Iman’s emergence on the modeling scene was like a fairytale. An American photographer discovered her when she was a student at Nairobi University, and the rest is history.
Iman’s first modeling assignment was for Vogue in 1976. Her long neck, exotic accent and tall frame were a hit. She soon landed some of the most prestigious magazine covers, launching her into supermodel status.
In 1994, Iman started Iman Cosmetics, a $25 million-per-year business. Her Global Chic collection for HSN is one of four best-selling lines among more than 200 fashion and jewelry brands sold by the company.