Elle Macpherson "The Body"
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Macpherson (born Eleanor Nancy Gow, 29 March 1963)
is an Australian supermodel and actress. She is
most famous worldwide for her five cover appearances
Illustrated's swimsuit issue in the 1980s
and 1990s. Nicknamed “The Body”, she
is 183cm (6'0") tall.
was born in Cronulla,
New South Wales, Australia, and is the eldest
of four children. Her parents divorced when she
was fourteen, and her mother later married Neil
Macpherson. Macpherson then changed her last name
for her stepfather's.
studied law for one year at the University of
Rise to fame
on holiday in Tasmania, Macpherson was discovered
and signed to Click Model Management. Macpherson
became an international star through her appearance
in ELLE magazine. She appeared in every issue
for six straight years. During this time she married
(at age 21) ELLE creative manager Gilles Bensimon.
Eventually she gained even 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). She also
modeled for lingerie giant Victoria's Secret.
1986, her popularity had increased sufficiently
for Time magazine to run a cover entitled “The
Big Elle”. The Australian government simultaneously
offered her a post on the tourist commission as
an unofficial ambassador.
made her movie debut playing an artist's model
in the 1994 Sirens, which starred Hugh Grant,
Sam Neill, Tara Fitzgerald, Kate Fischer and co-starred
Portia de Rossi, as another model. Macpherson
gained 9 kilograms (20 lb) and her breasts grew
to a voluptuous 37D. She surprised fans and critics
by appearing unabashedly in numerous nude scenes,
earning her top billing for the film above more
established actors (in fact, all the female characters
in the movie appeared nude at least once in the
after Sirens, Macpherson appeared completely nude
magazine. Elle chose for the pictures to be published
in all countries except Australia, as she didn't
want her parents to see the pictures. At the time
she posed for Playboy, Australian magazines Women's
Day and New Idea published shots from the shoot.
They were also featured on current affairs programs
A Current Affair and 60 Minutes. Macpherson also
published two calendars in which she appeared
in see-through tops.
1999, Macpherson appeared in five episodes of
the hit United States sitcom Friends as Joey's
roommate and girlfriend, Janine Lecroix. (Interestingly,
the actress had been named in an earlier season
as someone Chandler would picture during sex.)
went on to film Batman & Robin with George
Clooney, Jane Eyre with William Hurt and has also
appeared alongside Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica
Parker in If Lucy Fell. Her most controversial
acting assignment to date is a film made for Showtime
Cable Network called "A Girl Thing".
In it she plays a woman experimenting with bi-sexuality
for the first time. Macpherson appears in several
nude love scenes with co-star Kate Capshaw.
July 12 and 23 of 1997, William Ryan Holt and
Michael Mischler burgled Macpherson's Los Angeles
home while she was away on business in Chicago.
The pair stole an estimated $100,000 worth of
jewelery, $6,000 in cash and 15 nude photographs.
after the burglaries, Macpherson was contacted
by telephone and by mail from someone who threatened
to release the photos on the Internet if she did
not give them $60,000. Macpherson called the police,
who set up a sting operation. After the pair realized
that law enforcement had been called, they increased
their demand by an additional $20,000. The duo
was arrested on August 4, 1997.
29, was charged with two counts of burglary and
six counts of extortion. He eventually pled guilty
to one count of attempted extortion and one count
of burglary. He received a six year, eight month
26, a former Air Force service member and a military
inmate on parole, was charged with two counts
of extortion. He eventually pled guilty to one
count of extortion and was sentenced to one year
in jail. After completing his sentence in the
Macpherson case, he was returned to military custody
where he served out the remainder of his military
sentence at the United States Disciplinary Barracks
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
married Gilles Bensimon in 1985, but the couple
divorced as Macpherson's career escalated in 1989.
She was then rumoured to be dating comedian Norm
MacDonald, around the time he was promoting the
movie Dirty Work.
has two sons, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and
Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson; known as Flynn and
Cy respectively; with long term boyfriend Arpad
Busson, a wealthy self-made Swiss/French financier
worth roughly $100,000,000 (USD). The couple got
engaged on the announcement of Macpherson's second
pregnancy in August 2002. But Aurelius Cy's birth
in February 2003 led to tensions, with Macpherson
booking herself into Arizona's exclusive Meadows
Institute, where she was treated for exhaustion
and post natal depression. The couple parted in
July 2005 as, according to Macpherson, Busson
was so devout a Catholic he decided he could not
marry a divorcée, despite having two children
with her out of wedlock and in spite of Macpherson
herself being Catholic.
is currently dating British actor Ray Fearon.
She is rumoured to have dated Australian restaurateur
David Evans and real-estate developer John Hitchcox.
last name is often printed as "MacPherson"
and sometimes as "McPherson", but these
appear to be incorrect. Sources which can be expected
to be reliable, such as Playboy magazine (vol.
41, no. 5, May 1994), and the website for Macpherson's
official lingerie line consistently print the
name as "Macpherson".
is named in a Seinfeld episode in which Kramer
goes to the Cayman Islands and allegedly meets
Elle, attends a nudist beach, and plays "naked
backgammon" with her. (Credit:
like all successful models, has learned and mastered
the art of manipulating and enticing the media.
you wanted a "hard news" story of modeling,
I'm afraid your not going to find it here.
is known for her body, her looks, and her later
success in film and business.
Name: Elanor Gow
Born: Sydney, Australia, 29 March 1964
Week Logie Awards (2000) (TV)
''Friends'' (1994) TV Series
With Friends Like These... (1998)
Edge, The (1997)
& Robin (1997)
Mirror Has Two Faces, The (1996)
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Jane Eyre (1996)
Schönsten Frauen der Welt - Elle MacPherson,
Die (1995) (TV)
Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video (1994)
Makers and Movie Stars - What Makes a Star?
Sydney Morning Herald: Entertainment
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July 2006 Media Man Australia sold photos of Elle
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