Eleanor Nancy Macpherson was born on March 29, 1964 and she is an Australian model, businesswoman, television presenter and actress.

Elle Macpherson Biography

She was born Eleanor Nancy Gow in Killara, New South Wales in 1964, the daughter of businessman and sound engineer Peter Gow, former chairman of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks , a Sydney rugby league team , and Frances Gow, a nurse. 

She is of Scottish descent . Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old and she moved in with her mother and her two brothers. Her mother later remarried, and a clerical error registering at her new school meant her last name was changed from Gow to Macpherson (her stepfather’s last name).

She was growing up in East Lindfield, a suburb in Sydney’s north shore , and she was attending Killara Secondary School , completing his High School Certificate in 1981. She briefly was studying law for a year at the University of Sydney .

Elle Macpherson Nude

The woman whose dizzying measurements earned her the nickname of The Body is about to reach half a century without being noticed. 

She is posing nude again , recreating an iconic cover she illustrated for Playboy in 1994, and it seems that time has almost stopped for her.

She, 49, stars in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. The magazine headlines “Fabulous at any age.” The model -one of the catwalk queens of the 90s- has been portrayed on this occasion by the singer Bryan Adams with the well-known pose of her posing only with black knee-high socks.

Elle Macpherson Career

She enrolled to study law at the University of Sydney . Before beginning his university studies, he visited the United States to spend a year doing modeling work to earn money to pay for his law books. 

She traveled to New York City, where she initially enrolled in Click Model Management. Her modeling career began in 1982 with a television commercial for Tab that established her as a ” girl-next-door ” figure in Australia. 

During the 1980s, her profile rose rapidly, appearing on the cover and in the pages of major magazines such as Elle , Harper’s Bazaar , Marie Claire , Vogue , Cosmopolitan , Tatler , GQ , Allure , Mademoiselle , Glamour , TimeL’Officiel , Flare , Maxim and New York

She cemented her high-profile image of her through frequent appearances on Elle; she appeared on numerous covers and appeared in every issue for six consecutive years. During that time, at the age of 21, she married Gilles Bensimon, the creative director of Elle . 

In 1985, she was becoming the face of the French luxury skin care company Biotherm

Over time, she gained 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 has paraded on the catwalks of 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

She has appeared in ad campaigns for Christian Dior, Escada, Enrico Coveri, Azzedine Alaïa, Guy Laroche, Ralph Lauren, Victorio & Lucchino, Omega, Pinko, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, ModelCo, and Revlon. 

She has also appeared in non-fashion ad campaigns for Diet Coke, Chrysler, Miller Lite, Impulse, Budweiser, Tab, KFC, Garuda Airlines, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

In 1999, the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda honored her by using her face on a series of postage stamps, the first model to appear on legal tender. She was appearing among other Australian icons during the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics, her elaborate float resembling a camera lens and featuring a catwalk. 

Along with Naomi Campbell, she co-hosted the 2001 Miss Universe pageant. Her popularity had reached such a level that the Australian government offered her a position on her tourism commission as an unofficial ambassador. 

During her career, she has worked with fashion photographers such as Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino,  Mert and Marcus, Ellen von Unwerth,  and Steven Meisel. Her portraits, taken by Bob Carlos Clarke, are among those donated to the National Portrait Gallery in London by his family after his death. 

She received the Style Icon Award at the 2006 Elle Style Awards presented by the fashion magazine Elle . 

In March 2008, she signed a three-year contract with Revlon Cosmetics, which named her a Global Brand Ambassador. Since then, he has appeared in print and advertising campaigns for the company. She returned to the runway in 2010 to close Louis Vuitton’s fall show for Marc Jacobs in Paris.

Elle Macpherson Young

In the 1980s, along with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Pavlína Pořízková, and Cindy Crawford, she became part of the new generation of supermodels. 

In 1989, Time magazine gave her the nickname Elle “The Body” Macpherson after she appeared on its cover. She continued to use the name in various business ventures. 

In 1996, Frank DeCaro of The New York Time was citing her, along with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer as “The Magnificent Seven”. He was reflecting, “Known by their first names to legions of fans, they are the legends of the modern catwalk, the pretty girl-next-door under all the paint.” 

In 1994, she was leaving her agency, Ford Models, to form her own company, Elle Macpherson Inc., which would serve as the financial organizational base for her later endeavors. 

She soon went on to produce her own series of calendars, each of which was accompanied by a “making of” television show in 1992, 1993, and 1994. She used this as a springboard to create “Your Personal Best: Body ” exercise video series. 

She subsequently diversified her business portfolio and in 1990 launched her ‘Elle Macpherson Intimates’ lingerie collection in association with Bendon Limited Apparel. Intimates became the best-selling lingerie line in both Great Britain  and Australia. 

The association was one of the first cases of crossover between a model and a fashion brand. In 1989, when Bendon first approached her about promoting her lingerie in Australia, she saw an opportunity to reverse her strategy and suggested a licensing deal, with products bearing her name and designs created in association with Bendon’s team.  Although commonplace now, the idea was unorthodox at the time. 

She took a major role in the development and management of the company, serving as director of marketing and later creative director. In January 2010, she expanded the line, launching Obsidian as a sub-brand. 

While nursing his second child, he spearheaded the development of an exclusive line of maternity bras. 

Intimates has retained high brand recognition into the 2000s, appearing as a featured brand on America’s Next Top Model ; Last year the brand celebrated 10 years of existence at Selfridges.

Elle Macpherson Playboy

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but we hadn’t published anything from The Body yet . This is how she was nicknamed in the 80s, when she marked an era along with other mythical colleagues by profession. She has already gone down in history as one of the best top models, but even today, at 49 years old, she is still a true goddess. I’m talking about Elle Macpherson .

What a crime not to have her here until today! But we are going to solve it by publishing one of her best poses. The one she did for Playboy back in 1994. Seeing her naked, even if it’s in old photos or that you already know by heart, is still hypnotic. 

And it is that she has always had a body with some of the most perfect proportions in the world of the catwalk. Surely she still reserves a few poses with which to leave us drooling for the umpteenth time, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy this wonder.

80’S Elle Macpherson 

She is known for her record five appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, which led to her nickname “The Body”, coined by Time in 1989.

90’S Elle Macpherson

She appeared in supporting roles in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and as Julie Madison in Batman and Robin (1997), as well as leading roles in The Edge (1997).

Elle Macpherson Net Worth

Her net worth is $95 millions.

Elle Macpherson Private Life

She dated Billy Joel in the early 1980s. Joel has said that the songs “This Night” and “And So It Goes” were written about his relationship with Macpherson.  She is also believed to be at least part of the inspiration for Joel’s “Uptown Girl”. 

She met French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon in 1984 at a photo shoot for Elle magazine . They were married in May 1986 and divorced three years later. 

She began a relationship with financier Arpad Busson in 1996.  They have two sons.  The family lived together in London until their separation in July 2005. 

She subsequently began dating Miami, Florida-based billionaire and hotel heir Jeffrey Soffer, son of Donald Soffer, in early 2009.

They separated in March 2012,  but later reconciled . from his injury in a helicopter crash in November 2012.  They became engaged in March 2013,  and married in July 2013 at the Laucala Resort in Fiji.In 2017, she and Soffer announced that they were divorcing. 

She also lives in Florida, where Soffer is based.  In addition to English, he speaks French and can converse in Italian and Spanish. 

In July 2018, it was reported that Macpherson was dating British former doctor and anti-vax activist Andrew Wakefield

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