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A British screen personality who has created a high-standing profile in the entertainment industry as an actress cum model is Liz Hurley. Furthermore, her appearance in the award-winning movie Spy Spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and her past dalliance with British actor Hugh Grant increased her stardom.
Without further ado, let’s fill you in on Liz Hurley’s bio and all you need to know her in these 5 facts.
Liz Hurley’s Brief Bio
The British actress cum model was born with the full birth name Elizabeth Jane Hurley on the 10th of June 1965, in the city of Basingstoke, England. She is the youngest daughter and has two older siblings Kathleen and Michael. Liz Hurley, alongside her siblings, was raised by their parents, Angela Mary, and Roy Leonard Hurley. Her father Roy Leonard worked with the Royal Army Educational Corp as an Army Major. On the other hand, her mother worked at Kempshott School as a class teacher.
Interesting Facts About Liz Hurley
1. She had an early start
Records have it that as a young girl, Liz Hurley has always wanted to be a dancer so, she took steps towards that and got enrolled into a private ballet class, after which she proceeded to study Dance and Theatre at the London Studio Centre but was unfortunately expelled from the school after three years. Later on, she was admitted into the Harriet Costello School to complete her education.
2. She has been fined by Screen Actors Guild
Liz Hurley, in 2001, violated a 5-month acting strike by featuring in a commercial for Estee Lauder. Thus, the fine of $100,000 was demanded by the Screen Actors Guild from her, after which was called “Elizabeth Scably” by raging demonstrators.
3. Liz Hurley is a staunch philanthropist
The philanthropic activities of the British actress are evidently seen in so many occasions and organizations. To name a few, Liz Hurley is among the supporters of Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, and she has stood as a fundraiser for several charity organizations like The Ark Children Charity, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, and the End Hunger Network. More so, she is the patron of several organizations like the Elton John AIDS Foundation, City Veterans Network, an organization with the core aim of helping and giving employment to Ex Military men. Furthermore, she is an avid ambassador of the Hop, Skip and Jump Children’s Charity.
4. She is a recognized model
Kicking off a modelling career was not an easy one for Liz Hurley because she had no modelling experience but with the help of the Estee Lauders spokesmodel, her modelling career began.
She appeared in so many commercials for the Lauders and has continued to work with them after signing a sixteen-year contract with Lauders in 2010. She has also modelled for Saloni, Liverpool Department Stores of Mexico, and has appeared occasionally on the commercials for the MC Clothiers, Got Milk?, Jordache, Patrick Cox, Monsoon and Shiatzy Chen. More so, Liz Hurley has appeared thrice on the cover of the British Vogue and has made numerous appearances in so many other magazines.
Aside from that, the British actress is also a designer, who designed the capsule collection of 12 swimsuits for the Spanish clothes brand MANGO and also modelled the collection.
5. She has a track record of failed relationships
Flipping over to her love life, the talented English actress’ first relationship was in 1987 with Hugh Grant but as at that time, she was not yet famous. Their relationship began while filming a Spanish movie Remando Al Viento. The duo was enjoying their relationship until 1995 when it was discovered that Hugh Grant was flirting with a prostitute, but to the greatest surprise of all, Liz did not quit, rather she stood by her man. However, after five years, the duo separated on a mutual basis, and continued to maintain their friendship.
Liz Hurley moved on with her life and in 2002, she gave birth to a son Damian Charles. The baby’s father Steve Bing, an American producer initially denied being responsible for the baby claiming that he had a brief relationship with Liz. After a DNA test was conducted and the result came out, Steve accepted responsibility for the child.
Furthermore, Elizabeth Hurley has been in so many relationships with men like; Arun Nayar, an Indian Business tycoon but the relationship lasted for only three years. There were also Australian cricket icon Shane Warns, whom she dated for only two months, as well as David Yarrow, a wildlife photographer, and finance personnel, but their relationship suffered the same fate, ending shortly after it started.