Elle Macpherson's model retirement
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 November 2008
Australian beauty Elle Macpherson, 44, says she is retiring from modelling
Elle Macpherson is retiring from modelling.
The 44-year-old Australian model believes she is getting too old to walk down catwalks, and thinks it is time to leave that part of her life behind.
Speaking about catwalk modelling, Elle said: "I think I am a bit too long in the tooth to go back to all that. I think of myself more as a businesswoman these days."
Elle is now set to concentrate on her lingerie line Elle Macpherson Intimates and her role as the face of Revlon cosmetics.
She rose to fame in the 80s and has since amassed an estimated £60 million fortune, thanks to successful stints working for Versace, Dior, Prada and many others.
In September, Elle was named the greatest model of all time in a poll of 3,000 women carried out by British high street store Debenhams.
American model Cindy Crawford, 42, and 58-year-old British star Twiggy - who shot to fame in the '60s and was one of the original supermodels - came second and third in the poll respectively.
A Debenhams' spokeswoman said: "Women prefer curvier figures. They go for girls like Elle and Cindy. Most of the original supermodels feature in the top 10 which illustrates just how iconic their figures are."