Iman (model)

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Iman in April 2009

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (born July 25, 1955), known as Iman, is a Somali-American supermodel. In 1992, she played a queen in Michael Jackson's music video "Remember the Time".

Early life[change | change source]

Iman was born in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. She went to high school in Egypt. Iman then studied political science at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Modeling[change | change source]

Photographer Peter Beard saw her on a street in Nairobi and asked if she had even been photographed. When he said he would pay her she asked if he would give her $8,000 and he said yes. That day he took photographs of her. He then took them back to New York. Iman was signed to the modeling agency Wilhelmina.

Business[change | change source]

In 1994 Iman started Iman Cosmetics. Iman Cosmetics makes makeup for women with dark skin.[2]

Writing[change | change source]

Iman's first book, I Am Iman, was published in 2001.

Personal life[change | change source]

In 1978, Iman married American basketball player Spencer Haywood. She had a daughter with him called Zulekha. She works for Iman's cosmetics company.[3] Iman divorced Haywood in 1987. In 1992, Iman married David Bowie.[4] In 2000, she gave birth to their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones.[5] Iman and Bowie stayed together until his death on January 10, 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iman sizes up hopefuls of 'Project Runway Canada' - CTV News". 25 January 2009.
  2. Agins, Teri (7 June 2010). "Iman, Former Model, to Receive Award -". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2010-06-07.
  3. April 20, CBS News; 2012; Pm, 1:41. "Iman: A model businesswoman".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. "Celebuzz". Celebuzz.
  5. "FIRST LOOK: The News in Brief, August 15, 2000". E! News. 16 August 2000.

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