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The Luxe Issue: Long Live Queen Elizabeth

© Alex Bramall

She burst into our consciousness in 1994 in that safety-pin dress – and has rarely been out of the headlines, or work, since. So just how does Elizabeth Hurley do it?

I’ve got serious déjà vu. In 2002, I interviewed Elizabeth Hurley in this very room at Kensington’s Blakes Hotel. It was 11 weeks after she’d given birth to her son Damian – now 16 and about to take his GCSEs. She had just come through the eye of a media storm over the DNA paternity test involving her former boyfriend Steve Bing, the American film producer and business tycoon. And it was eight years after her most famous former boyfriend, Hugh Grant, was arrested with a call girl on Sunset Boulevard. As she told me then, ‘I seem to live permanently in some god-awful soap opera. I just wish I could at least edit the script.’

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