Elle Macpherson

Who better to lord over Mischa Barton and a gaggle of other wannabe supermodels than one of the beauty biz's premiere mannequins?

Elle Macpherson, whose acting career to date is perhaps best summed up with Batman & Robin (though Sirens did have its certain charms...), has landed a recurring role in A Beautiful Life, the CW's Ashton Kutcher-produced pilot about models cohabitating in a co-ed Big Apple residence.

Macpherson will play Claudia, a retired supermodel who is now the iron-fisted owner of a top agency, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Other new additions to the Beautiful ensemble include Sara Paxton (Summerland), Ben Hollingsworth (The Cutting Edge 3), Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Nico Tortorella.

High School Musical's Corbin Bleu, says Zap2It, is reportedly on board for at least the pilot, playing "a male model with a Lenny Kravitz-type vibe."

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