Elizabeth is an international superstar. With a combination of beauty and a well-spoken English accent she hit it big in Hollywood as “Vanessa Kensington” in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. She is also well-known for her line in beachwear.
In the 1990s, Elizabeth Hurley became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as he became the focus of worldwide media attention due to the success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Elizabeth accompanied him to the film’s Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention.
She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder for over 15 years since the company awarded Elizabeth her first modelling job at the age of 29. They have featured her as a representative and model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. As an actress, her best known cinematic works to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers’ hit spy comedies, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devil in Bedazzled (2000). Elizabeth currently owns an eponymous beachwear line.
In July 2011, it was announced that Hurley would join the cast of Gossip Girl for a guest-arc.
Elizabeth has been active in Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, as part of which the company created an “Elizabeth Pink” lipstick whose sales benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.