Elizabeth Hurley credits ‘manual labour’ for her stunning figure

Elizabeth Hurley stays fit and healthy in her fifties by doing “manual labour”.The Bedazzled beauty is known for showing off her fantastic figure in bikini snaps on social media, but she has insisted her toned physique has nothing to do with hitting th…

Elizabeth Hurley stays fit and healthy in her fifties by doing “manual labour”.

The Bedazzled beauty is known for showing off her fantastic figure in bikini snaps on social media, but she has insisted her toned physique has nothing to do with hitting the gym – and is instead the result of performing all kinds of chores inside and outside the house.

“To be honest, I don’t do any exercise, per se, but I’m extremely active, because for me, I’ve always found when you look around, the best bodies are on manual labourers,” she explained to U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America.

“I use a chainsaw, I use a hedge trimmer,” the 54-year-old said. “You burn a ton of calories, and you’re using everything (every muscle in your body), and you’ve cut the hedge, so I recommend people just being more active: run up the stairs a lot, never take the elevator!”

Elizabeth’s comments come as her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant revealed she was shunned by designers when trying to find a dress for the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral back in 1994.

The actress ultimately wore one of the most iconic red carpet looks of all time – a daring black Versace gown held together with oversized gold safety pins – but Hugh told a new BBC documentary that the dress was loaned to her at the last minute.

“Poor Elizabeth rang some top designers and they all said: ‘No, who are you?’ or ‘No, we’re not lending you anything.’ Then Versace said: ‘Yes, we’ll lend you a dress’, and they just sent one round which is that one with the safety pins,” the 59-year-old told A Life on Screen, which focused on his career. “So she shoved it on and I raised my eyebrows a fraction and we set off.”

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Elizabeth Hurley uses gardening as part of workout routine

Elizabeth Hurley prefers to tone up by tending to her garden rather than hitting the gym. The 54-year-old isn’t a fan of treadmills or elliptical machines and prefers to enjoy the good outdoors and yardwork to maintain her svelte shape. “I don’t wor…

Elizabeth Hurley prefers to tone up by tending to her garden rather than hitting the gym.

The 54-year-old isn’t a fan of treadmills or elliptical machines and prefers to enjoy the good outdoors and yardwork to maintain her svelte shape.

“I don’t work out, per se, but I am very active,” she told Extra. “I do a lot of exercise, but it’s really the gardening… cutting down a hedge, using my chainsaw to cut down a tree, logging, all of that stuff I do. So, I’m very active.”

The actress revealed she has tried other fun activities to stay fit, including “hula hoop practice” and “attempting to swim off the calories.”

When she isn’t focused on her fitness regimen, the Austin Powers beauty devotes her time to breast cancer awareness as part of her role as an ambassador for Estee Lauder.

“Early detection is absolutely vital,” she said. “We know that if cancer is detected and treated early, there is a 90 per cent chance of full survival.”

In an interview with People last year, the brunette beauty noted she urges her friends to stay on top of their health.

“I personally talk to all my friends about breast health,” she said. “I’ll say, ‘When was your last mammogram?’ And implore them to check their own breasts as well,” she said. “Sometimes they squirm, but it’s a conversation you have to have. So, I make it my mission.”

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Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls and Karen Elson model iconic Hollywood gowns

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special…

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special subscriber covers depicting the top models wearing some of the industry’s most legendary red carpet dresses.

For one image, Valletta is seen standing on a city street while sporting the black Versace gown with gold safety pins that Elizabeth Hurley wore to a premiere in 1994, a second shows Elson posing in the pale pink Ralph Lauren ballgown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to collect her Oscar in 1999, and a third features Smalls in the huge pink Giambattista Valli dress that Rihanna chose for the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Reflecting on Hurley’s breakthrough fashion moment, Donatella Versace recalled to editors how she never once anticipated the daring design to garner so much controversy.

“I know, you’d expect something more interesting behind one of the most famous red-carpet dresses in history,” the Italian designer shared. “But as for many things, chance played a big role in making it all happen. No one could really fathom such an astonishing reaction, or that Liz would steal the spotlight from everyone else.”

The photoshoot was shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia von Boehm, with the dresses secured by Rina Stone and Lizzy Oppenheimer.

Other pictures feature the sequinned Louis Vuitton dress worn by Alicia Vikander at the 2016 SAG Awards, the red Balenciaga dress donned by Nicole Kidman at the 2007 Academy Awards, the pale green one-shoulder Valentino number Jennifer Lopez chose for the 2003 Academy Awards, and the purple Rodarte dress worn by Natalie Portman to the 2011 Academy Awards, among many others.

“When we were planning our 25th anniversary issue, talk of course turned to legendary red carpet dresses. It’s easy to choose favourites and stick them in a story. What’s not, and what we’re so proud of, is securing 25 of the greatest dresses of the past 25 years and shooting them, out in the world, on the supermodels of today,” wrote Brown on Instagram. “The word ‘Iconic’ is overused in fashion, but it’s the only word for this.”

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Elizabeth Hurley’s teenage son Damian makes modelling debut

Elizabeth Hurley’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in his mother’s footsteps by landing his first beauty campaign.Damian, the son of Elizabeth and her ex Steve Bing, appears alongside other fledgling models such as Sonjdra Deluxe, Violet Chachki an…

Elizabeth Hurley’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in his mother’s footsteps by landing his first beauty campaign.

Damian, the son of Elizabeth and her ex Steve Bing, appears alongside other fledgling models such as Sonjdra Deluxe, Violet Chachki and Zhengyang Zhang in the video to promote Pat McGrath’s new make-up range, entitled Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection The System, more than 20 years after his mother became the face of beauty brand Estee Lauder.

In the campaign, shot by legendary photographer and director Steven Meisel, Damian is seen wearing a giant brunette bouffant wig, reminiscent of his mother’s glamorous locks, while staring sultrily into the camera.

Damian, who signed to TESS Management in London last year, sports a white T-shirt and black leather jacket for the clip, while modelling McGrath’s Sublime Perfection primer, foundation and setting powder.

“A supermodel is born,” McGrath said to Vogue about the teenager. “It’s no surprise that as the offspring of the iconic Elizabeth Hurley, Damian is a bright, young, emerging star who has an absolutely magnetic personality, energy, and an exceptional look.”

The youngster was equally complimentary about the legendary make-up artist, and told the publication she had “truly changed the face of beauty, especially for my generation.”

He added, “To be captured through the lens of the incredible, legendary Steven Meisel was a truly phenomenal experience. I’ve long admired Steven’s fierce aesthetic and I’m so proud to be a part of this incredibly beautiful and disruptive campaign.”

McGrath’s new line will be available to buy from her website, as well as other select websites and stores, from 26 July.

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Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into iconic Versace safety pin dress

Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into the Versace safety pin dress she first wore 25 years ago.The English model and actress made headlines around the world when she stepped out in the revealing black number, held together with oversized gold pins, when …

Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into the Versace safety pin dress she first wore 25 years ago.

The English model and actress made headlines around the world when she stepped out in the revealing black number, held together with oversized gold pins, when she accompanied then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

To mark the anniversary of the iconic garment, Versace creative director Donatella Versace has recreated the outfit. However, Elizabeth, 53, is adamant she can still slip into the original.

“I don’t exercise, but I am very active,” she said in an interview for U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine. “But just because it still fits doesn’t mean I would wear it today – it wouldn’t be appropriate!”

Elizabeth went on to describe how Donatella’s updated safety pin dress is much “more demure” than the one her late brother Gianni Versace dreamed up, with the new ensemble featuring draped fabric across the bodice and one long sleeve.

And even though the Versace dress launched the brunette beauty onto the global stage, leading to her scoring a gig as a brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, she insisted that she had no idea that the little black dress would have the power to change the course of her career.

“I was so unprepared for what happened that night… I urgently needed to find a dress to wear for Hugh’s premiere, and in those days I had no idea about fashion,” Elizabeth recalled, adding that she ended up collecting the dress from a PR executive’s office. “I remember going to an office where they literally fished a dress out of a white plastic bag… I took it home and did my own hair and make-up, fighting Hugh for the mirror, which wasn’t even full-length, in our tiny one-bedroom flat. It was all very unglamorous compared to how things get done these days.”

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Elizabeth Hurley wears her teenage son’s clothes

Elizabeth Hurley introduces her teenage son’s clothes to her own wardrobe when he outgrows them.The actress/model became a fashion icon after she accompanied her then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the 1994 premiere of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, we…

Elizabeth Hurley introduces her teenage son’s clothes to her own wardrobe when he outgrows them.

The actress/model became a fashion icon after she accompanied her then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the 1994 premiere of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, wearing a black Versace dress held together with huge gold safety pins.

Elizabeth has since been renowned for her glamorous style, but confessed that it’s a whole different story in the comfort of her own home, where she often sports outfits courtesy of her 16-year-old son Damian, whom she shares with American businessman Steve Bing.

“I tend to wear Damian’s cast-offs. His 14/15-year-old trackie bottoms fit me perfectly,” the 53-year-old admitted in an interview with Britain’s You magazine, adding that she tends to ditch make-up and sweep her brunette locks away from her face when she’s at home.

This isn’t the first time Elizabeth has opened up about her casual home life in the countryside and previously explained to reporters at Grazia magazine that fans “wouldn’t recognise her” in a police line-up thanks to her vastly different look.

However, when it comes to her social media profile, The Royals star often poses in the sexy bikinis she sells through her eponymous swimwear label. And on top of stealing her son’s clothes, she also turns to Damian for design tips thanks to his fashion-forward eye.

“My son is incredibly supportive of me and my beachwear business and of me as an actor and the breadwinner of our family of two. I often show (the swimsuits) to him before I post them because he’s youth, he knows what people like,” she commented. “In fact, when he was little he used to try and persuade me to wear long couture dresses to parents’ evening, instead of my Uggs and tracksuit. No, he loved the glamour!”

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Elizabeth Hurley feeling great after digestion detox in Austria

Actress Elizabeth Hurley has overhauled her diet and digestion thanks to a recent detox getaway in Austria. The Brit recently checked into a wellness clinic and spent eight days learning all about good eating – and now she feels better than ever as sh…

Actress Elizabeth Hurley has overhauled her diet and digestion thanks to a recent detox getaway in Austria.

The Brit recently checked into a wellness clinic and spent eight days learning all about good eating – and now she feels better than ever as she uses what she picked up in her daily life.

“It was all about resetting the body, resetting your digestion, and they told me some very interesting things,” Elizabeth tells news show Access Live about her time in rehab. “You do lose weight as a side effect, but that’s not why you’re there; you’re there just basically to get healthy.

“They said that most of us eat too much, too fast, too often and too late and those are the key things that I really took back with me.

“You do this cure for eight days with them and then you try to get it to 21 days at home… and you just try and follow those principals. You just eat well and chew your food. It’s all about chewing your food and just being nice to your digestion.”

And Hurley is so impressed with the results, she’s trying to encourage all women to think about what they’re eating, how often and how much.

The actress, who is Estee Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month ambassador, adds, “Women have to learn to really take care of themselves and digestion and diet and exercise is a keen point.

“Women are the caretakers of the world, so if we don’t take care of ourselves we can’t take care of anyone else.”

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Natural beauty Elizabeth Hurley ‘too scared’ to have plastic surgery

Elizabeth Hurley is adamant her good looks are all natural and not down to a plastic surgeon.At 52, the actress and model is still regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, a feat she insists is all her own. Talking to Grazia magazine a…

Elizabeth Hurley is adamant her good looks are all natural and not down to a plastic surgeon.

At 52, the actress and model is still regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, a feat she insists is all her own.

Talking to Grazia magazine about ageing, The Royals star admitted she was far too frightened to go under the knife, so instead has opted to grow old gracefully.

“Plastic surgery? I’d be too scared. Fillers? Forget about it,” she shuddered, adding: “But I have had Botox for my forehead.”

And it’s not just her face that looks good, but her body too. Elizabeth regularly posts bikini snaps on her Instagram page, modelling swimwear from her Elizabeth Hurley Beach label.

It was recently reported that the star’s 16-year-old son Damian, her son from her fling with businessman Steve Bing, is “mortified” by her “sexy” selfies – something Elizabeth denies.

“That’s all fiction!” the brunette beauty laughed. “My son is incredibly supportive of me and my beachwear business and of me as an actor and the breadwinner of our family of two. I often show them to him before I post them because he’s youth, he knows what people like. In fact, when he was little he used to try and persuade me to wear long couture dresses to parents’ evening, instead of my Uggs and tracksuit. No, he loved the glamour!”

As for her health and fitness regime, the Estee Lauder spokesmodel explained that she’s not a slave to diet and exercise and stated: “I’m not a vegan who lives on green juices, I don’t go to the gym religiously.”

However, she is more than happy to represent older women, and praised the decision of Estee Lauder bosses to carry on featuring her in campaigns.

“It’s really important for 50-something women to see other 50-year-old women. I don’t feel there’s a cut-off anymore when you’re no longer relevant and can’t work,” she shared.

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Donatella Versace stands by sexy outfits in wake of #MeToo era

Donatella Versace is adamant that women should still wear sexy outfits in the #MeToo era.The 63-year-old is chief designer at Versace, a label renowned for its racy aesthetic popularised by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Hurley, who h…

Donatella Versace is adamant that women should still wear sexy outfits in the #MeToo era.

The 63-year-old is chief designer at Versace, a label renowned for its racy aesthetic popularised by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Hurley, who have worn the brand’s designs to many A-list events.

Though conversations about the sexual harassment of women are still rife in the film, music and fashion industries, Versace doesn’t believe the ongoing discussions should determine the way women dress.

“To be empowered is to look your best, to show femininity,” she insisted in an interview with The Times. “Sexy is an attitude. It doesn’t have to be about sex. It can mean, ‘Look at me, I have something to say.’ Female empowerment is not someone in a pair of jeans and no make-up. What are you supposed to do because of #MeToo, become unsexy?”

Though the fashion legend has strong opinions when it comes to style, she is open to debate and shared that the popularisation of social media definitely has had an influence on her professional decisions.

“It’s a revolution. Now you have direct contact with a younger generation. You can listen to different people from all over the world, and it makes it easier to understand that you need to change,” the platinum blonde star shared. “That’s when I began to push it a little bit. It was these conversations on the Internet which changed what I was doing completely. The Internet is an instrument that lets you be in tune.”

During the interview, Versace spoke about her late brother Gianni Versace, who was tragically murdered in 1997. Like her, the designer also had powerful ideas about the best way to dress, but his sister was never afraid to tell him the truth.

“No one else had the courage (to say no to him),” she smiled. “I would say, ‘This is wrong. Let’s do it again.'”

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