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Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Jane Hurley is an English model and actress who became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant in the 1990s. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of worldwide media attention due to the global box office success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media notice. The highlight of Hurley's professional life has been her association with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder. The company gave Hurley her first modeling job at the age of 29 and has used her as a model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. Her best known cinematic work was as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedies, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). Hurley currently models and designs an eponymous beachwear line. Hurley was born as a middle child in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, the daughter of Angela and Roy Hurley. Her Irish father was a Major in the British Army, while her Anglican mother was a teacher at Kempshott Infant School. She has an older sister, Kate, and a younger brother Michael James Hurley. Hurley was a struggling actress in 1987, when she met Hugh Grant while working on a Spanish production called Remando Al Viento. While Hurley was his girlfriend, Grant was embroiled in an international scandal for soliciting the services of a female prostitute in 1995. Hurley stood by him and accompanied Grant to the premiere of his movie Nine Months. After 13 years together, Hurley and Grant announced an "amicable" split in May 2000. Hurley lived in a London home owned by Grant after the break-up. She invited Grant to her wedding in 2007, but he chose not to attend. On 4 April 2002, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley. The baby's father, Steve Bing, denied paternity by alleging that he and Hurley had a brief, non-exclusive relationship in 2001. A DNA test, however, established Bing as the child's father. In late 2002, Hurley started dating Indian textile heir Arun Nayar, who runs a small software company since 1998. On 2 March 2007, Hurley and Nayar married at Sudeley Castle and then had a second wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.

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Jun 10, 1965 In Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wonder Woman
Latest Project:
Movie Father Christmas Is Back 2021-11-07
Known For
Poster of Gossip Girl
Poster of Project Catwalk
Poster of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Poster of Edtv
Series Wonder Woman Veronica Cale 2024
Movie Father Christmas Is Back Joanna Christmas 2021-11-07
Movie Then Came You Clare 2021-03-11
Movie The Great Satan 2018-06-12
Movie An Elephant's Journey Aunt Sarah 2018-04-16
Series The Royals Queen Helena 2015-03-15
Movie Viktor Alexandra Ivanov 2014-09-04
Movie Wonder Woman Veronica Cale 2011-04-23
Movie Made in Romania Herself 2010-12-28
Movie Valentino: The Last Emperor Herself 2008-09-07
Series Gossip Girl Diana Payne 2007-09-19
Series Project Catwalk 2006-01-12
Movie Method Rebecca Fairbanks 2004-06-16
Movie Dawg Anna Lockheart 2002-02-21
Movie Serving Sara Sara Moore 2002-08-23
Movie Psyclops Winthrop's Granddaughter 2002-12-31
Series The Job Unknown 2001-03-14
Movie Double Whammy Ann Beamer 2001-10-17
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song Vicky Prentiss 2000-10-23
Movie The Weight of Water Adaline Gunne 2000-09-25
Movie Bedazzled The Devil 2000-10-19
Movie My Favorite Martian Brace Channing 1999-02-11
Movie Edtv Jill 1999-03-26
Movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Vanessa Kensington 1999-06-08
Movie The Making of a Mobster: 'Mickey Blue Eyes' Self 1999-07-31
Movie Permanent Midnight Sandra 1998-09-16
Movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Vanessa Kensington 1997-05-02
Movie Dangerous Ground Karen 1997-02-12
Movie Harrison: Cry of the City Cecilia Harrison 1996-02-27
Movie Samson and Delilah Dalila 1996-12-08
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-08-21
Movie Mad Dogs And Englishmen Antonia 1995-06-02
Movie The Shamrock Conspiracy Cecilia Harrison 1995-12-12
Movie Beyond Bedlam Stephanie Lyell 1994-04-22
Movie Sharpe's Enemy Lady Farthingdale 1994-06-01
Series Sharpe Unknown 1993-05-05
Movie El largo invierno Ema Stapleton 1992-02-15
Movie Passenger 57 Sabrina Ritchie 1992-11-06
Movie Death Has A Bad Reputation Julia Latham 1990-01-01
Movie Kill Cruise Lou 1990-04-05
Movie Rowing with the Wind Claire Clairmont 1988-01-01
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Movie Aria Marietta 1987-05-27
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Rumpole of the Bailey Unknown 1975-12-17