Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

Movie Actress

Elizabeth Jane Hurley is an English actress and model. As an actress, her best-known film roles have been as Vanessa Kensington in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and as the Devil in Bedazzled.

Full Name
Jun 10, 1965
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Elizabeth Jane Hurley, better known as Liz Hurley, was born on June 10th 1965 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Her father was a major in the British Army and her mother was a schoolteacher. She has an older sister named Kate and a younger brother named Michael. She attended Harriet Costello School and then enrolled at the London Studio Centre to study drama and theatre.

Hurley made her first film appearance in the movie ‘Aria’ (1987). Since then she has gone on to appear in over 40 films including ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (1997), ‘Bedazzled’ (2000) and ‘The Royals’ (2015). In addition to her film career, she has had multiple television roles including the lead role in ‘Gossip Girl’ (2006-07). She is also well known for her modelling work with Estee Lauder and appearing on magazine covers around the world.

In addition to acting and modelling, Hurley is also involved in charity work. She is a patron of many causes such as The Prince's Trust, Breast Cancer Care and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. In 2002 she opened the Elizabeth Hurley Beach boutique store in Kensington which sells swimwear that she designs herself. 

Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards including being named an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2002 for her charity work.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elizabeth Hurley is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 10, 1965, Elizabeth Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Modeling Career Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hurley signs with the modeling agency, Models 1 and begins her professional modeling career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hurley makes her debut film performance in the crime drama “Aria”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Swimwear Line</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches her own swimwear line called "Elizabeth Hurley Beach".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hurley appears in the popular comedy “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” as Vanessa Kensington.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears on Gossip Girl</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hurley appears on the hit show “Gossip Girl” as Diana Payne.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in The Royals</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth Hurley stars in the E! original series “The Royals” as Queen Helena.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Hurley is a great actress. She has starred in many successful and critically acclaimed films, such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Bedazzled, and The Weight of Water. Her performances are always memorable and unique.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Glamorous</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Hurley is known for her glamorous style, often seen attending movie premieres and awards shows in eye catching designer dresses. She also has a line of swimwear called Elizabeth Hurley Beach, which showcases her signature style.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Supports Charitable Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">In addition to being a successful actress, Elizabeth Hurley is very involved with charitable causes. She supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Prince’s Trust charity, and The Red Cross. She frequently makes donations to these organizations and partakes in fundraising events.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Former Estée Lauder Spokesmodel</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Hurley was the global spokesmodel for Estée Lauder from 1995 to 2001, appearing in numerous campaigns and commercials.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Played a Bond Girl</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Hurley made her cinematic debut as a Bond girl in the 1997 movie "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", playing Vanessa Kensington.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Created Her Own Swimwear Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2005, Elizabeth Hurley launched her own swimwear line called Elizabeth Hurley Beach. The line includes bikinis, one pieces, and resort wear.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Established a Cancer Charity</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In memory of her late grandmother, Elizabeth Hurley established the Elizabeth Hurley Breast Cancer Foundation in 2002. The foundation provides financial assistance to breast cancer charities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Hurley has appeared in several music videos, including Duran Duran's "Come Undone" and George Michael's "Too Funky".</p></div>


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