In her free time, Gabrielle writes screenplays and children's books.
Gabrielle went to the same high school as her Press Gang cast mate Julia Sawalha. However, she was a few grades below Julia.
Made an appearance in Tom Petty's music video for 'Into the Great White Open' and Paul McCartney's 'Pretty Little Head.'
At one point James Cameron thought about hiring Gabrielle for the lead female role (Rose) in Titanic.
Although Gabrielle's father was an Oscar-nominated film editor and her mother an actress, both were against her becoming an actress.
In 1991, Gabrielle Anwar stared in the feature film If Looks Could Kill opposite Richard Grieco where she played a spy by the name Mariska.
Gabrielle stated in a June 2007 interview that she is a pagan.
In 2007, Gabrielle was nominated for a Saturn Award for her role in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines.
Gabrielle once held the Guinness World Record for "World's Fastest Talker."
In 2002, Gabrielle appeared in a TV commercial for Acuvue contact lenses. She also appeared in Japanese TV commercials for Lux Super Rich.
Gabrielle is 5'3".
Gabrielle made her film debut in the movie Manifesto.
Gabrielle appeared with her daughter, Willow, in the film Daddy Who?. She also appeared with her daughter in the movie Kimberly.
Gabrielle was kicked out of school in England for fistfighting.
In 1993, Gabrielle was chosen as one of People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People.'
Gabrielle: I'm a mass of contradictions and a hypocrite at the same time. What a mess!
(on working in Miami)
Gabrielle: I actually love it. I would much rather be too hot than too cold. I'm perfectly happy melting all day long.
Gabrielle: At the end of the day I feel I've been independent, steadfast and proud. Unfortunately for a woman, that equals bitch or diva. For a man it seems to elicit respect ... I can't raise children without teaching them that what is important to somebody is worth fighting for, even if it means putting your career on the back-burner and having it fizzle and burn.
Gabrielle: Being married is something I don't care to repeat because, for me, it's been an idea of something that is an unfair ritual.
Gabrielle: (on playing Fiona in "Burn Notice") This is one of the few scripts I've read that not only encompassed humor, emotion and action, but had a multifaceted female lead. Fiona is that rare opportunity to indulge all ingredients to make someone a delectable, bittersweet and complex meal of a woman.
Gabrielle: Yoga is the only form of exercise I have ever understood. I would rather naturally birth quadruplets than step inside a gym.
Gabrielle: I've been hounded by a reputation of being difficult when really what I'm being is truthful and honest.
Gabrielle: To this day, I think if I stop I'm going to end up in some establishment somewhere.