Forgotten beauties: Elle McPherson

Published: 16th Jun, 2009

Known in some circles as The Body…


It’s a great compliment to earn a nickname based on your physical appearance. Face in The A Team was so called because he had a wonderful face, and Sinatra was known on the scene as Ol’ Blue Eyes because of his old blue eyes. In some cases it can backfire – just ask Quasimodo, who was cruelly dubbed The Hunchback of Notre Dame, just because he had a strange, lumpy spine. A spine which rather overshadowed his wonderful singing voice, which was as sweet and syrupy as a glass of cherry, cherry wine. The less said about Warty Elephant Thighs the better. One person with nothing to complain about, nickname-wise, is the ex-supermodel Elle McPherson, who was known globally as The Body, because she had the kind of long curvaceous figure that most people – male and female – can only picture in their mind’s eye. A splendid Australian woman, she spent much of the 1980s and 1990s touring the planet like a one-woman traveling circus, showcasing The Body to scores of agog onlookers, half of whom needed to cross their legs and recite football results until The Body went away. Quite some gal. She has since maintained a strong feminine physique, and once starred in a film about Kensington, called South Kensington.

As ever, it would be wrong to treat the guys to a body, without similarly gifting the women a mind. Below is Tom Selleck.


You’re welcome.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

2 Responses to Forgotten beauties: Elle McPherson

  1. Avatar Al says:

    I’ve never forgotten Elle!

  2. HannahWoman HannahWoman says:

    I met lovely Elle for two seconds, about three years ago. We were at the Riverside Studios, and before the show started I went to the Ladies. As I came out of my cubical, she went in next.

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