Gemma Atkinson

If you are a Hollyoaks fan stop reading because you will know all about Gemma who plays Liza Hunter in this long-running soap. If not you will want to know that this sexy hazel-eyed young actress started her working life as a model in Manchester. Liza is her first professional acting role - though she learned some of the art of acting by appearing in school plays - and she is a definite a hit with her many fans. Liza is a gritty part for she has struggled with a self-harming addiction and dropped out of her A level studies and after several failed love affairs moved on to older men.

date of birth: 17-10-1984
place of birth: England, UK
eyes: Brown
hair: Brown
stats: 36-25-36
occupation: Soap Star
starsign: Libra
Originally from Bury, Greater Manchester, Atkinson took her GCSEs at Castlebrook High School before becoming a commercial and photographic model.

Atkinson has dated Cristiano Ronaldo and was engaged to Marcus Bent, but they have since split up.

She has appeared as a contestant on Reality TV series such as I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Weakest Link (with Marcus Patric) in December 2006, Celebrity Masterchef and ITV1's Soapstar Superstar in January 2007. She reached the last four stage of Soapstar Superstar.

In early 2006, Atkinson underwent breast enlargement surgery, which took her bra size to a 34E. She said in an interview that she lost weight due to a fitness regime and her bust size declined. The surgery then gave them the original shape they once were.

Since launching her parallel career as a glamour model, Atkinson has appeared in provocative photoshoots in lingerie and swimwear, including non-nude topless shots, for men's magazines such as Arena, FHM, Loaded, Maxim, Zoo Weekly and Nuts. In October 2006, she appeared in three of the aforementioned magazines in one month, becoming one of the most prolific celebrity glamour models in the UK. In November 2006, it was announced by Zoo Weekly that Atkinson had agreed to lend her name to their regular "sex and relationships column". She has also released 2 very successful calendars, in 2006 and 2007. Like the previous year, her 2009 calendar was also shot in Thailand and is set to be released in November 2008.

Since 2006, she has appeared in FHM's 100 Sexiest List, debuting at number 32 in 2006; following her appearance on the cover of FHM, she moved up to 23 in 2007; and in 2008, she rose again to number 18. She ranked No. 06 in COED Magazine Online's "50 Sexiest WAGs of World Football" and number 46 in's 99 Sexiest Women of 2008. "

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