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Elizabeth Hurley

Lowest Rated:   0% Viktor (2014)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
34% 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
63% 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
55% 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
23% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Royals
2015
  • Queen Helena
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Gossip Girl
2007-2012
  • Diana Payne
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009

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