Elizabeth Hurley

Lowest Rated: 0% Viktor (2014)
Birthday: Jun 10, 1965
Birthplace: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Considered to be one of the world's most famous arm ornaments, model, and sometimes-actress, Elizabeth Hurley first became the topic of gossip sheets when she appeared on the arm of boyfriend Hugh Grant at the premiere for his Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. Scantily clad in a Versace gown held up by safety pins, audacity, and little else, Hurley was soon attracting as much press coverage as Grant, and a career as one of the most photographed women of the 1990s was born.Hurley, who was born in Basingstoke, England, on June 10, 1965, originally wanted to be a dancer. Her interest in dancing soon gave way to acting pursuits, and following studies in dance and theater at the London Studio Centre, she began going on casting calls. The aspiring actress found work in a number of forgettable films and TV miniseries, and it was while working on a film set that she met fellow actor Hugh Grant. Although she first became recognizable due to activities associated with Grant's onscreen work, it was her boyfriend's dubious offscreen exploits that really put Hurley in the spotlight. Thanks to Grant's notorious dalliance with a prostitute by the name of Divine Brown, Hurley was thrust into the public eye with little room to hide. Further complicating the situation was her work as the spokesmodel for Estee Lauder at the time, a position that both heightened her fame and compounded the problems associated with Grant's infamous behavior.After the ruckus surrounding the Brown scandal died down, Hurley began earning more recognition for her work in Hollywood, both as a producer (she and Grant founded the production company Simian Films in 1994) and an actress. Perhaps her most famous role to date has been as Vanessa Kensington, sidekick and eventual paramour of Mike Myers in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). She reprised the role for the film's 1999 sequel, although her character was killed off only minutes into the movie. Hurley has also appeared in such films as Permanent Midnight (1998), in which she played the wife of a heroin addict; and EdTV (1999), which featured her as a model who provides heady temptation for the film's titular protagonist (Matthew McConaughey). Hurley would play a temptress of a different sort -- a busty, female version of Satan -- in 2000's Bedazzled with Brendan Fraser. In 2001, Hurley took part in the four part documentary The Human Face, which was narrated by fellow Briton John Cleese, and later starred as a beautiful doctor in Double Whammy with Steve Buscemi and Dennis Leary. Hurley met up with Leary once again for Dawg, the follow-up to Double Whammy (2002). Unfortunately for Hurley, most of the notoriety the young actress gained during 2002 was, once again, of the tabloid variety -- a heated paternity battle with former boyfriend Steve Bing made more headlines than Dawg or Serving Sara. In 2004, Hurley starred alongside Jermey Sisto in Duncan Roy's thriller Method, and joined actress Jennifer Tilly in the showbiz comedy Made in Romania. Her acting career slowed after that, though she did have a season-long guest arc on the last season of Gossip Girl.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Phoenix Wilder: And The Great Elephant Adventure Actor 2016
0% Viktor Alexandra Ivanov 2014
No Score Yet Made in Romania Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Last Guy on Earth Actor 2006
No Score Yet Method Rebecka Fairbanks 2004
36% Double Whammy Dr. Ann Beamer 2002
4% Serving Sara Sara Moore $16.9M 2002
No Score Yet Dawg Anna Lockhart 2002
No Score Yet Beauty Actor 2001
35% The Weight of Water Adaline Gunne 2001
49% Bedazzled The Devil 2000
45% Mickey Blue Eyes Producer 1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Vanessa Kensington 1999
64% EDtv Jill 1999
12% My Favorite Martian Brace Channing 1999
58% Permanent Midnight Sandra 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Vanessa Kensington 1997
8% Dangerous Ground Karin 1997
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Delilah 1996
56% Extreme Measures Actor 1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Enemy Actor 1994
No Score Yet Shameless Antonia 1994
No Score Yet Beyond Bedlam Stephanie 1994
No Score Yet Kill Cruise Lou 1992
24% Passenger 57 Sabrina Ritchie 1992
No Score Yet Christabel Christabel Bielenberg 1989
No Score Yet Rowing with the Wind (Remando al viento) Claire 1988
50% Aria Marietta 1988

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Royals
2015-2018
Queen Helena
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Diana Payne
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000

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