Since becoming a spokesmodel for Estée Lauder in 1995, British-born actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has been way more than just another pretty face. As an ambassador for The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign and a tireless fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)—Hurley has spent the last twenty years traveling the world every October, raising funds and awareness for the disease. One of her other unofficial duties: to preach pink wherever she goes.
Sometimes you try on a dress, and you know it's a winner
Since Evelyn Lauder and former Self Magazine editor Alexandra Penney launched the now-ubiquitous pink ribbon campaign in 1992 as a symbol of the illness that plagues mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, the color pink has come to represent the fight to end the epidemic, with Hurley as perhaps its most visible advocate. For every event she attends, party she hosts, and famous monument she lights-up with the rosy hue for the Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative, Hurley has worn a little pink dress. Here, the 2009 recipient of the BCRF’s Humanitarian Award looks back on a few of her favorite frocks.
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