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Also Known As: Elizabeth Jane Hurley Died:
Born: June 10, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Basingstoke, Hampshire, GB Profession: actor, producer, model

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Being declared one of the sexiest women in film history by Empire magazine would be a title which many actresses would find difficult to live up to, but Elizabeth Hurley was unlike most of the models-turned-movie stars that preceded her. Not only blessed with high cheek bones and a curvy physique, she was also blessed with a sharp business sense, innate intelligence, as well as an almost supernatural ability to remain poised in the face of ugly controversies. These scandals would come fast in furious, including the infamous arrest of her then-boyfriend, actor Hugh Grant, for soliciting a prostitute, followed a few years later with an ugly paternity suit against millionaire Stephen Bing over the birth of their child in 2001. Despite these high profile setbacks, Hurley remained a popular model with her years-long contract with Estee Lauder, as well as maintained a modest career as an actress and producer, most notably starring as Vanessa Kensington, the knockout agent paired with Mike Meyers in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997).

Being declared one of the sexiest women in film history by Empire magazine would be a title which many actresses would find difficult to live up to, but Elizabeth Hurley was unlike most of the models-turned-movie stars that preceded her. Not only blessed with high cheek bones and a curvy physique, she was also blessed with a sharp business sense, innate intelligence, as well as an almost supernatural ability to remain poised in the face of ugly controversies. These scandals would come fast in furious, including the infamous arrest of her then-boyfriend, actor Hugh Grant, for soliciting a prostitute, followed a few years later with an ugly paternity suit against millionaire Stephen Bing over the birth of their child in 2001. Despite these high profile setbacks, Hurley remained a popular model with her years-long contract with Estee Lauder, as well as maintained a modest career as an actress and producer, most notably starring as Vanessa Kensington, the knockout agent paired with Mike Meyers in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wild Bunch, The (2016)
2.
 Serving Sara (2002) Sara Moore
3.
 Double Whammy (2001) Doctor Ann Beamer
4.
 Weight of Water, The (2000) Adaline Gunne
5.
 Bedazzled (2000) The Devil
7.
 Ed TV (1999) Jill
8.
 My Favorite Martian (1999) Brace Channing
9.
 Permanent Midnight (1998) Sandra
10.
 Dangerous Ground (1997) Karen
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Milestones close milestones

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Formed dance troupe, Vile Bodies
:
Toured in theater productions in Asia and the Middle East
1986:
Played the lead role in the TV drama, "Christabel" (aired in the U.S. on PBS)
1987:
Made her first film appearance in "Aria"
1988:
Had first leading role in "Rowing with the Wind," opposite Hugh Grant
1992:
First American film, "Passenger 57"
1995:
Introduced as an Estée Lauder spokesmodel
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Formed Simian Productions with Hugh Grant
1996:
Feature debut as producer, "Extreme Measures"
1996:
Played the female lead in the TNT miniseries, "Samson and Delilah"
1997:
Had breakthrough role as Mike Myers' leading lady in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"
1998:
Played the wife of a drug addicted writer (played by Ben Stiller) in "Permanent Midnight"
1999:
Had a small part in Ron Howard's "EDtv"
1999:
Briefly reprised role in the comedy sequel, "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"
1999:
Produced "Mickey Blue Eyes," starring Hugh Grant
2000:
Played a sexy temptress in the remake of "Bedazzled"
2000:
Had a supporting role in "The Weight of Water"
2001:
Appeared in John Cleese's "The Human Face"
2002:
Co-starred with Matthew Perry in the romantic comedy, "Serving Sara"
2006:
Hosted the inaugural season of the British reality series "Project Catwalk" on Sky1
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Education

London Studio Centre: London , England -

Notes

On marriage and parenthood: "No, never, no no! I don't know why I find it so frightening. My parents and Hugh's parents are still together. . .I just find it inconceivable in my life. I can't even look after myself. And I would hate to be an appalling showbiz mother. I can't think of anything more repellent than to bring up maladjusted, dreadful children that I haven't been there for. It's very difficult for me to want to invite that much chaos into my life. I like children, but I don't like babies, personally. I don't see them and go, oh, how sweet." --Elizabeth Hurley, quoted in US, September 1996.

"I have three lives, actress, model, producer. Sometimes I'm aware that there's a fourth life which is somewhat neglected, which is living a bit." --Hurley quoted in PREMIERE, October 1996.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Hugh Grant. Actor. Born on September 9, 1960; together from 1986; formed Simian Films together; mutually decided to separated in April 2000; announced separation in May.
companion:
Ted Forstmann. Executive. Reportedly dated in 2000.
companion:
Stephen Bing. Producer. Born c. 1964; dated for about a year and a half in 2000 and 2001; father of her son.
companion:
Charles Dean. Motor racing driver. Dean is also the son of soft drinks magnate; rumored to be dating.
companion:
Arun Nair. Wealthy businessman. Dating as of January 2003; rumored to be engaged as of April 2004.
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Family close complete family listing

sister:
Katie Hurley. Literary agent. Older.
brother:
Michael Hurley. Engineer. Younger.
son:
Damian Charles Hurley. Born on April 4. 2002.

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