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Overview (2)

Born in Perth, Australia
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Megan Kate Gale is an Australian model, brand ambassador, fashion designer and actress. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale won a modeling competition at 18 in her home town. In 1999, she was cast in a series of advertisements for Italian telecommunications company Omnitel. This led to wide exposure in both Italy and Gale's native Australia and Gale would appear in their advertising until 2006. Gale has also appeared in Italian movies and television shows. As an actress, Gale played Fatma in The Water Diviner (2014) and Valkyrie in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). In 2005, Gale became the National Ambassador for Kids Help Line and in 2009, she was appointed the first official National Ambassador for The Red Cross.

Gale won a modeling competition in Perth at 18, After several years of modeling, Gale rose to fame when in 1999 was cast to appear in a series of advertisements for an Italian telecommunication company, Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy); she appeared in the company's advertising until 2006. She was also retained by the Australian Tourist Commission in 2003 as 'their face of Australia in Italy'. Gale has graced the covers of Australian Marie Claire, Grazia, Gioia, Italian and Australian GQ, Italian Maxim, Australian InStyle and featured in editorials for Australian Cosmopolitan and Vogue Italia. Gale has modeled for Italian fashion houses including Gianfranco Ferré, Genny, Gai Mattiolo and runway work for Mariella Burani and Angelo Marani at Milan Fashion Week. Gale also favours many Australian designers, such as Colette Dinnigan, Kirrily Johnston, Lisa Ho, Willow and Alex Perry. In 2006, she was the fashion commentator for the Australian television awards, the Logies.

In January 2008, Gale announced her retirement from runway modelling after 15 years and walked the catwalk for the last time just weeks later at a David Jones winter collection launch in Sydney. Her final outfit was the Wonder Woman outfit she was to wear in the still-shelved film Justice League of America. In March 2011, Gale returned to the runway and closed Alex Perry's 2011 Melbourne Fashion Festival show. August 2011 marked Gale's 10th anniversary with department store David Jones, the longest held fashion contract in Australia. That same month, Gale became an ambassador for L'Oréal Paris, joining Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani. Gale appeared in a L'Oréal shampoo commercial in Australia, New Zealand and Italy.

In 2005, Gale became a guest reporter for Nine Network travel show Getaway from October 2005 to June 2006. She also worked with Mike Munro as co-host of the nine-episode Australian documentary TV show What a Year, which first aired on the Nine Network on 2 October 2006. Gale also appeared briefly on Australia's Next Top Model, Cycle 4 in episode 4. She also appeared in cycle 6 (2010), in which the girls of that cycle were featured in Isola's first fashion show.

Gale also became the National Ambassador for Kids Help Line in February 2005. In 2009, she was appointed the first official National Ambassador for The Red Cross. In early 2011 Gale became the new host of Project Runway Australia where she would also serve as judge and executive producer of the design-based reality show. The new season premiered on 4 July 2011 on Arena TV. In 2016, Gale became a permanent judge on Australia's Next Top Model.

In January 2011, Gale began a relationship with Richmond AFL footballer Shaun Hampson. On 13 May 2014, Gale gave birth to their son, River Alan Thomas Hampson. Rivers is Megan's mothers maiden name. Alan named after Megan's father and Thomas named after Shaun's father. They are expecting a second child in September 2017. On the 20 July, 2017, the couple announced their engagement. On September 29, 2017, Gale announced the birth of hers and Hampson's daughter via Instagram. The couple named her Rosie May Dee Hampson, after her father's mother, Gale's grandmother, and her and Hampson's mother's first names.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Family (1)

Parents Gale, May

Trivia (13)

Her father's heritage is English and her mother's is Maori-Polynesian.
Is Australia's tourism embassador to the Italian market.
Is a fashion model.
Known as the face of Australian department store 'David Jones'.
She was studying at University when she was spotted by talent scouts and offered a part in an advertising campaign.
She has also frequently worked on Italian radio.
Was in a relationship with Australian comedian Andy Lee in late 2006 after he won Cleo's Bachelor of the Year 2006.
Lives in Lugano, Switzerland [October 2003]
In a relationship with Shaun Hampson since January 2011. They have two children together, son River Alan Thomas Hampson (b. May 13, 2014) and daughter Rosie May Dee Hampson (b. September 27, 2017).
Her son River Alan Thomas' names meaning are - Rivers is Megan's mother's maiden name, Alan after Megan's dad and Thomas after Shaun's dad.
In May 2016, she suffered a miscarriage at 8 weeks pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Shaun Hampson.
Her daughter Rosie May Dee's name is after her father's mother, Gale's grandmother, and her and boyfriend Shaun Hampson's mother's first names.
Was cast as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in George Miller's unmade Justice League: Mortal.

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