Somali high fashion model, cosmetic entrepreneur and occasional actress. As of 2010, Iman Cosmetics was generating profits above $25 million annually.
She moved to the U.S. after being discovered by a photographer at age 20.
She is also an author of two books, 2001's I Am Iman and 2005's The Beauty of Color.
She was a favorite model of the late fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent.