Iman life and biography

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Iman biography

Date of birth : 1955-07-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mogadishu, Somalia
Nationality : Somali
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-26
Credited as : Fashion model, actress, David Bowie's wife

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Iman(which means "faith" in Arabic), is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie.

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Iman is the daughter of Marian and Mohamed Abdulmajid. Her father was a diplomat and a former Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and her mother was a gynecologist. She has four siblings: two brothers, Elias and Feisal, and two younger sisters, Idil and Nadia.

For her education, Iman attended high school in Egypt and later lived in Kenya, where she studied political science at Nairobi University.

Iman is Muslim, and fluent in five languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English.

Iman first got married at the age of eighteen to a young Somali man with whom she had fallen in love. The marriage ended a few years later when she moved to the United States to pursue a modeling career. In 1977, she married American basketball player Spencer Haywood. Their daughter, Zulekha Haywood, was born in 1978. The two divorced in February 1987. On April 24, 1992, Iman married British rock icon David Bowie. They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born August 15, 2000. Iman is also stepmother to Bowie's son from a previous marriage, Duncan Jones.


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