Naomi Sims

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Birthday
30, 1948
Birthplace
Oxford, MS
Death Date
Aug 1, 2009 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1948
Birthplace
Oxford, MS
Death Date
Aug 1, 2009 (61)

About

As the first black supermodel, she broke the color barrier starting with the cover of Ladies Home Journal in 1968.

Before Fame

Finding the modeling agencies were reluctant to hire a black woman, she appealed to fashion photographers themselves, with some success.

Trivia

She modeled for designers like Halston, Fernando Sánchez, Teal Traina, and Giorgio di Sant'Angelo.

Family Life

Her parents divorced when she was young. Shortly afterwards, her mom became seriously ill and Naomi was taken by a foster home.

Associated With

She paved the way for black supermodel Naomi Campbell.