Naomi Campbell reveals she wants a biopic to be made about her tumultuous life and is looking for a rising star to play her
Naomi Campbell has revealed that she wants a biopic to be made about her tumultuous life.
The supermodel, 52, said she is hoping to make an impression on the big screen and is keeping an eye out for a rising star to play her.
‘I would like it to be someone, who is unknown and preferably someone from South London,’ she told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden.
Film: Naomi Campbell has revealed that she wants a biopic to be made about her tumultuous life
Naomi was born to Jamaican-born dancer Valerie Morris and has never met her father, who abandoned her mother when she was pregnant.
The model, who has been convicted of assault on four occasions, added: ‘I’ve had my success, and I want to see the success of the next generation.’
In her early modelling days, Naomi battled drug addiction, going to rehab in 1999 after five years of cocaine addiction. She has since spoke candidly about her period of drug use.
She said back in 2017: ‘I was never ashamed of substance abuse. I never took a break. I finally said “I want to go away and I chose to make the phone call to go to rehab”.’
Success: As one of the top supermodels in history, Naomi (pictured in 1991) has made millions, enjoyed incredible career success, and travelled the world
Naomi first made a name for herself in fashion when she appeared on the cover of Vogue at the age of 17, after being discovered by a model scout on the streets of London’s Covent Garden.
She has since notched up more than 500 covers in the course of her career as well as campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton.
In her 90s heyday prowling the world’s most exclusive catwalks, she was renowned for being a party-loving figure.
Sacrifices: Last year, she admitted that her high-powered jet-set lifestyle has meant at least one big sacrifice – finding a long-term romantic partner
As one of the top supermodels in history, Naomi has made millions, enjoyed incredible career success, and travelled the world.
But last year, she admitted that her high-powered jet-set lifestyle has meant at least one big sacrifice – finding a long-term romantic partner.
‘I’d say the sacrifice is really finding that soul mate who will understand you,’ she told The Cut.
‘It’s really like you feel if they look at you as if you’re strong … you know, I’m strong, but I’m also sensitive. I know that in relationships I have to compromise.’
She has had well-publicised relationships and romances over the years, including with Leonardo DiCaprio, Diddy, Gerard Butler, and recently, according to reports, Liam Payne.
Her longest known relationships were with Vladislav Doronin from 2009 to 2013 and Flavio Briatore from 1998 to 2002.
She was reportedly keen to have children with Russian businessman Vladislav, but he was married.
Sweet: In May 2021, Naomi announced the joyful news that she had welcomed a daughter, who is now 16 months old
But in May 2021, Naomi announced the joyful news that she had welcomed a daughter, who is now 16 months old.
‘A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you, my angel. There is no greater love.’
She had stunned fans by announcing the birth of her daughter, just weeks after appearing on the New York Fashion Week runway without a visible baby bump.
She later insisted that her daughter was not adopted amid growing speculation regarding her biological parentage.
Doting mother: She later insisted that her daughter was not adopted amid growing speculation regarding her biological parentage
Speaking to British Vogue in February while posing with her daughter for a cover shoot, the model confirmed: ‘She wasn’t adopted – she’s my child.’
Naomi played coy during the interview, and despite confirming her daughter is not adopted, refused to elaborate further on her first born or give her child’s name.
However she admitted that very few of her wide circle of friends and family members knew she was planning on becoming a parent.
She explained: ‘I can count on one hand the number of people who knew that I was having her. But she is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.’
Model mum: Naomi announced she is a mother in May 2021, four years after crediting science with giving her the opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants’