Career beginnings[ edit ] Campbell's first public appearance came at the age of seven, in , when she was featured in the music video for Bob Marley 's " Is This Love ".
International success[ edit ] Over the next few years, Campbell's career progressed steadily: Laurent , threatened to withdraw his advertising from the magazine if it continued to refuse to place black models on its cover. She famously fell on the catwalk in Vivienne Westwood 's foot-high platform shoes , which were later displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Other ventures[ edit ] Campbell on the catwalk for Peter Som in In , Time declared the end of the supermodel era. The Ultimate Power Duo". Campbell wore a design by Alexander McQueen —a staggered hem gown with a train speckled with flecks of gold. Campbell also became involved in reality television through the modelling competition The Face and its international offshoots.
She also hosted the British version of the show, which aired on Sky Living later that same year, and The Face Australia , which ran on Fox8 in In , Campbell signed on as a recurring character in the Fox drama Empire as Camilla Marks, a fashion designer and love interest to Hakeem Lyon, portrayed by Bryshere Y.
Hotel , as a Vogue fashion editor named Claudia Bankson. In , as every year, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
It is a problem and I can't go along any more with brushing it under the carpet. This business is about selling, and blonde and blue-eyed girls are what sells. I always have to work harder to be treated equally. In an open letter to the governing bodies of global fashion weeks, they named high-profile designers who used just one or no models of color in their fall shows, calling it a "racist act". She supports the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund , for which she organised a benefit Versace fashion show in Campbell, whose mother has battled breast cancer, also supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
She has since joined the charity's patron, Sarah Brown , the wife of former British prime minister Gordon Brown , on several missions to promote maternal health.
In , she was named an ambassador of Rio de Janeiro by mayor Cesar Maia in recognition of her efforts to fight poverty in Brazil. During the first such case, heard in February , Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to assaulting her personal assistant with a mobile phone in September Campbell paid her former employee an undisclosed sum and agreed to attend anger management classes; her record was cleared in exchange for her expressing remorse.
Campbell was sentenced to pay her former employee's medical expenses, attend an anger management program, and perform five days of community service with New York's sanitation department. She was called to give evidence on a " blood diamond " she allegedly received from Taylor during a Nelson Mandela Children's Fund function in However, her account was contradicted by testimonies from Farrow, her former agent Carole White and former Children's Fund director Jeremy Ratcliffe.
They met in February of that year, after Clayton, when asked in an interview if there was anything in the world he desired but did not have, responded: Campbell and Clayton separated the following year. Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd In , Campbell entered rehab after a five-year cocaine drug addiction and alcohol addiction.
Of her choice, in , to first use the drug, Campbell said in , "I was having fun. I was living this life of travelling the world and having people just give you anything.
It's a very nasty drug.