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Elle Macpherson
, 2000

by Polly Borland

type C photograph (sheet: 60.7 cm x 44.7 cm, image: 49.8 cm x 39.4 cm)

Elle Macpherson (b. 1964) is a businesswoman, model and actor. In 1986 she was confirmed as one of the leading supermodels in the world when Time Magazine ran a cover story entitled 'The Big Elle', and a highlight of her modelling career is her record four covers of the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit edition. In 1990 she launched a lingerie collection, Elle Macpherson Intimates. Sirens (1993) marked her debut in feature films and gained her a two-year multi-media deal with Miramax films. Her other film credits include If Lucy Fell (1995) The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Batman and Robin (1997), and The Edge (1997), and she has guest starred in the American sitcom Friends. She appeared to sensational effect as an Australian 'icon' in the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2001
Accession number: 2001.55