Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (born July 25, 1955 Mogadishu) is a Somali former model, actress and entrepreneur.
Iman was born in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. His father, Mohamed Abdulmajid, was a diplomat and served as Somalia's former ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Iman, who went to Egypt to study at a younger boarding, stayed here for a long time. After studying at high school in Egypt, he studied political science for a short time at Nairobi University in Kenya.
When he was still studying at the university, Iman caught the attention of American photographer Peter Beard and moved to the US with his offer, thus starting his modeling career. His first photographs were published in the magazine Vogue in 1976. Iman in a short time; It was an muse for many leading designers such as Halston, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake and Donna Karan. During this period, she starred in several series and films. In 1994, he founded his own cosmetics company, Iman Cosmetics.
Iman married an 18-year-old Somali man, but this marriage did not last long. He was married to American basketball player Spencer Haywood between 1977 and 1987. Her daughter Zulekha Haywood was born in 1978 of this marriage.
On April 24, 1992, Iman married English rock musician David Bowie in Switzerland. Their daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, was born on August 15, 2000. They remained married until Bowie died.
Iman is muslim, currently living in New York and London.
Iman works with the Children's Aid Fund and also contributes to the health and education needs of poor people as an Ambassador for Save the Children.