Born November 16, 1984, Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model.
Atkinson rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 teenage soap opera Hollyoaks. Atkinson and Marcus Patric (who played the character Ben Davies) subsequently appeared in a "spin-off" series called Hollyoaks: Let Loose for E4, in which their characters started a new life together in Chester. This was followed by Hollyoaks: In the City also screened on the E4 network.
In early 2006, Atkinson underwent breast enlargement surgery, which took her bra size to a 34G. 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.
Atkinson has also appeared in provocative photoshoots in lingerie and swimwear, including non-nude topless shots, for men's magazines such as and Arena, FHM, Loaded, Maxim, Zoo WeeklyNuts. 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.Making her videogame acting debut, Gemma, 23, will play Lt Eva McKenna, a character familiar to fans of Command & Conquer Red Alert 2. A military officer with a sexy twinkle in her eye and a British stiff upper lip, Eva is a communications officer for the Allied coalition in their fight against the Soviet and Rising Sun superpowers.
The game, which takes place in an alternate timeline and imagines what would have happened if time travel had been used by both Albert Einstein and the Soviet Union, features an epic global confrontation with you at the controls of your chosen faction.
"I'm a gamer and the chance to act in one of the best loved game franchises was an opportunity I was really keen to explore - especially as Eva is such a strong female character. The worlds of gaming and film are getting ever closer and as an actress I wanted to explore this exciting new area of drama, broaden my acting skills and continue the active, outgoing side of my personality that I showed in I'm A Celebrity...", said Atkinson.
She has a role in forthcoming Brit flick Boogie Woogie alongside Jamie Winston, Christopher Lee and Heather Graham, which hits cinemas nationwide in August 2008.
EA (Electronic Arts) marketing manager Stuart Lang said: "It's great to have Gemma on board for such a popular gamers' game as Command & Conquer Red Alert 3. We hope that fans of both Gemma and the Command & Conquer universe will be delighted at what they see when the game goes on sale in October. She will also be taking part in EA's Be The One event in Trafalgar Square later this year, which forms part of the London Games Festival."