Jessica Origliasso

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Jessica Origliasso
Jessica Origliasso 2012.jpg
Origliasso at the Snow White & the Huntsman movie premiere, Sydney Australia 2012.
Background information
Birth name Jessica Louise Origliasso[1]
Born (1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 29)[1]
Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
Origin Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Electro rock, pop punk, rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sire, Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts The Veronicas, Lisa Origliasso
Website www.theveronicas.com

Jessica Louise Origliasso (/ʊərɪɡˈlɑːs/ oor-ig-LAH-soh;[dubious ] born 25 December 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Born and raised in Albany Creek, Queensland she, alongside twin sister Lisa Origliasso, performed in show business at a young age. Origliasso rose to fame in 2000s when she and her sister formed a pop duo The Veronicas.[2]

Prior to The Veronicas, Origliasso had a small career in acting. In 2001, she had a recurring role in the children's television series Cybergirl as Emerald Buxton.[2][3] In 2007, she co-designed a fashion line with, her sister, called The Veronicas, aimed at girls aged 7–14, for Target.[4] Origliasso has been endorsed by Nu:U, Calvin Klein, Keds and Estée Lauder[5][6][7][8]

She was in a relationship with Billy Corgan from 2010 to 2012.

Controversy[edit]

In 2008, nude pictures surfaced[9] that were rumored to be of Jessica on various sites - amongst them fleshbot.com. Within her fanbase there was an initial disbelief that the pictures were real. Then a campaign was organised to support her by baring themselves similarly. Jessica asked them not to because she was worried it would cause people to believe she had incited the pictures.[10]

Causes[edit]

In 2006, Jessica and Lisa Origliasso joined Steve Irwin's Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, a charity that deals with the protection of animals and their natural environments.[11]

In January 2009, it was announced that Jessica Origliasso would pose nude for PETA after she was seen on the New York City Subway wearing a faux fur jacket with an anti-fur message on the back.[12]

Jessica and Lisa Origliaso also joined a "Wear it with Pride" campaign to reform same-sex laws in Australia for the 85 legislative changes made in 2010 to overturn discrimination against same-sex couples and their families. The campaign involved them wearing numbered T-shirts representing each legislative change.[13]

In 2010, Jessica she and her sister were honoured as Wildlife Warriors of the year for their efforts in publicizing animal protection and conservation on a worldwide scale.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography: The Veronicas". Retrieved 30 June 2007. 
  2. ^ a b David Jeffries. "The Veronicas biography at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ IMDB. "Jessica Origliasso filmography at IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Kathy McCabe. The Veronicas Target check-out chic News.com.au. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  5. ^ Glam Look For The Veronicas popdirt.com. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  6. ^ Staff. In concert: The Veronicas kelowna.com. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  7. ^ Staff. Keds Goes on the Road With Pop-Rock Group 'The Veronicas' top40-charts.com. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  8. ^ Staff. The Veronicas to front for Estee Lauder AccessAllAreas.net.au. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  9. ^ "New nude photo plagues Veronicas' Jess". The Australian. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Veronicas' Jess Origliasso's web forum posting to fans". Daily Telegraph. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Wildlife Warriors – The Veronicas Are saving the animals, with a little help from Steve Irwin
  12. ^ Veronicas twin Jess Origliasso to bare all for PETA shoot
  13. ^ Jonathon Moran. NatBass sings for gay marriage Daily Telegraph. Accessed 2 February 2010.
  14. ^ Furler, Mark (1 April 2010). "Australia Zoo celebrates its 40th". Sunshine Coast Daily (APN News & Media). Retrieved 2010-06-03. 

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