Elle Macpherson is an Australian-born model, entrepreneur, reality TV presenter, and an occasional actress. She had a meteoric rise to fame back in the 1980s and has become one of the most prominent fashion models out of Australia. Among several other notable magazine features, the supermodel graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for an unprecedented 5 times, and for her amazing figure, she was given the moniker Elle “The Body” Macpherson by Time magazine in 1989.
Following her immense success as a fashion model, Macpherson has delved into other aspects of the fashion/beauty business. She has founded a number of businesses, including a lingerie collection and a line of cosmetics. She also had an active acting career from the 1990s to the early 2000s. The multitalented star had a recurring role as Janine LaCroix in the sixth season of the hit sitcom, Friends.
Elle Macpherson Biography (Age)
Her birth name is Eleanor Nancy Gow and she was born on the 29th day of March in the year 1964, in Killara, New South Wales, Australia. Her mother Frances worked as a nurse and her father Peter Gow earned his living as an entrepreneur. However, her parents’ marriage ended in a divorce when she was 10 after which she relocated with her mother who later married again. Eleanor’s last name was changed from ‘Gow’ to that of her stepfather ‘Macpherson’ owing to a clerical error which occurred during her enrollment into a new school.
Macpherson studied at Killara High School and she graduated in 1981. She enrolled to study law at the University of Sydney but she quit after just one year. Elle began modeling even before enrolling for college but she eventually made it a fulltime career after quitting college. She had a meteoric rise to prominence in the early 1980s as she got to feature on international fashion magazines like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and many more.
For six consecutive years, Elle Macpherson got featured in every issue of Elle magazine and by 1986, she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, the first of so many. She also walked the runway and headlined ad campaigns for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world.
While Elle Macpherson’s modeling career continued to soar, she launched several lucrative business ventures which earned her a reputation as a successful businesswoman. She equally delved into acting appearing in films like Sirens (1994), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), The Edge (1997) and South Kensington (2001). The multitalented star also recorded a number of small-screen credits, the most notable of which was in the hit series, Friends (1999-2000).
Her Net Worth
Elle Macpherson has attained an enviable level of success as a model since coming into the limelight in the 1980s and has also enjoyed some massive endorsement deals with multinationals like Revlon Cosmetics. Additionally, this multitalented star has been involved in several other bankable ventures in recent times.
She launched her own lingerie line (Elle Macpherson Intimates) back in 1990 and in 1994, she formed her own company (Elle Macpherson Inc.) which has served as a base for most of her later business ventures. Over the years, Macpherson has launched a series of calendars, workout videos, as well as a highly successful line of beauty products, Elle Macpherson – The Body.
With these and many other illustrious ventures to her name, it comes as no surprise that the model and business mogul has built a vast financial empire for herself. Macpherson’s net worth is pegged at an estimated value of $95 million and counting.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Elle Macpherson is known for her statuesque physique at a towering height of 6 feet (183 cm). Now in her fifties, the ageless superstar has maintained that famous body which put her on the fashion map several decades ago. The supermodel flaunted her famous physique in a nude pictorial for the May 1994 issue of Playboy magazine. She sports a trim physique at a body weight of 61 kg (134½ lb). Macpherson’s vital body statistics are 36-25-35 inches (91.5-63.5-89 cm).
Other Facts about Elle Macpherson
1. By the turn of the century, Elle Macpherson’s soaring popularity earned her the position of an unofficial tourism ambassador of her home country of Australia.
2. She has also garnered several accolades in the course of her career as a supermodel and as a business mogul.
3. Macpherson was crowned the Entrepreneur of the Year by Glamour magazine back in 2005. She equally received the Style Icon award at the 2006 Elle Style Awards by Elle Magazine. In 2008, she was named the Lingerie Designer of the Year by the Underfashion Club.
4. In addition to her prosperous career, Elle Macpherson has also made headlines for her high-profile romantic involvements, the most notable of which was with French-born business magnate, Arpad Busson.
5. The couple got together in 1996 and they have 2 sons together; Arpad Flynn Busson (born 1998) and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson (born 2003). Macpherson parted ways with Arpad Busson in July 2005, bringing an end to their 9-year romance.