11/07/2013 15:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

What You Need To Know About Gemma Ward

Aussie beauty Gemma Ward is rumoured to be making a comeback to the catwalk. The supermodel-turned-actress was a runway regular until 2008 when she decided to quit fashion and pursue film. But now the 25-year-old is said to planning her second coming.

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Here are the five need-to-know facts on the ex-covergirl:

1. She dated the late Heath Ledger. Ward was interviewed by Australia's Sunday Magazine in 2011 and said that the two had "developed a relationship and we started seeing each other."

2. She appeared, briefly, on reality television show Search for a Supermodel which kickstarted her hot career.

3. She starred in a play called The Ugly One in her home town Perth, Australia in 2011.

4. Better yet, she was the mermaid in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides alongside Johnny Depp.

5. The industry is right behind her return to modelling. Since rumours of her comeback surfaced, the sartorial set has been posting tweets - a la W Magazine's fashion and style director, Edward Enninful - urging her to hotfoot it to the catwalk.

Intrigued? We've got a sneaky suspicion we'll be seeing much more of Gemma this year. We'll keep you posted...


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