...And this is why she continues to be known as The Body.
At age 50, Elle Macpherson can rock a bikini harder than many women half her age.
The Australian supermodel posted on her Twitter page on Tuesday, July 15, a photo of herself wearing a skimpy two-piece swimsuit, which shows off her flat stomach and toned legs, while holding what appears to be a green smoothie.
"Super greens... After super swim," she said.
Macpherson was one of the most famous supermodels in the 1980s and 1990s, gracing the cover of magazines such as Sports Illustrated, which has featured her in swimsuits many times, and appearing in Victoria's Secret catalogues (see above). Time magazine nicknamed her "The Body" in a 1989 cover story.
So how has Macpherson, who turned 50 in March, maintained her unbelievably fit figure over the years? Most likely great genes, but nutrition may play a part, as well.
The "super greens" she cites may be in reference to The Super Elixir, a drink mix made by Welleco, a health supplements company of which she serves as creative director. The concoction is dubbed a "a highly specialized alkalizing greens supplement with vitamins, minerals and trace elements to assist wellness and vitality" and is made up of a "balanced blend of 45 key ingredients, including bioavailable alkalizing super greens, Chinese herbs, digestive enzymes and the maitake mushroom family."
In addition to modeling and promoting the company, Macpherson has also worked as an actress and TV host. In 1999 and 2000, she had a recurring role as Janine Lecroix on Friends. Her last on-screen acting role was that of a modeling agency owner in the short-lived 2009 series The Beautiful Life, which was co-created by actor (and former model) Ashton Kutcher and which starred Mischa Barton of The O.C. fame.
In 2012, Macpherson hosted the reality show Fashion Star, which featured Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie.