20. Naomi Campbell (The SUPERmodel)
British born, internationally renowned supermodel Naomi Campbell is still very much in demand in today’s youth obsessed fashion industry, the age defying beauty leaves most of her peers in the dust and outshines the majority of today’s fresh faced young models, despite being 20 years their senior. The fiery diva has broken all the rules and conquered a world that doesn’t particularly embrace many ethnic models with open arms. Despite this potential set-back, Naomi has achieved iconic status around the world and is one of the most recognizable and in-demand models of her generation. She has fronted campaigns for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent, worked with the best photographers in the world, including Mario Testino and Patrick DeMarchelier, as well as appearing in over 100 magazine covers, whilst enjoying a runway career that very few models can match up to. It’s fair to say Naomi Campbell has lived (and continues to live) a colourful, somewhat extravagant and glamorous lifestyle – but for all her highs, there are some controversial lows. As she enters her fourth decade in life with a career that spans over three, we take a deeper look at the woman who pushed the fashion door, demanded her presence, conquered the scene, rocked the tabloids, and earned her stripes to become one of fashions biggest (and most controversial) icons. One afternoon 15 year old Naomi was window shopping in Covent Garden when Beth Boldt, a former Ford model and head of the Synchro model agency, spotted the teen beauty and was immediately drawn to her tall and slender frame. From that moment, a star was born.