David Bowie and Iman: Rock’s Greatest Couple
The most Iconic couple rock has ever scene. Rock, fashion and film legend David Bowie and his supermodel wife, Iman.
Iman recalls her wedding day:
NAOMI: I know you had a most amazingly romantic wedding to David Bowie in Tuscany. What were the most memorable moments were from that day?
IMAN: It rained!
NAOMI: Well, that’s good luck!
IMAN: But you don’t want it to rain on your wedding, especially when it’s outside!
NAOMI: In Italy, they say it’s the best luck ever!
IMAN: They said ‘Oh you shouldn’t complain, you’re going to be married for 50 years, it’s going to be happy.’ And they were right.
Iman’s true passion, however, was philanthropy.
Since then, however, her true passion has grown to be philanthropy and charity work, according to The Independent. She supports Hawa Abdi Foundation, an organization focused on bringing basic human rights to Somalia. She has also worked at shining the spotlight on racism in the fashion industry. In 1998, she helped start a charitable cosmetic line, Misdemeanor Lipstick, that supported an organization called Break the Cycle that was focused on helping children and teens who were victims of domestic abuse, The Borgen Project reported. IMAN Cosmetics also raised money to protect and empower Congolese women.
Bowie was often right by her side in her philanthropic efforts. In late 1990, they participated in a fundraiser focused on curing AIDS. In 2006, Bowie collaborated with Alicia Keys and performed live at a concert benefitting Keep a Child Alive. Iman was also there, hosting the black-tie dinner.
And no Trekkie can forget her wonderful, sexy and villainous role in Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country (it’s one of the good Trek Films, so check it out).
Rest in Peace, Spaceman.
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