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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 June 1965Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK
Birth NameElizabeth Jane Hurley
Nickname Liz
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theater. Soon, Hurley wore the punk rock look with pink hair and a nose ring, but to get work, she had to change her image to one that was castable. After college, Hurley worked in the theater and made her screen debut in Aria (1987). Roles in Television and a film, Rowing with the Wind (1988), which included a young actor named Hugh Grant, soon followed. European films followed her appearance in the BBC serial Christabel (1988). Her film debut in a Hollywood movie was in the Wesley Snipes action drama Passenger 57 (1992). When Hugh Grant was picked up with Divine Brown, Hurley became headline news. Added to this was the fact that she was the model representing top cosmetics house Estée Lauder, and there was nowhere Hurley could go to get away from the press. In 1994, Hurley and Hugh Grant set up Simian Films in partnership with Castle Rock Entertainment. As Head of Development, Hurley found the script and produced her first film Extreme Measures (1996), which stars Hugh Grant.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (1)

Arun Nayar (2 March 2007 - 15 June 2011) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Her black Versace dress with gold safety pins
Dark brown hair and blue eyes
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Deep sultry voice with British accent

Trivia (38)

Former spokesperson for Estée Lauder.
Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#83). [1995]
Was considered for a role in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995).
Back together with former boyfriend Hugh Grant [September 2000]
Said she gets her "hot-date look" by eating vast quantities of watercress soup. (May 2001 interview, London's "The Evening Standard")
Replaced by supermodel Carolyn Murphy for the lucrative Estée Lauder make-up contract (Murphy is ten years younger than her).
Older sister, Kate, younger brother, Michael. Mother, Angela.
She was ranked fourth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British film actresses.
Godmother of actress Patsy Kensit's son, Lennon Francis Gallagher.
Voted the 13th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine. [September 2002]
Dated Hugh Grant [1987 - 2000]
Estée Lauder's "Elizabeth Pink" lipstick is named after her and proceeds from the sales go to breast cancer research.
In 2000, she crossed a Screen Actors Guild picket line to film a commercial. The well publicized strike was set up by the Guild to demand better conditions for members who work for the advertising industry. When asked why, she said she "didn't know" the strike was in progress.
Her son, Damian Charles, has seven godparents, including Elton John and Patsy Kensit.
She owns her own beach wear company, aptly named Elizabeth Hurley Beach.
Claims to have not watched television since 1979.
Named #45 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Engaged to marry boyfriend Arun Nayer. They are planning an English countryside ceremony for September 2006.
In 2000, the Screen Actors Guild went on a long strike against advertisers, demanding higher residual payments for actors appearing in commercials. Not only did Robbins and his colleagues demand that everyone punish Procter & Gamble workers with a boycott, they were highly interested in punishing any actor who crossed the picket line. When Elizabeth Hurley made an Estée Lauder ad, and then claimed she was unaware of the strike, Robbins was in a punitive mood, calling for Hurley to be punished, even banned from Hollywood. Hurley was eventually fined $100,000, not banned.
Named #75 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
The seven godparents of her son Damian are Elton John, Hugh Grant, David Furnish, Henry Dent Brocklehurst, Patsy Kensit, Heath Ledger and Denis Leary.
Godmother of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham's sons Brooklyn and Romeo.
Another godfather of her son Damien is Henry Dent Brocklehurst.
(March 3, 2007) She and Arun Mayar held a blessing and party at Sudeley Castle, Winchecombe, Gloucestershire.
(March 2, 2007) Married businessman Arun Nayar a day earlier than planned in order to avoid the glare of the media.
Godmother to Henry Dent Brocklehurst's son Mark.
Her wedding gown was designed by Donatella Versace.
Can speak a little bit of German. Her husband Arun Nayar is of Indian and German heritage.
Husband Arun Nayar runs a small software company since 1998.
Is a huge fan of the Fulham Football Club (English Premier League soccer club). Fellow fans include Lily Allen, Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Grant, Hugh Laurie, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Johnston and the late Michael Jackson.
Spokesperson, Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign. Her grandmother died from breast cancer.
(October 2, 2011) Engaged to Shane Warne.
Gave birth to her first child at age 36, a son Damian Charles Hurley on April 4, 2002. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Steve Bing.
She was in the punk band Vestel Virgins.
An avid animal lover, she has five dogs (three labradors/two cocker spaniels) and two alpacas (2013).
Godmother of Tabitha Grant, daughter of ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant.
In 2014, she attended the wedding of Elton John to his husband David Furnish.

Personal Quotes (46)

I'd kill myself if I was as fat as Marilyn Monroe.
A bit of lusting after someone does wonders for you and is good for your skin. -- "Marie Claire" magazine, November 2000
If Hugh and I split up, I would feel as if my brother had died.
I like to eat delicious food and laugh a lot. I can put up with most things in life, as long a someone is making me laugh.
I haven't been able to look at a chainsaw since Scarface (1983).
[ on Charles, the Prince of Wales] I've always been a big fan. I've always thought he was the best -dressed man in the United Kingdom, possibly the world. His tailoring is amazing.
I love to see other women in pink. It's good for every shade of skin and hair.
Spending time outdoors makes you feel great.
Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.
I think, if you were being cruel to animals, then the thought of eating them would be horrific.
It's very hard to get the dynamics where two people can stimulate each other and be happy.
I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
I'm not going to launch a bikini business and then give up bikinis, am I?
I always wear make-up as I've never seen the point of looking less than your best.
Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you're super-stressed.
I'm manic about my schedule.
I do like my life very much, yes.
I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.
I didn't have a cup of coffee until I was 27.
Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.
I'm pretty nice. I'm far from an ax murderer. I've never been mean to anyone in my life.
You know, I've virtually never been chatted up in my life, it's true.
It's definitely part of my job description not to be too fat.
It took me six years to be comfortable modeling a swimsuit.
In America uniformed cops eat in coffee shops, diners and restaurants and I always feel safer having them around.
I don't want someone to watch sports in bed. That drives me nuts.
Divorce is, of course, difficult for a child. I didn't go through it as my parents stayed together, but I have a lot of friends who did.
I walk every day with my dogs and force myself to run a bit but I hate it.
You know, you want to be a success. You want people to know who you are.
I am a terrible mixture of being organized, controlling, but chaotic. My desk is monstrous.
I always found when I was reading an interview with an actor that I wasn't interested in their political opinions - I just wanted to know what they'd had for breakfast.
I don't know much about only children. I was the middle one of three, and if ever I was alone with mum and dad, it was a rare moment.
I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia.
I like people to match my energy.
I love moving. I love new houses. I'm always looking for somewhere else.
I feel like a semi-single mum.
I've always been obsessed by beef jerky.
I'm very attracted to Indians.
I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as, indeed, he assured me he was to me.
I'm not that careful with cars.
I love Pilates and yoga but don't do them regularly.
When I started doing movies, every crew member was older than me.
We all need to relax more, but I don't find it easy.
The day of the press statement has gone.
The only meal I have is dinner.
I keep getting these extraordinary letters, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.

Salary (1)

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) $3,000,000

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