She is an Australian model, actress and television host. Her birth name was Eleanor Nancy Gow. She is best known as the primary model, founder and creative director for several business ventures, such as The Body, a line of skin care products, Elle Macpherson Intimates and a lingerie line. She was the host and executive producer of 2010 Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. She was born to Peter Gow, an entrepreneur and sound engineer and Frances Gow, a nurse.
Early Life of Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow on March 29, 1964, in Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is Australian and belongs to the White ethnicity. She is the daughter of Peter Gow, an entrepreneur, and Frances Gow, a nurse.
Macpherson was just 10 when her parents split apart and she moved with her mother and two siblings. Later her mother remarried and she adopted her stepfather surname, Macpherson. She was raised in a suburb in the Sydney's North Shore.
Macpherson attended Killara High School and completed her schooling in 1981. Then she briefly studied law for a year at the University of Sydney.
Elle Macpherson's Career
Elle Macpherson started her career as a model in 1982 with a TV commercial for Tab which established her as a "girl next door" figure in Australia. By the 1980s, she rose to fame and she apperared in the cover of magazines such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, British and Australian Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, GQ, Time, L'Officiel, Flare and New York.
Macpherson garnered more through Sports Illustrated magazine's annual Swimsuit Issue and she appeared in the cover of the record five times: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, and 2006. She has walked the runways for Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Azzedine Alaïa, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Perry Ellis, Todd Oldham, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, and Valentino.
In 1994, Macpherson appeared nude in John Duigan directorial venture, Sirens and feraured in the issue of Playboy magazine. She co-hotsed the Miss Universe 2001 pagent. Her popularity leds Macpherson to became an unofficial ambassador of Australian tourist comission. In 2006, she eceived the Style Icon award at the 2006 Elle Style Awards.
Elle Macpherson signed a three-year deal with Revlon Cosmetics and named her a Global Brand Ambassador.
Elle Macpherson's Personal Life
Elle Macpherson first married Gilles Bensimon, the creative director of Elle in 1984. She first met Bensimon at the age of 21 and eventually fell in love. However, the couple failed to handle their married life in 1986.
Elle Macpherson Affairs
First Affair with David Lee Roth
He is the first boyfriend of Elle, who by profession is a rock vocalist, songwriter, radio personality and actor.
Second Affair with Michael Hutchence
His full name is Michael Kelland John Hutchence, who was an Australian musician and actor. He died in 22 November, 1997.
Third Affair with Warren Beaty
He is one of Elle's boyfriend, who is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. The two dated shortly.
Fourth Affair with Tim Jefferies
This man is one of Elle's long time dated boyfriend. They were all over the news at the time they were in relationship.
Fifth Affair with Arpad Busson
He is the ex-fiance of Elle, who is a London-based French financier. From their 10 years of relationship they have raised two sons.
Sixth Affair with Kevin Costner
His full name is Kevin Michael Costner, who is a singer, musician, actor, film director and producer. The two dated shortly in 1996.
Seventh Affair with Norm MacDonald
He is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. They were in a relationship form 1997 to 1998.
Eighth Affair with Ray Fearon
This 42 year old man is a British actor, who once was in relationship with Elle. They stayed as couple for some months.
Nineth Affair with Paul McCartney
His actual name is Sir James Paul McCartney, who by profession is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
10 Affair with Vito Schnabel
He is an independent curator and art dealer based in New York City, who dated Elle shortly.
Affair with Damian Aspinall
He is a British businessman and conservationist, who has released many zoo-bred Lowland Gorilla in Gabon. His full name is John Damian Androcles Aspinall.
Affair with Guy Ritchie
He is a British filmmaker, who dated Elle in 2009. After his divorce with the singer Madonna, he is now married to Jacqui Ainsley.