04:29 PM EDT 11/24/2015
Originally posted 03/10/2015 01:25PM
When Elizabeth Hurley began creating her character for E!'s new primetime soap The Royals, the actress spotted a few unexpected inspirations.
To play Britain's Queen Helena, "I didn't use the Queen of England because we're from different generations," Hurley told PEOPLE on Monday night at the show's premiere in New York City.
"But I'd like to think Princess Diana could look and dress – had she ever become Queen of England – like Queen Helena because she looked very modern, very fresh."
Hurley said she also drew from Disney villain "Cruella de Vil and a lot of other people ... to make my part three-dimensional."
Originally posted 02/23/2015 12:00PM
[YOUTUBE "k0A5m24jO-0"] God save the queen – from her mother.
In a new teaser trailer for E!'s first scripted series, The Royals, we get our first live-action look at Joan Collins playing Elizabeth Hurley's mother.
Being the queen does not, it seems, save you from a mother's criticism: "I see you've decorated," the Grand Duchess of Oxford tells her daughter. "I'd love to know whatever possessed you to choose 'Vegas' as your theme."
Originally posted 10/15/2014 09:10PM
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Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:50AM
All hail Joan Collins.
The Dynasty actress has closed a deal to guest-star on E!'s first scripted series, The Royals, an hour-long drama about a fictional British royal family set in modern-day London.
In her role, Collins, 81, will play the Grand Duchess of Oxford, otherwise known as the mother of Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley).
Originally posted 10/01/2013 01:00PM
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Originally posted 05/06/2012 08:00AM
Elizabeth Hurley's engagement to Shane Warne has brought with it an added benefit: an instant brood.
"I've added three more children [to my life]," Hurley, already mom to son Damian, told PEOPLE at Monday's Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Hot Pink Party in New York City. "And I'm learning to be a stepmother to three extra children, so that keeps me running around and on my toes."
Hurley, who revealed in October she was engaged to the Aussie cricket star, adds that fans should hold off tossing any rice.
"We haven't actually managed to arrange a wedding yet," she says. "But it's definitely in the pipeline."
Originally posted 12/21/2011 12:45PM
Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne's whirlwind romance has gone Down Under – literally!
The newly engaged couple, who announced their intent to marry over Twitter in October, enjoyed rides, games – and some very public PDA! – during a visit to the Movie World theme park on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Joined by his three young children, Brooke, Summer and Jackson, and Hurley's son, Damian (dad is film producer Stephen Bing), the casually-clad crowd did everything as a family unit – save for one heart-racing activity.
"Rides too scary for me-I had to bury my head in my 9 year old's shoulder," Hurley Tweeted, before congratulating her cricket-playing fiancé on braving Lethal Weapon and Super-Man-themed roller coasters.
Originally posted 10/19/2011 05:00PM
Elizabeth Hurley's new fiancé isn't as recognizable to Americans as, say, her former beau Hugh Grant. So who is the actress's new love?
Nicknamed the "Spin King" in the cricket community, Shane Warne is considered one of the best players at the sport. But Hurley's Aussie fiancé isn't solely known for his athletic ability. He has a scandalous past, but he's also a family man.
Here are five things to know about the divorced father of three:
Originally posted 10/01/2011 06:00PM
When Aussie cricket star Shane Warne gushed to a radio station about being in love with girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley last month, he did not share any plans for marriage.
"If I've got some sort of news I'll be more than happy to share it with you," he said.
Or Tweet it? On Saturday, both Warne, 41, and Hurley, 46, sent identical Tweets that read: "Thanks for all your congratulations. Here's a pic of us about to go to Dunhill dinner in St Andrews."
Originally posted 09/02/2011 09:00AM
Love does a body good – especially for Aussie cricket star Shane Warne whose relationship with Elizabeth Hurley has given him an extra sparkle.
Asked on Australian radio 3AW if he was in love, he replied: "Yeah, I am," adding, "and I think that probably gives off a radiant glow, too."
Warne, 41, told radio host Neil Mitchell, "Being in love with someone is a wonderful feeling. I am in love with her. We are going really well. It's easy with each other. Together we make a pretty good partnership."
But he isn't quite ready to talk marriage with Hurley, 46, who was divorced from husband Arun Nayer in June, quite yet.
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