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CAIRO – 8 November 2017: Born to the Jamaican dancer Valerie Morris on May 22, 1970 in south London, Naomi Campbell always had art and beauty in her life and was meant to be a star. While she appeared in a music video with Bob Marley at the age of 7, it was not until eight years later, at a shopping mall at the age of 15, when Naomi was discovered by a models’ scout, and it only took her a few months before she was on the cover of the prominent fashion magazine Elle.
Naomi Campbell in a TV interview on TV-am as a teenager (age 16) in 1986.
The 47-year-old supermodel made history by being the first black model on the cover of French Vogue, Russian Vogue and Time magazines. She also was a part of the “Big Six” supermodels who dominated the fashion scene starting in the 1990s. The six models were Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer, according to the Telegraph. She appeared on the covers of all the greatest fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Elle, Allure, i-D and Bazaar.
She was a favorite go-to model for Vivienne Westwood and Gianni Versace, and she has walked runways for all the biggest names in the business, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferré, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Chanel, Prada, Givenchy and more.
Campbell during a Vogue Arabia event:
Campbell’s life off the runway is just as busy. She first appeared on TV as “Snow White” in the 1987 series “The Chiffy Kids”, and then went on to appear in movies and other TV shows. She produces and stars in the modeling reality show “The Face” in both its Australian and international versions. She also has released several fragrances over the years.
In 1999, after a few setbacks, the then 29-year-old Campbell entered rehab to underwent treatment for alcohol and cocaine addiction.
She has always shown a great deal of attention to charity work to save the planet and its people. She had a close relationship with former South African President Nelson Mandela, whom she called “Grandfather”, and she showed great support for his Children's Fund.
She has also showed support for many humanitarian causes, such as the Syrian refugees, as seen on her Instagram account:
She also always tries to spread the word about global warming and the importance of saving endangered species:
Naomi went through a number of romantic relationships and was engaged twice – once to U2’s bass player, Adam Clayton, in 1993 and the other to the Formula One racing head, Flavio Briatore, in 1998, but she was never married, according to The Sun’s website.
In an interview with The Guardian, Campbell expressed her gratitude for the way her life went and everything she has been through, as she said, “I'm grateful for the way my path has turned out. And I am very spiritual; I do believe in God, and I thank God every day for my blessings, because I know I am blessed."