Gemma Christina Arterton (born 2 February 1986 in Gravesend, England) is an English actress.
She has appeared in
- St. Trinian's
- Lost in Austen
- Tess of the d'Urbervilles
- Quantum of Solace
- St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
- The Boat That Rocked
- Clash of the Titans
- The Disappearance of Alice Creed
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Tamara Drewe
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
- The Voices
- Gemma Bovery
- The Girl With All the Gifts
- Their Finest
- Murder Mystery
- Black Narcissus
- The King's Man
This actress provides examples of:
- Hollywood Hype Machine: It got behind her big time after her role as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. Her attempted breakout roles — Clash of the Titans, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Prince of Persia and Byzantium — didn't amount to much.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's been naked or in sex scenes in a lot of her films.
- What Could Have Been:
- It was announced that she would play Catherine Earnshaw in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights but she eventually left the project. As this was in 2009, presumably this was the miniseries with Tom Hardy as Heathcliffe. The role was eventually played by Charlotte Riley.
- She was in the running to play Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger.