At the age of 27, British born Naomi Campbell had already conquered the fashion world, setting modeling runways and magazine covers ablaze with a sophisticated, sultry style that has made her both a media star, and international celebrity. After only a few years in the modeling business, she quickly began breaking new ground, becoming the first black model to appear on the covers of Time Magazine, as well as French and British Vogue. Since then, she has become a veritable renaissance woman proving herself exceptional beyond the realm of supermodel.
In 1995, she made her debut as a recording artist with Babywoman, released by Epic Records. Her release La, La, La Love Song with Japanese singer Toshi, reached #1 in Japan. Naomi has also appeared in numerous music videos, including Michael Jackson's sizzling video,In The Closet, directed by Herb Ritts.
Naomi is also now making a name for herself in the world of film and television. She appeared in Spike Lee's Girl 6, co-starring Madonna and Theresa Randle, and will be seen in the upcoming An Alan Smithee Film, starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoppi Goldberg and Jackie Chan.
Campbell's other film credits include Miami Rhapsody opposite Antonio Banderas, Sarah Jessica Parker and Mia Farrow, and Tony Hickox's Invasion of Privacy. Naomi's television credits include NY Undercover and Fresh Prince of Bel Air, among others.
Naomi, who co-authored a bestselling novel, Swan, published by Heinemann/Mandarin, followed up with the photo book titled Naomi. The book is a personal selection of photos from photographers Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Ellen Von Unwerth and Peter Lindbergh.
Proceeds from the sales of the book are being donated to the Red Cross Somalia Relief Fund. Naomi is also active in many other initiatives supporting underprivileged children.
She recently joined the Dalai Lama in fundraising efforts to build kindergartens for poor communities worldwide, through UNESCO. The first is being built in Campbell's name in her spiritual home of Jamaica.