ellemacpherson_beautifullife_TVpilot.jpgElle Macpherson's acting resume is about to get a brush-up with a television role on the new Beautiful Life, a drama pilot for America's CW network (home of Gossip Girl).

The London-based supermodel has signed on for a recurring role on the show which revolves around a group of models, both male and female, living together in New York.

Macpherson will play Claudia, an '80s supermodel who now runs her own modelling agency, Focus Models. Hmm... Eerily perfect much?

The show is being produced by Ashton Kutcher, and is based on his own experiences growing up as a model from Iowa. Mischa Barton also joins the cast list to play Sonia, "a successful model who keeps the competition at bay but also advises the younger ones, at the end of the month."

"[I play] a bitchy model-type character, like it's a totally different character for me," Barton recently told People.

This, plus the new Gossip Girl spin-off and Melrose Place remake - it looks like TV land is about to get a whole lot more interesting!

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