Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born June 10, 1965) is an English model, actress, producer and designer, born in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Her mother is an English Protestant while her late father was a lapsed Catholic of Irish descent. Her height is 1.73m.
Elizabeth has an older sister, Kate, and a younger brother, Michael. She took ballet classes as a child and got a scholarship at a boarding school at the age of 12 but was expelled for poor grades. She first came to public attention following her wearing of a form-fitting black Versace gown barely held together with safety pins (referred to as ”that” dress in the British press), at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), a film that starred her then-companion Hugh Grant.
Her notable Hollywood films include, two Austin Powers movies (1997 & 1999) and Bedazzled (2000). She has also produced two films starring Grant, Extreme Measures (1996) and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), under their jointly owned Simian production company. Additionally, in 2004 she was an executive producer on the film Method. She dated Grant from 1987 until 2001 and they seem to remain good friends.
She is the face of Estée Lauder’’s ReNutriv Skin Care Line. In addition, she has a lipstick named after her, Elizabeth Pink, the profits of which go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Since her breakup with Grant, she has been linked with multi-millionaire American film producer Stephen Bing and American millionaire Ted Forstmann. She is engaged to half-Indian, half-German Arun Nayar, the playboy son of a Bombay textile millionaire, whom she has been seeing since 2003 and who obtained a divorce from his Italian wife, Valentina Pedroni, in early 2005. On April 4, 2002, she gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley, fathered by Bing, who initially denied paternity. DNA tests confirmed that he was the father. Damian was baptized a Roman Catholic, as Elizabeth Hurley has been contemplating converting to Catholicism for more than a decade but has not yet officially done so; having a child out of wedlock is frowned on by Catholics.
She has homes in London; in Ampney Crucis, a village in Gloucestershire, England; and in Beverly Hills, California. The Daily Mail 2004 Rich List put her fortune at an estimated £17 million. She said she gets her “hot date” look by eating a lot of Watercress Soup. Elizabeth’s dress size is (US) 6 (UK 8 EU 38)
In April of 2005 her beachwear line Elizabeth Hurley Beach debuted in select Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the United States, Harrod’s in the UK and in various other locations worldwide.
Elizabeth Hurley is apparently a favorite of director David Yates to play Bellatrix Lestrange in the upcoming film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007 .
Another interesting fact is that Hurley has twelve piercings in her ears and a pierced nose. She says the Estée Lauder people do a good job of covering them.
The Weight of Water, 2000Method (film) (2004)
Serving Sara (2002)
Double Whammy (2001)
The Weight of Water (2000)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Dangerous Ground (1997)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (film) (1995)
Beyond Bedlam (1993)
Passenger 57 (1992)
The Long Winter (1992)
Skipper, Der (1990)
Rowing In the Wind (1988)
Aria (film) (1987)