One of the five original supermodels, Naomi Campbell was born in London and caught her break when she was 15 years old.
She has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines during her career, and has been featured in campaigns for Burberry, Prada, Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino.
She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French Vogue, Russian Vogue and the September issue of American Vogue (traditionally the biggest and most important issue of the year), as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. The runway was her domain as she showcased the collections of top designers, including Chanel, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Dior and Versace.
Additionally, Campbell has appeared in countless TV shows, music videos and films, including ‘The Cosby Show,’ ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Madonna’s ‘Erotica,’ Bob Marley's ‘Is This Love’ and Michael Jackson's ‘In The Closet.’
Campbell is also responsible for wide-ranging fundraising and charity work in South Africa and across the globe. She began charity work with Nelson Mandela in 1993, and in 1997 he named her ‘Honorary Granddaughter’ for her endless activism.
Naomi Campbell executive produced and appeared as a supermodel coach on acclaimed series ‘The Face,’ in the USA, which aired on Oxygen in 2013–2014. In her role as executive producer, Campbell brought in key fashion designers, photographers, publications, products and contest partners, and created unique, real-life opportunities for the contestants. ‘The Face’ UK launched in 2013 on Sky Living, ‘The Face’ Australia in 2014 on Fox8, ‘The Face Thailand’ in 2014–2019 and ‘The Face Vietnam’ in 2016–2018.
Naomi Campbell continues to be a formidable force in the world of fashion, and has used her success to establish herself as an entrepreneur whilst always helping others in need through her charity work.
“The sky has never been the limit.
We are our own limits.”
- Naomi Campbell
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