Jennifer Ellison (born May 30, 1983) is an English Actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison, who was born in Liverpool, is perhaps best known for playing evil Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside until 2003 and has recently made appearances in many different television shows, and as Meg Giry in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. She is a former girlfriend of Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool and England footballer.
Modelling and magazine appearances
Ellison is currently featured in Maxim magazine's Girls of Maxim gallery. She has appeared regularly in almost all of the mainstream British "lads' magazines" over the last five years, though her first appearance was in 1999 in a sexually suggestive shoot for FHM at the age of just 16, under the heading "Jailbait". Recently, Ellison took over a contract with lingerie giant Ultimo for its "Young Attitude" line from fellow model Jordan barely two months after she had been signed on. Though Ultimo boss Michelle More had chosen Jordan for being "sexy, fun and outgoing," she later changed her mind, stating, "Jordan was just the wrong choice for [us]. Jennifer is a far better option and far classier." In 2005 Ellison was voted "world's sexiest blonde" by readers of the UK magazine, Nuts, beating model Victoria Silvstedt, who came second, and pop superstar Britney Spears, who was voted third. Ellison is also a regular in the yearly FHM "100 Sexiest Women in the World" feature. She first appeared in 2003 at number 50, then at number 40 in 2004, and by 2005 she was at number 23. In FHM's 2006 poll, Ellison was number 21. Jennifer's most distinctive attributes must be her very large 32DD breasts made all the bigger by her small frame these are often commented upon in the tabloid press.. In a 2008 interview in The Times Ellison mentioned that she hadn't modelled for any lad's mag's in over three years but continued to be featured in them using old photo shoots.
Ellison made her international movie debut as Meg Giry in the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. She also starred in the British horror movie The Cottage, UK release date March 21, 2008. 
Ellison has also flirted with a pop rock career. Her first single was Baby I Don't Care, released in June 2003, which reached number six in the charts. The song was originally released by Transvision Vamp in 1989. The following year in July, after being brought back into the public eye after winning Hell's Kitchen, Ellison released her second single, Bye Bye Boy, which reached number 13 in the UK charts.
In 2003, Ellison appeared in the Travel documentary Jennifer Ellison does Thailand and in 2004 she appeared on the reality television show Hell's Kitchen, which she went on to win. In 2005, she appeared on the celebrity challenge show With a little help from my friends for ITV.
In spring 2007 Ellison appeared in the BBC reality TV show The Verdict, based on a fictional courtroom, alongside the likes of Jeffrey Archer and Sara Payne.
She currently co-hosts Dirty Dancing - Time of your Life a US based Reality TV show for the Living TV network.
In December 2007 Ellison began appeared as a guest panellist on the ITV daytime show Loose Women.
In March 2008 she appeared on Soccer AM where she talked about several issues including her latest film The Cottage. She also had the honour of being asked Tubes's Question, where he asked her why she was so "fit".
On the same progamme she confirmed her support for Everton F.C. The star who currently lives in Widnes claimed she doesn't have much time to watch her team at Goodison Park but is still an avid fan.
She also made an appearance on Bo' Selecta, Bed time with the Bear.