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Elle Macpherson turns 40

March 28, 2004
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Fashion icon, model mum and lingerie guru Elle Macpherson hits the landmark age of 40 on Monday, and the 6ft-tall beauty who earned the nickname "The Body" shows no sign of slowing down.

The Australian-born cover girl has plenty on her plate at home, raising six-year-old Flynn and one-year-old Aurelius, whose father is longtime partner Arpad Busson. She's juggling mommyhood with a full-time professional life which includes her own lingerie line, Elle Intimates, as well as a soon-to-be launched range of cosmetics.

Meanwhile, the statuesque supermodel is also looking towards a blossoming acting career. The budding thespian, who has appeared in films such as Sirens and Batman And Robin, has parlayed a recent stint as Joey's sexy roommate on Friends into a role on the hit series' upcoming spinoff.

But, though she has much to celebrate this year, it looks like there won't be any high-profile star-studded bashes as Elle rings in the big 4-0. "It will be a quiet one," says her mum Fran of the model's 40th birthday plans. "There won't be any parties. Elle loves celebrating, but not this year."

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The sexy supermodel shows no signs of slowing down as she hits the big 4-0, but is ringing in the landmark age with little fanfare
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Elle's career has taken her from catwalk queen to businesswoman, mum and budding actress. Above, "The Body" in 1994Photo: © Rex

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