Fast Facts

  • Studied at London's Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and the London Academy for Performing Arts.
  • Was discovered by a modeling agent at age 15 in a Covent Garden shopping arcade.
  • First appeared in a fashion shoot for British Elle.
  • Became the first black woman to appear on the covers of French and British Vogue.
  • Released an album titled babywoman in 1994.
  • Coauthored the novel Swan in 1996.  
  • Founded the charity Fashion for Relief, which benefits victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 Japanese earthquake.


  • Vlad Doronin — Significant Other
  • Valerie Campbell — Mother
  • Adam Clayton — Ex-fiancé