Tony Ward (model)

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Tony Ward
Tony Ward.jpg
Tony Ward, photo from a movie
Born Anthony Borden Ward
(1963-06-10) June 10, 1963 (age 55)
San Jose, California
Occupation model, actor
Spouse(s) Shinobu Sato (m. 2000)
Children 3

Anthony Borden "Tony" Ward (born June 10, 1963) is an American model and actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tony Ward was born in Santa Cruz, California on June 10, 1963 to Robert Borden Ward, from Kansas and Karen Elizabeth Castro of California. Ward is the second of three sons and spent his childhood mostly in San Jose before moving to Sonora where he graduated from high school. From there he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being an actor/model/dancer. Tony was discovered by a scout while attending West Valley College in Saratoga, California and started modeling at age eighteen.

Modeling career[edit]

Ward began his modeling career in 1983 and achieved fame as an international supermodel,[citation needed] first for Calvin Klein underwear with images by Herb Ritts. Later he worked with photographers like Karl Lagerfeld, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Dimitris Theocharis, Terry Richardson and Rick Castro, (who had initially introduced him to Ritts) and for fashion designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Fendi, H & M and Hugo Boss.[2][3][4]

Ward is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City, Why Not Model Agency in Milan, Italy, Premier Model Management in London, Photogenics Model Management in Los Angeles, Unique Models Copenhagen, Denmark, Bananas Models in Paris.[5]

Ward has his own fashion brand SixInTheFace "Hand Ravaged Clothing by Mr. Ward".[6][7]

Acting career[edit]

In 1996, Ward had his first starring role in the movie Hustler White, directed by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro. Ward reunited with LaBruce playing a homeless junkie in the 2010 zombie thriller, L.A. Zombie.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Tony Ward (center) with Madonna (l.) and Madonna's back-up singer Donna DeLory at the AIDS Project Los Angeles benefit concert in 1990

Ward was Madonna's boyfriend in the beginning of the 1990s and he appeared in some of her music videos as well as the controversial SEX book in 1992.[9] Tony is also a painter and photographer and lives in Los Angeles. He is a father of three.[10]

According to People Magazine of April 15, 1991, "Madonna and male model Tony Ward, 27, her last boyfriend of record and one of the objects of her desire in the "Justify" video, are no longer an item. It may be a coincidence, but he seems to have dropped from her arm at about the same time tabloids revealed that he had married an old flame, Greek-Australian photographer Amalia Papadimos, 23, in a quickie ceremony in Las Vegas on Aug. 21, 1990—after he had begun dating Madonna."




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Castro, Rick. "The Tony Ward Story". Rick Castro Official Website. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  2. ^ "I Was A Tony Ward Girl". 1998-10-01. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Tony Ward for Style Council MR PORTER | MR PORTER". Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  4. ^ Kissel, William (1990-12-14). "Los Angeles Times: Archives - FASHION The New Models Unconventional Looks Are in Vogue on the Runway and in Photo Layouts". Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  5. ^ Alexander, Hilary (2004-01-23). "The man with the pearl earring - Telegraph". London: Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  6. ^ . 2002-07-21  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Newsday - The Long Island and New York City News Source". 1998-12-06. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  8. ^ Amy Verner (2009-03-13). "Beardo cover boys: hip and sexy or borderline creepy?". Toronto: The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  9. ^ Hochswender, Woody (1990-10-21). "Critic's Notebook; Fashion in Paris: Irrelevant, but Who Cares? - New York Times". Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Madonna's many men". New York: NY Daily News. 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  11. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1996-09-20). "Los Angeles Times: Archives - Movie Review; Upbeat 'Hustler' Walks on L.A.'s Wild Side". Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  12. ^ Holden, Stephen (1996-09-20). "Hustler White (1996): Stalking the Urban Wildlife In Night's Darkest Corners". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  13. ^ "Sex Life In L.A." The Skinny. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  14. ^ "Sex-Life-in-L-A- - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  15. ^ "The Salt Lake Tribune - Archives". 2002-05-17. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  16. ^ "Story of Jen". 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  17. ^ "Australia bans LaBruce's grotesque gay sex film, ''L.A. Zombie'' - Last Word". 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  18. ^ "Archives -". 1988-04-17. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 

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