10 February 2009

Liya Kebede, b 1978, Ethiopia

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  1. After completing her studies, she moved to France to pursue work through a Parisian agency.

    Kebede's big break came when Tom Ford asked her for an exclusive contract for his Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show.

    She has appeared on the cover of US Vogue twice.

    She married Ethiopian hedge fund manager Kassy Kebede in 2000 and they have two children together: son Suhul (b. 2001) and daughter Raee (b. August 2005). As of 2007, the family resides in New York City.

    Kebede has also had minor roles in two films: The Good Shepherd and Lord of War.

    In 2008, Kebede was featured on one of the four covers of Vogue Italia's all Black Issue.