Birth name Gemma Louise Atkinson

Birthday 16 November 1984

Star sign

Bury, Greater Manchester

Gemma Atkinson
was born in Bury, Greater Manchester before finding fame as an actress and model.

She went to Castlebrook High School, where she became involved in athletics. After gaining her GCSEs, Gemma worked as a commercial and photographic model.

She became well-known for playing Lisa Hunter in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, after joining the soap in May 2011.

Gemma soon became one of the most popular character on Hollyoaks. Due to the show’s success and her following, the producers launched Hollyoaks: After Hours in 2004.

Although it was a short-lived programme, it turned Gemma from a teenage star into a sex symbol.

She eventually left the soap opera in 2005 but appeared in spin off series Hollyoaks: Let Loose and Hollyoaks: In The City until December 2006.

Gemma underwent breast enlargement surgery in early 2006, which took her bra size to a 34E.

She was linked to Portugese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007.

In November 2007, Gemma was a contestant on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity! and finished in fifth place.

Gemma Atkinson
appeared on Celebrity Mastermind with former Hollyoaks co-star Marcus Patric in January 2008.

The soap star was briefly engaged to English footballer Marcus Bent. The couple split in December 2008.

During that same month, Gemma appeared in the theatre production of Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House. She took the title role alongside John Thomson who played Captain Hook.

Gemma starred in the West End production of Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls from July to October 2009, where she played the character of Elaine. She also went on tour with the production, playing Celia.

At the beginning of May 2011, Gemma started filming for her part in BBC’s Casualty. She was cast paramedic Tamzin.

Gemma Atkinson became engaged to martial arts instructor Liam Richards in August 2012. The two separated in 2013.

She began dating former rugby player Olly Foster in December 2013.

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez share first pictures of adorable baby girl and reveal her name

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have shared the first picture of their adorable baby girl and revealed the newborn’s name. View this post on Instagram ♥️𝑀𝒾𝒶 𝐿𝑜𝓊𝒾𝓈𝑒 𝑀𝒶𝓇𝓆𝓊𝑒𝓏♥️ A post shared by Gemma Atkinson (@glouiseatkinson) on Jul 16, 2019 at 10:59am PDT The former Hollyoaks actress and Strictly Come Dancing…