Iman, Somali Supermodel And Former Mrs. David Bowie, Then And Now

By Emily Morenz
Vogue 1977: Model, Iman, wearing a bandeau top with frilled edges and long gold-embroidered skirt by Yves Saint Laurent. (Photo by Kourken Pakchanian/Conde Nast via Getty Images)

Iman's story goes from Somali refugee to iconic supermodel to rock-star wife (that David Bowie was a lucky one) -- truly an incredible path to fame and influence. As one of the first black models to make it big, she also increased diversity in the beauty and fashion worlds. Iman's face and figure adorned the covers of the leading fashion magazines -- Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Bazaar and others -- and she appeared in ads for clothing, fragrances and other products. Along with her groundbreaking career, today she is most recognized as the muse and wife of the late rocker David Bowie in their fairytale love story.