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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.



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Patrick Cox and Elizabeth Hurley at a special performance of Letters Live hosted by Porter Magazine in celebration of their Incredible Women of 2016 edition held at The V&A - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 29th November 2016

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Elizabeth Hurley seen arriving at the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at the Old Vic - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th November 2016

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Elizabeth Hurley at Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards held at Claridge's - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

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Elizabeth Hurley seen entering a party hosted by ELLE magazine - Madrid, Spain - Wednesday 26th October 2016

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Elizabeth Hurley at The Empire State Building lighting ceremony in honor of Estee Lauder's 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - New York, United States - Friday 30th September 2016

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Elizabeth Hurley's Ex-Fiancé Shane Warne Speaks About Her Close Friendship With Hugh Grant


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Shane Warne has lifted the lid on his former relationship with Elizabeth Hurley and the problems caused by her friendship with ex Hugh Grant. Warne and Hurley dated for two years before splitting in 2012 and the former cricketer has spoken openly about their relationship while appearing on ‘I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!’ in Australia.

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley’s ex Shane Warne has spoken about her relationship with Hugh Grant.

"It's hard on your new relationship when you're really good friends with the exes," Warne said. "Elizabeth was really good friends with Hugh, who is like her best friend. When I used to go back to Australia, if she wasn't leaving London, he'd come and spend the weekend at the house.”

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'The Royals': Are The Critics Bowing Down To E!'s First Scripted Drama?


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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 HurleyElizabeth 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.

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Elizabeth Hurley Unveils How Good Hugh Grant's Bedroom Skills Are


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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.

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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.

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Kiss With Liz Hurley Fetches $81,000 At Elton John's Charity Auction


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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.

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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.

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Bill Murray On Harold Ramis: "He Earned His Keep On This Planet"


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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.

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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"

Tom Sizemore Fabricated Liz Hurley, Bill Clinton Affair


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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.

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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.

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Liz Hurley Denies Bill Clinton Affair After Ex-Lover Recording Prompts Report


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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."

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Liz Hurley Has Strongly Denied That She Had An Affair With The Then-President, Bill Clinton.

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Elizabeth Hurley Splits From Shane Warne Over Twitter, Sort Of


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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.”

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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.

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Tom Sizemore Assaulter Arrested After Making Off With Pricey Loot


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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.

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Video - Elizabeth Hurley Illuminated Empire State Building In Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness


Actress Elizabeth Hurley makes a speech at the Empire State Building before the Building is illuminated in Pink for breast cancer awareness in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Estee Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. 'Twelve years ago we started the global illumination programme and the very first building we lit pink was here the Empire State Building', she explained, wearing a pink dress in honour of the occasion, before thanking the various people involved with the event.

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Elizabeth Hurley

Date of birth

10th July, 1965

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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