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Naomi Campbell Gossip and News

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Naomi Campbell Gossip and News

Born and Raised:

Naomi was born on May 22, 1970, in London, England and checks in at 5'9".

Naomi Campbell's Romantic History:

Naomi has dated boxer Mike Tyson, actor Robert De Niro, and British race car driver Lewis Hamilton. She was even briefly engaged to U2's bassist Adam Clayton in the '90s.

Breaking Barriers:

She was the first black female model to grace the covers of French Vogue, British Vogue, and Time Magazine.

Suspiciously Published Author:

In 1994, she wrote her first novel titled Swan about a supermodel. When questioned about using a ghost writer for the book, she admitted that she barley even took part in the process. "I just did not have time to sit down and write a book," she said at the time.

Naomi Campbell's Criminal Record:

  • In 1998, she pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating another assistant during filming.
  • In 2003, she was sued by a former administrative assistant who alleged that Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier.
  • In 2004, Naomi's maid claimed the model slapped her across the face, but Naomi accused Millicent Burton of instigating the fight.
  • In 2006, Naomi was charged with second-degree assault for clocking her housekeeper over the head with a phone.

Fun Trivia Facts:

  • Naomi has the letters F.B. tattooed on her arm.
  • She appears in photographs taken for Madonna's coffee-table book Sex.
  • Naomi's famous face was shown on a 75 eurocent postage stamp issued by the Austrian Post Office on May 20, 2006.
  • In 1991, Naomi was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • She attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

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