(Getty) Gemma Ward
is having something of a renaissance. The Australian model, once the face of Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, was on an unofficial hiatus from the modeling world for a good three years. Most speculated that Ward had decided to quit catwalking after the death of her rumored boyfriend at the time, Heath Ledger.
Now, Ward is opening up about her relationship with Ledger—and slowly making her return to the modeling world. She is on the cover
of the Sunday Telegraph Magazine
with an accompanying interview about her time spent under the radar.
Ward explained, "It was a reassessment of everything and I've made a commitment to myself to address some things that were coming up to do with Heath's passing and also things that were troubling me before we met. So it was a retreat from many things in my life and I did think it was important for me to focus on those things."
Ward has a big year coming up: She stars in the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
as an evil mermaid. Welcome back, Ms. Ward!Browse Gemma Ward pictures: