Monday, June 29, 2009


Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (Somali: Iimaan Maxamed ʿAbdulmajiid, Arabic: ايمان محمد عبد المجيد‎) (born July 25, 1955), professionally known as Iman (which means "faith" in Arabic), is a Somali model. She is married to David Bowie. In 1975, Iman was recruited as a model by American photographer Peter Beard and relocated to the United States. Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue in 1976. The fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent said, "My dream woman is Iman". She recalls her experience as a house model for Yves Saint Laurent's African Queen couture collection as the most memorable moment of her modeling career. An occasional actress, Iman appeared twice in Miami Vice, playing Dakota in "Back In The World" (1985) and Lois Blyth in "Love At First Sight" (1988), played a shapeshifter named Martia in the 1991 film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and appeared in the Oscar-winning film Out of Africa alongside Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Iman guest-starred in an episode of Bravo's TV show Project Runway, where she wore contestant Daniel Vosovic's dress to a publicity shoot, and a cycle 5 episode of America's Next Top Model as one of the weekly mentors. Iman is currently the host of Project Runway Canada on the Global network. In May 2007 Iman launched her signature line, IMAN Global Chic, on HSN. She is CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare & Fragrances, a line she launched to market a selection of products towards women. Iman is a spokesperson for the Keep A Child Alive program, which provides drugs to HIV/AIDS children and families in Africa and the rest of the developing world. She also made a guest star appearance as the queen in the hit video "Remember The Time" by Michael Jackson.

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