The famous African-American star began her modeling career in 1967. She is the daughter of the brilliant writer, 'Elizabeth Sims'. The stunning model got married to the smartest filmmaker, 'Michael Findlay' in 1973. Naomi recently passed away at the age of 61. Read more below!
The beautiful Naomi is the first black supermodel to appear on the cover of the 'Ladies' Home Journal' in 1968. Sims proved herself at a time when white women were more favored in the modeling industry. She played a huge role in her community as she stood up for all the black women.
Her dark skin color never stopped her from following her passion. The current top models Chanel Iman, Beverly Johnson, and Naomi Campbell follow her footsteps. Fans love how Naomi was always comfortable in her skin.
The glamorous model worked very hard to make a mark in the fashion industry. She hired the 'New York Times' photographer, Gosta Peterson, and graced the cover of 'Fashion of the Times'. Hollywood offered her the main role in the movie 'Cleopatra Jones'.
She turned it down as the film promoted racism. We applaud her for always standing up for her rights.