Elle Halliwell is an Australian journalist, speaker and author whose mission is to inspire others to live their best lives. Having fostered a successful career as one of the country’s favourite showbiz and fashion commentators – reporting beauty, style and celebrity news via the likes of The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Nova Entertainment and Channel 9 – in 2016 Elle’ life changed forever when she was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer and discovered she was pregnant with her first child within the space of 48 hours.
In 2017 she documented her triumph over adversity and decade-long battle with anxiety in her memoir, A Mother’s Choice, which is published by Allen & Unwin. She is now the proud mum of her son Tor, and is on the road to recovery. Elle’s health battle sparked a passion for raising awareness of rare blood cancers and she is currently working with charities including The Cancer Council and The Leukaemia Foundation as well as delivering inspiring keynote talks at schools and corporate events around the country covering topics such as overcoming adversity, managing anxiety, healthy living and the joys and complexities of motherhood.
Health and wellbeing has always been a passion of Elle’s and she is now a certified health coach and currently completing an Adv Dip of Integrative Natural Health (naturopathy) at Nature Care College. She is also currently an ambassador for not-for-profit industry body Australian Organic, and hopes to educate Australians on the benefits of organic products and produce and encourage them to adopt environmentally-friendly, low-tox lifestyles.
Elle continues to foster a love for fashion and entertainment reporting, a career which has taken her overseas to report on global news events and interview international stars including Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, One Direction, Robert Pattinson, Cate Blanchett, and Miranda Kerr for television, radio and print features.
Elle is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies, having hosted events for Vogue Australia, Olympus, The Australian Turf Club, Myer, Biostime and MTV Australia among others.