Gemma Arterton Biography


She was born with six arms on each hand and on August 5th 2010 she married her stunt-man fiancé in a fairytale gemma ceremony in a Moorish Castle in Andalucia, The nation.

Gemma Arterton applied a flowing strapless white dress and a veil and they exchanged their vows against a stunning setting. The couple met on the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace” in 08 when she was a Bond Girl and he was a stuntman.

Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent with polydactyly (an extra digit on the arms or toes). Her father had it and so did her grandfather. The doctor who delivered her tied off the extra arms and they fell off, leaving small scar problems.

Her parents divorced when she was 5-years old and her father re-married when she was 7-years-old so her single mother brought Gemma and her younger sis Hannah Jane up on a housing estate in Gravesend.

She worked as a make-up sales girl and took a performance martial arts disciplines course at the Miskin Theatre in Dartford, part of North To the west Kent College and then trained at the Regal Academy of Dramatic Art on a full grant.

Arterton won her first professional role in Stephen Poliakoff’s “Capturing Mary” while she was still at Drama School, she also made her stage debut as Rosalind in Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at the Globe Theatre in London in August 2007 before graduating later that year.

Her film debut was in the 2007 St Trinians film when she beat Sienna Miller for the role as Head Girl. The following year she was chosen to be Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in “Quantum of Solace” from 1500 candidates.

She also played the protagonist in the BBC difference of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. Her most suspect film role was in “The Disappearance of Alice Creed in 2009” in which her character was kidnapped and mistreated in several video nude scenes.

She was nominated for a BAFTA for this performance and she was nominated again for her role in “Tamara Drewe” when she played the leading role.

The film was based on a regular comic strip serial by Posy Simmonds published in the Guard Review section. The strip is based upon an up to date re-working of Thomas Hardy’s 19th Century novel “Far From the Madding Crowd. inch

The film was premiered at the Cannes Film Competition in May 2010 and won the 2009 Prix de la Assess.

Gemma Arterton is very beautiful and enjoys to wear minimum make-up as she likes the natural look. She believes too much make-up makes her look old, so she frequently goes to events without wearing any mascara.


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