Elle Macpherson
Model, actress, businessperson, philanthropist
Elle Macpherson
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.
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Elle Macpherson's personal information overview.
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This is what supermodel Elle Macpherson does every single day
LATimes - about 2 months
Elle Macpherson, at 52, has the kind of physique that teen girls covet. But the supermodel-turned-entrepreneur’s attitude toward her figure -- and her life -- has changed since she was regularly gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Her natural wellness company, WelleCo, has...
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PHOTOS: Elle Macpherson Launches a Clothing Line in Ireland
ABC News - 4 months
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Here's What The Supporting Cast Of 'Friends' Looks Like Now
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"Friends" may have wrapped over 11 years ago, but you don't need to be a diehard fan to know what Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and the rest of the gang has been up to since. They're all still huge stars! The supporting cast ... well, that varies. Quite recently, the Internet threw a collective gushing party after seeing Baby Emma Geller-Green all grown up. In honor of Emma and all those who've been in less than 236 episodes, we present the following ... Gunther (James Michael Tyler), Then: Tap here to see what James Michael Tyler looks like now! Jack Geller (Elliott Gould), Then: Tap here to see what Elliott Gould looks like now! Judy Geller (Christina Pickles), Then: Tap here to see what Christina Pickles looks like now! Janice Litman Goralnik (Maggie Wheeler), Then: Tap here to see what Maggie Wheeler looks like now! ...
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Where Will Celebrities Pose Nude Now That Playboy Is Just For The Articles?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Elle Macpherson reveals she carries around a pH balance URINE tester kit
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
The model, 51, admitted that the most surprising thing in her handbag is the tester kit and says she believes that most ailments come from having an acidic body.
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Elle Macpherson is 50, looks 20
Fox News - over 2 years
How is this humanly possible?
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Elle MacPherson's bikini selfie makes 50 look darn good
LATimes - over 2 years
This is what Elle MacPherson looks like after a swim: lean, relaxed and perfectly coiffed.
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Tabloid 'supergrass' casts doubt on News Corp's Elle Macpherson hacking denial
Brisbane Times - about 3 years
News Corporation’s denial that it hacked supermodel Elle Macpherson's phone before 2006 has already cost her former business manager her job, and may mean she loses her family home – but it appears to be false.     
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Michelle Obama and Thoughts on Turning 50
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In our teens, hormones are running a three-ring circus. In our 20s and 30s, we're consumed with what we'll be. In our 40s, we're consumed with what we are. Then comes 50. The half century mark. If we believe we're all going to live to be 100, we're half way there. If not, we're on life's downhill slide. It's a time for personal reflection. Where have I been? What have I done? Who am I? What do I do now? Here is a random list of personal thoughts in the measure and meaning of a half century on the planet. You're reading this list. Congratulations. Elvis didn't make it this far. You start to check out celebrities who are turning 50. Even factoring in personal trainers and plastic surgery, there is good news for 2013 and 2014 on what 50 looks like: Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Lisa Kudrow, John Stamos, Conan O'Brien, Michelle Obama, Matt Dillon; Rob Lowe, Edie Falco and Elle MacPherson, Mike Myers, You start to read more about the future of artificial body parts. The older you ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Urged To Gain Weight For Movie Role, Change Persona After Vanity Fair Feud (REPORT)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Gwyneth Paltrow was allegedly told to land a movie role that would require her to gain weight -- in order to change her public persona during her ongoing feud with Vanity Fair. RadarOnline.com is reporting that Paltrow is under pressure to "do something big and turn the tide of heavily negative publicity" that has befallen her. “It looks like she will have to undergo either some weight gain for a role that wins her Bridget Jones-style sympathy or perhaps do a play on Broadway or in London that will allow her to reconnect with her core fans,” a supposed source told Radar. “She knows there’s a problem, and is focused on fixing it. She’s completely lost the public’s sympathy with her ‘little miss perfect’ image.” Um ... okay? While we aren't so sure the Oscar winner's camp is suggesting anything along those lines, it's certainly possible she's less than thrilled with the publicity surrounding Vanity Fair's supposed "epic takedown" piece. Paltrow's issues with Vanity Fair surfa ...
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Ladies, Let's Be Honest: Flats Are Overrated
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When it comes to picking a sensible shoe, we all know to avoid high heels. Instead, we've come to love the ballet flat, singing its praises for its functionality, comfort and versatility. But we think it's time to get real about something, something we bet many women are thinking every day: Ballet flats are kind of overrated.* 1. They're terrible in the rain. Or snow or mud or other messy sorts of terrain. No matter how well the shoes are made, our feet won't stay dry in ballet flats with even the lightest of rain. 2. They smell. Wearing ballet flats means going sockless, which often means sweaty feet. Plus, when you do get caught in the rain, they inevitably get moist and yucky gross. Smelly feet? Not chic. 3. They're not always comfortable. Ballet flats can pinch and rub your feet as badly as any other shoe if the fit isn't perfect. And how many times have you bought a pair in a size too small, assuming they would stretch... but they didn't? 4. They're not even good for ...
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Muses Behind Famous Songs
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Have you ever wondered where pop singers get inspiration for their songs? For Miley Cyrus, her ex-fiance, Liam Hemsworth, was likely the inspiration behind her new song "Drive." Cyrus admitted in an interview that the song is about, "...a time when you want to leave but you can't. It's also about moving on.” Another female pop star, Katy Perry, admitted that actress Scarlett Johansson inspired the song, “I Kissed a Girl” – although Perry confessed the two women have never actually kissed. Sometimes a song can have multiple muses. Many people assume the Billy Joel song, “Uptown Girl” was written about Christie Brinkley. But the song began as an ode to model Elle Macpherson, whom Joel was dating in the early 1980s. When Macpherson and Joel split, he refocused the song on Brinkley. English model Pattie Boyd did Macpherson and Brinkley one better by serving as the muse for two different musicians. While married to George Harrison, Boyd inspired the song, “Something.” And when she later bec ...
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Elle Macpherson marries in private Fiji ceremony
LATimes - over 3 years
Supermodel Elle Macpherson and hotelier Jeffrey Soffer are married!
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Elle Macpherson 'Marries Billionaire Jeffrey Sofer In Intimate Island Ceremony In Fiji'
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Elle Macpherson is reported to have married her fiance in a secret island wedding in Fiji. US Weekly magazine confirms that the Australian model turned businesswoman wed billionaire Jeffrey Sofer in a small ceremony, attended by only close family and friends. More...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elle Macpherson
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    In 2014, Macpherson co-founded WelleCo, and released its flagship product, an alkalising wellness supplement, The Super Elixir.
    More Details Hide Details The product, sold at retailers including Selfridges in London and the premium online retailer, Net-A-Porter has celebrity fans including Kate Moss. Macpherson has received a number of awards recognising her business acumen and the success of Elle Macpherson Intimates. In 2005, she was named Glamour Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year; in 2007, she received an Everywoman Ambassador Award recognising her success as a businesswoman; in 2008, the Underfashion Club's Femmy Awards crowned her Lingerie Designer of the Year; in 2009, she received a World Career Award from the Women's World Awards.
  • 2012
    In 2012, Macpherson led Sky's campaign for International Women's Day.
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  • 2010
    In July 2010, Macpherson became the new host of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, taking over from Lisa Snowdon.
    More Details Hide Details She also serves as executive producer on the show. The revamped show's panellists now include OBE-winning fashion designer Julien Macdonald, designer Whitney Port and male model Tyson Beckford. Macpherson hosts and executive produces NBC's reality competition series Fashion Star. The series gives 14 unknown designers, mentored by celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos, the chance to launch their collections in three of America's largest clothing retailers, including Macy's, H&M, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Its first season was sold to 75 countries. According to a police statement reproduced online, between 11 and 22 July 1997 William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler broke into Macpherson's Los Angeles home while she was away on business in Chicago. They stole an estimated $100,000 worth of jewellery, $6,000 in cash, and several photographs. The two were arrested on 4 August 1997. Mischler, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted extortion and one count of burglary. He received a six-year and eight-month prison sentence. Holt, 26, a former US Air Force enlisted man and a military-justice convict out on parole, pleaded guilty to one count of extortion, and was sentenced to a year in prison.
    Macpherson took a leading role in the development and management of the company, serving as chief marketing officer and later Creative Director. In January 2010, Macpherson expanded the line, launching Obsidian as a sub-brand.
    More Details Hide Details While nursing her second child, she spearheaded the development of a signature maternity bra line. Intimates has retained a high brand recognition into the 2000s, appearing as a featured brand on America's Next Top Model; last year, the brand celebrated 10 years of being stocked at Selfridges. Macpherson has also created her own line of beauty products: "Elle Macpherson – The Body". The line was carried at Boots, and Australian suncare brand Invisible Zinc. She spent a year on the board of directors at Hot Tuna, advising on product development, brand positioning and sales strategy. In 2007, the BBC TV series The Money Programme aired a documentary which followed Macpherson through her day-to-day business as she continued to develop her international lingerie business. In 2009 Macpherson delivered the Keynote Address at the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association.
    She returned to the runway in 2010 to close the fall Louis Vuitton show for Marc Jacobs in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1980s, together with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Pavlína Pořízková, and Cindy Crawford, Macpherson became part of the new generation of supermodels. In 1989 she was given the nickname Elle "The Body" Macpherson by Time Magazine after she appeared on their cover. She went on to use the name in a number of business ventures. In 1996, Frank DeCaro of The New York Times cited Macpherson, along with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Claudia Schiffer as "The Magnificent Seven". DeCaro reflected, "Known by their first names to legions of fans, they are the legends of the modern catwalk, the girl next door pretty underneath all the paint". In 1994, she left her agency, Ford Models, to form her own company, Elle Macpherson Inc., which would serve as the financial organizational base for her later endeavours. She soon went on to produce her own highly popular series of calendars, each of which was accompanied by a "making of" television program in 1992, 1993, and 1994. She used this success as a springboard to create the "Your Personal Best – The Body" series of workout videos.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After living for many years in the UK, it was reported that Macpherson also lives in Florida, where Soffer is based. Besides English, she speaks fluent French and is conversant in Italian and Spanish.
  • 2008
    In March 2008, she signed a three-year deal with Revlon Cosmetics, which named her a Global Brand Ambassador.
    More Details Hide Details She has since been featured in print and advertising campaigns for the company.
  • 2006
    Macpherson received the Style Icon award at the 2006 Elle Style Awards presented by fashion magazine Elle.
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  • 2001
    Along with Naomi Campbell, she co-hosted the Miss Universe 2001 pageant.
    More Details Hide Details Her popularity had reached such a level that Australian government offered her a position on its tourist commission as an unofficial ambassador. During her career, Macpherson has worked with fashion photograhers including Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth and Steven Meisel. Portraits of Macpherson, shot by Bob Carlos Clarke, were among those donated to the National Portrait Gallery, London by his family following his death.
  • 2000
    Macpherson appeared among other Australian icons during the 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, her elaborate float resembling a camera lens and featuring a runway.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    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.
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  • 1996
    Macpherson began a relationship with London-based French financier Arpad Busson in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons together: Arpad Flynn Busson, known as Flynn (born February 1998 in New York City), and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson (born February 2003 in London). The family lived together in London until Busson and Macpherson's separation in July 2005.
  • 1994
    Macpherson made her film debut playing an artist's model in the 1994 film Sirens, which starred Hugh Grant, Sam Neill, and Tara FitzGerald.
    More Details Hide Details She followed with a two-year series of acting roles, appearing in films such as Woody Allen's Alice, Batman & Robin alongside George Clooney, The Edge with Anthony Hopkins, and The Mirror Has Two Faces with Barbra Streisand. In 1996 Macpherson hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. In 1999, Macpherson appeared in five episodes of the American TV series Friends as Joey Tribbiani's roommate and eventual girlfriend, Janine Lecroix. Macpherson went on to act in the movie Jane Eyre with William Hurt, and she has also appeared alongside Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica Parker in If Lucy Fell. Her most controversial acting role was in the Showtime cable network miniseries, A Girl Thing, as a woman experimenting with bisexuality. In 2001, she appeared in the Italian movie South Kensington. She played agent Claudia Foster in The Beautiful Life, appearing with Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton and Corbin Bleu. The show centred on aspiring models working for a modelling agency, trying to make it big in New York City and in the fashion world. In March 2011, she starred with Gary Lineker in an advertisement for Walkers Crinkles.
    To address this, Macpherson appeared in a nude pictorial in the May 1994 issue of Playboy magazine, shot by Herb Ritts, to produce nude photos "on her own terms".
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    They wed in May 1986, and divorced three years later.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has walked the runways for Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Azzedine Alaïa, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Nicole Miller, Perry Ellis, Todd Oldham, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, and Valentino. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Christian Dior, Escada, Azzedine Alaïa, Guy Laroche, Victorio & Lucchino, Omega, Pinko, H&M, Victoria's Secret, and Revlon. She also appeared in non-fashion advertising campaigns for Diet Coke, Chrysler, Budweiser, Tab, KFC, Garuda Airlines, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
  • 1985
    In 1985, Macpherson became the longtime face of luxury French skin care company Biotherm.
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  • 1982
    Her modelling career began in 1982 with a television commercial for Tab which established her as a "girl next door" figure in Australia.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1980s, Macpherson's profile quickly rose and she graced the cover of major magazines including Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, British and Australian Vogue, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Time, L'Officiel, Flare and New York. She cemented her high-profile through frequent appearances in Elle, featuring on numerous covers and appearing in every issue for six straight years. During that time, at the age of 21, she married Gilles Bensimon, the creative director of Elle.
  • 1981
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She briefly studied law for one year at the University of Sydney. Her sister is a businesswoman and environmentalist Mimi Macpherson, born Miriam Frances Gow. Macpherson enrolled to study law at Sydney University. Before beginning her university studies, she visited the United States to spend one year doing modelling work to earn money to pay for her law books. She travelled to New York City, where she initially signed up with Click Model Management.
  • OTHER
  • 1964
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Macpherson's parents divorced when she was 10 years old, and she moved with her mother and two siblings. Her mother later remarried, and a clerical mistake in registering at her new school meant that her surname was changed from Gow to Macpherson (her stepfather's surname).
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