Gemma Atkinson is an English actress and former glamour model. Born on November 16, 1984, Atkinson first came to the public’s attention starring on the teen UK soap Hollyoaks. She has starred in a handful of low budget feature films such as Airborne and Devil’s Pass. Her current job is playing Carly on the soap Emmerdale.
She is also well-known for appearing in many mens style magazines such as Maxim and FHM, often appearing on lists of the top sexiest women of the year. Gemma has also modeled for brands like La Senza and Orange Telecom.
Her middle name is Louise, and her star sign is Scorpio. Gemma was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.
Her personal politics are a mystery. We did find a quote from 2008 that talks in a general manner about Gemma’s political and religious beliefs:
“I don’t think so. It’s all about politics and religion and money but I think it would be so much better if everyone was at peace with each other.” (1)
Again, the blonde star hasn’t spoken publicly about her religious thoughts. See our entry about Gemma’s politics for a general quote from her about religion.
While filming Strictly Come Dancing, Gemma and her dance partner Gorka Marquez began a romantic relationship. The two made their courting official in the summer of 2018.
It’s the first kind of relationship I have had where we were friends for a good while first,” Gemma explains. “So it’s kind of been a very very slow burner. I think that’s why it’s so nice, I get to literally hang out with my best mate every day – it’s great.” (2)
From 2008 to 2011 Gemma was engaged to football player Marcus Bent.
She has done work for a number of charities including teenage cancer trust funding, breast cancer awareness, and participated in running competitions to raise funds for hospitals. (3)
Gemma had breast enlargement surgery in 2006. She felt that her breasts had lost form after Atkinson went through a tough fitness and diet regimen. Her breast size returned to 34E.
1: Ask Men