Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley


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

Birth Name

Elizabeth Jane Hurley



Also Known As

Liz Hurley, Elizabeth Jane 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

    • Elizabeth: What I really, really want to do is pre-packaged meals. Fabulous versions that are delicious, healthy, not too expensive and very low in fat. So, that's my big dream, because there's a massive hole in the market for that.

    • Elizabeth: I keep getting these extraordinary letters, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.

    • Elizabeth: I always found when I was reading an interview with an actor that I wasn't interested in their political opinions - I just wanted to know what they'd had for breakfast.

    • Elizabeth: 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.

    • Elizabeth: You know, I've virtually never been chatted up in my life, it's true.

    • Elizabeth: You know, you want to be a success. You want people to know who you are.

    • Elizabeth: When I started doing movies, every crew member was older than me.

    • Elizabeth: We all need to relax more, but I don't find it easy.

    • Elizabeth: The only meal I have is dinner.

    • Elizabeth: The day of the press statement has gone.

    • Elizabeth: It's definitely part of my job description not to be too fat.

    • Elizabeth: In America uniformed cops eat in coffee shops, diners and restaurants and I always feel safer having them around.

    • Elizabeth: I'm pretty nice. I'm far from an ax murderer. I've never been mean to anyone in my life.

    • Elizabeth: I'm not that careful with cars.

    • Elizabeth: I'm manic about my schedule.

    • Elizabeth: I think, if you were being cruel to animals, then the thought of eating them would be horrific.

    • Elizabeth: It's very hard to get the dynamics where two people can stimulate each other and be happy.

    • Elizabeth: It took me six years to be comfortable modeling a swimsuit.

    • Elizabeth: I'm not going to launch a bikini business and then give up bikinis, am I?

    • Elizabeth: I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as, indeed, he assured me he was to me.

    • Elizabeth: I love moving. I love new houses. I'm always looking for somewhere else.

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

    • Elizabeth: I like people to match my energy.

    • Elizabeth: I know so many people who have battled breast cancer and they didn't all make it.

    • Elizabeth: I do like my life very much, yes.

    • Elizabeth: I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia.

    • Elizabeth: I feel like a semi-single mum.

    • Elizabeth: I don't want someone to watch sports in bed. That drives me nuts.

    • Elizabeth: I don't know much about only children. I was the middle one of three, and if ever I was alone with mum and dad, it was a rare moment.

    • Elizabeth: I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.

    • Elizabeth: I am passionate about talking to women about their breast health.

    • Elizabeth: I am a terrible mixture of being organized, controlling, but chaotic. My desk is monstrous.

    • Elizabeth: I love pilates and yoga but don't do them regularly.

    • Elizabeth: Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you're super-stressed.

    • Elizabeth: Divorce is, of course, difficult for a child. I didn't go through it as my parents stayed together, but I have a lot of friends who did.

    • Elizabeth: I've always been obsessed by beef jerky.

    • Elizabeth: I walk every day with my dogs and force myself to run a bit but I hate it.

    • Elizabeth: I love to see other women in pink. It's good for every shade of skin and hair.

    • Elizabeth: A bit of lusting after someone does wonders for the skin.

    • Elizabeth: I always wear make-up as I've never seen the point of looking less than your best.

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

    • Elizabeth: Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too.

    • Elizabeth: I didn't have a cup of coffee until I was 27.

    • Elizabeth: I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.

    • Elizabeth: 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: 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.