Interviewed for the story are Elle's sister Mimi, her mother Fran and her father, leading Sydney businessman, Peter Gow. Mr Gow and Mrs Macpherson underwent a difficult divorce when their children were young and have never previously agreed to be interviewed about personal and family matters. Elle is obviously the best known member of the family and her worldwide fame as a model, actress and businesswoman has impacted in both positive and negative ways on the rest of her family. They have all reacted in strikingly different ways. Mimi Macpherson talks with considerable candour about her struggles to escape from the tag of being "Elle's sister" and establish herself in her own right in the fields of tourism and conservation. Fran Macpherson talks about the difficult circumstances of her teenage marriage to Peter Gow, a man who describes himself as "from the wrong side of the tracks", and the births in quick succession of Elle, Mimi and Brendon. Now divorced from her second husband, Mrs...
12 February 1998 (Australia)
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