Born in New South Wales, Australia, in 1963, Eleanor Nancy Gow was the eldest of four children. It wasn't long before Elle, as she was called, became tall, slim, and ridiculously built. Equal parts beauty and brains, at 17 she enrolled in college to study law and headed to the U.S. to earn a little pocket change modeling first. Elle was promptly picked up by the Click Agency, but before the ad campaigns and runway offers came rolling in, there was Tab. All Elle had to do to promote the diet cola was walk the beach in her bikini, but that was enough.