Naomi Campbell is definitely a queen of catwalks. She started her way into fame in mid 80's, and by now she's recognized by her gait, face, even lips or simply by her first name. She's iconic personality in the fashion world and she's admired all over the world. But how this exotic beauty has started her career?
A lot of little girls dream of being model, but Naomi was actually talented in other ways. She acted in Bob Marley's video for song "Is This Love?" when she was only 8 years old. She's been talented for dances and acting, therefore the best British school of theater arts Italia Conti Academy was just for her. After graduation Naomi appeared in another music video performing tap-dance for Culture Club's song "I'll Tumble 4 Ya". Once when she was shopping in her hometown London, former head of "Synchro models agency" Beth Boldt noticed Naomi's grace and perfect built body. She walked on runway for three years demonstrating her great modeling features. And then it was the time for real fame.
In August of 1988 Naomi Campbell became the first black woman that appeared on a cover of major fashion magazine Vogue (French one). She was also the first black woman on the covers of Time magazine, British and Japanese Vogues. Naomi started her modeling career very young, but she's been in highs all the time. So far her pictures were on over 40 magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle and Vanity Fair. She posed for nude pictures for the Playboy and at more controversial erotic lesbian photo session for Madonna's book "Sex".
Naomi took over the Fashion world with her wonderful Afro-Jamaican-Chinese appearance. She presented collections for many designers, like Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier and Calvin Klein. She worked with Gianni Versace for 12 years. Naomi was also the face of Ralph Lauren and Francois Nars campaigns. Designers praise her for natural body which meets all requirements for models, for her graceful deportment and body language.
Thought Naomi‘s career was very successful and she was (and still is) considered a Supermodel, The strenous and hard work has made after-effects and Naomi has found risky way to relax. In 2001 she's been photographed leaving Narcotic Anonymous meeting. Naomi wanted to keep this difficult time of her life unpublished in mass media and even sued the newspaper Daily Mirror which was the first to bright out the photos.
Naomi Campbell is well known for her aggressive behavior with assistants. She's been accused for almost dozen times for hurting people in her environment. In 2000 Naomi hit her helper with a handy and threatened to push her from a moving car. She slapped her other assistants several times and abused them verbally. Naomi admitted she had serious problems with angry control and took a treatment course.
As a Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been always in a spotlight and couldn't hide her personal life. And with her changeable heart we've heard a lot about her adventures. Naomi was in relationships with boxer Mike Tyson, actors Robert de Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Leonardo DiCaprio. She's been linked to Prince Albert and Eric Clapton; she's been engaged to U2's bassist Adam Clayton and she used to date R&B star Usher.
Naomi Campbell was interested in other activities besides modeling since she was a child. She acted in videos of Madonna, Jay-Z, Puffy, Macy Gray, Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher and George Michael. Naomi also appeared on bunch of movies as Quest for Fire, Girl 6 and Miami Rhapsody. She also tried to start singer's career, but she was strictly criticized. Despite prejudices, her album "Baby Woman" was very popular, but mostly in Japan. Naomi's sense of elegance and fashion opened with several perfumes created by her.
Despite being known as difficult woman, Naomi is thoughtful and kind person. She's not promoting her charity work, but she does a lot to help children in Africa. She's trying to assist those in misfortune since 1992. Naomi's last charity event was dedicated to collect for the hurricane Katrina's victims. The most known Naomi's gesture in this sphere is not donated money, but a kiss with another supermodel Kate Moss at charity fashion show in 2001.
She's beautiful, she's charming, she's elegant and she's absolutely worth to be called the top supermodel.