Born in 1970, nowadays she is still one of the queens of catwalks and publicity. She is well-known by her sculpted body and her overflowing beauty, but also by her bad temper and her notorious romances.
Scouted at the age of 15, in 1987 she became the first black model on the cover of British Vogue since 1966; and one year later she appeared on the cover of French Vogue, after her friend and mentor, designer Yves St. Laurent, threatened to withdraw his advertising from the magazine if it continued to refuse to place black models on its cover. It was obvious that little girl, who was featured at the age of 7 in the music video for Bob Marley's "Is This Love", was intended for succeed because of her beauty.
|Is this love (Bob Marley)|
|Vogue Cover 1987|
We also could see her provocatively posing in Madonna's controversial book "Sex"...
She wrote a novel, "Swan", about a supermodel dealing with blackmail, but it was ghostwritten by Caroline Upcher, with Campbell explaining that she "just did not have the time to sit down and write a book" That same year, Campbell released her album "Babywoman", named after designer Rifat Ozbek's nickname for her. And even, with Claudia Schiffer and Elle MacPherson, she invested in an ill-fated chain of restaurants called "The Fashion Cafe"
Model, singer, business-woman... but this is not everything in her life: she is involved with several charitable causes. Campbell has been outspoken against the racial bias that exists in the fashion industry; she supports the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund; she also supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer (her mother has battled breast cancer); she founded the charity We Love Brazil, which aims to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty in Brazil through the sale of fabrics made by local women; she founded the charity Fashion for Relief, which has organised fund-raising fashion shows to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the India terrorist attacks in 2009, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the Japan earthquake in 2011.
And her love life... what about her love life..? Mike Tyson, Robert de Niro, Adam Clayton, Joaquín Cortés, Flavio Briatore, Badr Jafar and, finally till today, russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin.
|Naomi Campbell and Joaquin Cortes|
|Naomi and Vladislav Doronin|
She is 41 years-old. Hypnotic, beautiful to the core