Elle McPherson (born Elanor Gow)
I must say I had more fun researching this
story than is probably decent, browsing the
reams of photos was indeed a pleasant task,
but there is much more to Elle McPherson
than just her ravishing good looks, there-in
lives a lovely person, and an intelligent lady.
Gorgeous Elle McPherson successfully negotiated her supermodel status into
a film career.
A millionaire's daughter and a native of
her mother after her parents divorced.
Standing six feet tall, the willowy but curvaceous blonde first gained fame
after she was selected to appear in one of Sports Illustrated famous swimsuit
One of the periodical's most popular models, she appeared on its cover four
times and, in 1986, she graced the cover of Time magazine.
She became the unofficial ambassador for the Australian tourist commission.
Her status as a supermodel secured, McPherson branched out into films,
appearing opposite Tara Fitzgerald, Hugh Grant, and Sam Neill in Sirens ,
an erotic portrait of a preacher's wife who comes to accept her sensuous
nature during a visit to the home of notorious Aussie artist
The role required McPherson to gain 30 pounds (and to show the world
exactly where they were located) to soften her model’s angularity,
(I must have missed that angular period, I always found her drop dead
gorgeous,) giving her a soft, but still pleasing appearance.
She lost the pounds and then appeared opposite William Hurt in Jane
Eyre, following that up with a role in Barbara Streisand The Mirror Has
Two Faces (both 1996).
In addition to her Film and modeling careers, McPherson has also
proven herself a shrewd businesswoman.
She owns a lucrative lingerie company in
mother and has homes in the
On modeling: "I'm too old for that." (in 1999)