Gina Liano

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Gina Liano
The Real Housewives Of Melbourne 2016 TV Week Logie Awards (26871490886).jpg
Liano (far right) with her fellow Real Housewives of Melbourne co-stars in 2016
Born Georgina Caroline Italiano
(1966-05-18) 18 May 1966 (age 52)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Italian Australian
Alma mater Monash University
Occupation Barrister, author, entrepreneur
Years active 2014-present
Known for The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Children 2
Relatives Bettina Liano (sister)
Teresa Liano (sister)

Georgina Caroline Liano (born 18 May 1966) is an Italian-Australian barrister, television personality, author and actress. She is best known for her role in The Real Housewives of Melbourne.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Georgina Caroline Liano was born in Brighton, Victoria, to Italian parents Anita Bonollo and Nicola Italiano.[2] She is one of four siblings. Her sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa Liano are both fashion designers.[3] After graduating from Star of the Sea College in 1983, she attended Monash University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1996.

In 2003, Liano was diagnosed with cancer. She went into remission after 12 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.[4] She has been divorced twice and is a single mother of two boys, and lives in Melbourne.[3]


In 1985, Liano went into business with her sisters running a chain of boutiques.[3] Liano was admitted as a lawyer in 1997, and joined the Victorian Bar in 1999. She currently practices in criminal law, intentional torts, commercial law, family law and employment law.[5]

Since 2014, Liano has appeared on the Australian reality television series The Real Housewives of Melbourne.[6]

Her autobiography, Fearless, was published in April 2015.[4] In the same month, Liano joined the cast of Neighbours as Mary Smith.[7] Liano was hired after she impressed casting directors during a screen test.[8] She began filming on 14 April 2015.[8]

In 2015, Liano was a contestant in the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. She withdrew from the competition in the fourth week on medical advice.[9]

In January 2016, it was announced Liano would make her theatre debut, in July 2016, as the wicked stepmother in the pantomime adaptation of Cinderella at The State Theatre in Sydney.[10]

In 2018, Liano appeared as a guest celebrity on Hughesy, We Have a Problem.


  1. ^ "Gina Liano RHOM 2014: Bio, Photos, Twitter, Age, Sign, Ethnicity | Ok! Here is the Situation - OkHitSOk! Here is the Situation – OkHitS". Ok! Here is the Situation. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ Rachel Wells (15 February 2014). "From fashion to stardom, sisters in step". Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Duck, Siobhan (2 May 2014). "Gina Liano opens up about cancer, her fashion designer sisters and those bullying Real Housewives". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Koha, Nuite (6 April 2015). "Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano says she measures success by health not wealth". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Barrister Profile - Gina Liano". Victorian Bar. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ Harnick, Chris (5 March 2015). "Gina Liano Is Here to Entertain You: Meet Your New Favorite Real Housewives Star". E! Online. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Gina Liano's Neighbours role". TV Week (15): 9. 11–17 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b Dennehy, Luke (14 April 2015). "Gina Liano of Real Housewives of Melbourne joins Neighbours cast". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  9. ^ Hoyer, Melissa (20 July 2015). "Gabi Grecko, Geoffrey Edelsten, Mel Greig sign up for Celebrity Apprentice". Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Real Housewives of Melbourne's Gina Liano to star in Cinderella pantomime". The Daily Telegraph. Chris Hook. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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