Gabrielle Richens (b. 14 September
1974) is a British / Australian, model and TV presenter. She was born in
Kent of British, Indian and Chinese extraction although her parents are
from South Africa. Richens has worked as a model since she was fifteen
when she signed with the Elite modeling agency. She was nicknamed "The
Pleasure Machine" after an airline commercial she appeared in although she
has said she does not care for the name.
Richens placed in the UK edition of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
in 2002 (41st), 2003 (69th) and 2004 (71st).
Richens shot to fame in Australia following her highly publicised
relationship with rugby league player Solomon Haumono. The publicity
surrounding their relationship focused on the manner in which the pair met
and Haumono's actions subsequent to this. After having met Richens in a
Sydney night club, Haumono, then a contracted player to the Canterbury
Bulldogs Rugby League club, left for the United Kingdom to be with
Richens. Haumono had not informed his family or his club of his decision
and this highly jeopardised his rugby league career. Much debate was
generated as to whether his contract with the Bulldogs should have been
terminated upon his return to Australia as a result of his actions.
Richens and Haumono are no longer together.
Richens captured the eye of the Australian public and rode the wave of
popularity generated from her relationship with Haumono, eventually
leading to an appearance in Ralph magazine.
Richens then posed nude for Australian Black+White magazine as well as the
March 1999 Australian Playboy edition.
Richens returned to the United Kingdom at the end of 2001.
In 2001 Richens co-presented the television game show The Desert Forges
(with Richard Fairbrass) for Five, and went on to present 3001: A Sex
Oddity; a quirky, sex-orientated 'documentary' series in 2002. She was
also the host of a short-lived Australian dating show called Love Rules.
She is a supporter of the British Heart Foundation.
She has appeared on two Australian celebrity reality shows Dancing with
the Stars and Celebrity Survivor. She also appeared in an episode of CSI
entitled Time of Your Death.
Goal! III (2009) .... Marjorie
... aka Goal 3 - Das Finale (Germany: DVD title)
... aka Goal! 3: Taking on the World (UK: DVD title)
Anna Nicole (2007) .... Playmate
... aka The Anna Nicole Smith Story (USA: DVD box title)
Hack! (2007) .... Sylvia
"How I Met Your Mother" .... Tramp Stamp Girl (1 episode, 2006)
... aka H.I.M.Y.M (USA: short title)
- Single Stamina (2006) TV episode .... Tramp Stamp Girl
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" .... Erica (1 episode, 2006)
... aka CSI: Las Vegas (South Africa: English title: informal
alternative title) (USA: syndication title)
... aka C.S.I. (USA: short title)
... aka CSI: Weekends (USA: promotional title)
... aka Les experts (Canada: French title)
- Time of Your Death (2006) TV episode .... Erica
"Mile High" .... Chrissie (1 episode, 2003)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) TV episode .... Chrissie
"Happiness" .... Melissa (1 episode, 2003)
- Perspective (2003) TV episode .... Melissa
Married/Unmarried (2001) .... Latino Girl