Elle MacPherson


Model, actress, businessperson, philanthropist

  • Primary profession
  • Producer·actress
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Birth date
  • 29 March 1964
  • Place of birth
  • Killara
  • Spouses
  • Gilles Bensimon
  • Education
  • Killara High School·University of Sydney
  • Knows language
  • Spanish language·English language·French language·Italian language




Was quoted in an Australian magazine (Sydney Morning Heralds Good Weekend magazine) as saying that she did not like reading things that she had not written.

One of the models who own the Fashion Cafe in New York City, along with Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell.

She was "discovered" at the age of eighteen while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado, and was promptly signed to the Click modeling agency.

Elle claims she put on over 20 pounds in weight so that she would have a figure more in the tradition of a model of the day, for the film Sirens

Home was robbed. Money and photographs were stolen. Ransom was held for photographs. Elle and husband worked with FBI and they caught the thieves. One of the thieves claimed that he was the father of Elles baby.

One of People Magazines "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1995.

Has own line of lingerie in Australia, planning on extending it to US (May 2002)

Checked into the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, which offers treatment for psychological conditions and addictions. She is suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her second child in February. [October 2003]

One of the worlds top fashion models.

As a teenager, she ran a mile in 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

Has split with French financier Arpad Busson [June 2005].

Was ranked #7 in Channel 5s "Worlds greatest supermodel".

Speaks French fluently. She can also communicate in Spanish and Italian.

Ranked #35 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Made the cover of "Sports Illustrated" magazine (swimsuit issues) a record 5 times (Feb. 1986, Feb. 1987, Feb. 1988, Feb. 1994, Feb. 2006).

Ranked #80 on Mens Health 100 Hottest Women of all Time.

Was in a relationship with Arpad Busson from 1996 to 2005 and they also were engaged since 2002 and before their split. They have 2 sons together - Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson (b. February 14, 1998) and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson (b. February 4, 2003).

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a son Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson on February 14, 1998. Childs father is her boyfriend (now ex-fianc), Arpad Busson.

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson on February 4, 2003. Childs father is her now ex-fianc, Arpad Busson.

(July 2013) Married for the 2nd time her boyfriend of 4 years Jeffrey Soffer following a 3-month-long engagement.

Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Daisy Fuentes and Mari Winsor , for Maris "Winsor Pilates" fitness system.

(July 2013) Married her boyfriend of 4 years Jeffrey Soffer following a 3-month-long engagement. This is her second marriage.

(June 13, 2017) Has separated from her husband of nearly 4 years Jeffrey Soffer.

Friends with Jessica Simpson.


For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.

I try to meditate every morning. It relaxes me, clears my mind, and sets my day off on the right foot before things get too manic.