Iman Abdulmajid Age Height Weight Fashion Campaigns Measurements

Iman Abdulmajid

Iman Abdulmajid fashion model

Birth Date

July 25, 1955



Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

Iman Abdulmajid for Iman Cosmetics Campaign

Iman Abdulmajid for Iman Cosmetics Campaign

Body Measurements

34-23-36 in | 86-58-91 cm


52 kg | 115 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

8 US | 38 EU

Iman Abdulmajid for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Campaign

Iman Abdulmajid for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Campaign

Facts Age

Iman Abdulmajid was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, on July 25, 1955, is a Somali supermodel and actress.

She was discovered on street in Nairobi by American photographer Peter Beard in 1975, at the age of 18.

She made her fashion debut in magazine Vogue in 1976.

She is one of the world's greatest supermodels of all time.

She appeared in Michael Jackson music video "Remember the Time" (1992) and Jermaine Jackson "Do What You Do" (1985).

Abdulmajid received a Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award on June 7, 2010.

Long time highly ranked on Legends List by

Has two brothers and two younger sisters.

She launched her own line of cosmetics for women of color in 1994.

She married English musician David Bowie in 1992, they have a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones.

She was married to Spencer Haywood (1978-1987), they have a daughter.

She dated actor Warren Beatty.

Lives in Manhattan, New York City and London, England.

Best Movies

She made her big screen debut in thriller film The Human Factor (1979) in role as Sarah

Out of Africa (1985) romantic drama in role as Mariammo, with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford

No Way Out (1987) political thriller in role as Nina Beka, opposite Kevin Costner

Surrender (1987) comedy in role as Hedy, opposite Sally Field, Steve Guttenberg and Michael Caine

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) science fiction in role as Martia

L.A. Story (1991) romantic fantasy comedy in role as Cynthia with Steve Martin

House Party 2 (1991) comedy in role as Sheila Landreaux, opposite Martin Lawrence

The Linguini Incident (1991) in role as Dali Guest, with Rosanna Arquette and David Bowie

Exit to Eden (1994) comedy thriller in role as Nina Blackstone

The Deli (1997) comedy drama in role as Avocado Lady

Editorials Covers

Has been featured in numerous magazine covers including American Vogue, InStyle U.S., Vogue Arabia, Vogue Italia, Love Magazine, L'Officiel Netherlands, Vanity Fair Italy, Spirit & Flesh, Scene Magazine, S Moda for El Pais, The Edit, Essence, L'Officiel Paris, Harper's Bazaar U.S., Elle Canada, Vs. Magazine, Vanity Fair U.S., Elle Mexico.

Advertising campaigns

Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint-Laurent, Gianni Versace, Gloria Vanderbilt, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, De Beers, Valentino, Donna Karan.


Represented by agencies New York One Management, London TESS Management.

Iman Abdulmajid for Avon Campaign

Iman Abdulmajid for Avon Campaign


If I feel frustrated in a situation, I take a deep breath and walk away.

I believe in glamour. I am in favor of a little vanity. I don't rely on just my genes. Looking good is a commitment to yourself and to others.

We grew up as poor people but we never knew poverty. I still love and miss the Somalia I grew up in. Things changed, when my father became a diplomat later on.

Your image as a model is your currency. That's the only thing you've got. No one cares what you look like in real life. Nobody is going to say the make up guy was terrible. They will say, you look awful and let's not book her again.

I vowed to myself when I got married that I would cook every night. I find it very therapeutic.

At the end of the day, a 34B doesn’t give you self-esteem.