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Overview (3)

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameAbbey Lee Kershaw
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Abbey Lee is known for her work as a fashion model and actress. She appeared in two Victoria's Secret Fashion shows (in 2008 and 2009). She has appeared on the cover or has been featured in many international fashion magazines, including Vogue, Numero, Muse, Dazed and Confused, V and W. She has been in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Yves Saint-Laurent, Versace, Gucci, Fendi, Donna Karan and Hugo Boss, among others. She acted in several notable films, including Ruben Guthrie (2015), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Gods of Egypt (2016), The Neon Demon (2016) and Office Christmas Party (2016). She was born Abbey Lee Kershaw on June 12, 1987, in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up in Kensington, Australia. She was discovered, at age eighteen, while at the beach in Sydney, Australia by Chic Management's Kathy Ward.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

Gapped teeth

Trivia (13)

Has a pet lizard, which she calls Annie Hall.
So far she has six tattoos and ten piercings (on her nipple, nose, belly, and seven in her ears).
Is an Australian model.
In 2004 she won the Girlfriend Cover Girl Model Search in Australia. She later signed with Chic Management (2005) and then Next Management (2007).
Is also an artist. She draws and does abstract painting using oil pastels.
Ranked #5 on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com (as of June 2011).
She is ranked #21 on the "Top Money Girls" list by models.com.
Caused a considerable amount of controversy in the media following the 2013 Met Gala "Punk: Chaos to Couture" when she grinned and lifted her dress to show "gun control" written on her stomach.
In her modeling days, she has been the face of Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein, Chanel, D&G, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gap, H&M, Victoria's Secret PINK, Kenzo, Mulberry, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, and Yves Saint-Laurent.
Models.com lists her as an "Industry Icon".
Tattoos: 'Truth' tattooed in white ink on inside of lip; Two white tattoos on stomach; Feather on back of neck; Gemini symbol on ankle; Sister's name on wrist; Peace sign on palm of hand; Owl tattoo on middle finger; Green Stars behind left ear; Red Heart.
Kanye West mentioned her, among other models, in his song "Christian Dior Denim Flow". She also appeared in his first fashion show.
She is the daughter of Kerry, a psychologist, and Kim Kershaw, who played in the Victorian Football League.

Personal Quotes (7)

Well, I've always swung both ways, so it's a bit different for me. I don't call myself bisexual: I'm just experimental. I was always looking for somebody to sweep me off my feet, but then I got bored after two months and was on to the next.
[on her tattoos] I've got one on the palm of my hand, a peace sign on my finger, a little owl, and two new ones on the side of my stomach. I had them done in white ink so I can still model--it means they're invisible.
[on her piercings and tattoos] I find the pain fascinating. I enjoy putting myself through it, which is weird because I'm scared of needles. It probably comes from when I was four and dying of meningitis and had to have two spinal taps. I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumor on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.
[on her pet lizard] A lizard is a perfect pet for a model. They only need feeding once a fortnight. And I'm always traveling, so it's perfect. If I had a dog, it would drop dead of starvation.
I once wet myself in bed and my boyfriend at the time woke up wet through. I've done all kinds of embarrassing things like that, but there's no room for embarrassment or shame, life's just one big joke. It's because I have no sense of shame that I'm always willing to give things a go: I've ridden horses naked into the sea, I've climbed rocks, all kinds of things. That's why I do this job. I'm always looking for the next door to open.
[on her tattoos and piercings] Let's just say, if I weren't a model, I'd be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that's aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating.
[asked if she is going after romantic comedy roles] No, never. I have a lot of interest in doing ethereal characters in big, wild, creative films and then I also have a lot of interest in playing raw, emotionally-driven characters with heart and soul. To do rom-coms and be the girl-next-door is just not--I just don't want to spend my time doing something I'm not overly passionate about and right now in this moment in my life I don't think you're gonna see me in those. And who knows, I might in ten years time decide that I think I'm funny and cute.

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