AUSTRALIAN MODEL, ACTRESS, AMBASSADOR & SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER
Ellie Gonsalves is an Australian model, actress, entrepreneur and wildlife warrior. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Ellie spent her childhood climbing trees, playing sports and riding horses. A young, outgoing tomboy, Ellie dreamed of becoming an actress as she had a natural charismatic ability to perform in front of people. As a result of this, before her 14th birthday, she was enrolled for some extra curricular activities including singing, dancing, acting and modelling.
Ellie eventually landed the lead role of Sandy in a ‘Grease Is The Word’ production and also continued to work while studying with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). She kept a busy schedule taking acting classes until she graduated in the year 2008 and with her new skill set intact, she started to model full-time while pursuing opportunities in film and television.
Before Ellie's move to America, she had been on the cover of Maxim Magazine three times, worked with notable Australian labels such as Lorna Jane, lingerie giant Bras N Things, starred in a coconut water commercial, hosted a popular TV show named JETPACK Nation and also designed her own limited-edition swimwear collection, which gained international acclaim.
Ellie relocated to Los Angeles late 2015 where she worked hard and made it to become the face of both the GUESS Jeans Lingerie & Accessories Fall Campaigns for 2016. Ellie was also the star of the hugely popular Yellowtail Wines Super Bowl commercial which aired in February 2017 and made Ellie a household name.
In January 2017 Ellie was cast in an upcoming comedy/drama called 'Fighting With My Family'. It is written and directed by Stephen Merchant and also stars Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh and Nick Frost. The movie is set for release across Australia on March 22nd. Ellie was also named a global ambassador for the Steve Irwin Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors charity alongside names like Bindi Irwin and Justin Timberlake.
Outside of modeling, Ellie combined her passion for health and fitness and launched her Body By Ellie Program, a guide to how she transformed her body and life with an additional program recently launched called the Best Friend Movement.
She has built an incredible following and loyal fan base through her social media channels. With a total reach of 5 million+ people, she is able to interact with her fans on a daily basis and engage with people who identify with her likes and lifestyle.
Ellie has since returned home from LA and is currently living in Brisbane with her puppy Daisy & her partner Ross. In 2018, Ellie landed several huge campaigns including L'Oreal Professional, Stylerunner and Khloe Kardashian's clothing brand Good American- in which Ellie was flown to LA to shoot alongside the reality star, joining the infamous #goodsquad. Further to this, Ellie opened up the SWIM show at MBFWA and was a prominent face at some of Australia's most renowned events; VAMFF, MBFWA, Melbourne Cup, Portsea Polo, Miss Universe.