Elaine Irwin Biography, Age, Mellencamp, Jay Penske And Net worth

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Elaine Irwin Biography

Elaine Irwin is an American model. She is best known for her work on Struggle (2012), John Mellencamp: Get a Leg Up (1991) and Happiness Is (2009). Elaine was the face of Almay Cosmetics and Ralph Laure. 

2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter Arrivals
2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter Arrivals

How Old Is Elaine Irwin

Elain was born on August 26, 1969 in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. She is 49 years old as of 2018.

Elaine Irwin Height

Elaine stands at a height of 1.8 m.

Elaine Irwin Career | Elaine Irwin Model

Elaine when she was 16 years old left home to pursue a modeling career. She was discovered by photographer Paul Pelak and his wife Margaret Pelak while enrolled at John Casablancas in 1985. After Elaine’s photo appeared in Seventeen in 1985, the Boyertown honor student and varsity letter-winner in track and cross country was a much sought-after face for magazine covers, advertisements and commercials.

She appeared in the music video for New Order’s “Round and Round” off their 1989 album Technique in 1989. Within a few years, Elaine became one of the Ford Models and had appeared on the cover of dozens of fashion magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Self and Elite. Her American Beauty Vogue cover was shot by Richard Avedon.

She made her move onto the runway for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein and soon became a favorite subject of photographers Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel for her natural, soft look.

In May 2001 Elaine became the first woman to drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 . She was also an at-large delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Elaine Irwin Mellencamp | Elaine Irwin Divorce

Elaine married musician John Mellencamp on September 5, 1992 when she 23. They met when she was hired to appear on the cover of Mellencamp’s Whenever We Wanted album (and appear in the music video for “Get A Leg Up”). Within 10 weeks, the couple was engaged. They have two sons.

It was announced on December 30, 2010 that she and John Mellencamp were separating after eighteen years of marriage.  However both were choosing to stay in Indiana to raise their two children. Elaine moved to Los Angeles soon after.   John Mellencamp filed for divorce on January 14, 2011 and requested that Elaine be returned to her maiden name ‘Irwin’.  Their divorce was finalized on August 12, 2011 .

Elaine Irwin Jay Penske | Elaine Irwin And Jay Penske Baby | Elaine Irwin Daughter Name

Elaine became engaged to Indy car team owner Jay Penske in October 2012, who is nine years her junior. The two had a daughter in May 2013. The name of their daughter is still hidden to the public.

Elaine Irwin Net Worth

Elaine source of wealth comes from being a model. As of 2019, her net worth is under review

Elaine Irwin Almay

Almay, the first doctor-tested hypoallergenic, fragrance-free cosmetics line, announced on April 21, 2016 that Elaine will be the new face of its latest makeup collection, Almay Age Essentials. Elaine will be appearing in the brand’s global multimedia campaign, spanning television, print, in-store, digital and social platforms, as the brand unveils the Almay Age Essentials collection this summer with three new products.

“We are so excited that Elaine will once again be representing our innovative Almay products. As a busy model and mother to three children, Elaine is a perfect representative of our Almay consumer: a woman looking for easy-to-use products that embrace and enhance her natural all-American beauty,” said Jill Krakowski, Vice President of Marketing for Almay. “With the Almay Age Essentials Collection, a line of multi-tasking, ingredient rich products, we want to share with our consumers how this brand has continued to be a part of Elaine’s everyday routine, just as it can be for theirs.”

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