Naomi Campbell fashion model
May 22, 1970
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
34-24-34 in | 86-61-86 cm
58 kg | 128 pounds
9 US | 40 EU
Naomi Campbell was born in Streatham, United Kingdom, on May 22, 1970, is an English supermodel. She began her modeling career at the age of 15. Naomi made her debut in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1996. She has been featured in several music videos, best known for George Michael's "Freedom" and as Michael Jackson's love interest in music video "In the Closet". She is one of the top-earning models on the Forbes list. Campbell has been romantically linked to Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson, Eric Clapton and Sylvester Stallone.
Also known as a actress appeared in films Cool as Ice (1991) with Vanilla Ice, The Night We Never Met (1993) opposite Matthew Broderick, Miami Rhapsody (1995) with Sarah Jessica Parker, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) with Wesley Snipes, Girl 6 (1996) directed by Spike Lee, Invasion of Privacy (1996) with Charlotte Rampling, Prisoner of Love (1999), Fat Slags (2004) with Dolph Lundgren, Zoolander 2 (2016) opposite Ben Stiller Karma.
Has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers including Pirelli Calendar in 1987 and 1995, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues in 1997 and 2002, British and American Vogue, i-D Magazine, Vogue Hommes, Vogue Germany, W Magazine, Vogue Italia and Brasil, Numero, Vogue China and Russia, Mixte, Vogue Korea and Japan, Flaunt, Essence Magazine, Elle Russia, Harper's Bazaar Thailand, Harper's Bazaar Mexico and Latin America, Interview Russia and Germany.
Appeared in advertising campaigns for Pinko, D&G, Dsquared2, H&M Underwear, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Dennis Basso, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli.
Represented by agencies Milan d'management group, London TESS Management.
I don't always wear underwear. When I'm in the heat, especially, I can't wear it. Like if I'm wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?
I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth.
I've been doing my job well for 17 years. People must see something in me. Otherwise, I'd be over and out.
Yes, I did and a lot of my friends who are in the same program as I were very much supportive, and the most important thing they said to me is do not let this interfere with what you have to do in taking car of yourself. That was the most important thing.
I feel very responsible for young models of colour. They come to me and tell me they're not getting jobs, and I do what I can to speak up for them.
When I started out modeling, there weren't casting directors and there weren't stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then.