Bella Davis’ real name is Gabriella Magnusson. She is a Swedish-Jamaican model and a bit of an actress who was 28 years old as of August 2021. She had a brief relationship in 2018 with The Suicide Squad actor, Joel Kinnaman, and they made news headlines in August 2021 over allegations of sexual assaults, threats, and extortion.
True, many people got to know about Bella Davis after she accused Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman of raping her, but she has been working in showbiz/entertainment for years. She is mostly known as a model and has left a lot of people curious about her since the controversy involving Kinnaman came to light.
As much as people want to know the truth about the allegations she has made against the famous actor and the ones he has brought against her, things like Bella Davis’ age, family background, upbringing, and what have you have become some of the most-searched information about the woman who poses a serious threat to the career of the celebrated actor.
The Model Is a Millennial of Swedish-Jamaican Extraction
While we are yet to confirm Bella Davis’ age at the moment, it is believed that she is a millennial, which means she was born anywhere between 1981 and 1996. Looks can be misleading but judging based on the way she looks as of 2022, it wouldn’t be out of place to conclude that she is in her early 30s or late 20s. When she made headlines in August 2021, credible platforms reported that she was 28 years old.
As it is with her age, a lot of things are yet to be learned about the family life and background of Gabriella Magnusson who is professionally known as Bella Davis. Be that as it may, we can confirm that she is of Swedish-Jamaican extraction.
From what we gathered, she was raised in Sweden where she was probably birthed but has kept in touch with her Jamaican heritage. If she gains more mainstream recognition, more facts would be learned about her. At the moment, she is mostly known as the model accusing Joel Kinnaman of sexual crimes.
Bella Davis (Gabriella Magnusson) Was Quite Popular As a Model and Actress Before She Met Joel Kinnaman
It is widely thought that Bella Davis is using Joel Kinnaman to uplift her career since she accused him of rape. As you would soon learn, the famous actor has alluded to this. Whatever the case, the Swedish-Jamaican woman had gained some measure of recognition as a model and actress before she met Kinnaman.
Back in 2014, she featured as a model in at least three episodes of Project Runway, a reality TV series that revolves around aspiring fashion designers competing for a chance to break into the cut-throat industry. The following year, she was seen in 16 episodes of the Swedish version of Ex on the Beach, Ex on the Beach Sverige.
Davis doesn’t have much to show as an actress but she was seen as an extra in Honey 3: Dare to Dance, a 2016 film written by Catherine Cyran and directed by Bille Woodruff. She was also seen as a cheerleader in Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack, a 2017 movie directed by Robert Adetuyi.
As a model, Bella Davis is associated with agencies like South Africa’s 3D Model Agency, Tier1 Model Management based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and New York’s Posh Models. She has worked with brands like Bon Echo Collective, Michael Kors, Vogue Arabia, the financial services company, Lanistar, and much more.
The Model Claims Kinnaman Sexually Assaulted Her Twice In 2018
Bella Davis’ popularity soared in the third quarter of 2021 when she publicly accused famous Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman of rape, alleging that he sexually assaulted her twice in 2018 at a hotel in New York. As one would expect, the news quickly went viral. It circulated that The Suicide Squad actor was being investigated by the Swedish authorities after Bella Davis made a formal complaint.
From what was unveiled, Joel and the model had been trying to resolve the issue but Davis was forced to publicize her claims after the actor went to the police and obtained a restraining order against the model. According to the actor, he had consensual sexual encounters twice with the model: first in November 2018 and a month later.
He hinted that Bella wanted them to spend more time together and called him several times asking that they meet. Kinnaman claims he refused to meet her as he had entered into a new relationship with Swedish-Australian model Kelly Gale whom he began dating in early 2019. He also deemed Bella’s persistence to be obsessive, so he decided to cut her off.
Fact Check: Did Bella Davis Try To Extort Actor Joel Kinnaman?
For Joel Kinnaman, it was after he cut the model off that she came up with the rape allegations, threatening and attempting to extort him. Nevertheless, Gabriella Magnusson has maintained that she was sexually assaulted by the actor and wants justice to prevail.
In a lengthy Instagram post wherein Kinnaman narrated his version of what has transpired between him and Bella Davis, he disclosed that the model has made threats of physical violence against him and his family. If everything he said is true, then Davis has also involved her brother, a convicted felon who harassed Kinnaman’s manager with a rifle.
Among other things, the actor shared, he stated that the model threatened to spread vile rumors about him in the press if he fails to meet her demands. She wanted money, including $400,000 for an apartment, and Hollywood connections. Bella Davis’ demands, according to Kinnaman, also include helping her to secure a work visa, a photo shoot with Sports Illustrated, a Wikipedia page, and a verified Instagram page.
Responding to the actor’s accusations of extortion, the model shared screenshots of her conversations with the actor and his agent. The screenshots came with comments that claims the actor made up his allegations because Davis decided to file a complaint with the police and refused to sign a confidentiality agreement.