Naomi Campbell is a name synonymous with the supermodel phenomenon of the late '80s and '90s era. She is a famous British model, occasional actress as well as singer.She was born on May 22, 1970 and was officially signed with a modeling agency at the age of 15.Naomi Campbell was the first black woman to appear on the covers of British and French vogue and the first black model to appear on the cover of Time.
While the exquisite supermodel began her career on the catwalk, she segued to high-profile ad campaigns for such fashion icons as Francois Nars and Ralph Lauren. She has also posed for more exotic fare, including Madonna's book “Sex” and “Playboy” magazine. She has explored various realms of the entertainment world including pop music, television and film throughout her career.
The successful modeling career of this supermodel, in some respects new for a black model, made her one of the most in-demand and recognizable models of her generation. Alongside Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell was part of the “Big Six” during the so-called supermodel era of the early 1990s .
Naomi Campbell was blessed with the unusual visage of Jamaican-Chinese culture. Her surprisingly intense eyes and a perfect model features earned her a lot success on the runway as well as in print. In addition to modeling, Naomi Campbell has pursued acting as well as music careers. Her singing career gave her popularity with the hit “Love and Tears”. She has appeared in several music videos and films, including Miami Rhapsody and Cool As Ices.
Naomi Campbell had conquered the fashion world, appearing on the magazine covers with a sultry, sophisticated style and modeling runways which has made her both a media star as well as an international celebrity. As an ambitious businesswoman, she has created two spin-off companies, a perfume line and NC Connect.
Apart from the modeling career, she is also involved in social service. Recently, she joined Dalai Lama in fundraising efforts for poor communities worldwide by building kindergartens, through UNESCO. Among them, first is being built in her name in her spiritual home of Jamaica.