Abbey Lee is an Australian fashion model born in Melbourne, Victoria, as Abbey Lee Kershaw, who found her way into fashion after taking first place in the 2004 Girlfriend Model Search contest. She was born on June 12, 1987 and with her “wide open” type of face, she is considered attractive in the same manner as Michelle Pfeiffer. (1)
Abbey Lee is five feet eleven inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her measurements are thirty-two inch bust, a twenty-four inch waist, and a thirty-five inch hip, and she wears a size four dress. She is signed with Next in London, New York, Paris, and Milan. (2)
She has a pet lizard named Annie Hall. Abbey has ten piercings in total: on her nose (her left nostril), on the nipple, a pierced belly button, and seven piercings on her ears. She also has various tattoos, including a small peace sign on the palm of her hand, an owl on her middle finger, the symbol for Gemini on her ankle, and a tattoo reading “truth” hidden on the inside of her bottom lip.
Abbey made her debut in the 2008 New York Fashion Week, managing to walk a total of 29 shows for designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Halston, and notably closing for Rodarte. For her first time in Milan Fashion Week, she was booked as a Gucci exclusive. Later that year, in September, she fell in her high heels at the Rodarte show in New York. Then, a month later in Paris, she fainted at the Alexander McQueen show from wearing a very tight leather corset.
Even with these two mishaps, they did not affect her from booking more runways shows. Abbey was one of new faces to appear on one of the fourteen covers of V magazine's Autumn issue. In November 2008, while in Miami, she made her international TV appearance on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, modeling in the Pink Planet segment. From then on, Abbey was heavily in demand for as a fashion model for campaigns, shoots and shows. Abbey was featured in the 2010 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Terry Richardson and the 2011 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
She expresses that she was a tomboy as a child, breaking bones while climbing trees, and had meningitis as a small child, requiring two spinal taps. She attended Catholic primary school and then attended the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy.
She is an aspiring actress as well as being a fashion model and will be appearing in the movies Gods of Egypt starring Gerard Butler, where she will play Anat, released in 2016, and as Sarah in The Neon Demon also to be released in 2016, and which stars Keneau Reeves and Elle Fanning. In The Neon Demon an aspiring model finds herself in a terrifying predicament which endangers her very survival. (4)
But with her debut film Mad Max: Fury Road set to hit screens later this year in May, Australian beauty Abbey Lee Kershaw has got into character for a desert photo shoot for Russh Magazine. (5)