Gilles Francis Charles 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 was born on the 29th of February, 1944 and in 2015 his current age is 71 years old. He was born in Vic-sur-Cère in Cantal, France. He was born into a middle class family, and was raised as a Jewish. Having suffered from dyslexia from a very young age, his mother though that if he’d get into art, maybe he could express himself better. So, after completing his basic education, he moved to Paris and started the French Elle, in 1967. A couple of years later, he was one of the key person to establish the American Elle, and photographed some of the best models at the time. Born and raised in France, he is French by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Gilles is not a very tall person, and has got an average height of about a 162 cm. that is about 5 feet and 5 inches tall, which is not a very good height for any person. He is an old man with a large forehead and curly white hair, although it was originally blonde. As a young man, he had got a nicely shaped body and used to work out at the gym. He is a health conscious person and likes to take care on his eating habits, and his regular exercises. Although he cannot work out in the gym now, but still practices other exercises and yoga too. There aren’t any shirtless pictures of his to be found in the media, although ou can see his work that is found in abundance. Despite rumors of his death in the past, he has just had minor health problems and is still alive.
Regarding his personal life, it seems like he has had quite a few affairs for someone of his position. He has always been photographing models and being close to them, you’d expect him to have lot many affairs. But it seems like he has been involved only in 3 relationships and you’ll be disappointed if you were searching for a longer list about his girlfriends. Having been married twice, both of those ended in divorce, although he has got 2 children who have grown up well. He was first married to Elle Macpherson, an Australian actress who he married in 1986 but separated just 3 years later in 1989. His second wife, Kelly Bensimon was an American actress and they were married in 1997. Spending 10 years together, they got divorced in 2007, and had two children together, both daughters; Thadeus Ann Bensimon (Daughter) and Sea Louise Bensimon. Despite false rumors that accused Gilles of being sexually gay, there were also some that stated he was dead.
In order to know more about his life and career, you can read is biography that is found in sites like IMDb and Wikipedia. You can also stay close to his regular activities by following him on his Twitter or Instagram accounts. By 2015, his estimated net worth value is around $25 million US dollars.