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 was discovered at the age of 15 in Covent Garden, West End, London, by Beth Boldt from Elite Model Management. She made her catwalk debut for Yves Saint Laurent in 1988.
Naomi made her debut in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1996, also she walked the runway seven times.
Appeared in the Pirelli Calendar in 1987, 1995 and 2005.
Studied ballet into the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, at age of 10.
Appeared in music videos for Bob Marley "Is This Love" (1978) at age of 7 and Culture Club "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" (1983) at age of 12.
She graced the cover of British Elle, at age of 15.
Featured in music videos for George Michael "Freedom '90", Michael Jackson "In the Closet" (1992), Aretha Franklin "Everyday People" (1991), U2 "Numb" (1993), Jay-Z (feat. Pharrell) "Change Clothes" (2003), Duran Duran "Girl Panic!" (2011) and Anohni "Drone Bomb Me" (2016).
She is one of the top-earning models on the Forbes list.
Appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 1997 and 2002.
She released her debut music album "Baby Woman" in 1994.
Likes to wear vintage clothes.
Campbell has been romantically linked to Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson, Eric Clapton and Sylvester Stallone.
She was engaged to U2 bassist Adam Clayton (1993).
She made her big screen debut at age of 9, in science fantasy adventure film La guerre du feu (1981)
Cool as Ice (1991) romantic musical comedy in role as Singer at First Club
Fat Slags (2004) British comedy in role as Sales Assistant
The Night We Never Met (1993) romantic comedy in role as French Cheese Shopper, opposite Matthew Broderick
Karma, Confessions and Holi (2009) Bollywood drama in role as Jennifer
Zoolander 2 (2016) action comedy in role as Herself
I Feel Pretty (2018) comedy in role as Helen
Miami Rhapsody (1995) romantic comedy in role as Kaia, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Antonio Banderas
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) comedy in role as Girl, with Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze
Girl 6 (1996) comedy in role as Girl #75, directed by Spike Lee
Invasion of Privacy (1996) thriller in role as Cindy Carmichael, opposite Charlotte Rampling
Prisoner of Love (1999) thriller in role as Tracy
Trippin' (1999) comedy in role as Naomi Shaffer
Has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers including 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, Valentino, Versace, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Blumarine, Burberry, Chloé, Citroen, Mango, Nokia, Dennis Basso, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Enrico Coveri, Escada, Fendi, Gap.
Walked runway for Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Blumarine, John Galliano, Zac Posen, Ralph Lauren, Gianfranco Ferré, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Louis Vuitton, Hermés, Marchesa, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, Diane Von Furstenberg, Prada, Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana.
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.