Fashion mogul Naomi Campbell has been around since the 90s blessing us with her sense of style. Born in London, Campbell didn’t start off as the model and actress we see today. Her mother was a modern dancer, and Naomi began in her mother’s footsteps by studying ballet. Now she stands as one of the top five original supermodels. As a promoter for diversity on the runway, Campbell has campaigned for many top notch fashion designers in the world.
Naomi didn’t catch her first break til she was the age of fifteen, and in 1986 she walked her first catwalk. Since then she has been on the cover features of over 500 magazines worldwide, has been seen in a few music videos, appeared on a few television shows, and is seen at many of her fund raisers. She was one of the first black models to be be seen on the covers of TIME magazine as well as with French and Russian Vogue. Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, Dolce and Gabanna, Valentino, Burberry, and Yves Saint Laurent are just some of the designers she’s worked for. She’s also showcased collections by Azzedine Alaia, and Christian Dior as well.
At the age of seven years old, Campbell stared in Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” music video, and after that you saw her appear on Michael Jackson’s “In the Closet” and Madonna’s “Erotica” videos. As an actress, Campbell could be seen on shows such as Empire, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Miami Rhapsody, The Cosby Show, Fast Lane, The Face, and Girl 6. She was also played the mother of Destiny, Rose Spencer, on the show Star on FOX. For the reality show The Face in 2012, Campbell was executive producer.
Not only known for just her sense of fashion, Naomi is also an activist. She raised millions of dollar for the victims of Hurricane Katrina from the fund raiser Fashion for Relief in 2005. Prior to that she also did fund raising and charity work across the globe, in which she worked with Nelson Mandela in 1993 and was named Honorary Granddaughter by him for her endless activism. Campbell stands to be a leader not only on the runway but off of it as well. With her sense of duty and style she is truly a beauty with brains and purpose.