Naomi Elaine Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English supermodel who has been on top of the modeling world for a quarter of a century. Along with her compatriot Kate Moss, she has ruled over the fashion scene in her native England as well as around the world.
Naomi was born in Streatham, South London to Jamaican-born dancer Valerie Morris and an unknown (to the public) father. She is of African/Jamaican/Chinese descent and grew up in Rome, where her mother was a dancer.
|Naomi with Christy Turlington at their peak|
She studied theater and ballet as a kid, and got her start in the entertainment field by dancing in music videos for the likes of Bob Marley and Culture Club. A top talent scout noticed her, and she was appearing on top magazine covers in her mid-teens.
She was walking the top fashion runways soon, and she became good friends with fellow models Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss.
|Naomi remains good friends with Kate Moss.|
Naomi was the first black model on several fashion magazine covers, and was at the top of the profession by age 20.
Campbell tried writing and singing, and also investing in restaurants, but she was mostly famous for being a top supermodel.
She has had several fragrances under her name and has continued to model, and also does some reality television work.
Naomi appears occasionally in film roles and retains a high profile in the fashion industry. She works hard for the advancement of black models and still graces covers from time to time.