Actress-Producer Liz Hurley's FilmsMixing fashion with film is not new for Elizabeth Hurley, British model and actress who last year also co-produced the film "Mickey Blue Eyes." Hurley's popularity in both industries shows no sign of waning. A fashion Web site, Fashion Wire Daily, recently reported that her contract with Estee Lauder was to be renewed despite rumors to the contrary. Hurley, 35, drew the ire of the Screen Actors Guild for filming a commercial for Estee Lauder during a strike by the guild, of which she is a member.
Hurley also has good on-screen credentials. Earlier this year, she played the devil in the comedy "Bedazzled." Next year she will star with comic Denis Leary in "Double Whammy." Here are some films that she has produced or starred in.
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) － PG-13
Directed by Kelly Makin. Starring Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Caan, James Fox, Joe Viterelli and Burt Young.
Hurley co-produced this romantic comedy that stars her real-life former boyfriend, Grant. In the film, Grant plays an English gentleman, Michael Felgate, who wants to marry his girlfriend, Gina Vitale (Tripplehorn). The only problem is Gina's reluctance to introduce Michael to her family. It turns they are part of the mob.
Michael finally meets her family, and before he realizes it, one "favor" leads to another. He is soon auctioning off paintings by the godfather's son in a money laundering scam.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) － PG-13
Directed by Jay Roach. Starring Mike Myers, Burt Bacharach, Mimi Rogers, Elizabeth Hurley and Seth Green.
"I've never known I was funny," Hurley told "TV Guide" magazine after her appearance in this comedy. She plays Vanessa Kensington, opposite Myers as Austin Powers, the hipster 1960s British superspy. When Dr. Evil (also played by Myers) cryogenically freezes himself in 1967, Powers does the same so that can hunt down his longtime nemesis in the future. Thirty years later Dr. Evil wakes up in Nevada, steals a nuclear weapon and blackmails the United Nations. Powers is woken up and together with his new partner pursues Dr. Evil in an attempt to save the world.
Dangerous Ground (1997) － Rated R
Directed by Darrell Roodt. Starring Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley and Ving Rhames.
A former freedom fighter, Vusi Madlazi (Ice Cube), returns to the South African village he left as a young boy to bury his father. Now a drug counselor, he meets his brother Ernest (Sechaba Morojele) who informs him that their other brother Stephen has disappeared. Vusi goes to Johannesburg in search of Stephen, but instead finds himself tracking down his missing brother's girlfriend, Karin (Hurley). Together they explore the underworld of Johannesburg, encountering racism and violence along the way.
by Joe Yong-hee