Elle Macpherson "The Body"
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SUPERMODEL ELLE MACPHERSON TO HOST
BRITAINS NEXT TOP MODEL
Premieres Tuesday January 25 at 7.30pm on FOX8
NEXT TOP MODEL will make its eagerly awaited Australian
debut with supermodel Elle Macpherson at the helm
when it premieres in FOX8s Top Model Tuesday
timeslot on January 25 at 7.30pm.
The 45-year-old, nicknamed The Body, will preside
over the sixth series of Britains hit reality
show, in which 25 aspiring models compete for a modelling
contract. The Australian model will also serve as
an executive producer on the series, a spin-off of
the runway hit America's Next Top Model, created and
hosted by Tyra Banks.
In a statement announcing her new role, Macpherson
said: "I am really enthusiastic and motivated
to work with the team of Britain's Next Top Model.
"We are looking forward to finding the face that
can represent the next generation."
Casting their critical eye over the contestants
progress, and making and breaking dreams along the
way, are a fresh panel of judges acclaimed
designer Julien Macdonald, celebrated stylist Grace
Woodward and leading male model Charley Speed.
In a first for the British version, during the live
finale the judges will put the deciding vote into
the hands of the viewers who will select the model
they think deserves to win the top fashion prize.
The winner will walk away with a contract with Models
1, a cover spread with Company and a campaign with
is said to have links to the casino industry, most
notably with association and friendship to European
gaming entrepreneur, Damian
Aspinall, who she is said to be dating according
to numerous media reports. Elle enjoys playing backgammon
in her spare time.
Macpherson (born Eleanor Nancy Gow, 29 March 1963)
is an Australian supermodel and actress. She is most
famous worldwide for her five cover appearances on
Illustrated's swimsuit issue in the 1980s and
1990s. Nicknamed “The Body”, she is 183cm
was born in Cronulla,
New South Wales, Australia, and is the eldest of four
children. Her parents divorced when she was fourteen,
and her mother later married Neil Macpherson. Macpherson
then changed her last name for her stepfather's.
studied law for one year at the University of Sydney.
Rise to fame
on holiday in Tasmania, Macpherson was discovered
and signed to Click Model Management. Macpherson became
an international star through her appearance in ELLE
magazine. She appeared in every issue for six straight
years. During this time she married (at age 21) ELLE
creative manager Gilles Bensimon. Eventually she gained
even more exposure through Sports Illustrated magazine’s
annual swimsuit issue. She appeared on the cover a
record five times, (1986,1987,1988,1994 and 2006).
She also modeled for lingerie giant Victoria's Secret.
1986, her popularity had increased sufficiently for
Time magazine to run a cover entitled “The Big
Elle”. The Australian government simultaneously
offered her a post on the tourist commission as an
made her movie debut playing an artist's model in
the 1994 Sirens, which starred Hugh Grant, Sam Neill,
Tara Fitzgerald, Kate Fischer and co-starred Portia
de Rossi, as another model. Macpherson gained 9 kilograms
(20 lb) and her breasts grew to a voluptuous 37D.
She surprised fans and critics by appearing unabashedly
in numerous nude scenes, earning her top billing for
the film above more established actors (in fact, all
the female characters in the movie appeared nude at
least once in the film).
after Sirens, Macpherson appeared completely nude
magazine. Elle chose for the pictures to be published
in all countries except Australia, as she didn't want
her parents to see the pictures. At the time she posed
for Playboy, Australian magazines Women's Day and
New Idea published shots from the shoot. They were
also featured on current affairs programs A Current
Affair and 60 Minutes. Macpherson also published two
calendars in which she appeared in see-through tops.
1999, Macpherson appeared in five episodes of the
hit United States sitcom Friends as Joey's roommate
and girlfriend, Janine Lecroix. (Interestingly, the
actress had been named in an earlier season as someone
Chandler would picture during sex.)
went on to film Batman & Robin with George Clooney,
Jane Eyre with William Hurt and has also appeared
alongside Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica Parker in
If Lucy Fell. Her most controversial acting assignment
to date is a film made for Showtime Cable Network
called "A Girl Thing". In it she plays a
woman experimenting with bi-sexuality for the first
time. Macpherson appears in several nude love scenes
with co-star Kate Capshaw.
July 12 and 23 of 1997, William Ryan Holt and Michael
Mischler burgled Macpherson's Los Angeles home while
she was away on business in Chicago. The pair stole
an estimated $100,000 worth of jewelery, $6,000 in
cash and 15 nude photographs.
after the burglaries, Macpherson was contacted by
telephone and by mail from someone who threatened
to release the photos on the Internet if she did not
give them $60,000. Macpherson called the police, who
set up a sting operation. After the pair realized
that law enforcement had been called, they increased
their demand by an additional $20,000. The duo was
arrested on August 4, 1997.
29, was charged with two counts of burglary and six
counts of extortion. He eventually pled guilty to
one count of attempted extortion and one count of
burglary. He received a six year, eight month sentence.
26, a former Air Force service member and a military
inmate on parole, was charged with two counts of extortion.
He eventually pled guilty to one count of extortion
and was sentenced to one year in jail. After completing
his sentence in the Macpherson case, he was returned
to military custody where he served out the remainder
of his military sentence at the United States Disciplinary
Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
married Gilles Bensimon in 1985, but the couple divorced
as Macpherson's career escalated in 1989. She was
then rumoured to be dating comedian Norm MacDonald,
around the time he was promoting the movie Dirty Work.
has two sons, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius
Cy Andrea Busson; known as Flynn and Cy respectively;
with long term boyfriend Arpad Busson, a wealthy self-made
Swiss/French financier worth roughly $100,000,000
(USD). The couple got engaged on the announcement
of Macpherson's second pregnancy in August 2002. But
Aurelius Cy's birth in February 2003 led to tensions,
with Macpherson booking herself into Arizona's exclusive
Meadows Institute, where she was treated for exhaustion
and post natal depression. The couple parted in July
2005 as, according to Macpherson, Busson was so devout
a Catholic he decided he could not marry a divorcée,
despite having two children with her out of wedlock
and in spite of Macpherson herself being Catholic.
is currently dating British actor Ray Fearon. She
is rumoured to have dated Australian restaurateur
David Evans and real-estate developer John Hitchcox.
last name is often printed as "MacPherson"
and sometimes as "McPherson", but these
appear to be incorrect. Sources which can be expected
to be reliable, such as Playboy magazine (vol. 41,
no. 5, May 1994), and the website for Macpherson's
official lingerie line consistently print the name
is named in a Seinfeld episode in which Kramer goes
to the Cayman Islands and allegedly meets Elle, attends
a nudist beach, and plays "naked backgammon"
with her. (Credit:
like all successful models, has learned and mastered
the art of manipulating and enticing the media.
you wanted a "hard news" story of modeling,
I'm afraid your not going to find it here.
is known for her body, her looks, and her later success
in film and business.
Name: Elanor Gow
Born: Sydney, Australia, 29 March 1964
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