Iman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Feb, 2019
Facts of Iman
Date of Birth: 1955 , July-25
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: Somalia
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Iman
Birth Name Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid
Father Mohamed Abdulmajid
Mother Marian Abdulmajid
Nationality Somali
Birth Place/City Mogadishu
Ethnicity Black
Profession Model
Net Worth $ 30 Million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Body Measurements 32-23-33
Weight in KG 51 KG
Married Yes
Married to David Bowie (m. 1992), Spencer Haywood (m. 1977)
Children Alexandria Zahra Jones, Zulekha Haywood
Divorce David Bowie (m. 2016), Spencer Haywood (m. 1987)
Education University of Nairobi
Awards Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award 2010
Movies The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection
TV Show The Fashion Show
Siblings Feisa Abdulmajid, Elias Abdulmajid, Idil Abdulmajid
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Iman born Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid is a Somali fashion model, actress, and entrepreneur who is popular for her philanthropic works. She rose to fame for her initial modeling work and later reached the peak after she married the famous English rock musician David Bowie.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Iman

Iman is a model who was born with her birth name as Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid and she was born on 25 July 1955. Iman was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and her nationality is Somali as well as Ethnicity is Somali. Professionally Iman is an entrepreneur as well as model and actress who are actively working within the entertainment industry and her professional life from the very long time.

Iman was born to father Mohamad Abdulmajid and mother Marian Abdulmajid. Iman's father is a diplomat and an ambassador of Somali to Saudi Arabia.

Iman mother was a gynecologist by her professional and she was a middle daughter out of the 4 children of her parents along with 2 brother and 2 sisters whose names are Elias, Feisal, Idil, and Nadia. Iman is the follower of Muslim as her major religion.

Iman had her high school of education in Egypt. With the revolutionary moment began in Somali Iman father lost her position as a diplomat and her family was in certain economic crisis as well. With her major subject in political science, Iman completed her graduation from the University of Nairobi.

Iman's Career

With meeting the popular American photographer Peter Beard she was initiated to build up her career within the modeling industry and her assignment for the very first time was made upon Vogue that was during the year 1976 from the very time she was raised within the cover of magazines and people started noticing her.

Iman's Net Worth

Model, actress, and entrepreneur Zara Abdulmajid aka Iman has amassed a hefty net worth which estimated to be around $100 million in 2019.

 According to the sources, Iman and her husband David Bowie had a house in the New York City which they listed for $6.5 million. The couple lived in the house for a decade from 1992 to 2002. The model decided to set the house for sale after her husband's death where she also announced an extra-special treat for the buyer: his original Yamaha piano.

Iman's Personal Life, Marriage, And Children

Iman is currently 63 years old and is single. She got married for the first time when she was only 18. The then-young Somali entrepreneur and Hilton hotelier, got married to her then-boyfriend Hassan. The couple divorced after a few years of relationship. After she ended her first marriage, she relocated to the United States and pursued a career in modeling.

Later in 1977, she started dating American actor Warren Beatty, however, their relationship remained short-lived. The same year, Iman got engaged to an American basketball player Spencer Haywood and they got married in the same year. The couple gave birth to a daughter, Zulekha Haywood in 1978. The pair divorced in 1987 after around a decade long marriage.

Five years after her divorce from her second husband, she married late English musician David Bowie in a private ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. The married couple was blessed with a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones on 15 August 2000. Further, she is a stepmother to Bowie's son Duncan Jones from his previous marriage with Angie Bowie. Iman's second husband, Bowie died on 10th January 2016.

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Months after her husband's death, Iman took to her Instagram in June 2016 marking their 24th wedding anniversary with the late English musician.

Iman is very fluent in different languages like Arabic, English, Italian as well as French.

Model Iman's Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

  • Height: Iman stands at a medium height of 5 ft 10 inches (178 cm)
  • Weight: She has maintained a good body weight of 51 kg (112.5 lbs).
  • Body Measurements: Iman possesses a well-maintained body with a measurement of 32-23-33 in (81-58-84 cm).
  • Shoe Size: Her shoe size is 8.
  • Dress Size: Her dress size is 2.