Intelligent, stylish, witty and feisty, Gina Liano, Criminal Barrister and 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’.
To the delight of fans across the country, Gina has recently announced her take-no-prisoners new weekly podcast, Judge Gina on ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network. Involving both celebrities and everyday Australians, Judge Gina presents a new court case each week, with both parties getting to present their evidence to Judge Gina, who will then make a binding decision.
Gina is no stranger to public life – both as a hardworking, highly respected and sought after criminal barrister of 23 years standing with a reputation for fighting for the underdog; and as a committed family member of Australian fashion royalty with her talented sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa (TL Wood).
Besides fashion and the law, Gina has been a successful property developer, is a qualified art curator and a qualified wedding celebrant. She continues to be actively involved in marriage equality, performing many wedding ceremonies since 2017.
Adding to her vast repertoire, Gina launched her first fragrance in 2016 – Gina by Gina Liano with Chemist Warehouse. After receiving excellent success with Gina By Gina Liano proving to be Chemist Warehouse’s best-selling fragrance during the launch period, Gina released two more fragrances – Fearless & Luminous. She was involved in the development and design of the scents and overall products. Not stopping there, in 2017 Gina released the Gina Liano ‘Flawless’ tanning range to the delight of Gina fans everywhere.
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 into re-print the week before it was even on the shelves and again in a second paperback edition.
Gina’s much publicised involvement in the acclaimed first series of Foxtel Arena’s ‘Real Housewives of Melbourne’ 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 1, 2, 3 and 4 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 fourth season finished broadcast in 2018 and was one of Foxtel’s most successful seasons yet!
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. The following year, 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.
A regular star on television, Gina has also been popular guest panellist on shows such as Network Ten’s Studio Ten and Would I Lie to You, as well as having her own fortnightly segment ‘Legal Eagle’ on Seven Network’s The Morning Show.
Continuing to try new things, Gina took to the stage as the wicked stepmother in the Bonnie Lythgoe produced, family pantomime performance of Cinderella at the State Theatre in Sydney in 2016. The role provided fans with the opportunity to see another side of Gina as she took on the iconic role with a comedic twist.
Gina has had her own jewellery collection with Bevilles Jewellers, a gorgeous range of Sterling Silver pieces featuring Zirconia crystal stones and unique coloured stones.
Gina has had her battles. In 2003, she 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 chose to step away from the Real Housewives of Melbourne in 2020, after four hugely successful seasons, and has been practising in law as a prosecutor while still making regular appearances on radio and various media platforms. You can hear Gina weekly on iHeartPodcasts as she deals in facts, not fiction on her hilarious podcast, Judge Gina.