Intelligent, stylish, witty and feisty, Gina Liano, Criminal Barrister and single mother of two boys, blazed to national fame as the glamorous, no-nonsense star of Foxtel Arena’s runaway hit series, ‘Real Housewives of Melbourne’.
Gina is no stranger to public life – both as a hardworking, highly respected and sought after criminal barrister of 15 years standing with a reputation for fighting for the underdog; and as a committed family member of Australian fashion royalty who works with her talented sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa (TL Wood).
Besides fashion and the law, Gina has been a successful property developer and is a qualified art curator. Adding to her vast repertoire, this year will see Gina launch her first fragrance with Chemist Warehouse. She has designed the scent herself and is excited to share this passion with her fans.
In April 2015, Gina launched her autobiography, Fearless, which is an upfront, inspiring and passionate account of her childhood, family-life, career, her battle with cancer and what she has learned from all of these experiences. Due to overwhelming pre-order numbers the book had to go in to re-print the week before it was even on the shelves.
Gina’s much publicised involvement in the acclaimed first series of Foxtel Arena’s ‘Real Housewives of Melbourne’ has changed everything for her again. Gina’s popularity and immense support from the viewers and fans of RHOM has been overwhelming. The Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 2 was aired prime-time in the U.S. on Bravo, which is impressively the first of the international franchise of Real Housewives to do so. The third season of the hit show is set to air in Australia this February.
Never one to say no to new opportunities, in 2015 Gina landed a guest role on Neighbours, the longest running internationally successful soap series in Australia. Her acting debut aired in both Australia and the UK and her character returned for a second stint on the show.
In July 2015, Gina was announced as joining the cast of Network 9’s new series of Celebrity Apprentice. She was one of the twelve contestants who worked towards raising money for their various charities throughout the series. Gina’s chosen charity was The Cancer Council Victoria.
Gina has had her battles. She has confronted cancer and with her typical determination and optimism, successfully recovered from her treatment, all the more determined to live her life to the full. Committed to passing on her insights and inspiration, Gina is a valued Ambassador for the Victorian Cancer Council.
Gina loves to shop and is passionate about fashion. Nothing less than “glamorous” is Gina’s style. Gina takes great pride in her appearance, treating herself to a manicure every week and ensuring her hair is professionally maintained – of course!