Elle Macpherson also nicknamed “The Body”, because of her stunning figure and captivating presence has transcended the boundaries of modeling to become a successful entrepreneur, TV host, and an outstanding actress. 

In this Elle Macpherson biography let’s know more about Elle’s family, education, husband, children, and net worth.

Elle Macpherson Wiki & Early Life

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson was born on 29th March 1964 in Killara, located in New South Wales, Australia. Elle is well-known for giving magnificent performances as an actress in popular movies like Batman & Robin in 1997, The Edge in 1997, and the long-running show Friends in 1994. 

Full NameEleanor Nancy Gow
Nick NameThe Body
ProfessionModel, Actress, Television Host, Entrepreneur
Age60 years
Date of Birth29 March 1964
Nationality/EthnicityAustralian/Scottish descent
Zodiac/Sun SignAries
BirthplaceKillara, New South Wales, Australia
Current AddressAustralia

Elle Macpherson Husband, Girlfriend, and Relationship

Elle Macpherson had two marriages, which unfortunately didn’t work out well and the couple got divorced. Early Elle got married to Gilles Bensimon in 1986 and the marriage lasted till 1989. 

However, later Elle Macpherson gave a second chance to her relationship and married Jeffrey Soffer in July 2013 and got separated in 2017. 

Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer

Currently, Elle has two sons named, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson

Relationship StatusDivorced
Husband/BoyfriendEx-Husband: Gilles Bensimon, Jeffrey Soffer 
ChildrenSon: Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson, Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson

Elle Macpherson Family

Elle Macpherson’s father’s name is Peter Gow and her mother is Frances Gow. However we don’t have much information about her parent’s careers, but we still have the names of her three siblings.

Elle has two sisters Elizabeth Macpherson, and Mimi Macpherson, and one brother Brendon Macpherson.

Parent’s NameFather:  Peter Gow 
Mother: Frances Gow  
SiblingsBrother: Brendon Macpherson
Sister: Elizabeth Macpherson, Mimi Macpherson


Elle has earned a degree in Law from the University of Sydney and has attended Killara High School in her hometown. 

SchoolKillara High School
Alma MaterUniversity of Sydney
Highest QualificationDegree in law


Early Career

Before diving into the world of modeling, Elle Macpherson had a humble beginning. Her initial foray into modeling was driven by a practical need: to fund her law books for studies at the University of Sydney. She took a bold step by moving to the United States, specifically New York City, where she signed a contract with Click Model Management. Her debut came in 1982 through a TV advertisement for The Coca-Cola Company’s diet cola, Tab, which popularized her as the “girl next door” in her native Australia.

Rise to Fame as a Model

The 1980s marked the meteoric rise of Macpherson in the modeling industry. She graced the covers of prestigious magazines such as New York, Vogue (Australian, British), Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Time, and Elle, becoming a constant presence in Elle magazine for six consecutive years. This visibility propelled her into the elite group of new-generation supermodels alongside Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and others. Notably, her association with Biotherm as the long-time face of the brand since 1985 and her record-breaking appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue underscored her top-tier model status. By 1989, Time Magazine had dubbed her Elle “The Body” Macpherson, a nickname that she embraced in her subsequent business ventures.

Business Career

Elle Macpherson’s entrepreneurial spirit shone through in 1990 when she launched “Elle Macpherson Intimates” in partnership with Bendon Limited Apparel, which quickly became a top-selling lingerie line in Australia and Great Britain. She expanded her business portfolio with her line of beauty products, “Elle Macpherson – The Body,” and Elle Macpherson Inc., marking her successful transition from modeling to business.

Acting Career

Macpherson ventured into acting with her debut in the Woody Allen film “Alice” in 1990. She continued to explore diverse roles in films such as “Sirens” (1994), where she made headlines for her bold nude scenes, “If Lucy Fell” (1996), “The Mirror Has Two Faces” (1996), “Batman & Robin” (1997), and “The Edge” (1997), showcasing her versatility as an actress.

Hosting Career

Beyond acting and business, Macpherson has made significant strides in television hosting and production. She has appeared in “Saturday Night Live,” “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Friends,” among other shows. She notably hosted “Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model” and “Fashion Star,” also serving as an executive producer for the latter, demonstrating her prowess in front of and behind the camera.

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Throughout her career, Macpherson has been recognized with various awards, including the Style Icon award at the Elle Style Awards in 2006. Her contributions to the modeling industry, as well as her successful forays into business and acting, have cemented her status as a versatile and enduring icon in the entertainment and fashion industries.

Elle Macpherson Net Worth

Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$95 Million 

Elle Macpherson Height

Elle Macpherson Height
Height In centimeters: 180 cm
In meters: 1.80 m
In ft. & inches: 5 feet 11 inches

Elle Macpherson Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

TwitterTwitter Icon@ellemacpherson
InstagramInstagram Profile@ellemacpherson
FacebookFacebook Profile@ellemacphersonfanpage

10 Interesting Facts About Elle Macpherson

  1. Elle Macpherson earned her nickname “The Body” from Time Magazine in 1989.
  2. She has a rich cultural heritage, being of Scottish and Australian descent.
  3. Initially, Elle was a law student at the University of Sydney.
  4. Her modeling career began after signing with Click Model Management in the US.
  5. Elle appeared on major magazine covers, including ‘Vogue’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’.
  6. She set a record with five covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
  7. Beyond modeling, Elle launched her own lingerie and skincare lines.
  8. She has acted in films like “Sirens” and appeared on TV shows such as “Friends”.
  9. Elle hosted “Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model” and “Fashion Star”.
  10. Family is central to Elle, who is a devoted mother and maintains a close bond with her siblings.


Is Elle Macpherson still married?

Elle and Arpad were together from 1996 until their separation in 2005, but they never married. After their split, Elle married billionaire Jeffrey Soffer in 2013, however, they divorced in 2017. Elle and her current partner Doyle have been together since 2022.

What ethnicity is Elle Macpherson?

She is of Scottish descent.

Why is Elle Macpherson famous?

Elle Macpherson (Eleanor Nancy Gow on 29 March 1964 in Killara, Australia) was an Australian supermodel and actress. She first became famous because she advertised for Coca-Cola where she wore a string bikini. She became a supermodel and became very famous. She is part owner of a cafe in America.

How tall is Ellie Macpherson?

5 feet 11inches

Where in Florida does Elle Macpherson live?

Set in the sought-after gated community of Journey’s End Estates in Coral Gables, the exquisite abode is spread over 6920 square meters of blue-chip real estate and features manicured grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Enzo Enea.