Who is Gabriella Wilde?

Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, on 8 April 1989 – her zodiac sign’s Aries, and she holds British nationality. She’s an actress and model, with 11 acting credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Constance in the popular 2011 action adventure fantasy movie “The Three Musketeers”, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and which starred Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen and Ray Stevenson. It follows young D’Artagnan and three elderly musketeers, as they’re trying to stop a double agent and her employer from taking over the French throne; the movie was nominated for five awards.

Early life and education

Gabriella was raised in Basingstoke alongside her younger sister Octavia, by their mother Vanessa Mary Theresa (nee Hubbard), a former model, and their father John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, who’s a businessman and former chairman of the Watermark Group; Gabriella has five half-siblings from her father’s former marriage to Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, while her mother had previously been married to Sir David St Vincent ‘Dai’ Llewellyn, 4th Baronet.

Gabriella became interested in acting at quite an early age, as she would often watch movies and TV series with her sister. She studied at Windlesham House School prior to progressing to Heathfield St Mary’s School, however, after Gabriella tried to smuggle vodka into the school, she was suspended and then transferred to St Swithun’s School; she dropped out aged 17, wanting to pursue acting and modelling.

Modelling career

Gabriella was 14 when she launched her career as a model, having been spotted by British model and actress Naomi Elaine Campbell, and was then signed to Naomi’s agency Premier Model Management, and went on to pose for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Lacoste and L. K. Bennet.

Gabriella’s also been featured in many magazines, including “Nylon”, “Cosmopolitan” and “InStyle”.

She became a spokesmodel for the American multi-national cosmetics company Estee Lauder in 2015.

Roles in movies

Gabriella made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Saffy in the 2009 adventure family comedy “St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold”, directed by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson, and which starred Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and David Tennant. It follows a group of girls attending St. Trinians, who’ve just discovered that their headmistress Miss Fritto’s related to a pirate, and are now searching for his buried gold.

Gabriella starred as Constance in the 2011 short musical comedy “Il Maestro”, and then played Wynter-Lee Cardigan in the 2012 fantasy drama “Dark Horse”.

The year 2013 saw her play one of the lead characters Sue Snell in the horror drama “Carrie”, directed by Kimberly Peirce, and which also starred Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. It follows a shy girl who’s being bullied at school, and has now unleashed her telekinetic powers on her hometown; the film won six of the 13 awards for which it was nominated.

A couple of Gabriella’s following roles were in the 2014 romantic drama “Endless Love”, the 2014 crime drama “Squatters” and the 2015 short film “Gabriella Wilde for Estee Lauder”.

Most recently, in 2020, she played Raquel in the critically acclaimed action adventure fantasy “Wonder Woman 1984”, written and directed by Patty Jenkins, and which starred Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig. The movie follows Wonder Woman as she’s investigating the disappearance of an ancient artifact that could destroy the world – it won 18 of the 61 awards for which it was nominated.

Roles in TV series

Gabriella’s appeared in just two TV series; she played Vampire Girl in the 2010 episode “The Vampires of Venice” of the adventure science fiction drama “Doctor Who”, created by Sydney Newman, and which today stars Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. It follows the alien adventurer Doctor Who as he’s travelling around time and space, the present version has been airing since 2005 and has won 122 awards, including four BAFTAs, while it’s been nominated for 217 other awards. The original debuted over 60 years ago.

Gabriella played Caroline Enys in 35 episodes of the romantic drama “Poldark”, created by Debbie Horsfield, and which starred Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson and Jack Farthing. It tells the story of Ross Poldark who’s just returned home following the American Revolutionary War, and has launched a new business; the series aired from 2015 to 2019 and won eight awards, including a BAFTA Audience Award, while it was nominated for 32 other awards.

Other credits

Gabriella made a guest appearance in a 2011 episode of the talk-show “Made in Hollywood”.

She was featured in the 2014 short documentary video “Creating ‘Carrie’”, as well as in the 2014 short video “Carrie: The Power of Telekinesis” and the 2018 TV special “Stand Up to Cancer”.

Love life and husband

Gabriella met British actor and singer Alan Pownall while they were both attending Windlesham House School; Alan has a single acting credit, having portrayed Lead Singer in the 2014 mystery thriller movie “Panic”.

The two married on 13 September 2014, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members. Gabriella gave birth to their first son Sasha Blue Pownall on 3 February 2014, and their second son Shiloh Silva Pownall followed in 2016; she gave birth to their third son Skye Pownall in October 2019.

Gabriella hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps dated, and as of September 2022, she’s married to Alan Pownall and has three sons with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Gabriella’s an Instagram star, as she’s today followed by more than 160,000 people on the social media network, while she’s uploaded over 600 pictures and videos, in most of which she’s posing together with her husband and their sons.

Travelling’s one of her main hobbies, and she’s been to various European countries, as well as a couple of US states and Asian countries, while her dream travel destination’s Miami, Florida.

Gabriella likes both summer and winter: winter because she’s an avid skier, and summer because she likes to sunbathe at the beach.

She loves nature, and prefers vacationing at natural locations rather than in overcrowded cities.

Gabriella’s favorite actor and actress are Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Dear John”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.

Age, height and net worth

Gabriella’s age is 33. Her hair and eyes are blue, her height’s 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).

Her net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million as of September 2022.

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