Birth Date: May 22, 1970
Birth Place: Streatham, London, England, UK
Height: 5' 10"
Quote: "I don't always wear underwear."
Quote: "I never diet. I smoke. I drink now
and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent."
Naomi Campbell Biography
Naomi Campbell is one of the top five supermodels in the industry today.
She seems to have it all--she's a world renowned supermodel, a budding actor,
a talented singer, a gifted writer, and an accomplished entrepreneur.
Born in 1970, Naomi was raised in Streatham, South London, England. As a
girl, she enrolled in the prestigious British art school, Italia Conti, to
study classical dance. At age fifteen, a New York modeling agent spotted her
in London's Convent Garden, a park near her school. From that tender age,
she experienced an extraordinary rise to fame after she appeared on the cover
of British Elle. She moved to Paris and continued to refine her supermodel
image. Her unique mix of Jamaican and Chinese ancestry and arresting looks
placed her in high demand. In 1988, she became the very first black woman
to grace the covers of French Vogue, British Vogue and Time Magazine. After
moving to New York in 1989, she landed the cover of American Vogue. Two years
later, she appeared with Eva Herzigova in a GUESS? campaign, shot by famed
fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
Every major fashion magazine -- including the coveted Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue --has featured Naomi Campbell. She has walked the catwalks
for all the major designers. Peter Lindbergh's book, 10 Women, Madonna's book,
Sex, and the 1995 Pirelli Calendar, all feature Naomi. She co-wrote a book,
Swan (a thriller about five models and their travels around the world) and
has her own fashion book, titled Naomi.
As a child, she made her film debut in the movie Quest for Fire. Other film
appearances include Cool As Ice, Miami Rhapsody, Spike Lee's Girl 6, and Invasion
of Privacy. On television, she made a guest appearance on The Cosby Show and
has appeared in music videos for George Michael, Michael Jackson, and Aretha
Franklin. She appeared in television commercials for Baked Lay's potato chips
with fellow models, Kathy Ireland and Vendela. Naomi also has a toy doll made
in her likeness.
Recently, Naomi made her singing debut with a CD on Epic records called Babywoman,
which was released overseas. The single from the album, a duet with Toshi
Kubota called "La-La-La Love Song," hit 1 on the Japanese charts
two weeks after its release.
When she's not working, Naomi divides her time between her homes in New York
and Streatham. She likes to spend her spare time with her friends, eating
Italian food and attending boxing matches.
Naomi Campbell Filmography
Go Go Tales (2007)
Karma, Confessions and Holi (2006) .... Jennifer
The Call (2006) .... Dark Angel
The Call (2005/II) .... The evil
Fat Slags (2004) .... Sales Assistant
"Fashion Mix" (2004) TV Series
- Asslane (2003) TV Episode .... Lena Savage
Prisoner of Love (1999) .... Tracy
Trippin' (1999) .... Naomi Shaffer
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) .... Attendant 2
... aka Burn Hollywood Burn (UK: video title)
Invasion of Privacy (1996) .... Cindy Carmichael
Girl 6 (1996) .... Girl 75
"New York Undercover"
... aka Uptown Undercover .... Simone
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) .... Girl
Miami Rhapsody (1995) .... Kaia
The Night We Never Met (1993) .... French Cheese Shopper
Cool as Ice (1991) .... Singer
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
- Kiss My Butler (1990) TV Episode .... Helen
"The Cosby Show"
- Cyranoise de Bergington (1988) TV Episode .... Julia
- The Birth: Part 1 (1988) TV Episode .... Julia
- The Birth: Part 2 (1988) TV Episode .... Julia
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