Elle Macpherson isn't worried about turning 50.

The 48-year-old supermodel - who was once nicknamed 'The Body' - is happy to embrace getting older as she doesn't think being younger always means being more beautiful.

She said: ''I don't believe that youth equals beauty or beauty equals youth. How I feel, how well I am is more important to me. It doesn't bother me becoming 50 at all, the alternative is death, so that is not an option. I rather like the idea of flowing on with life. I have had amazing life experiences and hopefully another 50 years of experiences ahead of me.''

Elle - who has two children, Flynn, 14, and nine-year-old Cy, nine, with former partner ARPAD BUSSON - recently renewed her contract with cosmetics brand Revlon and says it makes her feel the attitude of brands toward older people is changing.

The Australian beauty said: ''That tells me this is not an ageist society, and Revlon is a modern company.''