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Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley


Famous as :

Model, actress

Birth Name :

Elizabeth Jane Hurley

Birth Date :

June 10, 1965

Birth Place :

Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK

Spouse :

Arun Nayar (businessman, 02-Mar-07 - 15-Jun-11)

Claim to fame :

As Vanessa Kensington in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997)


Successfully maintained a fine balance between her acting and modeling career to soar as a well-known British figure around the globe, Elizabeth Jane Hurley sure has created such a distinguished achievement that only few people of her ilk could match. A daughter of an army officer of Irish Catholic descent and elementary schoolteacher, Liz, so she is often called, was born the second child in the family on June 10, 1965 in Hampshire, England. Growing up in the suburb of Basingstoke, a large town in South East England region, the girl originally aspired to be a dancer and even attended a boarding school specialized in ballet training at the age of 12, but later eagerly shifted to acting upon taking theater courses aside from that of dance at the London Studio Center during her teens. A handful of theater works afterwards followed to then lead to her first film debut in Bruce Beresford's segment of “Die tote Stadt” from “Aria” (1987), a collaborative feature consisting ten short pictures made by ten renowned directors.

Still struggled to build a decent acting career as she entered year 1988, Liz unexpectedly found herself stepping into another profession when she obtained a one-year modeling contract with a top London agency as a result of her triumph at an annual Face of the Year contest held in Winchester by local newspaper, the Winchester Extra. Though so, she delightfully stayed true to screen industry despite her new activities in modeling, continuously appearing in a series of films and TV productions for the rest of 1980s and early 1990s in which she finally made her way to enter Hollywood through Wesley Snipes' vehicle entitled “Passenger 57” (1992). This initial success satisfyingly was followed by her appointment to exclusively represent famed cosmetics company Estee Lauder in 1995, subsequently gained the blue-eyed beauty enough buzz to land second billing in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997).

Latest News

E! Orders First Scripted Series 'The Royals' Starring Elizabeth Hurley

March 07, 2014 08:36:01 GMT

E! is entering scripted programming business. The cable channel has officially picked up "" from "" creator Mark Schwahn, marking its first scripted drama series order.

Tom Sizemore: Elizabeth Hurley and Bill Clinton Affair Story Is 'Not True'

February 06, 2014 03:06:35 GMT

, who previously claimed that his former girlfriend had an affair with former president Bill Clinton when he was still in the office, has backtracked on his statement. In an interview with Huffington Post on Wednesday night, February 5, Sizemore said that the story was not true and issued an apology.

Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne Break Twitter Silence to Address Rumored Split

September 19, 2013 07:08:29 GMT

Just a day after speculations broke out that they might have broken up following an unusual silence on Twitter in recent weeks, and her fiance Shane Warne immediately addressed the rumors on Wednesday morning, September 18. They did so nowhere else of course but on the popular social networking site they were known to be very active before their love problems apparently set in.

Elizabeth Hurley and Fiance Shane Warne Spark Breakup Rumors

September 18, 2013 04:52:28 GMT

Having been known to be very active on the popular social networking site, the unusual silence of and her fiance Shane Warne on Twitter in the last three weeks has sparked rumors of a split between the engaged couple. The 48-year-old model/actress and the 44-year-old former international cricketer are one month short of celebrating their two year anniversary of being engaged after 10 months of dating that began in December 2010.

ABC's 'Bachelor Pad' Not Returning This Summer

March 18, 2013 07:28:27 GMT

Dating show "" won't return for its fourth season this year after being one of ABC's favorite summer shows for three consecutive years. Executive producer Mike Fleiss revealed this when answering a question on Twitter.

Tom Sizemore Reveals His Affair With Elizabeth Hurley and His Struggle With Drugs

March 18, 2013 06:52:52 GMT

tells all in new memoir "By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There". The action movie star talks about his past relationships with movie beauties like and Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, as well as recounts his journey to sobriety.

Pictures: Lady GaGa Channels Elizabeth Hurley in Safety-Pin Dress

October 03, 2012 09:14:17 GMT

was inspired by for her look in Milan. The Mother Monster rocked a black tight Versace gown with plunging neckline and oversized safety-pin accents. She showed off her trimmed figure, less than a month after getting criticized for her weight gain.

Engaged Shane Warne Clarifies Report About Proposal to Elizabeth Hurley

October 03, 2011 03:24:02 GMT

Shane Warne has one thing to clarify about his proposal to . Hours after he and Liz announced they have gotten engaged, the Australian cricketer took to Twitter to set the record straight on how he proposed to the actress playing Diana Payne on "".

Michael C. Hall in Negotiation to Star in 'Big Fish' Musical

September 09, 2011 16:45:01 GMT

could be the lead star in a Broadway adaptation of Tim Burton's movie "". The "" star, according to Deadline, is negotiating with the musical stage production to replace first candidate, , next year.

'Wendy Williams' Season 3 Guests Include Kate Gosselin, Common

September 09, 2011 15:06:12 GMT

"The Wendy Williams Show" will kick off its third season with as guest. The mother of sextuplet and twins was invited to the talk show on September 12 because her long-running reality show is ending its run on TLC in the same week.

Elizabeth Hurley: Shane Warne Used My Beauty Products

September 05, 2011 04:55:55 GMT

did not do her side of keeping secret well for revealing her boyfriend's new habit of wearing beauty products. "Shane's got his own set of beauty products now!" the actress said about Shane Warne's beauty regime in the new issue of Easy Living magazine.

'Gossip Girl' Set Pics: First Look at Elizabeth Hurley

July 14, 2011 07:56:19 GMT

has channeled her inner sexy media mogul on "" set. The model-turned-actress flaunted her cleavage in a red dress when filming a scene with regular cast in Manhattan, New York City on Wednesday, July 13.

Elizabeth Hurley's Entrance to Affect 'Gossip Girl'

July 06, 2011 02:26:35 GMT

After almost igniting a fight on "Wonder Woman", will get in touch with "". The English model/actress is going to join the fifth season of The CW hit show for a multi-episode arc, a spokesperson for the network has confirmed.

Elizabeth Hurley Officially Divorced From Arun Nayar

June 15, 2011 15:18:19 GMT

is free to remarry now that her divorce from businessman Arun Nayar has been made official. Their divorce decree was granted by a District Judge during a hearing at the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division in London on Wednesday, June 15.

Elizabeth Hurley's Reality TV Show Postponed

April 17, 2011 22:09:00 GMT

has documented life on her farm in Gloucestershire, England in a new documentary, which was due to air in the U.K. later this month.

Dr. Dre Wins Over Cops' Suit

March 21, 2011 02:00:50 GMT

has emerged victorious in a court battle with cops who sued the star for secretly recording them on 2000's "Up In Smoke" rap tour. Former police commander Gary Brown and other Detroit, Michigan city officials filed suit against Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, claiming they were filmed as they banned organizers from showing a video featuring naked women and violence at a concert at the Joe Louis Arena.

Kristin Davis' Philanthropy Works Honored at Genesis Awards

March 21, 2011 01:51:09 GMT

Animal loving-actress was honored for raising awareness of orphaned elephants at Saturday night's, March 19, Genesis Awards. The "" star works closely with wildlife conservationists in Kenya to help rescue elephants who are hunted by poachers for their tusks.

Report: Elizabeth Hurley to Join 'Desperate Housewives'

March 19, 2011 06:03:48 GMT

has sparked gossip she's heading for TV's Wisteria Lane after dining with star in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 16. The two actresses were spotted enjoying a business meal at exclusive restaurant Little Door, where they were joined by Hurley's lover, Aussie cricket star Shane Warne.

Pics: Elizabeth Hurley Films 'Wonder Woman' in Sexy Dress

March 16, 2011 03:10:31 GMT

began filming her part on the new "Wonder Woman" series on Tuesday, March 15 in Los Angeles' 5th street and would be back on the set the next day. A series of pictures captured the 45-year-old British actress dressing up in a sexy teal bandage dress and getting inside a Rolls Royce.

Video Premiere: Bruno Mars' 'Liquor Store Blues'

March 04, 2011 07:58:04 GMT

Grammy-winning singer grooves reggae tune with in his latest music video. The Best Male Pop Vocal Performance recipient is singing "Liquor Store Blues" side-by-side with his featured guest in front of colorful backdrop.

New 'Camelot' Trailer Shows Love and Betrayal

March 04, 2011 07:32:52 GMT

Less than a month away from the premiere, Starz releases the second trailer of its new historical drama "". This one starts with the crowning of King Arthur () by Merlin (), his meeting with the beautiful Guinevere () and his encounter with the one who betrays him ().

Natalie Portman Dissed for Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy

March 04, 2011 07:22:01 GMT

Despite 's rising profile during the last year, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is apparently not in favor of the Oscar winner's personal life. He took a jab at the expecting mother for glamorizing out-of-wedlock pregnancy when talking on "The Michael Medved Show" this Monday, February 28.

Selena Gomez Releases Official 'Who Says' Cover Art

March 04, 2011 07:13:22 GMT

follows up "Who Says" music video teaser with an official cover art of the upcoming single. The "" movie beauty looks dazzling in this artwork - she's playing with her hair and looking straight to the camera while slightly narrowing her eyes.

Ryan Reynolds Caught Getting Intimate With Mystery Girl in South Africa

March 04, 2011 06:40:01 GMT

While his ex-wife is reportedly seeing , is rumored to have found himself a new blonde girl. The "" actor is pictured getting cozy with a short-haired girl when filming the new movie in the Cape Town, South Africa.

First Official Picture of Red Skull in 'Captain America' Emerges

March 04, 2011 06:30:59 GMT

The first official picture of Red Skull, who is the real man behind Johann Schmidt's human mask, has landed online via Entertainment Weekly. It gives a better look at the villainous character as he is pictured from waist up and wearing a black leather coat completed with a belt which features Hydra symbol.

Elizabeth Hurley May Play Veronica Cale on 'Wonder Woman'

March 04, 2011 05:00:57 GMT

has landed a villainous role on the new "Wonder Woman" TV pilot by David E. Kelley. The British star made the announcement on her Twitter account on Thursday, March 3, writing "Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I'll be playing the evil villain. Can't wait."

Elizabeth Hurley Under Attack for Super Bowl Ad

February 08, 2011 09:46:19 GMT

has come under attack from TV viewers, who have accused the British actress/model of mocking environmental issues in a new commercial. The "Bedazzled" star appears in a tongue-in-cheek campaign for discount firm Groupon, in which she compares the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.

Elizabeth Hurley Teaching Her Parrot to Talk

February 01, 2011 02:58:06 GMT

is holding speech therapy classes - to teach her pet parrot to talk. The actress/model was given the exotic bird as a Christmas present last year and she has already heard her feathered friend say 'Hello'.

Elizabeth Hurley Kissed Shane Warne in Public

January 24, 2011 09:13:37 GMT

British actress/model appears to have cemented her rumored new romance with Australian cricket ace Shane Warne - they were spotted kissing in Los Angeles earlier this month. Photographs of the two stars locking lips during a holiday in California last weekend have emerged in U.K. tabloids, just weeks after news of their friendly relationship was revealed.

Elizabeth Hurley and Lily Allen's Tweets Under Investigation

January 10, 2011 08:41:39 GMT

Stars including and could face an official investigation over allegations they were paid to plug brands on Twitter.com. Britain's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is cracking down on the popular microblogging site's high-profile users who advertise products without stating their association with the company.

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