Naomi Campbell


Naomi Campbell Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Her original childhood dream was to be a professional ballerina like her mum. She started ballet at the age of 3, but her dreams were dashed when she grew too tall at 5'9". Years later, her dreams came true as she got to take class in Russia with the Bolshoi Ballet. It was covered on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

    • In 2008 Naomi stated that she had surgery in Brazil for an ovarian tumour, after doctors in the US failed to diagnose the condition.

    • Naomi purchases eyelash extensions every six weeks, spending four hours in a specialist London salon. With eyelash extensions, she gets all the effects of mascara without the fuss of clogging make-up. Each synthetic eyelash extension is hand-cut and attached to the natural lash with cosmetic glue, lengthening it by a third.

    • On March 19, 2007, Naomi began her five-day community service for throwing her mobile phone at her maid, Ana Scolavino. Naomi is required to mop floors with the New York Department of Sanitation. Naomi has revealed that the clothes she wears while completing her community service will later be auctioned for charity.

    • Naomi attended the Italia Conti Stage School.

    • Naomi was the first celebrity to appear in the milk moustache advertisements.

    • Naomi is on the April cover of GQ men's magazine in the nude. (2007)

    • In January 2007, Naomi flew to Rio to meet Tuca Franchini, a Father Saint of the Candomble sect. She hoped the witch doctor could help get her temper under control.

    • In January 2007, Naomi pleaded guilty to third-degree assault after she hit her former assistant, Ana Scolavino, in the head with a mobile phone, and was sentenced to five days community service. The court also ordered her to attend a two-day anger management course and pay more than $US350 to cover Ana Scolavino's medical expenses

    • In 1998, Naomi was sued for $11.1 million by an assistant who claimed she threatened to throw her from a car. Naomi admitted she was guilty and enrolled in anger management classes.

    • Naomi was arrested in late October 2006 after reportedly assaulting her drugs counsellor. This was the eighth assault allegation Naomi had faced in the previous eight years. Police arrested her after her therapist revealed raw scratches all over her face.

    • Naomi is involved with the Nelson Mandela Children's fund, and the Fidel Castro Cuban Children's fund. She speaks on their behalf, as well as donating money as well.

    • When Naomi was just 7-years-old, she starred in Bob Marley and the Wailers' music video for the song Is This Love. Years later she appeared in Madonna's music video for Erotic, along with the music videos for George Micheal's Freedom, Michael Jackson's In The Closet, and Jay Z Featuring Pharrell's Change Clothes.

    • Naomi has released her own line of fragances: 'Naomi Mystery', 'Naomage', and 'Naomi Campbell'.

    • Naomi is considered one of only five supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Christy Turlington.

    • Naomi appeared in Madonna's Sex book, and in her music video for Erotic, which was made while the photos for the best selling book were being shot.

    • Naomi has dated numerous stars, including: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mike Tyson, Robert DeNiro, Tyson Beckford, and Tommy Lee.

    • Naomi was the face of the first 'Fashion Targets Breast Cancer' campaign in 1996.

    • Naomi teamed up with the Dalai Lama in fundraising efforts through 'Unesco'. The purpose of their efforts is to build kindergartens for poor communities world-wide.

    • Naomi released her best selling novel, Swan, published by Hemermann & Mandarin in 1997, followed by a book of photos entitled Naomi. The introductions to Naomi were written by her friends Quincy Jones, and Iman.

    • Naomi attended the Glamour magazine's 'Woman of the Year' Awards in London in October, 2006. She was honored with the 'Outstanding Contribution' Award, which was presented by her close friend Alexander McQueen.

    • Naomi helped to raise 1.1 million Euros for the AIDS cause, by participating in the 'Life Ball', the largest European fundraiser for the fight against AIDS. This was the most money raised in the history of the 'Life Ball'. Naomi was honored by the Austrian Post Office after her participation in the 'Life Ball', by placing her picture on a commemorative postage stamp.

    • Naomi was chosen in January of 2004 to headline rap artist Jay-Z's line of hip-hop clothing, 'Rocawear'.

    • Naomi has worked for some of the world's hottest designers: Versace, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, and DSquared.

    • Naomi has been photograped by some of the world's greatest, including: Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Helmut Lang, Mario Testino, and Peter Lindbergh.

    • Naomi is the first black model to appear on the covers of Time and the French & British editions of Vogue magazines.

    • Naomi was discovered on the streets of London's Covent Garden when she was just 15. Her first magazine cover was for british Elle.

    • Naomi has appeared on the following lists:
      Glamour Magazine
      2008 - #36 position '50 most glamorous women of '08'

    • Naomi is a co-owner, along with Claudia Schiffer and Elle MacPherson, of the 'Fashion Cafe' in New York City.

    • Naomi's album Baby Woman sold over 1 million copies. (Mostly in Asia).

  • Quotes

    • Naomi: I think the term 'supermodel' gets thrown around too much nowadays ... models need to earn their stripes – I just think the term is used a little too loosely. Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but after Gisele Bündchen I don't think there's been one.

    • Naomi: (on Scientology) It's not a religion, it's a program. It reminds me of AA.

    • Naomi: (on Kate Moss and Pete Doherty) I hear Kate has a new man. That's fantastic - good for her. As long as he's not like that a***hole Pete. Urgh! I hated the way he treated her. I don't mind if her new guy's a rocker, as long as he looks after her. I'm so happy for Kate. She truly deserves the best.

    • Naomi: After looking back at my horrid temper, I sincerely regret the things that I have done to hurt the people around me. Whether they were friends, family, or employees, I have no right to display that sort of anger toward anyone.

    • Naomi: I believe that we need to continue to fight AIDS, supporting every opportunity to bring a cure, honor the lost & protect the next generation. Talking about it can help us stop the spread. Donating our time and money can help speed a cure.

    • Naomi: (to Victoria Beckham) So why exactly do they call you Posh?

    • Naomi: I make a lot of money, but I don't want to talk about that. I work very hard and I'm worth every cent.

    • Naomi: I don't always wear underwear. When I'm in the heat, especially, I can't wear it. Like, if I'm wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?

    • Naomi: I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent.

    • Naomi: Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue, and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem, and loneliness.