Morning Frills #124: ‘Elle Warmed Over’ Edition

Sometimes the greatest comforts are close to home.  Case in point is homebody Elle Macpherson.  The 45-year-old original supermodel and crossover actress (well, up until 2001 at least) took advantage of the winter sun on the beach at Australia’s Sydney Harbor on Sunday.

Macpherson hasn’t always been so stay-at-home.  She was discovered as a 19-year-old while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado. That bygone modeling agent couldn’t have been any more thrilled at spotting the young Elle than Sunday’s photographer was in Sydney.

The lean and athletic mother of two (ten-year-old Arpad Flynn Busson and five-year-old Arpad Flynn Busson ) isn’t shy with her body: “Nudity has never been an issue for me—I’m Australian. It’s more of a thing in America. I mean people can buy guns, yet it’s against the law to be topless on the beach.”

No such topless luck on this weekend, but there are still plenty of high-water Elle moments in today’s bikini gallery.