Gemma Arterton (here for the british GQ by Miles Aldridge) was born in Gravesend, Kent 1986 and was brought up with her sister by their single mother. After working as a makeup salesgirl she took several arts courses at different colleges and finally degreed the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. The role as the Head Girl Kelly in the british film St. Trinian's set her breaking-through (Although it's a teenie movie it still has the british charm and finesse - it's actually that good that I'd recommend it. She also played as the Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in A Quantum of Solace and lately in the Prince of Persia.
I love her pretty face and here headstrong attitude. She's not the normal hollywood diva and not the complete opposite. She kind of gives the feeling of doing whatever she wants no matter what the consequences are... Which I think is sort of sexy