Me­gan Gale, 41

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SHE IS NOW con­sid­ered a house­hold name, but it was the Ital­ians who first recog­nised the “su­per­model po­ten­tial” in Perth-born Me­gan Gale.

She kicked off her ca­reer in 1991 as a fresh-faced 16-year-old but, “Kate Moss was the model of the mo­ment and ob­vi­ously I look com­pletely dif­fer­ent to that,” re­calls Gale.

Her break came in the late ’90s, when she did an ad for Ital­ian telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany Om­ni­tel. From there Gale spent seven years work­ing in Italy be­fore en­joy­ing a 13-year re­la­tion­ship with David Jones back home. She has since segued into fashion (found­ing swimwear la­bel Isola); film (star­ring in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road); and tele­vi­sion (this week de­but­ing as a judge for the 2016 sea­son of Aus­tralia’s Next Top Model). “I doubt I would have had the same op­por­tu­ni­ties in Aus­tralia if Italy had not em­braced me so much,” she says. “It changed my path dra­mat­i­cally.”

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