Iman was born on July 25, 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Then a student at the University of Nairobi, she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard.

Through the 1970s and 1980s, Iman was a favorite model in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent devoted the “African Queen” collection to her….She was a favourite model of the late fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent.

Photo Credit: IMAN

Photo Credit: IMAN

Since retiring from modeling, Iman has done charity work in Somalia, started a cosmetics line and was married to the rocker David Bowie who sadly passed away in 2016.

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