Gemma Ward has bagged her first glossy cover since 2008, and it’s quite a far cry from her past couture-clad, smoky-eyed photographs. The 23-year-old model-turned-actress posed for a supplement to Australian Harper’s Bazaar in a black, long-sleeved shirt and pink skirt, with minimal makeup, for an article pegged to her play “The Ugly One.”
Ward ruled the modeling game in the mid-aughts, but took a breather from the biz after her boyfriend Heath Ledger passed away three years ago. She recently told the Sunday Herald Sun:
“I have taken a break from the media spotlight for the past few years and it was something spurred by Heath’s death,” she said. “(Heath and I) first met in New York and we were both struggling with things that I won’t get into, and we bonded over that.
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