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ELIZABETH HURLEY (The Devil) began her career as an actress before becoming a successful model and producer. Hurley appeared in a cameo role in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," after starring with Mike Myers in the original hit comedy "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." Last year, Hurley also appeared in Ron Howard's comedy "EDtv" with Matthew McConaughey, and in Disney's "My Favorite Martian" with Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd. In 1998, Hurley starred in the critically acclaimed "Permanent Midnight," the real-life story of Hollywood scriptwriter and heroin-addict Jerry Stahl.

Most recently, Hurley filmed "The Weight of Water" with Sean Penn, directed by Kathryn Bigelow; and "Double Whammy," which she shot in New York with Denis Leary.

Concurrent with her acting career, Hurley and Hugh Grant set up Simian Films as part of their first-look deal with Castle Rock Entertainment. Hurley produced the 1999 release "Mickey Blue Eyes," a romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn and James Caan. Hurley also developed and produced Simian's first film, 1996's "Extreme Measures" starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman. The company has several other projects in various stages of development.

Hurley initially worked in the theatre after studying dance and drama at the London Studio Centre. She made her screen debut in the 1987 film "Aria" directed by Bruce Beresford. She followed that role with a string of parts in television shows such as "Rumpole of the Bailey" and "Inspector Morse," before landing her fist starring role opposite Hugh Grant in the Spanish feature film "Remando al Viento."

Returning to England, Hurley received the first big break of her career when she was chosen to play the title role in "Christabel," a major BBC Drama serial written by the late Dennis Potter. The series told the true story of Christabel Bielenberg, an Englishwoman married to a German during the Nazi regime in Germany.

For the next few years, Hurley worked extensively in feature films and television movies, including "El Largo Invierno" with Jean Rochfort, "The Skipper" with Jurgen Prochnow, "Sharpe's Enemy" with Sean Bean, "The Orchid House," and "Mad Dogs and Englishmen."

In the U.S., Hurley appeared opposite Wesley Snipes in "Passenger 57," as well as in several television movies for Paramount. More recently, Hurley appeared as Delilah opposite Dennis Hopper in TNT's "Samson and Delilah" directed by Nicolas Roeg. She starred opposite Ice Cube in the feature film "Dangerous Ground," a drama set in post apartheid South African.

In addition to acting and producing, Hurley represents Estee Lauder in its worldwide advertising campaigns.


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