Gemma Louise Atkinson
Gemma, Thunder Thighs (She got this nickname from her school friends)
Bury, Greater Manchester, England
She attended and took her GCSEs at Batley Grammar School on Carlinghow Hill in Upper Batley, West Yorkshire.
She has also done a course in nutrition and also wanted to study sports therapy at the university.
Actress, TV personality, lingerie and glamour model
- Father – David Atkinson
She is signed to Becca Barr Management – London.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
69 kg or 152 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Gemma Atkinson dated –
- Cleveland Campbell (2003-2005) – The English actors Cleveland Campbell and Gemma Atkinson dated each other from 2003 to 2005.
- Alan Smith (2006) – She met footballer Alan Smith via Cristiano Ronaldo. She had an encounter with Alan in that year. Alan used to invite Gemma to his Cheshire flat when his student girlfriend was away.
- Darren Bent (2007) – In 2007, she had a fling with another English footballer Darren Bent.
- Mark Furze (2007) – In January 2007, she has an encounter with Australian actor Mark Furze.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (2007) – Famous Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo also dated model Gemma Atkinson from January 2007 until May 2007.
- Marcus Bent (2007-2008) – About 7 years her senior, Gemma met footballer Marcus Bent during a party. After splitting with Cristiano, she started seeing him in May 2007. The dated ON and OFF until February 2008. During this time, the couple also got engaged.
- Liam Richards (2009-2013) – Martial arts instructor Liam Richards started dating Gemma in 2009. The duo got engaged to each other in August 2012. But, this relationship also saw an end in 2013.
- Olly Foster (2014-2016) – Former rugby player and personal trainer, Olly Foster started dating beautiful Gemma in 2014. They split in the summer of 2016 after dating for 2 years.
- Ryan Giggs (2017-2018) – In October 2017, Gemma was rumored to be dating Welsh former soccer player, Ryan Giggs. These rumors went until early 2018.
- Gorka Marquez (2017-Present) – In June 2018, she was romantically linked with Spanish dancer, Gorka Marquez when they met on the Strictly Come Dancing.
Race / Ethnicity
39-24-36 in or 99-61-91.5 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)
She had served as the female face of the 2007 British Grand Prix.
Gemma is also the face of USA Pro.
She is famously a lingerie model and has modeled for several brands like La Senza, Ultimo’s D-G range, and many others.
Gemma has appeared in a Striptease commercial and numerous others.
Best Known For
Portraying Lisa Hunter in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2005. She appeared in a total of 631 episodes.
She played the role as Charlotte Bailey in the 2009 comedy film Boogie Woogie.
First TV Show
From 2001 to 2005, she appeared in Channel 4’s soap opera Hollyoaks for her role as Lisa Hunter.
Gemma is an enormous fitness lover and she does exercises daily by going to the gym and also goes for boxing classes two times in a week.
She also knows Muay Thai, which is a combat sport of Thailand.
She works out 4 days in a week with weight training, and two days are reserved for HIIT and core workout. Her single workout session lasts for one hour. She puts special focus on her legs to make it strong and tone it.
Gemma drinks 3 liters of water in a day (but never drinks fizzy drinks; though she boozes on special occasions) and takes care of her skin by not wearing heavy makeup, when not required. In general, she wears at events, parties and at work.
She does not eat red meat, and fish and chicken are the only meat, she eats. Gemma does not diet and believes in eating everything but in moderation. In a week, she keeps one cheat day (On that day, she eats whatever she wants).
She keeps snacking throughout the day to keep her energy levels up. She eats snacks like nuts, two pieces of dark chocolate, banana, or oatcakes in between her meals.
Gemma Atkinson Favorite Things
- Cuisine – Italian
- Food – Pizza, macaroni cheese, white chocolate Toblerone. She also likes chicken tikka masala with chips and naan (This is an Indian dish)
- Dinner – Anything casserole-based
Source – DailyStar.co.uk, Reveal.co.uk
Gemma Atkinson Facts
- Atkinson is bad at spellings.
- Gemma is a big animal lover.
- She is a huge fitness fanatic.
- Rowan Atkinson, who is famous for playing Mr. Bean on the television is not her dad.
- She was first signed to a modeling agency at the age of 14 by her mom.
- Gemma has also appeared in a Bollywood film Fever, where she played the role as Ria alongside Rajeev Khandelwal.
- She hates food with fennel (or aniseed). Gemma can’t eat steaks or duck or liver or anything like that.
- Released in 2008, she has voiced the role of Lieutenant Eva McKenna in the video game “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.”
- She has played Tamzin Bayle in the medical drama television show Casualty in several episodes.
- For breast cancer awareness, she ran for 5 kilometers in September 2007.
- She also underwent a breast enlargement surgery in early 2006.
- In FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list, she appeared at #32 in 2006, #23 in 2007, #18 in 2008, and #81 in 2009.