Elizabeth Hurley (born 10.6.1985) Elizabeth Hurley (also known as Liz Hurley) is an English model and actress, best known for her long-standing career modeling for Estée Lauder and for her long-term relationship with the actor Hugh Grant.
Childhood: Liz Hurley was born in Basingstoke; the middle child of Angela, a primary school teacher and Reg, a major in the British Army.
As a child, she wanted to become a dancer and studied dance and theatre at the London Studio Centre.
From Obscurity to the Spotlight: Elizabeth Hurley met Hugh Grant in 1987 whilst she was working on a Spanish production called Remando Al Viento. They embarked upon what was to become a lengthy relationship. In 1994, she accompanied Grant to the premiere of his Four Weddings and a Funeral film, wearing a striking Versace dress that was held together down each side with outsized gold safety pins. It was this appearance that brought her to the attention of Estée Lauder.
Her first modelling job, for Estée Lauder, was at the age of 29. She has gone on to feature in many of their advertising campaigns. Although she was replaced as the face of the company in 2001, she has continued to model for them in a lesser role and in 2008 her contract was renewed for the 14th year.
Liz Hurley has also featured in ad campaigns for Monsoon, Lancel and Patrick Cox as well as having three Vogue cover shots to her name. She launched her own swimwear range, Elizabeth Hurley Beach in 2005 and in 2008, launched a range of 12 swimsuits for MANGO, the Spanish clothing label.
Film Career: Hurley's first film appearance was in Aria in 1987. She went on to appear in a number of low-budget films but most notably, she appeared alongside Mike Myers in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me. Hurley's performances have never garnered much acclaim from critics and in 2000, she was nicknamed 'Elizabeth Scabley', for breaking a five month acting strike, to film an Estée Lauder advert. She was fined £70,000 by the Screen Actors' Guild.
Hurley is credited as an executive producer on two of the films released by Hugh Grant's own production company. Grant starred in both of the films, Mickey Blue Eyes and Extreme Measures. The company closed its US offices in 2002 and Grant legally resigned as director in 2005.
Television Work: Liz Hurley was broadly criticised for her work on the Sky One reality show Project Catwalk. Not only did her presenting style come under scrutiny, but she was also criticised for asking contestants to send her free clothes, off the record. She was dropped after the first series of the show, after it achieved only 1% of its target audience.
Personal Life: Hurley dated Hugh Grant between 1987 and 2000. In 1995, Hurley stood by Grant when he was arrested with a prostitute in Los Angeles. Five years later, they announced an 'amicable split'.
In April 2002, Hurley gave birth to Damian Charles, the son of the film producer Stephen Bing. Bing denied paternity until a DNA test proved that he is, indeed, Damian's father. Elizabeth Hurley is also godmother to Patsy Kensit's son Lennon.
In 2007, Liz Hurley married the Indian textile heir Arun Nayar. They were first married at Sudeley Castle, followed by a second, Hindu ceremony in Jodhpur, India. The celebrations were reported to have cost around £2 million, but the couple were paid that amount by Hello! Magazine for the sale of the wedding photographs. Guests at the wedding included Elton John, Elle Macpherson, Patsy Kensit, Donatella Versace, Valentino and Tracey Emin.
Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday and Ashley Hess & Katie Hess - A host of celebrities were photographed as they attended the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Party honoring Elizabeth Hurley and Cocktails Hour at The Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015
Trinny Woodall, Heather Kerzner, Monica Lewinsky and Elizabeth Hurley - On Tuesday 12th May The Quercus Biasi Foundation Trustees, Diego Biasi, David Mandiya & Vinayak Bhattacharjee along with Heather Kerzner and Jeanette Calliva hosted The Spring Gala in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, at Claridge's. The Quercus Biasi Foundation's Spring Gala contributed significantly to the fundraising necessary to build the new post-operative surgical wing at The Red Cross Children's Hospital, with a completion date of December 2017. The Gala's guests included Elizabeth Hurley, Yasmin Le Bon, Monica Lewinsky, Natalie Imbruglia, Lisa Snowdon, Amanda Wakeley, Charles Saatchi Trinny Woodall, Annabelle Neilson and Ben Chaplin were all in attendance to support the worthy cause. The Spring Gala was kickstarted with army of African drummers flowing between the tables, finally arriving on stage to start the evening with an energetic performance, followed by a warm welcome from the One&Only co-host Heather Kerzner. Following an impactful show guests sampled a spring inspired culinary menu by Claridge's before turning their attention to Diego Biasi, the QBF principal's keynote speech on the Foundation's support for the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town. Actress Elizabeth Hurley looked flawless wearing a plunging black floor length gown, after her latest trip to Venice for the Biennale. Supermodel Yasmin Le Bon looked effortlessly spring chic in a vintage style floral jumpsuit with her hair scrapped back showcasing her undeniable supermodel features! TV presenter Lisa Snowdon wore a beautiful coral gown and was seen laughing and joking with Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia who had just arrived back from Monaco from her performance for Prince Albert. Natalie looked amazing in a colourful ensemble complete with Gismondi Opal and diamond drop earrings Monica Lewinsky, who in recent months has been campaigning against cyber bullying featuring on the stage of the famous TED Talks w at Claridge's Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th May 2015
The series starring Elizabeth Hurley premieres tonight in the US.
Tonight US audiences get their first look at ‘The Royals’, E!’s new (and first ever) scripted drama, focusing on a fictional British royal family. Starring Elizabeth Hurley as the feisty matriarch Queen Helena, the series looks to be as melodramatic as ‘90210’ and as decadent as ‘Gossip Girl’. But is 'The Royals' actually worth turning over an hour of your Sunday evening to?
Elizabeth Hurley stars as Queen Helena in 'The Royals'.
At the center of the series is Elizabeth Hurley who seems to be always available when American television is in need of an upper-class British sexpot. But Hurley’s Queen Helena, or as The Los Angeles Times’ Mary McNamara describes her ‘an Ivanka Trumped-up version of Princess Diana’, seems to lack the necessary depth to make her watchable beyond the show’s first 15 minutes.
Continue reading: 'The Royals': Are The Critics Bowing Down To E!'s First Scripted Drama?
The 49-year-old actress was very complimentary when she was recently asked to rate her famous ex-boyfriend's sex skills.
It's payback time! One month after Hugh Grant appeared on Bravo TV's 'Watch What Happens Live' and dished about his sex life with ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley, the 49-year-old actress finally has her say.
Hurley recently rated her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant's sex skills
While playing 'Plead the Fifth' with Andy Cohen on 'WWHL' on Tuesday (March 10th), Hurley was more than happy to return the favour and reveal how good Grant actually was when it came to the bedroom.
Continue reading: Elizabeth Hurley Unveils How Good Hugh Grant's Bedroom Skills Are
A kiss with Liz Hurley has sold for $81,000 at Elton John's charity auction.
How much would you fork out to lock lips with your celebrity crush? Well, in the case of Liz Hurley, one punter paid $81,000 (£50,000) for the privelege. The honour was auctioned off as a prize at Elton John's annual Woodside End of Summer party.
Hurley on her way to Elton John's party
An auction was held to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and banker Julian Bharti was the lucky winner who got to smooch the 49-year-old English actress, known for her roles in films such as Bedazzled and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Hurley split from fiance and former Australia cricketer Shane Warne in November 2013, and is now connected to photographer David Yarrow.
Continue reading: Kiss With Liz Hurley Fetches $81,000 At Elton John's Charity Auction
Bill Murray has paid tribute to his late friend and co-star.
Bill Murray has led the influx of celebrity tributes to the actor and director Harold Ramis, who died aged 69 on Monday. Murray most memorably starred alongside Ramis in the 1984 supernatural comedy Ghostbusters in which they played a team of contract ghost hunters.
Bill Murray Has Added His Voice To The Tributes For Harold Ramis.
Ramis had been suffering for some time with an infection that resulted in complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, though his death has still shaken the Hollywood community and has saddened the talented filmmaker's fans across the globe.
Continue reading: Bill Murray On Harold Ramis: "He Earned His Keep on this Planet"
That story about the former President's affair with Liz Hurley? Yeah, it's all lies.
Tom Sizemore has claimed that his story about setting up the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, and his ex-girlfriend, actress Liz Hurley, to embark on a year-long affair is completely untrue. The Saving Private Ryan actor has blamed the allegations, which were heard in a recording obtained by RadarOnline, on his drug use at the time.
Tom Sizemore Created A Damaging Media Storm For Bill Clinton & Liz Hurley.
Sizemore, who dated the Bedazzled actress for three years, has retracted the claims he made, blaming his story on his drug-addled dayd, from which he claims the tape was recorded. "I've never met former President Clinton, I've never known him to know Ms. Hurley," the actor said via HuffPost Live as he sat alongside his manager, Charles Lago, onscreen.
Continue reading: Tom Sizemore Fabricated Liz Hurley, Bill Clinton Affair
The actress has branded reports that she had an affair with former US preside "ludicrously silly."
Liz Hurley has spoken out to defend herself against claims that she and the former US president Bill Clinton had an affair in the nineties. The Bedazzled actress has taken to Twitter to fiercely deny the stories, tweeting "Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn."
Liz Hurley Has Strongly Denied That She Had An Affair With The Then-President, Bill Clinton.
So far there's little to go on other than some vague statuses by Warne, which may or may not be subtweets directed at his girlfriend.
Another day, another celebrity breakup, as Elizabeth Hurley split up from her longtime on-off boyfriend Shane Warne. At least that’s what it seems like, after Warne posted a rather cryptic message on twitter, saying: “The past should be the past and it should stay there.”
Liz and her beau haven't been very lucky in love so far.
Instantly the rumor mill started churning, as everyone assumed that Hurley and her ex-cricketer boyfriend had once again landed squarely in Splitsville. This was despite the fact that a little over a year ago, the then head-over-heels couple bought a 6 million mansion in Herefordshire together. This past September, however, things seemed to go south for the couple, as former model and mother-of-one Hurley was reportedly upset that no wedding date had been set. The couple kept mum about the rough patch, with only the occasional cryptic tweet to set tongues wagging.
Continue reading: Elizabeth Hurley Splits From Shane Warne Over Twitter, Sort Of
More news on the apparent split, but nothing confirmed
Somehow, Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley’s silence on Twitter constituted rumors of a breakup. Even more unfortunately: it appears it may have been true, and the pair broke their social media silence to give their fans an update on where their relationship is at. Unfortunately, people care.
Liz Hurley isn't ready to discuss her private life on Twitter yet - that's just normal for some people
"Apologies to loyal followers for Twitter silence on recent events. Too raw & personal to share right now," said Liz, while the former Cricket player and legend of the sport, Shane, said: "Some of the reports re EH & me r absolute rubbish. Yes we're sorting through some (private) issues. But we're not throwing the towel in yet."
Continue reading: We Still Don't Know Anything About Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley.
Tom Sizemore details intimate details about his alleged affair with actresses Liz Hurley and Juliette Lewis in his soon-to-be-publish memoirs.
Actor Tom Sizemore's fall from grace was as catastrophic as it was well-publicised and in his soon-to-be-published autobiography, By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, Sizemore recounts the serious lows and the head-spinning highs in his no-hold-bars account. Perhaps most interesting of all in the account is one of the most significant highs; his (allegend) love affair with actress Liz Hurley in the 90's, as detailed in an excerpt obtained by New York Daily News.
Tom Sizemore's past has now entered the public domain with the upcoming publicatation
Continue reading: Tom Sizemore's Memoirs Details Secret Love Affair With Liz Hurley
Tom Sizemore attacker arrested after bizarre incident in Los Angeles.
A man claiming to be his date’s boyfriend, The L.A Times reports, allegedly assaulted Tom Sizemore in his downtown L.A apartment.
The man, rather bizarrely, came to Sizemore's house on Thursday evening to confront Sizemore and the woman. While there, he claimed he had a gun and even put Sizemore in a headlock at one point. He also fled with several guitars and other property, according to the report. He was later caught and arrested by police who seized Sizemore’s belongings and returned them. Sizemore – famed for his ‘tough guy’ roles – is usually on the other side of the law. August 2003 saw him convicted of misdemeanor charges after he physically abused and harassed his ex-girlfriend, Heidi Fleiss. And In February 2005 he failed a court-ordered drug test; he was sent into drug rehabilitation for two years. And in June 2007 he was on a charge of possession of methamphetamine and subsequently jailed for 16 months for breaking the probation rules that had been laid down for the previous charge.
A grinning Tom Sizemore
Continue reading: Tom Sizemore Assaulter Arrested After Making Off With Pricey Loot