|Gilles Bensimon||(May 1986 - 1989) (divorced)|
Statuesque, model-like figure
Was quoted in an Australian magazine (Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine) as saying that she did not like reading things that she had not written.
She was "discovered" at the age of eighteen while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado, and was promptly signed to the Click modeling agency.
Son, Arpad Flynn Busson born in New York, New York, USA. Father is Arpad Busson, a French financier. [14 February 1998]
Elle claims she put on over 20 pounds in weight so that she would have a figure more in the tradition of a model of the day, for the film Sirens (1993)
Home was robbed. Money and photographs were stolen. Ransom was held for photographs. Elle and husband worked with FBI and they caught the thieves. One of the thieves claimed that he was the father of Elle's baby.
Became engaged to her partner of six years, French financier Arpad Busson, in the Bahamas. [January 9, 2002]
One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1995.
Has own line of lingerie in Australia, planning on extending it to US (May 2002)
Gave birth to her second child, a son named Aurelius Cy Andre, with Arpad Busson. [February 4, 2003]
Checked into the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, which offers treatment for psychological conditions and addictions. She is suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her second child in February. [October 2003]
One of the world's top fashion models.
As a teenager, she ran a mile in 4 minutes, 24 seconds.
Has split with French financier Arpad Busson [June 2005].
Was ranked #7 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
Speaks French fluently. She can also communicate in Spanish and Italian.
Ranked #35 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Made the cover of "Sports Illustrated" magazine (swimsuit issues) a record 5 times (Feb. 1986, Feb. 1987, Feb. 1988, Feb. 1994, Feb. 2006).
Ranked #80 on Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of all Time (2011).
On modeling: "I'm too old for that." (in 1999)
"I am at a really good place in my life right now. A really, really good place." (in 1999)
Nudity has never been an issue for me - I'm Australian. It's more of a thing in America. I mean people can buy guns, yet it's against the law to be topless on the beach.
(On how she got her stepfather's surname Macpherson): I went to [a new] school, and my mother registered her [married] name, and they presumed, because people just didn't get divorced, that we had the same name.
(June 2005) She and long-time partner, Arpad Busson (father of her two children), announce split.
(2006) Co-hostess, with Patrick Duffy and Ellen Croft, of an infomercial for Ellen's "Supreme Pilates" fitness system.
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