Elle Macpherson

Model + Actress + Businessperson + Philanthropist

Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body". She is also known as the founder primary model and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products.… Read More

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1964 Birth Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow in Killara, New South Wales in 1964, the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow, a former president of a Sydney rugby league team, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, and Frances Gow, a nurse. … Read More


1981 17 Years Old Macpherson grew up in East Lindfield, a suburb in the Sydney's North Shore, and attended Killara High School, completing her Higher School Certificate in 1981. … Read More
1982 18 Years Old Her modelling career began in 1982 with a television commercial for Tab which established her as a "girl next door" figure in Australia. … Read More


1985 21 Years Old In 1985, Macpherson became the longtime face of luxury French skin care company Biotherm.
1986 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Eventually she garnered more exposure through Sports Illustrated magazine's annual Swimsuit Issue. She appeared on the cover a record five times: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, and 2006. … Read More


After appearing nude in the 1994 film Sirens, Macpherson learned that the media had begun searching for nude photos of her, including contacting her ex-boyfriends.
1996 32 Years Old Macpherson began a relationship with London-based French financier Arpad Busson in 1996. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old In 1999, the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda honored Macpherson by using her face on a series of postage stamps, the first model to appear on legal tender.
2000 36 Years Old Macpherson appeared among other Australian icons during the 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, her elaborate float resembling a camera lens and featuring a runway.
2001 37 Years Old Along with Naomi Campbell, she co-hosted the Miss Universe 2001 pageant. … Read More


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2009 45 Years Old Macpherson subsequently began dating Miami, Florida-based hotel heir and billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, son of Donald Soffer, in early 2009. They broke up in March 2012, but reconciled following his injury in a helicopter accident in November 2012. They became engaged in March 2013, and married in July 2013 at the Laucala Resort in Fiji. … Read More
She returned to the runway in 2010 to close the fall Louis Vuitton show for Marc Jacobs in Paris. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old In 2012, Macpherson led Sky's campaign for International Women's Day.


2014 50 Years Old In 2014, Macpherson co-founded WelleCo, and released its flagship product, an alkalising wellness supplement, The Super Elixir. … Read More
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