Elle Let this be a warning to all of us: never mess with a supermodel - and especially not one who practises martial arts...

Elle McPherson was approached by a would-be bag snatcher in North London this week, as she walked towards a nightclub where she was due to host an AIDS charity function. Quick as a flash, though, Elle grabbed her attacker by the arm, grabbed back her bag and sent him on his way. Friends of the supermodel apparently tried to go after the man, but he managed to get away.

Nice one, Elle. Not just a pretty face!