Elle Macpherson Biography
Elle Macpherson born Eleanor Nancy Gow is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname The Body. She is the founder, primary model, creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, The Body and a line of skin care products. She has been the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model from 2010 to 2013. She is an executive producer of NBC’s Fashion Star and was the host for the first season.
Elle Macpherson is the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow, a former president of a Sydney rugby league team, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Frances Gow, a nurse. Macpherson’s parents divorced when she was 10 years old and she moved with her mother and two siblings.
Macpherson grew up in East Lindfield, a suburb in the Sydney’s North Shore and attended Killara High School, completing her Higher School Certificate in 1981. She briefly studied law for one year at the University of Sydney. Her sister is a businesswoman and environmentalist Mimi Macpherson, born Miriam Frances Gow.
Elle Macpherson Marriage
Macpherson dated Billy Joel during the early 1980s, prior to his marriage to Christie Brinkley. Joel has said that the songs “This Night” and “And So It Goes” were written about his relationship with Macpherson. Macpherson is also believed to be at least part of the inspiration for Joel’s track “Uptown Girl”.
Macpherson met French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon in 1984 on a photo session for Elle magazine. They wed in May 1986 and divorced three years later. Thereafter, Macpherson began a relationship with London-based French financier Arpad Busson in 1996. They have two sons together: Arpad Flynn Busson, known as Flynn born February 1998 in New York City and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson born February 2003 in London. The family lived together in London until Busson and Macpherson’s separation in July 2005.
Macpherson subsequently began dating Miami, Florida-based hotel heir and billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, son of Donald Soffer, in early 2009. They broke up in March 2012 but reconciled following his injury in a helicopter accident in November 2012. They became engaged in March 2013 and married in July 2013 at the Laucala Resort in Fiji.
After living for many years in the UK, it was reported that Macpherson also lives in Florida, where Soffer is based. Besides English, she speaks fluent French and can converse in Italian and Spanish. In 2017, Macpherson and Soffer announced that they were getting a divorce.
Elle Macpherson Age
Elle Macpherson was born on 29th March 1964.
Elle Macpherson Children
- Arpad Flynn Busson
- Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson
Elle Macpherson Movies
- Jane Eyre
- Batman and Robin
- With Friends Like These
- The Edge
- A Girl Thing
- The Mirror Has Two Faces
- If Lucy Fell
- South Kensington