Mum, Model, Actress, Bikini Designer, Organic Farmer
Few people could juggle being an actor, model, swimwear designer, farmer and mom -- but for Elizabeth Hurley, it's all in a day's work. Since signing as a spokesmodel for Estée Lauder in 1995, the timeless beauty has embraced the late Evelyn H. Lauder's passion for helping women live longer and better lives, and everything she undertakes reflects that commitment.
For many years, Elizabeth enthusiastically toured the world with Evelyn Lauder on behalf of the Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign, raising awareness about the importance of breast health and early detection, and raising funds for research to find a cure. In 2013, Elizabeth will be showing her strength, standing side-by-side with William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of the Estée Lauder Companies, as they motivate women and families around the world to join together in strength to embrace wellbeing and act in a more powerful way to move us close to a world without breast cancer.
The breast cancer cause strikes close to home for Elizabeth, as her grandmother died of the disease in 1992. Like so many women of her generation, her grandmother had been afraid to tell anyone that she had a lump. Bearing the memory of that experience, Elizabeth recognizes the strength of working together to educate women and men about the disease and doing all she can to raise funds that support life-saving breast cancer research.
In October 2008, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) saluted Elizabeth's countless efforts with the Humanitarian Award, and today, a BCRF-funded grant at the Royal Marsden hospital in the United Kingdom in her honor.
Although Elizabeth is known for her roles in more than two dozen films -- most notably Austin Powers with Mike Myers, Bedazzled with Brendan Fraser and The Weight of Water with Sean Penn -- when she is at home in England with her 11-year-old son, Damian, she often eschews the movie-star lifestyle to spend time on the 400-acre organic farm she owns in Gloucestershire. She is an outspoken advocate for healthy living and sells her rare breed meat to top London restaurants and local Farmer's Markets.