played by Jodi Balfour
GLADYS WITHAM (22) is a wild child. The only daughter in a wealthy Rosedale family, Gladys's privileged life has made her fearless with an appetite for life. Gladys always got what she wanted; only what she wants is now changing. Although a privileged life has many advantages, it can also be suffocating. While her father works to expand the family's empire, her mother lives by her wealth and liquor. Given these silent and oppressive pressures, Gladys considers the war an escape and eagerly takes up an office job at Victory Munitions. After seeing what the other women do on the factory floor, Gladys insists on getting her hands dirty, and is drawn to this most difficult and dangerous work as a way to feel alive and connect with "real women."
Born and raised in South Africa, Jodi Balfour spent her early youth working in Cape Town's burgeoning theatre and television industry.
In 2009 she graduated with a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town. Upon graduating, Balfour landed a coveted role in the BAFTA nominated BBC mini-series The Sinking of the Laconia, and was hooked on making acting her career. She moved to Vancouver in 2010 where she's worked on such acclaimed projects as SyFy's Sanctuary, The CW's Supernatural, Shunji Iwai's Vampire and The Hub's The Haunting Hour.