Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965
is an English
model and actress.
In the 1990s, Hurley became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant
In 1994, as Grant became the focus of worldwide media attention due
to the global box office success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral
Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a
plunging black Versace dress held together
with gold safety pins
, which gained her instant media attention.
Hurley has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder
for over 15 years since the company awarded Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29.
It has featured her as a representative and model for its products,
especially perfumes such as Sensuous
, and Pleasures
, since 1995.
As an actress, her best known cinematic works to date have been
as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers
' hit spy comedy,
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
and as the Devil in Bedazzled
In 1987 he met Hugh Grant
while working on a Spanish production called Remando Al Viento
Hurley stood by him and accompanied Grant to the premiere of his movie Nine Months.
After 13 years together, Hurley and Grant announced an "amicable" split in May 2000.
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