Elle Macpherson (born Eleanor Nancy Gow, 29.03.1964) Elle Macpherson is an Australian model who holds a record for appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue five times.
Childhood: Elle Macpherson was born in Sydney. Her parents are sound engineer Peter Gow, and Frances Gow, a nurse but they divorced when she was ten. Her mother remarried and a mistake was made when Elle registered at her school as they filed her name as Macpherson rather than Gow. She attended Killara High School and studied law for one year at the University of Sydney.
Modelling Career: Elle Macpherson signed to Click Model Management in New York City where she began her modelling career. Her first venture was 1982's Tab TV commercial and by 1986, she had appeared on the covers of Times, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. She appeared in every issue of Elle magazine for six years and was the cover girl for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue five times: in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994 and 2006. In 2001, she co-hosted Miss Universe with Naomi Campbell. Due to the media constantly trying to uncover nude photos of her, she posed for Playboy in 1994. She closed the fall Louis Vuitton runway show for Marc Jacobs in 2010. In 1989 she was nicknamed 'The Body' by Time. In 1994, she left Ford Models and formed her own company, Elle Macpherson Inc.
Other Career: ventures Elle Macpherson later created the 'Your Personal Best - The Body' workout video collection. In 1990, she launched a very successful lingerie collection called 'Elle Macpherson Intimates' with Bendon Limited Apparel. In the company, she was made Chief Marketing Officer and Creative Director. She also launched her own beauty products called 'Elle Macpherson - The Body'. In 2008, she signed a contract with Revlon Cosmetics naming her a Global Brand Ambassador and she featured in their various campaigns. Among her business accolades were Glamour Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, an Everywoman Ambassador Award, an Underfashion Club's Femmy Award and a World Career Award from the Women's World Awards. In 1994, she made her film debut in 'Sirens' opposite Hugh Grant. She later appeared in Woody Allen's 'Alice', 'Batman & Robin' with George Clooney, 'The Edge' with Anthony Hopkins and 'The Mirror Has Two Faces' with Barbra Streisand. In 1999, she had a small role in a few episodes of the sitcom 'Friends'. In 2011, she and Gary Lineker featured in a Walkers Crinkles advertisement. In 2010, she hosted 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' and is an executive producer. She also hosts 'Fashion Star' where designers can compete to launch their collections in large retailers.
Personal life: Elle Macpherson married Gilles Bensimon, the creative director of Elle, in 1986 but divorced in 1989. She has two children, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson with her ex-partner Arpad Busson. Between 2010 and 2012 she was dating property developer Jeff Soffer. She currently lives in Britain and speaks fluent French. In 1997, her LA house was burgled for $100,000 worth of jewellery, $6,000 cash and nude photos. They were later arrested for the theft and for attempted extortion. She is a European Ambassador for RED which raises funds to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as for UNICEF and Australia's Smile Foundation.
Shots of Australian actress and model Elle Macpherson as she arrived at the ABC studios ahead of her interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 28th January 2015
'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' is no more.
Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model has been axed by Sky Living following the ninth season that was won by Lauren Lambert earlier this year.
The show scored big numbers during its first few seasons, with Lisa Butcher and later Lisa Snowdon at the helm, though interest in the programme eventually began to wane. Elle Macpherson's was the show's final host.
"After nearly a decade on air, BINTM won't be returning to Sky Living next year," said a statement from the channel.
Continue reading: It's The End of the Road for 'Britain's Next Top Model'
Elle Macpherson married Jeffrey Soffer in a private island ceremony in Fiji. This is the second marriage for both Macpherson and Soffer.
Elle Macpherson married Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji in a private ceremony attended by friends and family. Little information has been provided regarding the ceremony, its specific location or the number of guests.
Elle Macpherson at the G'Day USA Black Tie Gala at the JW Marriot in L.A.
The couple have been engaged since March 2013 after a 2 year on-and-off relationship. The couple, according to US Weekly, dated for two years until March 2012 when they separated. Their romance was revived in November 2012 following a helicopter accident in which Soffer was injured.
Continue reading: Elle Macpherson Weds Jeffrey Soffer In Intimate Fiji Ceremony
Fashion Star is dead. Long live Fashion Star.
Jessica Simpson's show 'Fashion Star,' which saw a group of aspiring designers competing for a chance to have their designs sold in Macys (essentially, the format for every reality show, ever) has been cancelled after two seasons, according to E! News.
The show, which was co-mentored by Nicole Richie and noted designer John Varvatos, was relatively popular at the start of its run, though pulled in just 2.5 million for its final episode. NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt confirmed the acing at the summer TCA press tour, answering with a definitive "no" when asked by the Hollywood Reporter if Fashion Star would return for a third season.
It's probably not horrible news for Jessica Simpson, who is busy juggling her various commitments with life as a mom, having given birth in June to son Ace Knute Johnson.
Continue reading: Jessica Simpson Show 'Fashion Star' Cancelled By NBC: Why?
Dannii Minogue has decided on a more appropriate career venture as a judge on the next series of 'Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model' and has declined a return to 'The X Factor'.
The former singer judged on the singing talent show between 2007 and 2010 but, according to a friend of hers in The Mirror, 'She doesn't want the hassle and the rows that come with doing 'The X Factor'.' Music mogul Simon Cowell asked her last year if she would make a return, attempting to group together some of the former judges of the show possibly in a bid to up the program's quickly falling ratings. However, Dannii, who has her own fashion label Project D, is more interested in the world of fashion these days and has instead signed a deal with Sky Living show 'Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model'. 'I am brushing up on my model moves and with my highest platform heels on, I am excited to come face to face with (well maybe look up to) the glamazons of BINTM 2013', she told The Mirror. 'Next Top Model has always been a part of my essential TV viewing and I am so excited to be back in the UK for Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model's ninth series.' She admits that she loves mentoring but is particularly excited to join the modelling competition's judging panel because she is a huge fan of executive producer and co-judge Elle Macpherson. 'I remember Elle's first magazine cover in Australia and I have been a fan of hers since then', she said.
The star is set to join Elle and actor Tyson Beckford in February 2013 when filming begins with the show being aired later in the summer. Elle is equally as excited to have Dannii join them, admitting: 'I am really enthusiastic about working with Dannii. I have watched her blossom into a powerhouse in fashion and television and believe she will bring a fresh energy to the show - plus she's gorgeous.'
Demi Moore's new boyfriend is 26 years-old. That's 3 years younger than her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher - as Alan Partridge might say, "Cashback". Ok, so art dealer Vito Schnabel might not be as rich as the Two and a Half Men star, but we reckon he's still got a healthy bank balance.
They reportedly got together at a lavish 50th birthday party in India, thrown by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin. A source said, "They were dancing and grinding all over each other, openly, in front of other guests." So who is this mysterious art dealer? Here's 7 things you should know about Demi's new love, Vito Schnabel.
1. He's only 26. Ok, so we've already gone through this, but it's probably worth repeating. It pretty much sets in stone the long held theory that Moore loves a younger man.
Continue reading: Demi Moore's New Boyfriend: 7 Things To Know About Vito Schnabel
It’s no secret that Demi Moore went through a pretty hellish time breaking up with her husband Ashton Kutcher, after allegedly discovering that he’d cheated on her. The traumatic ordeal ended up with Demi being hospitalized after collapsing at a party at her home. Her recovery was a lengthy one but now that things are on the up, it seems as though Demi wants to make it quite clear to Ashton that she’s over him and taking charge of her life again.
So how’s she doing that? Well, we already know that Demi is reportedly digging her heels in over the divorce and making Ashton jump through more hoops than a circus lion to get the papers signed and sealed. More recently, though, we’ve discovered that Demi’s playing a spot of one-upmanship with Ashton when it comes to dating. Ashton might be dating his former co-star and Hollywood starlet Mila Kunis, but Demi’s responded swiftly and is thought to be dating the 26 year-old art dealer Vito Schnabel. That’s got to get Ashton riled, right? Watching his ex-wife dating someone even younger than him (and let’s face it, their age gap raised enough eyebrows, itself).
Demi and Vito reportedly met at a birthday party held for Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend Vladimir Doronin, in Jodhpur, India, where they were indulging in a spot of dirty dancing together, according to MTV. They could well be the perfect match; Demi’s clearly got toy-boy tendencies and Vito’s no stranger to the older woman, having dated Elle Macpherson when he was 21 and she was 44.