Naomi Campbell

Naomi Enters Rehab

Campbell enters rehab, partially prompted by a friend who, she says, "wrote the number of a doctor that I had loved and he's also in my life today, on a piece of paper. And she said, 'You call him when you're ready.' I'm not going to push you.'" In rehab, she later tells ABC's Diane Sawyer (left) in 2005: "I get up at 6:00, clean the tables in the cantina for breakfast, and I got to hear real stories. People from all over the world. I learned so much."


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Chillin' with Usher

Fresh from his breakup with Chilli, R&B sensation Usher (right) is seen around town with Campbell. In October, Campbell, 34, throws a private bash for Usher's 26th birthday at New York City's Rainbow Room. But Usher's rep insists they're just friends, while Campbell's rep tells PEOPLE that "Naomi and Usher are having fun hanging out together."


Naomi Campbell

January 16

The Jewel-Encrusted Blackberry

Months after being arrested for allegedly scratching the face of her drug therapist, Campbell pleads guilty to throwing her jewel-encrusted Blackberry at maid Ana Scolavino. "I am advised that Ana was hurt, and I am sorry about that," she tells the Manhattan court. She's sentenced to pay Scolavino's $363 medical expenses, attend an anger management program, and perform five days of community service.

Naomi Campbell

March 19-23

Cleaning Up Stylishly

Campbell dons a New York City Department of Sanitation fluorescent orange and yellow vest to sweep, mop and scrub a garbage truck garage. But she turns her public embarrassment into a fashion show, as she appears each day in a different couture outfit. When she leaves on her fifth and final day, she wears a silver-sequined Dolce & Gabbana gown. She later publishes a diary for W magazine, where she writes: "I keep on sweeping. I'm getting very protective of my pile of rubbish – kind of the way I feel about my Hermes handbag."

Naomi Campbell

April 27

Another Lawsuit – With a Side of Dunkin'

Campbell settles a lawsuit with former employee Amanda Brack, who claims the supermodel abused her verbally and physically on three continents. In August, Campbell spoofs herself in a Dunkin' Donuts commercial (left) directed by Zach Braff. In the ad, she breaks her heel while gardening and throws it through a window.


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April 03

Raging On in the Airport

After an argument about her luggage, Campbell is arrested aboard a British Airways flight at Heathrow Airport for investigation of assaulting two police officers. "She threw a few things around the cabin and then spat at the cops," an airport source tells PEOPLE. The model is released on bail the following day. In June, she pleads guilty to four of the six charges against her.

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Italian Vogue's 'Black' Issue

Campbell (pictured with up-and-coming model Chanel Iman) is one of four black models to grace the cover of Vogue Italia's "Black" issue. A collaboration by editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and photographer Steven Meisel, the groundbreaking issue is inspired by Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the desire to address the lack of diversity in modeling. The issue is so popular that it sells out in the U.S. and the U.K. in 72 hours.

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Donna Scennevik/ABC; Frank Micelotta/Getty Images; Humberto Carreno/Startraks; Splash News Online, inset:Kevin Mazur/Wireimage; Max Nash/AP; Abaca

Naomi Campbell
Date of Birth
May 22, 1970
Birth Place
London, England
Vladimir Doronin, boyfriend (2008 to present)
Marcus Elias, ex-boyfriend (2008)
Rolando Pintos, ex-boyfriend (2007)
Badr Jafar, ex-boyfriend (2005 to 2006)
Usher, ex-boyfriend (2004)
Flavio Briatore, ex-boyfriend (1998 to 2003; off and on)
Max Biaggi, ex-boyfriend (1997)
Joaquin Cortes, ex-boyfriend (Sept. 1996 to 1998; off and on)
Adam Clayton, ex-boyfriend (1993 to 1994; engaged)
Eric Clapton, ex-boyfriend (1993)
Robert De Niro, ex-boyfriend (1991 to 1992)
Mike Tyson, ex-boyfriend (1987 to 1988)
Edited by Julia Wang

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