Elizabeth Jane Hurley is an English actress, model and entrepreneur born on June 10, 1965. She came to prominence for her role in Mikers’ hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Bedazzled (2000). She also began starring in the E! original series, The Royals in 2015.
Early Life & Background
Hurley was born on June 10, 1965 in Basingstoke, United Kingdom. She was born to parents; Angela Mary and Roy Leonard Hurley. Her father was a major in the Royal Army Educational Corps while her mother was a teacher at Kempshott Junior School.
Elizabeth who is half Irish, has an elder sister named Kathleen and a younger brother, Michael Hurley.
She attended Harriet Costello School, a mixed secondary modern in Basingstoke.
Liz Hurley had aspired to be a dancer where she enrolled in ballet classes.
She got introduced to modelling in 1995 as an Estee Lauder spokes-model. She featured in ads for the company’s products.
However, she was replaced as the face of Estee Lauder by Carolyn Murphy in 2011 but she had continued to work with the company while signing contract. She modeled for Saloni, Liverpool Department Stores of Mexico and Lancel in 2005. She was part of the advertising campaigns for Patrick Cox, Jordache, Shiatzy Chen, MQ Clothiers of Sweden and Lancel in 2006.
Hurley launched her beachwear line in 2005 and in May 2008, she designed and modeled a capsule collection of 12 swimsuits for the Spanish clothes brand MANGO.
She started her acting career in 1987 where she made her first film appearance in Aris. She had followed it up with roles in other movies such as; Bedazzled, Serving Sara, Passenger 57 and Dangerous Ground.
Hurley was in a relationship with Hugh Grant whom she met in 1987 while working on a Spanish production “Remando Al Viento”. Both had announced their split in May 2000 after 13 years of being together.
However, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley on April 4, 2002. The baby daddy being the American businessman, Steve Bing.
She began dating Arun Nayar in 2002 before they went their separate ways in 2010. Hurley then got engaged to a former Australian cricketer, Shane Warne in 20122 before they announced their split on December 16, 2013, according to Hello magazine.
The Long Winter
Rowing with the Wind
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Then Came You
Elizabeth Hurley is an English actress with an estimated net worth of $50 million.