Megan Gale

Megan Gale

Megan Gale is an Australian supermodel and actress who has achieved considerable fame, first in Italy but now equally so in her native Australia.


Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale is of half-British, half-Polynesian heritage and is the youngest of three children. Gale achieved her great fame and success rather late for a model.

Gale has been described in an article as "Italy's hottest star since Sophia Loren" and one of her hobbies is playing the Aboriginal instrument, the didgeridoo.


At twenty-four, while studying at university, she won a modeling competition and appeared in a series of advertisements for the Italian telecommunications commercials, Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy); she appeared in the company's advertising from 1999 until nowadays. She was also retained by the Australian Tourist Commission in 2003 as 'their face of Australia in Italy'.

Gale has modeled for Italian fashion houses such as Genny and favors many Australian designers, such as Akira Isogawa, Sass & Bide, and Alex Perry. Recently she was the fashion commentator for the Australian television awards, the Logies. Currently she is the face of the upmarket Australian department store David Jones. Gale's appearances on the catwalk in the famous annual fashion parades are extremely popular and she has helped to raise David Jones's profile to the younger market and trendy fashion designers.


She has also tried her hand at acting. She played herself in the movie, Vacanze di Natale and received top billing. She was Viviana in Stregata Dalla Luna and spoke entirely in Italian. She also won a part in the science-fiction movie Stealth which was shot in Sydney and was released in theatres in 2005. On November 30th, 2007, AICN reported that she had gotten the part of Wonder Woman in the upcoming George Miller movie version of Justice League.


In 2005, Gale became a guest reporter for Channel 9 travel show Getaway from October 2005 to June 2006.

She also worked with Mike Munro as co-host of the Australian documentary TV show What a Year, which first aired on the Nine Network on October 2, 2006, and was made up of nine episodes. In 2007 they were replaced by Bert Newton and Julia Zemiro and the show has since been axed.

Gale also became the National Ambassador for Kids Help Line in February, 2005.

Personal life

Gale was previously in a four year relationship with Italian model and singer Marzio Canevarolo. She also briefly dated 33-year-old Australian model Josh Clapp. She is now in a relationship with Andy Lee, the other half of comedy duo Hamish and Andy. (Credit: Wikipedia).



Megan Gale heads to Hollywood as the new Wonder Woman, by Claire Davies - 12th Feb 2008
(Credit: The Sunday Times)

MEGAN Gale fought back tears tonight as 600 A-list stars gave Hollywood's new Wonder Woman a standing ovation.

A-list celebrities including Delta Goodrem, fiancé Brian McFadden, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Hamish Blake and Megan’s beau Andy Lee gathered with VIPS and national media to officially farewell Gale from the David Jones runway as she took her penultimate walk for the retailer.

While her last official walk takes place next week at the Melbourne’s media launch, Gale was celebrating an international modelling career that has spanned fifteen-years.

The theme for the collections launch was 'A Japanese Story' and guests were ushered into a Dojo-inspired auditorium, framed in striking black and white Japanese silk screens.

As expected, Perth models shone with nine of forty models flown from the west coast.

Flame-haired Tiah Eckhardt flown from New York especially for the event.

After the show Eckhardt plans to head home to Perth for a few weeks of well-earned sunshine and R&R with friends and family. Here she’ll regroup and make some important career decisions. “I’ve got many opportunities to do what I want to do in modelling around the world,” said Eckhardt, revealing that she had some exciting opportunities in LA, London and New York.

Ms Eckhardt, 21, has not walked for David Jones in two years but was excited to be back. Her highlights included Alex Perry and Willow “because they are cut so beautifully.”

“It’s a really huge compliment that I have been asked to walk tonight.”

Eckhart joined fellow WA models, Georgi Aberdein, Paris Fontana, Bronwyn Whitehorn, Simone Kerr, Pip Bingham, Lauren Brown, Erin Thomasz and Stacey Monaghan.

Gale took her final bow in elegant bright fuscia Akira designed dress, a fitting finale for the Japanese themed evening. Artificial snow fell across the stage, but the Isogawa winter was anything but bleak - showcasing a breathtaking collection of silk dresses and gowns in block-out crimson, fuscia, ultra-violet and canary yellow.

Other highlights of the 30 minute feast of fashion included designs from Willow, Alex Perry, and Fleur Wood. And the shoes. Christian Louboutin, Mui Mui, Sergio Rossi – eyes were boggling and mouths were watering.

This ends Gale’s role as fashion ambassador for the David Jones family – she continues on as a brand ambassador but her sights are set firmly on a career in Hollywood.





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