28 Facts About Abbey Lee


Abbey Lee Kershaw was born on 12 June 1987 and known professionally as Abbey Lee, is an Australian model, actress and musician.


Abbey Lee dropped the use of her surname, Kershaw, in 2015.


Abbey Lee had a tumour on her knee, and several broken bones from climbing trees.


Abbey Lee grew up in Kensington, Victoria and attended St Michael's Catholic Primary School in North Melbourne.


Abbey Lee has said that she "grew up with 42 nationalities", explaining that her primary school of 150 children was very multicultural.


Abbey Lee then attended the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy.


Abbey Lee has said that she "did not come from wealth" and had various jobs while a teenager, including working at a fun fair, as a grocery clerk, and at a McDonald's.


Abbey Lee took jujitsu classes for seven years and was involved in other sports.


Abbey Lee lived 100 metres from the beach, and it was while at the beach that she was scouted by Chic Management's Kathy Ward, who discovered Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris.


In 2007, Abbey Lee signed with Next Management and by March had moved to New York City.


Abbey Lee 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.


Abbey Lee was one of new faces to appear on one of the fourteen covers of V magazine's Autumn issue.


Abbey Lee has starred in the fragrance ads for Gucci's new "Flora" scent since 2008.


Abbey Lee had to sit out the Autumn 2009 shows due to a knee injury: she had torn ligaments and could barely walk.


Abbey Lee puts you in a G-string in a pile of mud because you want to do it.


In 2010, Abbey Lee was heavily in demand for campaigns, shoots and shows.


Abbey Lee was featured in the 2010 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Terry Richardson, and the 2011 edition photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.


Abbey Lee earned $100,000 as an exclusive for Chanel, walking for their spring-summer collection in Paris.


Abbey Lee was on the May 2011 cover of Numero, photographed by Tom Munro.


Abbey Lee has been absent from the runway since the Fall 2012 shows where she walked only for Alexander Wang and Anna Sui.


In May 2014, Abbey Lee appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia and starred in two editorials on the same issue, in which was celebrate her debut into acting career.


Abbey Lee had a supporting role in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.


Abbey Lee stated that her history of martial arts training got her the role in Gods of Egypt.


In 2017, Abbey Lee played Tirana in the film The Dark Tower.


Abbey Lee told Harper's Bazaar that she was the last one cast for the show and that she researched about growing up in a cult to understand the character.


Abbey Lee stated that she was a driven child with big hopes and dreams but her complicated household meant that her parents struggled to put food on the table and there was no music or art in their home.


Abbey Lee felt that modelling made her a "disposable cog in a wheel", but that it was the ticket to her survival.


In 2015, Abbey Lee said that she was writing a semi-autobiographical film about addiction.