Naomi Campbell Undressed
Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1970) is an English supermodel, actress, singer, and author.
Campbell was born in Streatham, South London. She is of mostly Afro-Jamaican heritage, though her father is also partially of Jamaican-Chinese descent. Campbell attended the London Academy For Performing Arts.
She is reputed to have a temper, with several alleged cases involving violence against her staff(often involving a thrown cell phone), as well as verbal abuse. In 2000, she pleaded guilty in a Toronto court to a 1998 assault on Georgina Galanis, her then assistant; Campbell had assaulted Galanis with a telephone in a hotel room and threatened to throw her out of a moving car. Under an agreement with the prosecution her record was cleared in exchange for her expressing remorse; Campbell also paid Galanis an undisclosed amount of money and agreed to attend anger management classes.
Campbell was most recently arrested on March 30 2006 in New York City for allegedly assaulting her assistant with a cell phone. She was charged with second-degree assault, a felony that carries a minimum sentence of one year in prison.
Campbell is purported to have had feuds with several celebrities: the most publicized of which are between herself and fellow model Tyra Banks that had been going on for years. Largely due to media hype which separated the two models. The two finally made up in 2005 on an episode of Banks' syndicated talk show The Tyra Banks Show.
At the end of the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Banks and other models exited the runway and Banks explained her emotions of the event being her last runway show as a fashion model; and as she was talking Campbell came to hug Banks and kiss her on the cheek. Campbell also had a rift with former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, who publicly branded the model as a "massive cow" and a "bitch" in 2000. They have since been photographed holding hands at a fashion show so a truce appears to have taken place.