Gabriella Wilde is a multitalented star of English origin who has excelled in diverse spheres of the show business. She started out as a model during her teenage years and in the year 2009, she ventured into the world of film and television. She has garnered quite a number of movie credits across different genres including the 2011 action film The Three Musketeers and the 2013 horror film Carrie. To British television audiences, Wilde is best known for her breakout role as Caroline Penvenen on the BBC historical drama series Poldark.
Gabriella Wilde’s Bio & Age
Wilde was born on the 8th day of April in Basingstoke, Hampshire County, England. Interestingly, her birth name is Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and she comes from a lineage of aristocrats. Her father John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, is a real estate magnate and former chairman of Watermark property group. Her mother Vanessa Mary Theresa (née Hubbard) is a former model and a socialite.
Wilde began her high school education at Heathfield St Mary’s School, Ascot but was later transferred to St Swithun’s School, Winchester. She also enrolled to study Fine Arts at the City and Guilds of London Art School while pursuing her career as a model. However, she eventually quit school when she ventured into acting.
Wilde’s modeling career dates back to her teenage years. She was discovered at age 14 by legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell after which she got signed to the latter’s agency Premier Model Management. Soon afterward, she featured in ad campaigns for brands like Lacoste, Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Topshop, and several others. She equally appeared in international fashion and lifestyle magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue.
In 2009, 20-year old Gabriella Wilde marked her professional acting debut in the adventure comedy film St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold starring as Saffy. The following year, she made a guest appearance in the long-running Sci-Fi series Doctor Who (2010). The talented actress played the role of Constance Bonacieux in the film adaptation of The Three Musketeers (2011) starring alongside Orlando Bloom and Logan Lerman. She also featured in the short film Il Maestro (2012) and she portrayed the character Sue Snell in the horror film Carrie (2013). Wilde appeared opposite Alex Pettyfer in the romantic drama film Endless Love (2014) and she equally had a role in the American independent film Squatters (2014).
Wilde’s first major television role came in the year 2016 when she joined the main cast of the BBC series Poldark (2016-19) starring as Caroline Enys (née Penvenen). She remained a series regular on the show starting from the 2nd to the 5th/final series. In July 2018, Gabriella Wilde landed a spot on the cast of the superhero film Wonder Woman 1984, the ninth installment of the highly successful Wonder Woman film series, which is billed to be released in 2020.
The multitalented star has continued to excel in her modeling career even as she makes her way to movie stardom. In 2015, she got signed as the spokesmodel and the face of international beauty brand Estée Lauder.
Gabriella Wilde comes from a pretty large family, she has a younger sister named Octavia and 5 half-siblings from her parents’ earlier marriages. Her half-siblings include Olivia and Arabella Llewellyn from her mother’s first marriage as well as Georgiana, Isabella, and Jacobi from her father’s first marriage. Interestingly, some of her sisters are equally as famous as she is. Isabella Calthorpe is a model and actress while Olivia Llewellyn is an actress.
Is She Married? Husband
Gabriella Wilde is the wife of English-born singer-songwriter Alan Pownall. The duo got married on September 13, 2014, and they have at least 2 children together. Their first son Sasha Blue Pownall was born on February 3, 2014, and they welcomed their second son Shiloh Silva Pownall in the year 2016.
Height and Other Body Measurements
In addition to her brilliant acting talents, Gabriella Wilde is also famous for her stunning looks. The gorgeous model stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm). She maintains her statuesque physique at a body weight of 60 kg (132 lb). She has a bust size of 34 inches (86 cm) while her waist and hip measurements are 25 inches (63.5 cm) and 35 inches (89 cm) respectively. The model-turned-actress also has a gorgeous mane of long blonde hair and her eyes are blue in color.