"Iman" (born July 25, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia as "Iman Abdulmajid", Somali: Iimaan Cabdimajiid) is a supermodel based in the United States.
The daughter of the Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Iman attended high school in Egypt and later lived in Nairobi, Kenya, where her parents still reside. Iman attended the University of Nairobi. Fluent in five languages, she studied political science and was recruited as a model by American photographer Peter Beard.
Relocating to the United States, she married African American basketball player Spencer Haywood in 1977. Their daughter, Zulekha Haywood, was born in 1978; the couple divorced in 1987. She married British rock star and actor David Bowie in 1992. They have one daughter, (Alexandria Zahra Jones) , born August 15, 2000. She is also the stepmother to Bowie's son, Duncan Jones (Bowie's real surname is 'Jones'.) She and her family reside primarily in New York and London.
Iman has become a citizen of the United States and is currently CEO of "Iman Cosmetics", Skincare and Fragrances, a line she launched to market a selection of products for women of color. She has also periodically acted, playing a shapeshifter named Martia in the 1991 hit film "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country", and a character in the computer game Omikron - The Nomad Soul.
Iman is a spokesperson for (Keep A Child Alive) , which provides drugs to HIV/AIDS children and families in Africa and India. She guest starred on Bravo's TV show, "Project Runway", where she wore contestant Daniel's dress to a publicity shoot. She is currently the host of "Project Runway Canada" on the Slice network in Canada.
Iman values her family and spends much time including holidays with relatives in London, LA and New York as well as flying relatives and friends out regularly to her homes in Hollywood and Manhattan .
Naomi Campbell has said Iman inspired her to model.
The name Iman in Arabic means 'faith'
"The Deli" (1997) .... Avocado Lady
"Exit to Eden" (1994) .... Nina Blackstone
"Heart of Darkness" (1994) (TV) .... Black Beauty
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991) .... Martia
"The Linguini Incident" (1991) .... Dali Guest
"House Party 2" (1991) .... Sheila Landreaux
"Lies of the Twins" (1991) (TV) .... Cat
"L.A. Story" (1991) .... Cynthia
"Surrender" (1987) .... Hedy
"No Way Out" (1987) .... Nina Beka
"Out of Africa" (1985) .... Mariammo
"Exposed" (1983) .... Model
"The Human Factor" (1979) .... Sarah
iman actually inspires me in so many ways love love her!!!ReplyDelete