Famous Australians: Elle MacPhearson


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Elle MacPhearson

Name: Elle MacPherson (real name Elanor Gow)

Born: 29 March 1964

Place of Birth: Cronulla Sydney, Australia

Occupation: Supermodel, actor, fashion designer, restaurant owner

Marital Status: Single (is currently seen dating Arpade "Arki" Busson)

Elle MacPhearson is considered one of Australia's most beautiful supermodel. Born in Sydney, she grew up as a tom-boy along her family. She is the eldest of four children. Her parents divorced when she was 14 years old and adopted the name MacPhearson after her mother remarried. At the urging of her barrister father, Elle took up a pre-law program at the University of Sydney but soon left after she heard the calling for modelling.

She was discovered in Aspen, Colorado and soon joined the Click Agency to become one of Australia's most popular model. Referred to as The Body, Elle soon gained international recognition. She is now the manager of the self-titled lingerie line; Elle MacPherson Intimates and Elle Macphersons Men for menswear.

Along with supermodels such as Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, she opened a restaurant in New York. (See also Fashion Cafe Homepage) She has starred in the hit movie Siren with co-stars Hugh Grant and Australian Sam Neil.

She has moved to London to settle down with her new-born baby and companion, London financier Arpad Bussen.

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