She also had a recurring role on Friends and hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live.Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow in Killara, New South Wales in 1964, the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow, a former president of a Sydney rugby league team, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, and Frances Gow, a nurse.Intimates met with remarkable international success, becoming the single best-selling lingerie line in both Great Britain The partnership was among the first instances of a crossover between a model and a fashion label.
She is an executive producer of NBC's Fashion Star and was the host for the first season.
As an actress, Macpherson appeared in supporting roles in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and as Julie Madison in Batman and Robin (1997) as well as lead roles in The Edge (1997) and South Kensington (2001).
Her modelling career began in 1982 with a television commercial for Tab which established her as a "girl next door" figure in Australia.
During the 1980s, Macpherson's profile quickly rose and she appeared on the cover of major magazines including Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, British and Australian Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, GQ, Time, L'Officiel, Flare and New York.
Elle Macpherson (born Eleanor Nancy Gow; 29 March 1964) is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress.
She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname The Body, coined by Time in 1989.She cemented her high-profile through frequent appearances in Elle, featuring on numerous covers and appearing in every issue for six straight years.During that time, at the age of 21, she married Gilles Bensimon, the creative director of Elle.To address this, Macpherson appeared in a nude pictorial in the May 1994 issue of Playboy magazine, shot by Herb Ritts, to produce nude photos "on her own terms".Along with Naomi Campbell, she co-hosted the Miss Universe 2001 pageant.Eventually she garnered more exposure through Sports Illustrated magazine's annual Swimsuit Issue.