Let’s all take some time today to wish Gemma Atkinson a happy birthday as the British actress and model turns 29!
Although most Americans know Atkinson from her modeling work, she got her start starring in the British teenage soap opera Hollyoaks. As she rose to fame in England, it was rumored that Atkinson was a daughter of Rowan Atkinson, the British comedian behind Mr. Bean and The Black Adder. The rumors turned out to be false; and if you know what Rowan Atkinson looks like, you’ll probably wonder how those rumors ever got started.
After Hollyoaks, she appeared in many more British television shows and films and began modeling lingerie and swimwear. Gemma Atkinson has appeared in magazines such as Arena, FHM, Loaded, Maxim, Zoo and Nuts. She has also been voted as one of the sexiest women alive by both FHM and AskMen.com. We’re guessing that most of you haven’t seen much of Hollyoaks, but check out this gallery and see if you don’t try to download some episodes of the teen soap opera.