Person Details

Birthday: 1965-06-10 02:15:50

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 22

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

Elizabeth Jane Hurley is an English model and actress who became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant in the 1990s. 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 notice. The highlight of Hurley's professional life has been her association with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder. The company gave Hurley her first modeling job at the age of 29 and has used her as a model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. Her best known cinematic work was as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedies, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). Hurley currently models and designs an eponymous beachwear line. Hurley was born as a middle child in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, the daughter of Angela and Roy Hurley. Her Irish father was a Major in the British Army, while her Anglican mother was a teacher at Kempshott Infant School. She has an older sister, Kate, and a younger brother Michael James Hurley. Hurley was a struggling actress in 1987, when she met Hugh Grant while working on a Spanish production called Remando Al Viento. While Hurley was his girlfriend, Grant was embroiled in an international scandal for soliciting the services of a female prostitute in 1995. 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. Hurley lived in a London home owned by Grant after the break-up. She invited Grant to her wedding in 2007, but he chose not to attend. On 4 April 2002, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley. The baby's father, Steve Bing, denied paternity by alleging that he and Hurley had a brief, non-exclusive relationship in 2001. A DNA test, however, established Bing as the child's father. In late 2002, Hurley started dating Indian textile heir Arun Nayar, who runs a small software company since 1998. On 2 March 2007, Hurley and Nayar married at Sudeley Castle and then had a second wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.

Most Famous Work

Marvel's Runaways
Average
8

Marvel's Runaways

(2017) Morgan le Fay
The Tomorrow People
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7

The Tomorrow People

(2013) A.L.I.C.E. (voice)
The Weight of Water
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6

The Weight of Water

(2000) Adaline Gunne
Passenger 57
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6

Passenger 57

(1992) Sabrina Ritchie
Bambi-Verleihung
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0

Bambi-Verleihung

(1948) herself
The Royals
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7

The Royals

(2015) Queen Helena
Permanent Midnight
Average
6

Permanent Midnight

(1998) Sandra
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Average
7

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Clare
2019 Herself
2018 Aunt Sarah
2017 Morgan le Fay
Morgan le Fay
2015 Queen Helena
2014 Alexandra Ivanov
2013 A.L.I.C.E. (voice)
2010 Herself
2008 Herself
2007 Vicky Prentiss
Diana Payne
2006 Host
2004 Rebecca Fairbanks
2002 Sara Moore
Anna Lockheart
2001 Dr. Ann Beamer
N/A
2000 The Devil
Adaline Gunne
1999 Vicky Prentiss
Vanessa Kensington
Jill
Brace Channing
1998 Sandra
1997 Vanessa Kensington
Karen
1996 Dalila
N/A
N/A
Cecilia Harrison
1995 N/A
Antonia
1994 Lady Farthingdale
Stephanie Lyell
1993 N/A
1992 Sabrina Ritchie
Ema Stapleton
1990 Lou
Julia Latham
1988 Claire Clairmont
1987 Marietta
N/A
1981 N/A
1975 N/A
1948 herself
Joanna Christmas
Veronica Cale
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2004 Executive Producer
1999 Producer
1996 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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