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Supermodel Elle Macpherson bio, net worth, life

Sep 11 2020 By Asbin Ghimire
Elle Macpherson bio
Elle Macpherson bio
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The supermodel, famous with the nickname ‘the body’, Elle Macpherson recently revealed how she keeps a fit figure despite being 54-year-old. Unveiling the mystery of her overall fitness, Macpherson said she improved her body in just one week.

In the process, she replaced acidic foods and alcohol with fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables along with regular meditation and 45 minutes of routine exercise. Explaining why Ellie Macpherson early modelling days did not work, Macpherson confessed about relying more on genetics to stay slim, ignoring clear health and fitness regimen.

Additionally, she wasn’t hesitant to share that her 40s and 50s were better in comparison to the 20s and 30s when talking about physical wellbeing.

Talking about the issue, Elle, in a podcast with supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, said:

It gets to a point where what you’ve done your whole life doesn’t work anymore.

Relating the context, she continued:

I’d always been interested in wellness... And when I had children, I was watching my body evolve and I wanted to learn more about how to support it through all the different phases of my life.”

Elle Macpherson is now the source of inspiration for everyone who follows her. So, yes, make sure to read the article until the end if you are one of her admirers. We have dug up facts about her life, including her personal life, net worth, and career.

Who is Elle Macpherson?

Elle Macpherson, an Australian model, businesswoman, television host, and actress is famous for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Furthermore, she currently works as an executive producer of the show, Fashion Star, airing on the NBC network.

Elle Macpherson bio
Elle Macpherson, an Australian model, businesswoman, television host, and actress, source: Wikimedia

In addition, she is also famous for a number of commercial projects, working as a primary model, and creative director. In particular, the business venture she works for includes Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie brand, and The Body, a brand of skincare items.

Short Bio

Elle Macpherson was born on March 29, 1964, in Killara, New South Wales, Australia with the birth name Eleanor Nancy Gow. Although born in Killara, she grew up in East Lindfield, a suburb in Sydney’s North Shore. Additionally, she was born as one of the children of Peter Gow and Frances Gow. Likewise, the Scottish descent Elle Macpherson was born under the star sign Aries.

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Talking about her education, she attended Killara High School, graduating with the Higher School Certificate in 1981. Later, for higher education, she went to the University of Sydney to study law for one year. Prior to her University days, she worked as a model in the United States to earn money to pay for her law school.

Elle Macpherson as a model

Elle’s career as a model began in 1982, working for the commercial of Tab, a soft cola drink. Since then it didn’t take long for her to raise her profile as a model, emerging as a “girl next door” figure in Australia.

Particularly, in the period of 1980s, Elle got the opportunity to work for the cover and in the pages of major magazines including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, GQ, Allure, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Time, L’Officiel, Flare, Maxim and New York.

Elle Macpherson
Elle’s career as a model began in 1982, working for the commercial of Tab
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Similarly, Elle became highly popular after getting a chance to feature on the annual Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine. Additionally, she is among the few models to feature on the cover of the magazine for the record five-times: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, and 2006.

Prior to her cover in Sports Illustrated Magazine, Macpherson was a longtime face of a luxury French skincare company, Biotherm. In May 1994, Elle’s popularity reached its peak after she appeared in a nude pictorial in the issue of Playboy magazine

Besides, Macpherson also worked with some of the famous designers and design companies. Being specific, she has walked the runways for Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Azzedine Alaïa, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Nicole Miller, Michael Kors, Perry Ellis, Kenzo, Todd Oldham, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, and Valentino.

Advertising campaigns

Mcpherson also worked for different advertising campaigns, including Christian Dior, Escada, Enrico Coveri, Azzedine Alaïa, Guy Laroche, Ralph Lauren, Victorio & Lucchino, Omega, Pinko, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, ModelCo, and Revlon.

Likewise, she promoted different brands, working as a model in their advertising campaigns. The brands she endorsed include Diet Coke, Chrysler, Miller Lite, Impulse, Budweiser, Tab, KFC, Garuda Airlines, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Awards, honours, and rewards

Her outstanding modelling career later gave her the opportunity to work as an Australian icon during the 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, and co-host of the Miss Universe 2001 pageant. Macpherson was also honoured as a Style Icon award at the 2006 Elle Style Awards for her contribution to the modelling world. Furthermore, She also signed a three-year contract by Revlon Cosmetics to be the global ambassador of the company in March 2008.

Elle Macpherson Acting career

Apart from being famous as a model, Elle has also worked as an actor in some movies and series. Her movie debut was in 1994 in the movie Sirens. In the movie, she appeared nude that raised the eyebrows of many media working in movie production. In addition, she also played her part in movies like Alice, Batman & Robin, The Edge, Jane Eyre, and The Mirror Has Two Faces.

Elle is also known for her appearance in the Tv series Friends, playing the role of Joey Tribbiani roommate and the girlfriend of Janine Lecroix. Her other project, working as an actress of the series includes A Girl Thing and The Beautiful Life.

An entrepreneur

In 1994, Elle formed her own company named, Elle Macpherson Inc., her financial organization to serve her later endeavours. Later in 1990, she launched her own lingerie collection, Elle Macpherson Intimates in partnership with Bendon Limited Apparel.

At that time, her company became the single best-selling lingerie line in both Britain and Australia. Later, in January 2010, Macpherson widened her line and launched Obsidian as a sub-brand. Following her involvement with the brand, she pioneered the creation of a signature maternity bra.

Likewise, she is also the owner of companies Elle Macpherson – The Body and WelleCo. In specific, the company WelleCo launched its signature product, The Super Elixir, an alkalizing health supplement. The product is popular in the market, having many celebrities as fans, including Kate Moss.

Family background

Elle’s parents parted their ways when she was just 10 years old. After the divorce of her parents, she moved with her mother and two siblings with one staying with her father. Besides, her father, Peter Gow is an entrepreneur and sound engineer while her mother, Frances Gow, is a professional nurse.

Talking about her siblings, she grew up with two sisters, Mimi Macpherson and Elizabeth Macpherson, and one brother, Brendon Macpherson. Matter of fact, her younger sister, Mimi Macpherson is a businesswoman and environmentalistIn contrast, her other siblings are out of the limelight.

Relationship: Elle Macpherson married twice

55 years old supermodel Elle Macpherson has already been in a marital relationship twice. However, both of them didn’t have a good ending. In particular, she shared her vows for the first time with french photographer Gilles Bensimon in May 1986, which ended in 1989. Macpherson and Gilles met for the first time in 1984 on a photo session for Elle magazine. During the time, Gilles was working as a photographer of the same magazine.

On the other hand, nearly after the 24 years of divorce with Gilles, Elle decided to get married for the second time with Jeffrey Soffer. Especially, she walked down the aisle with billionaire Jeffrey Soffer in July 2013. Besides, their marriage was followed by four years of dating, starting in early 2009.  The couple tied a knot in a lavish ceremony held in Laucala Resort in Fiji.

Elle’s relationship with Jeffrey was full of ups and downs, breaking up in March 2013 and again reconciling in November 2012. The news of their reunion aired soon after Jeffrey was injured in a 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas. Despite reunion, they couldn’t hold their relationship together, calling it quits nearly after four years of marriage in 2017.

Other intimates

Apart from the marital relationship, Supermodel Ellie Macpherson had an intimate relationship with American singer and songwriter Billy Joel and Arpad Busson. However, Elle’s relationship with both of them never turned into a husband-wife relationship. Matter of fact, Billy Joel is the first person to be romantically linked with Elle Macpherson. The couple started dating since the early 1980s.

On the other hand, Elle’s relationship with Arpad Busson was kind of serious. She even shares two sons, Flynn, 19, and 14-year-old Aurelius Cy with him. Although the couple lived together for 9 years, the media never got to hear the news about their wedding. The couple parted their ways in 2005 after dating each other since 1996.

Rumoured relationship with Andrew Wakefield

As per reports from August 2018, Elle Macpherson is believed to be dating former British doctor Andrew Wakefield. The rumour of them dating first came in media after they were spotted kissing while picking up fruit and veggie from the market. Although spotted together multiple times, the duo is yet to open up about their relationship.

Elle Macpherson Net Worth: $95 Million

As per the reports of celebrity net worth, Supermodel Elle Macpherson holds a net worth over $95 Million. Matter of fact, she is one of the richest models around the globe. The mouth-watering fortune that she holds is all because of her career as a model, entrepreneur, and actress. Apart from that, the endorsement and sponsorship deals also helped her to amass such a huge fortune.

Talking about her salary, the model, earns a million dollars as a salary. Likewise, she also owns expensive assets including a luxurious Miami mansion which has a valuation of $26,000,000. Besides, reports also suggest that she bagged $53,000,000 in 2017 as a divorce settlement fund from her ex-husband, Jeffrey Soffer.

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