competition". In Episodes 10, Cox gained her third first call-out for her vintage lingerie photoshoot. In Episode 11, Cox won the go-see challenge after designer Fernando Frisoni stated, "I would book her with
Scott McGregor (born April 1981, Albury, New South Wales) is an Australian model, television presenter and actor.
Since 2005 he has worked as a model on the Nine Network program Temptation, as well as television presenting work for Foxtel. McGregor has done photo shoots for Men's Health (Australia), Cleo, DNA and Boyfriend, as well as television commercials for a beer product and print advertisements for a range of products including clothing and underwear. McGregor is also a trained graphic designer. In 2006, McGregor was a contestant in Cleo's Bachelor of the Year contest. McGregor was named one of fifty finalists in the 2011 contest. In January 2008, McGregor began presenting a motoring show called Blood, Sweat and Gears on Foxtel's Fox8.
In August 2010, it was announced that McGregor had joined soap opera Neighbours, as Detective Mark Brennan. McGregor had a six month contract with the show, which was later extended to a year. However, in February 2011, it was announced that McGregor was to leave Neighbours in April 2011. McGregor revealed that he is leaving to pursue modelling opportunities in Europe and new acting roles. McGregor also revealed that he would not rule out a
Krystal Forscutt (born (1986-07-12)12 July 1986 in Batemans Bay, New South Wales) is an Australian model and reality TV contestant. She is one of Australia's highest paid models.
Forscutt previously modelled for men's magazines, and came to prominence as a contestant in the Australian Big Brother series in 2006. She has had her breast size increased with breast implants, which she got with her mother Karen Forscutt who also appeared with her in Big Brother. In 2007 she appeared as a contestant on the Australian reality TV show It Takes Two.
Forscutt went on to appear regularly in Australian men's magazines Zoo Weekly, FHM and Ralph. She appeared in the video game Need for Speed: ProStreet, which makes her the first Australian to have a character in the game. The representatives of Electronic Arts approached Forscutt to appear in the new Need For Speed video game, after they spotted her in a bikini shoot in Zoo Weekly. Forscutt was flown to EA's Vancouver headquarters where she was photographed and filmed for artists to create her character, a starting girl in the race series.
In January 2008, Forscutt became a regular guest on the Bigpond GameArena Benny and Richie show, and in
Rekha Elizabeth Luther is an Australian fashion model, singer and actor.
After graduating from Caulfield Grammar School in 2003 where she won the Victorian Premier's Award for Drama, she became a prominent model in Australia featuring in shoots for Vogue (magazine), Shiseido, Esprit Clothing and numerous fashion labels. She performed in local theatre in Australia and in 2004 she relocated to New York to continue her music and acting studies.
She is currently represented by Marilyn models in New York.
Ryan Gregson (born 26 April 1990 in Wollongong, Australia) is an Australian middle distance runner who currently holds the Australian and Oceanian record for the men's 1500 metres.
Gregson finished 5th in the boys' 1500 metres at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava. Later that year, he set new Australian youth records over 1500 metres, 3000 metres and 5000 metres, his 3000m clocking of 8:01.26 also eclipsing Craig Mottram's Australian junior record. At the 2008 World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz he again finished 5th over 1500 metres and also participated in the 5000 metres. In 2009, his last year as a junior, he set new Australian junior records over both 3000 and 1500 metres, with times of 7:57.45 and 3:37.24 respectively.
Gregson finished 4th in the 1500 metres at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, missing out on medaling by only 0.22 seconds. Gregson also qualified for the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, where he again competed in the 1500 metres and was eliminated in the heats. He captured his first national senior title at the 2010 Australian Championships in Athletics, out-sprinting World Championships semi-finalist Jeff Riseley to
Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress. Perhaps best known for her role as Tasha Andrews on the Australian television soap opera Home and Away (2003–2006). Lucas moved to Los Angeles in early 2008 and has since been featured in film and television projects including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Immortals, The Pacific and Daybreakers.
Lucas was born in Melbourne. As a child, Lucas lived in Cairns, Queensland. She also lived in Switzerland and Kakadu, in the Northern Territory. She has a Swiss mother and an Australian father and speaks German and French in addition to her native English. Lucas went to St. Monica's College in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Lucas was involved in drama during her school years and attended courses at Victorian College of Arts and Queensland University of Technology. But Lucas had never pursued commercial roles until Sharron Meissner, a Sydney talent agent, 'discovered' Lucas while she was vacationing in Port Douglas. She auditioned for the role of Kit Hunter in Home and Away (now played by Amy Mizzi); although the producer of the show, Julie McGauran, felt that role was not right for Isabel, she was sufficiently impressed to
Natalie Jane Imbruglia ( /ɪmˈbruːliə/; born 4 February 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, Imbruglia was known to audiences as Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, Imbruglia launched a singing career with the international hit, "Torn". The subsequent debut album Left of the Middle (1997) sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Further releases, White Lilies Island (2001) and Counting Down the Days (2005), have been unable to match the commercial success of her debut, although the latter did become her first UK #1.
She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English and made her leading actress debut in the 2009 film Closed for Winter. Imbruglia is ranked #90 on VH1's Top 100 Sexiest Artists.
Natalie was born on 4 February 1975, in Sydney, Australia, the first of the four daughters to Elliot Imbruglia, her father of Italian descent (originally a Sicilian from Lipari) and Maxene Anderson, her Anglo-Australian mother. Imbruglia grew up in Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, between Sydney and Newcastle. At the age of 15, she moved to Sydney with her family. Imbruglia studied ballet, tap, and
Yannus Sufandi (born 2 January 1980) is an Indonesian-born Australian actor and choreographer.
Born in Java, Indonesia, Yannus grew up in Australia. His credits as a Choreographer include “So You Think You Can Dance" Australia and Malaysia Season 1 and Season 2, guest judge and presenter for the TV show “One Million Dollar Dance Battle” on MTV Taiwan, the ”Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards” Australia, ACN Australian Flash Mob, and Raymond Weil. His acting credits include Fidelio, Aida, Lady Mcbeth of Mtsensk, Tales of Hoffman, Julius Caesar, Turandot and Madama Butterfly Opera - all performed at the Sydney Opera House. Sufandi has performed with touring productions such as Rumba 2002 Australian Tour and Martell VSOP Malaysian Tour 2002 and 2004, and Vietnamese Pop singers Australian tour 2009. Sufandi has performed live on stage for televised productions such as the Aria Awards (Australian Music Awards) 2002/2004, Urban Music Awards and OZ Music Awards. He has performed in support acts and promotional tours for 2001-02 Destiny’s Child Australian Tour, Black Eyed Peas Promo Tour, Pharrel Promo Tour, Fatman Scoop and Mis-Teeq Promo Tour.
Cheyenne Tozzi (born 9 November 1988) is an Australian model and aspiring singer, perhaps best known as the face of Mambo Goddess Australia and as the shared face of the Just Jeans denim empire. She is the younger sister of model, actress and singer Tahyna Tozzi and the daughter of Yvonee Tozzi, a retired model. Her high profile modeling work has led the press to label her the 'next Elle Macpherson'.
Tozzi's first modeling agency was Chadwick Models, Sydney, however she has also been represented by Priscillas Models. Cheyenne is now a recording artist and is set to release her album in March.
From 2004 until mid 2007, Tozzi dated professional surfer Taj Burrow. In an interview with a surf magazine, Burrow claimed he had initiated the break-up when a picture of Tozzi in romanticly suggestive poses with American oil-heir Brandon Davis appeared on the internet while Tozzi was on assignment in the United States. Weeks later, Tozzi began dating Davis, however the pair have since split up.
Jasmine Casandra Ojales Curtis-Smith also known as Jasmine Curtis-Smith (born on April 6, 1994 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a Filipino-Spanish/Australian actress, dancer, endorser, writer and model. She is the youngest daughter of Carmen Ojales, a Filipina-Spanish and James Curtis-Smith, an Australian Lawyer. She is also the sister of superstar actress Anne Curtis who is currently on ABS-CBN, and has a younger brother, Thomas James Curtis-Smith. She currently is in Year 12 at Loyola College, in Watsonia, Melbourne.
She first was noticed during her vacations in the Philippines while visiting her sister Anne, and it was not until mid 2011 after her appearance on ABS-CBN's morning variety show 'Showtime', that networks began pushing to sign her. On December 20th 2011, Jasmine signed a three year contract with the Kapatid Network, TV5, and was touted as one of TV5's 'Primetime Princesses'. 'I'm very happy to have finally settled here in TV5. The management gives me the best of both worlds: my studies and career. I can balance it out. They care about my career as well as my education,' said Jasmine in an interview after she signed up with TV5.
The Happy Network brewed a grand
Maddison Gabriel (born 16 September 1994) is an Australian model who gained notoriety when, at the age of 12, she controversially was named the face of the 2007 Gold Coast Fashion Week.
Gabriel was named the official face of Australia's annual Gold Coast Fashion Week in September 2007 upon winning a modeling contest that included the prize of a contract with Tamblyn Models. Only days before her thirteenth birthday, she was chosen ahead of models fifteen years her senior. Child protection groups were outraged and then-prime minister John Howard publicly disagreed with the choice, saying 12 years old was "too young" for modelling.
Following the Gold Coast Fashion Week, Gabriel generated interest from many international modeling agencies including Chadwick's and Ford Models, but signed with Elite Models in July 2008.. She has since signed with Storm in London and Fashion in Milan and is now represented by Dally's in Brisbane Queensland and Chic in Sydney.
She has since appeared in editorials in Elle, Dolly, Creme, Girlfriend, Rush, Limewire, Looks Book, Muse, and Bridesmaid.
She was the Intermediate Runway Winner at the 2008 Tamblyn New Model Discovery.
Gabriel has an Australian
Daniel Goddard (born Daniel Richard Goddard II; 28 August 1971 in Sydney, Australia) is a model and an actor. He is known for his role as Dar on The Beastmaster. He had nearly completed a degree in finance, but he transferred to the Ensemble Actors Studio without finishing the degree. After several theatrical appearances, Goddard landed his first television role in the Australian soap opera Home and Away as Eric Phillips.
Goddard then departed for Hollywood, modeling for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana. He landed the lead role of Dar on the series BeastMaster from 1999 to 2002 and returned to his native country, Australia, to film the series. On 12 January 2007, he joined the cast of the American soap The Young and the Restless as Cane Ashby.
Goddard and his wife Rachael have a six-year-old son named Ford Martin Goddard, born 6 February 2006, and welcomed their second son, Sebastian William Goddard, on 19 December 2008.
Emma Booth (born c. 1982) is an Australian model-turned-actress. From Perth in Western Australia, the former teen model and TV star played a significant role in the 2007 film Introducing the Dwights, opposite Brenda Blethyn.
Frequently referred to as the "next big thing" from Australia, after Clubland (North American title of Introducing the Dwights) was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, many talent agencies solicited her for roles in upcoming films.
As a result, in 2008 she appeared in the horror film Blood Creek, directed by Joel Schumacher. She also worked on 'yet to be released', Hippie Hippie Shake with Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller, an account of the Schoolkids OZ obscenity trials in the United Kingdom.
Currently, she is working on the film The Wrong Girl, an Australian true-life drama about a teen who had been raped by a notorious Sydney gang and her four-year struggle for justice, written by award-winning screenwriter Nicholas Hammond and directed by Michael Jenkins.
At the age of 15 she signed with Chic Model Management and appeared on runways in Japan, New York, Milan and Paris. After making the cover of a local teen magazine, she later held the title of Western
Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress and model best known for her role as Pepper Steiger in the Australian television series Neighbours. She is the granddaughter of AFL Brownlow Medallist Marcus Whelan.
Before Neighbours, Whelan hosted a number of shows, including Coxy's Big Break (Seven Network), Beyond the Boundary (Network Ten), Melbourne Woman (Seven Network), and played the fictional celebrity "Chrissie Grant" on Russell Coight's Celebrity Challenge, a spin-off of All Aussie Adventures.
Whelan is also known as the face of the rural Victorian city, Shepparton, and she hosted the night racing at Moonee Valley for eight years.
Whelan has also posed for a number of Australian magazines, including FHM (in October 2007), Ralph (in November 2005) and Inside Sport. She was the first model to be on the cover of the Pumped Up Down Under calendar two years running. She was voted sports model of the year 2001 and 2007.
In November 2007, Whelan made a special appearance in Harrow, London to promote sustainable transport and initiatives that benefit the environment. She also shot some photos for Harrow's 'It's Up to All of Us' campaign. At the event, she confirmed that after Neighbours,
Nicole Trunfio (born 16 March 1986) is an Australian model from Merredin, a small country town in Western Australia.
Trunfio is the youngest girl in a family of four children. She attended St. Mary's Primary School in Merredin. Later Trunfio and her family moved to Australind, where she attended Parkfield primary and then Australind Senior High School.
Trunfio was the winner of the Australian version of the television series Search for a Supermodel and came second in the international version.
She has modelled for various Australian as well as international designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Christian Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Victoria's Secret, Sweetface, and Neiman Marcus. She has appeared in campaigns for Karl Lagerfeld, D, Sonia Rykiel, Lacoste, Sisley, Anne Taylor, BCBG Max Azria, Chadwick's and Guess. Trunfio has worked with photographers such as, Richard Avedon for Kenneth Cole campaign, Patrick Demarchilier for Harpers Bazaar, Steven Klein for D campaign, Peter Lindbergh for Italian Vogue, Terry Richardson for British Vogue, Greg Kadel, Melvin Sokosky, Russel James, and is the current face of Ulta.
Alison Brahe (born 14 November 1969) is an Australian model and actress.
She began modelling early and became cover-girl of Dolly Magazine. She worked on the children's game show Guess What? with Andrew Fyfe in 1993 and had a guest appearance in the US TV series NewsRadio in 1995, in the episode Goofy Ball. Alison Brahe was the first Portmans girl.
Alison married actor Cameron Daddo in Sydney in December 1991. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. She is currently the "face" of Australian fashion label Jacqui E.
Anja Coleby (born 30 September 1971) is an Australian model and television actress.
Coleby has appeared in a number of science fiction and action series, and in Australian film and TV. She was a main cast member of the TV series Flipper, playing the character Holly Myers for three seasons. She played Crystal in the Australian soap Breakers and appeared in guest roles for Water Rats in 1997 and All Saints in 2002. She also appeared in episodes of the science fiction series The Lost World (2000) as Hippolita, Farscape (2002) as Ponara, and BeastMaster (2001) as Queen Lyoka. Anja had supporting roles in the Australian films The Year My Voice Broke (1987), Dating the Enemy (1996) and The Finder (2001).
Anja changed her surname from Coleby to Taylor in 2005 when she began reading the news for Arena TV. She has continued to work in Australian television, most recently for the ABC science program Catalyst.
Anja has also briefly modeled for Australian sport magazine Inside Sport.
Anja is the daughter of actor Robert Coleby and sister of actor Conrad Coleby. Her father is British and her mother is Swedish.
Elissa Sursara (born 14 February 1988) is an Australian conservationist, naturalist, environmental commentator, research diver, documentary film maker, public figure, and actress. She is perhaps best known for her global conservation efforts relating to marine, wildlife and habitat conservation, mediation of extinction, pollution and cruelty to animals. Sursara is widely regarded an expert voice and influential advocate for environmental issues and animal rights. She has an extensive international following and is the celebrity ambassador for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and contributor for the WWF among other endeavors.
Elissa Sursara was born in Avalon Beach, on Sydney's northern coast. She has two brothers. After completing partial studies in biomedical engineering, Sursara studied environmental biology at the Australian National University, ranked one of the top universities in the world.
Sursara is a conservationist, documentary filmmaker and contributor, environmental writer and occasional actress. She developed a cult following in 2005 when her photos and information, presumably made popular by her work as a conservationist, were used in social identity cloning.
Erin Mullally (born 1990) is an Australian actor and model best known for playing the role of Declan Napier in Neighbours. Mullally was cast in the role after original actor, James Sorensen, left the show. The character of Declan is Mullally's first major television role. After less than a year with Neighbours, it was announced that Mullally was to leave the show in March 2011.
Mullally was a model. He began his acting career in 2009, and he starred in two films. He played the part of Terry Logan in the 2009 film Resistance, and the part of Rafael in the film Ice in 2010.
On 30 January 2010, Holy Soap announced that the Neighbours character, Declan Napier had been recast and Mullally was given the role. Mullally was asked to audition for Neighbours, but he was not told which role he was auditioning for. Mullally said that he assumed it was for a new character coming onto the show. A couple of days later, Mullally was informed that he had auditioned for the role of Declan and he had been successful. Mullally's first scenes began airing in May 2010.
Mullally has made a comparison between the two versions of Declan stating "One of the writers said to me in a meeting the other day that
Holly Valance (born Holly Rachel Vukadinović, Melbourne, 11 May 1983) is an Australian actress, singer, and model. Valance began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2002 she released her first album, Footprints, which included the international number-one hit single "Kiss Kiss".
As a teenager, in 1999 she was cast in the long-running Australian soap Neighbours as Felicity "Flick" Scully. Valance left the series in 2002 to pursue a music career.
In 2004 Valance returned to acting, this time in the United States, appearing in episodes of the television series CSI: Miami and Entourage. In 2005 she appeared in an episode of CSI: NY. She guest-starred in Prison Break in 2006 as Nika Volek, a role which she continued to portray in the show's second season.
In 2006 Valance appeared in the National Lampoon comedy Pledge This!, alongside American socialite Paris Hilton. The same year, she was in DOA: Dead or Alive, an adaptation of the popular video game Dead or Alive, where she played Christie. In 2007 she appeared in the TV series Shark and Moonlight. In 2008 she had a role in the film Taken alongside Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen, and
Jacinda Barrett (born 2 August 1972) is an Australian American model turned actress. She first became known to audiences as a cast member on The Real World: London before appearing in films such as Ladder 49, The Namesake, The Human Stain, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of a firefighter, Barrett entered and won the annual Dolly Covergirl contest in Australia in 1988, while attending Kenmore State High School, and started modeling at the age of seventeen through Europe. In 1995, she had her first television appearance as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: London; she later attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. She made her film debut in 1997 in Campfire Tales.
Barrett appeared in the September 1998 issue of Maxim in an article promoting the new fall television series. Her appearance served to promote her appearance in the NBC primetime soap opera Wind on Water but the show did not last past the first season.
Barrett was previously engaged to American comedian Chris Hardwick, host of MTV's Singled Out. On 29 December 2004, she married American actor Gabriel Macht. The couple had their first child, a girl named
Megan Kate Gale (born 7 August 1975) is an Australian model, brand ambassador, fashion designer and actress.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Megan Gale's father is English and mother is of Maori descent and is the youngest of three children with two older brothers.
Gale won a modelling competition in Perth at 18, After several years of modeling, Gale was cast to appear in a series of advertisements for the Italian telecommunications commercials, Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy); she appeared in the company's advertising from 1999 until 2006. She was also retained by the Australian Tourist Commission in 2003 as 'their face of Australia in Italy'.
Gale has modelled for Italian fashion houses such as Gianfranco Ferré, Genny and Gai Mattiolo and favours many Australian designers, such as Colette Dinnigan, Kirrily Johnston, Lisa Ho, Willow and Alex Perry. In 2006, she was the fashion commentator for the Australian television awards, the Logies.
In January 2008, Gale announced her retirement from catwalk modelling after 15 years and strutted down the catwalk for the last time just weeks later at a David Jones winter collection launch in Sydney. Her final outfit was the Wonder Woman outfit
Rachel Leigh Blakely (born 28 July 1968) is an Australian actress. Her works include films such as Love Until, Young Hercules and Counterstrike, as well as guest appearances on television shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess, State Coroner and Flipper. She is best known for her role as Marguerite Krux on The Lost World, and as Glenda Fry in the Australian series Mortified. In 2010, she become attached to the children's series Accord'n to Jordyn.
Blakely was born on 28 July 1968 in Borneo. Her father, Harold Blakely, is an American, and her mother was Australian. Due to her father's oil business, the family, including Rachel's younger sister Ruth, moved to several countries over the years until settling on an Australian farm when Rachel was twelve.
Before she became an actress, Rachel worked as a nightclub bouncer, a model and a short order cook; it was her ex-husband's suggestion that she audition for a role on Neighbours.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys camping, sewing, painting, cooking and sleeping. Her favourite authors are Margaret Atwood and Tracy Chevalier, and her favourite movies are Queen Margot and Breaking the Waves.
Rachel married fellow actor Peter Craig in 1990, but
Sophie Charlene Akland Monk (born 14 December 1979) is a London-born Australian pop singer, actress and model. Monk was a member of female pop group Bardot and released a solo album, Calendar Girl. She has appeared in films such as Date Movie and Click.
Monk's professional music career began in 1999 when she responded to an advertisement at the recommendation of her mother which requested girls with vocal and dance experience. The advertisement was for an Australian reality television series, Popstars, a TV talent show which aimed to create a successful new girl group. In one audition, she performed a rendition of Marilyn Monroe's famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", working on her previous experience as a Monroe impersonator at Warner Bros. Movie World. After numerous rounds of singing and dancing workshops, Monk was selected as a member of the group, which was named Bardot.
Bardot became the first Australian act to debut at the #1 position with both its debut single, "Poison", and self-titled debut album. Further singles "I Should've Never Let You Go" and "These Days" followed and in August, the group embarked on its first national tour. Bardot performed at the 2000 ARIA