Elle Macpherson admires Victoria Beckham's devotion to her family.

The Australian supermodel thinks the fashion designer - who has sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, eight, and 21-month-old daughter Harper with her husband David Beckham - is an inspiration to women everywhere because of her ability to juggle a high profile career with her commitment to her family.

She told The Hunger magazine: ''I have come across many women who commit their heart to raising their family, and to helping others who are less fortunate.

''They continue to be a huge inspiration to me - also women, like Victoria Beckham, who seem to have maintained the balance between work and family, and have forged a brilliant career doing what they love.''

Elle, 49, was nicknamed 'The Body' by TIME magazine in 1989 thanks to her many Sports Illustrated bikini-clad appearances and the moniker has followed her everywhere since, but she insists has no regrets about it.

She joked: ''People often ask me if I have ever been offended by being called 'The Body'. All I can say is, 'It's been a very handy name over the last 30 years. Thank you!' ''