Gilles Bensimon Bio


Relationship Statistics of Gilles Bensimon

What is Gilles Bensimon marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Divorce
How many children does Gilles Bensimon have ? (name):Three
Is Gilles Bensimon having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Gilles Bensimon gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Gilles Bensimon has been married thrice. He and his first wife Pascha had one child. He then married to Elle Macpherson, an Australian actress who he married in 1986 but separated just 3 years later in 1989.

His third wife, Kelly Bensimon was an American actress and they were married in 1997. Spending 10 years together, they got divorced in 2007.

they had two children together, both daughters; Thadeus Ann Bensimon and Sea Louise Bensimon.

Who is Gilles Bensimon?

Gilles Bensimon is a French fashion photographer as well as he had worked as the International Creative Director for Elle magazine. He was also known to work as the photographer for America’s Next Top Model.

Gilles Bensimon: Birth, Age, Parents, Education, Ethnicity

Gilles was born on February 29, 1944, in Vic-sur-Cère in Cantal, France. He is French by nationality and belongs to Jewish ethnicity.

He was born into a family of art dealers and artists. After attending art school and joining the army, Bensimon went on to work for fashion magazines in France.

In 1969, after two years at Elle magazine in Paris, he further established his international reputation by moving to the USA and starting an American version of Elle, as International Creative Director.

Gilles Bensimon: Professional Life and Career

During his career, he worked as a director at Elle, he took the magazine to new heights, while also becoming a celebrated portrait photographer, working with models and celebrities including Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Yasmin Le Bon, Madonna, and Keira Knightly.

Moreover, he has always engaged with his love of art, literature, and the power of the photographic image on a personal level, alongside his commercial work. A particular enthusiasm appeared in the form of water and flowers, which led him to commence his Watercolour series in 2011; a significant departure from his earlier figurative works.

The project found him floating in pools for months at a time, photographing arrangements of flowers. The resulting images are a beautiful combination of varied colors, decisive movements through the water’s surface.

Salary and Net Worth

He has a huge net worth of $30 million dollars but his salary is not revealed.

Gilles Bensimon: Rumors and Controversies

Despite false rumors that accused Gilles of being sexually gay, there were also some that stated he was dead.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Gilles has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weight. He is a man with a large forehead and curly salt and pepper hair color and dark brown eye color.

Social Media

Gilles Bensimon is not active on Instagram and Twitter. But he has an Instagram account with over 130k followers.


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