Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley


6/10/1965, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Elizabeth Jane Hurley



Also Known As

Elizabeth Jane Hurley, Liz Hurley
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Wanting to be a dancer, Elizabeth Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Liz won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theatre. Soon Liz would wear the punk…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Liz dated Hugh Grant for 13 years, from 1987-2000.

    • Liz's Indian father-in-law revealed in April 2007 that he had cut ties with his son, Arun, amid anger over their lavish wedding. Vinod Nayer told the media that he and his wife Joanne felt "publicly humiliated" and treated "like social outcasts" at the event, which took place in Britain and India last month.

    • As a child, Liz wanted to become a dancer.

    • Liz and Arun married on March 4th, 2007, after fooling paparazzi who were waiting outside Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire for a service in the evening. Liz and Arun paid for a superintendent registrar and her assistant to conduct a secret marriage ceremony inside the castle the day prior. The couple were paid $1 million for their wedding photographs in an exclusive deal with Hello! magazine.

    • Liz received the 'Supporting Actress of the Year' award at the ShoWest Convention in the USA in 1997.

    • Liz was presented with Grazia's style icon award in June 2006. at the magazine's first awards ceremony. The awards celebrate the creative achievements of women.

    • Liz is a huge supporter of charities such as the 'End Hunger Network' and the 'Screen Actor's Guild Foundation.'

    • Liz and Hugh Grant formed the production company, 'Simian Films,' in 1994. The couple dated until 2001.

    • Liz has a beachwear line called Elizabeth Hurley Beach.

    • Liz has twelve piercings in her ear and another one in her nose.

    • Liz has a son, Damian Charles, to director Steve Bing, who initially denied paternity. One of Damian's seven Godparents is Elton John.

    • Liz is the only model in Estee Lauder's history to have a lipstick named after her. 'Elizabeth Pink' is the name of her signature glossy shade. All proceeds go to a breast cancer fund.

    • Liz's father was an army officer, her mother was a school teacher, her sister, Kate, a literary agent, and her brother, Michael, an engineer. Liz's mother is an English Protestant, while her father is Catholic.

    • Liz has said she gets her "hot-date look" by eating vast quantities of watercress soup.

    • Liz was considered for a role in Goldeneye (1995).

    • Liz's appearances on various lists include:
      2006 - #4 position 'Sexiest Celebrity Stomachs'

      2007 - #70 position '100 Sexiest Women in the World'

      People Magazine
      2007 - one of the annual '100 Most Beautiful People'

      Orange Film Survey
      2001 - #4 position 'Greatest British Film Actresses'

      Empire Magazine
      1995 - one of the '100 Sexiest Stars in Film History'

      People Weekly
      1995 - one of the 'Most Intriguing People'

    • Liz is the former spokesperson for Estee Lauder's ReNutriv Skin Care Line. She was replaced by supermodel Carolyn Murphy.

  • Quotes

    • Liz: I do see all these stories about me living on a teaspoon of gruel a day. It makes me laugh because it's just not true. Rarely a day goes by when I don't have a bag of crisps or some chocolate.

    • Liz: 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.

    • Liz: Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.

    • Liz: I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.

    • Liz: Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.

    • Liz: (her diet secret) Eating off a tiny plate and using small cutlery are two of the psychological tricks I use on myself. It makes me less likely to overindulge, because it still looks like a good-size portion. The small cutlery also forces me to eat more slowly. It takes around 20 minutes for food to reach the stomach, so the slower you scoff, the fewer calories you're likely to consume.

    • Liz: I'd kill myself if I was as fat as Marilyn Monroe.

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    i agree with the last gal in "Doesn't Get Old " part i liked her in "Bedazzled" and "Austin Powers" and she's very Beautiful also
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    Elizabeth Hurley is an great actress. Even tough years passed by it looks like she does not get old, and in turn she turns more talented. She is awesome and most of her roles are pretty, pretty cool. I really think that she could make more movies nowadays but that is not up to me. But still, she is awesome.