Bowie married the supermodel in a romantic ceremony in Florence, Italy on 24 April, 1992.
The couple were often regarded as one of the most stable in the public eye having been married for 24 years. They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born 15 August 2000. Iman is now a single parent raising a teenage daughter on her own. She became widowed when Bowie died on January 10, 2016.
Bowie reportedly once said: “You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.”
One of his pupils (above) was permanently dilated – after his friend George Underwood punched him in the eye while the pair were still at school. The fight was over a girl.
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They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born 15 August 2000.
Iman has an older daughter Zulekha Haywood from a previous marriage, she is also stepmother to Bowie’s son from a previous marriage, Duncan Jones. Both children (Duncan Jones & Alexandria Zahra Jones) bear Bowie’s legal surname.
Iman and her family resided primarily in Manhattan, New York and London, England.
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Iman: “My father taught me how to be a parent and gave me a positive connection with men because he is a gentlemen. And that’s what attracted me to David. He is a gentle soul.” Harpers Bazaar, 2010.
For her education, Iman attended high school in Egypt and later lived in Kenya, where she studied political science at the University of Nairobi. She fluent in five languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English.
“They were also known for being particularly private of their marriage. In 2013 Iman, 60, was interviewed by Naomi Campbell for Interview magazine and told her: “We are very private so we decided from early on that we will keep the press and editors and everybody out of our house.”
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The influential musician’s career spanned six decades during which he constantly reinvented his appearance and musical style.
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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor. Bowie was a figure in popular music for over four decades, and was known as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, principally in the 1970s and 1980s.
Born and raised in South London, Bowie developed an early interest in music although his attempts to succeed as a pop star during much of the 1960s were frustrated. Bowie’s first hit song, “Space Oddity“, reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a three-year period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, “challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture”. The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved to be one facet of a career marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.
In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as “plastic soul“. The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the electronic-inflected album Low, the first of three collaborations withBrian Eno. Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977), and Lodger (1979)—the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” albums—all reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise. After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single “Ashes to Ashes“, its parent album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), and “Under Pressure“, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance, which yielded several hit singles. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle. He stopped touring after his 2003–04 Reality Tour, and last performed live at a charity event in 2006. Bowie released the studio album Blackstaron 8 January 2016, his 69th birthday, just two days before his death from liver cancer.
Bowie also had a successful, but sporadic film career. His acting roles include the eponymous character in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Jareth, the Goblin King in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorsese‘s The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos.
David Buckley said of Bowie: “His influence has been unique in popular culture—he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure.” In the BBC’s 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29. Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide. In the UK, he has been awarded nine Platinum album certifications, eleven Gold and eight Silver, and in the US, five Platinum and seven Gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.