By Margaret Lyons
Updated March 20, 2009 at 01:36 PM EDT

Supermodel Elle Macpherson has been cast on the CW’s pilot of Beautiful Life, a drama about a group of models sharing an apartment in New York City. Macpherson will play Claudia, the head of their modeling agency and a former model who is “still in great shape and runs her business with the efficiency and toughness of a dictator,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.