Gemma Ward is an Australian model and actress. She was discovered at the age of fourteen whilst accompanying a friend to a model competition where she ended up being scouted herself. At sixteen she became the youngest model to appear on the cover of American Vogue as one of the nine "Models of the Moment" with Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova, Gisele Bundchen, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, Hana Soukupova and Karen Elson. Ward has appeared on the cover of American, British, French, Chinese, Indian and Australian Vogue alongside many others. Since 2008 Ward has been pursuing a career in acting which has seen her land roles in a number of film and stage productions including The Black Balloon and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. She continues working as a model, both on the runway and in front of the camera.