Naomi Campbell is still wowing fans and photographers whenever she steps out into public. Ms. Campbell draws photographers to her with her graceful, elegant appearance that keeps fashion magazines clamoring to see what she is wearing now.
Naomi Campbell was born in South London in May of 1970 and began her modeling career while still in her teenage years. Ms. Campbell began her career in front of the camera in 1978 at the age of seven, appearing in Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” music video. Later, Ms. Campbell appeared in Culture Clubs music video for their song “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” where she tap-danced at the age of twelve.
Ms. Campbell was recruited by Synchro Model Agency head Beth Boldt in 1986. Her career in modeling quickly took off and she made her first appearance on the cover of a major magazine when she appeared on the cover of Elle when she was still just fifteen years of age.
Campbell’s career continued it upward trajectory in the years that followed with appearances on the catwalk for many notable designers such as Isaac Mizrahi and Gianni Versace. She also posed for renowned fashion photographers Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh among others. In the late 1980s, Ms. Campbell formed the modeling super group known as Trinity with fellow models Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista.
By the early 1990s Ms. Campbell was one of the top models in the fashion industry and the term “Supermodel” began to be used to describe her and a small group of other elite models by the modeling industry. The “Big Six” as group was known included: Ms. Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss.
Ms. Campbell is more than a pretty face, she has been involved in numerous charitable efforts throughout her career. In 1998, she organized a fashion show to benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. The event was held in South Africa. Ms. Campbell additionally supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer in honor of her mother, who has suffered with the disease.
Naomi Campbell has been an icon for 30 years now and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.