Elizabeth Hurley, generally known as Liz Hurley is an English model and actress who has been a s sociated with cosmetics company Estee Lauder since the age of 29. She became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant in the 90s. She has been married to Indian textile heir Arun Nayar from 2007-2011. She has the net worth of $35 million at present.
Early Life And Education Of Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley was born as Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Hurley and is an English model/ actress. She was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire as the second out of three daughters born to a teacher mother Angela Mary and her father Roy Leonard Hurley was the major of British Army.
She has an elder sister Kate, who also used to model in her days and her younger brother Michael James Hurley is an attorney now. Elizabeth from her childhood days was interested in acting, dancing and the whole art thing. From her young days, she trained as a ballerina and later studied dance as well as theatre at the London Studio Centre.
She also attended the Harriet Costello School, from where she completed her school level education. She was a follower of the punk rock music in her teenage days and she even dressed up like that. Imagine her as a school student with piercings in her ears, nose and tongue and those pink dyed hair and really torn and tight clothes.
Her teachers found it hard to talk some sense into her and as she was good with her studies as well as extracurricular, she didn’t get much from them. With her father stationed mostly away from home, the house was run by their mother who had already quit her job to take care of the house. Born and raised as a Christian, Hurley belongs to white ethnicity and is a British by nationality.
Elizabeth Hurley's Career
She had a brief career in fashion, which started in 1995 and soon was the new face of Estée Lauder until she was replaced by Carolyn Murphy in 2001. After 2001, she has been the marketing face for many cosmetic brands like Lauder's 'Pleasures', 'Beautiful', 'Dazzling', 'Tuscany per Donna', and 'Sensuous'.
Besides, she is also a swimsuit model and has her own chain of beach wears for which she photo shoots every summer. She also makes designs for other companies and in 2008 made 12 different designs for MANGO, a Spanish line of swimwear. Her business is running online as well as she has got her shops and showrooms in 3 major cities in the UK.
Elizabeth Hurley's Net Worth
Elizabeth Hurley's net worth is $35 million at present. She has earned more than millions from her successful acting career.
Besides her fashion line, she has also made appearances in both big and small screens. She started her acting career back in 1987 when she played in the movie Aria. Then she got roles in films like Pa s senger 57, EDtv, Bedazzled, Serving Sara and in 1997 got the award for the Supporting Actress of the Year after her work in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.
She has also appeared in TV shows like Christabel (1987), The Human Face (2001), Project Catwalk (2006), Wonder woman, Gossip Girl, and The Royals. In order to find out more about her career, you can read her biography online in Wikipedia or IMDB.
Elizabeth Hurley's Personal Life And Controversies
Hurley met Hugh Grant in 1987, while working on a Spanish production called Remando Al Viento. While dating Hurley, Grant gained international notoriety for soliciting the services of a 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. As per the reports by The Guardian Hurley was "then known as 'Hugh Grant's girlfriend,' now known as 'Hugh Grant's former girlfriend,'" due to the high-profile nature of their relationship.
On 4 April 2002, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley. The baby's father, American businessman 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. Hugh Grant is his godfather. Hurley is godmother to Patsy Kensit and Liam Gallagher's son Lennon and two of David and Victoria Beckham's sons (Brooklyn and Romeo).
In late 2002, Hurley started dating Indian textile heir Arun Nayar, who has run a small software company since 1998. They married in 2007. The Indian celebrations included a sangeet at Nagaur Fort and a reception at Mehrangarh Fort. Hurley lived on a 400-acre (1.6 km2) organic farm in Barnsley, Gloucestershire, with her son and husband.
In December 2010, Hurley announced that she and her husband had separated several months earlier. Hurley filed for divorce on 2 April 2011, citing as the cause Nayar's "unreasonable behaviour", grounds for divorce under English law. The divorce was granted on 15 June 2011. In late 2011, three months after her divorce, Hurley and Shane Warne were engaged. On 16 December 2013, Hello magazine reported that the couple had decided to split.
In June 2016, Hurley expressed her support for the UK leaving the European Union and urged voters to vote in the 2016 European Union membership referendum.
by sanjeet, 14 Mar, 2015