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Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June, 1965) is an English actress, model, producer and designer.
Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England in 1965. Hurley's father, a lapsed Catholic of Irish descent, was a British Army major, while her mother, an Anglican, was a schoolteacher at Kempshott Infant School.
Her big break came in the late 1980s, when she won a "Face of the Year" competition at a local newspaper in Winchester, England, and gained a year's modelling contract with a prestigious London firm as the first prize.
In 1994 Hurley attended the London première of the film Four Weddings and a Funeral starring her then-companion Hugh Grant. Hurley's appearance in a black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins gained her considerable media attention. It has often been referred to simply as "that dress" and, following Versace's murder in 1997, the London Times' obituary cited it as the thing for which the subject was best known.
In 1995 Hurley began working with top cosmetics company Estée Lauder as their main spokes model. Within her first month with the company Hurley launched the best-selling perfume, Pleasures. In 2007 Hurley's contract with Estée Lauder was renewed for the 13th year with a subsequent contract extension.
Hurley was cast as the female lead in the hit Mike Myers spy comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in 1997. After the success of that film Hurley appeared in several more high-profile films, including EdTV, Bedazzled, Double Whammy and 2002's Serving Sara, which was her last American film to date. Hurley also hosted the first season of the British reality series Project Catwalk featuring novice fashion designers.
Elizabeth Hurley maintains three homes: in London; in Ampney Crucis, a village in Gloucestershire; and in Beverly Hills, California.
On 2 March 2007, Liz Hurley got married in a secret service to Indian businessman Arun Nayar at Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The couple were due to get married on March 3, 2007, but decided to keep the ceremony private so held it one day early but with only the guests being informed of this change in date. Hurley contracted an exclusive magazine deal with Hello!, thought to be worth £2 to 5 million with the overall cost of the wedding being estimated at a total of £2 million.