Iman Abdulmajid fashion model
July 25, 1955
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
34-23-36 in | 86-58-91 cm
52 kg | 115 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
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 models.com.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.