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Eleanor Macpherson Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Career, Net Worth, Latest News, and More

Eleanor Macpherson is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host, and actress, gained fame with her unprecedented five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue starting in the 1980s. This distinction earned her the moniker “The Body,” as dubbed by Time magazine in 1989.


Age- 59 years

Full name-Eleanor Nancy Macpherson

Height-1.82 m

Weight-57 kg

Born-29 March 1964

Birthplace- Killara, Australia

Partner-Arpad Busson (1996–2005)

Profession-Australian model and businesswoman

Nationality- Australian


Her parents, Peter and Frances Gow, have different professions. Peter, an entrepreneur and sound engineer, was also a former president of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks rugby league team in Sydney. Frances worked as a nurse. Her sister is Mimi Macpherson, who is a businesswoman and environmentalist.


In 1984, Macpherson met French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, and they married in May 1986. Their marriage ended in divorce three years later. Macpherson then started dating Jeffrey Soffer, a hotel heir from Miami, Florida. They broke up in March 2012 but later reconciled and got married in July 2013. Unfortunately, they announced their divorce in 2017. Between 2017 and 2019, Macpherson dated British anti-vaccine activist Andrew Wakefield.

Eleanor Macpherson husband-jeff soffer


Together with Arpad Busson, Macpherson is the parent of two sons.


Macpherson started her journey by studying law at the University of Sydney. Before diving into her studies, she ventured to the United States for a year to pursue modeling gigs and fund her law books. Her modeling career kicked off in 1982 with a Tab commercial, quickly establishing her as a familiar face in Australia.

Throughout the 1980s, Macpherson graced the covers and pages of numerous renowned magazines and became a staple figure in the fashion world. Her marriage to Gilles Bensimon, the creative director of Elle, further solidified her status. She also became the face of Biotherm and gained widespread recognition through multiple appearances in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.

Her fame transcended modeling as she became a symbol of Australian culture, being honored with postage stamps and participating in significant events like the 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. Macpherson received accolades such as the Style Icon award and secured endorsement deals, including a notable stint as a Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon Cosmetics.

Eleanor Macpherson career

Even after years in the industry, Macpherson’s career continued to flourish, as evidenced by her return to the runway in 2010 for Louis Vuitton’s show in Paris. In the 1980s, Macpherson rose to fame alongside other supermodels like Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford. She earned the nickname “Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson” from Time magazine in 1989, which she later used for business ventures. She left her agency in 1994 to start Elle Macpherson Inc., producing calendars and workout videos. Macpherson also launched her lingerie line, Elle Macpherson Intimates, in 1990, becoming a top-selling brand in the UK and Australia. She expanded her business into beauty products and co-founded WelleCo in 2014, introducing The Super Elixir wellness supplement.

Macpherson ventured into acting with her film debut in the 1994 movie “Sirens.” She continued with roles in films like Woody Allen’s “Alice,” “Batman & Robin,” “The Edge,” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” She hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1996. In 1999, she appeared in Friends and later acted in “Jane Eyre,” “If Lucy Fell,” and the Showtime miniseries “A Girl Thing.” Macpherson also starred in the Italian movie “South Kensington” in 2001 and played agent Claudia Foster in “The Beautiful Life.” In 2011, she featured in a Walkers Crinkles advertisement alongside Gary Lineker.

Net Worth

Macpherson’s estimated net worth is $25 million.

Latest News about Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson Makes Long-Awaited Runway Comeback after 14-Year Hiatus

The 59-year-old Australian supermodel graced the runway for the first time in 14 years during the 2024 Melbourne Fashion Festival on Monday. As part of the Triumphant x PayPal Runway show, Macpherson showcased various looks by Bianca Spender.

Elle Macpherson Comeback after 14-Year Hiatus

One standout ensemble featured a vibrant yellow trench coat paired with matching pants, accessorized with a clutch, while another comprised a brown wool dress layered over silk pants, complemented by a long coat and purse. Her third look was an all-black ensemble with a sheer, plunging neckline. Throughout the show, Macpherson exuded joy, her smile lighting up the runway. Post-show, she expressed gratitude on Instagram for the opportunity to participate in the event.

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