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Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh; born 29 October 1964) is an English model[2], one of the highest earning models during the 1980s, and known for being the wife of Simon Le Bon.

Yasmin Le Bon
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Yasmin Le Bon, photographed in 2011
Born
Yasmin Parvaneh

(1964-10-29) 29 October 1964 (age 54)
NationalityBritish
OccupationModel
Years active1980s–present
Spouse(s)
Simon Le Bon (m. 1985)
Children3, including Amber Le Bon
Modelling information
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair colourDark brown
Eye colourBrown
AgencyThe Model CoOp (New York)
Elite Model Management (Paris)
d'management group (Milan)
Models 1 (London)
Place Models (Hamburg)
MIKAs (Stockholm)
Chic Management (Sydney)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

Early lifeEdit

Yasmin Parvaneh was born in Oxford, England, the younger child of an Iranian father, Iradj, and an English mother, Patricia (nee Ashmall). Her older sister is called Nadreh.

Her mother worked as a window dresser in Elliston's, a department store in Oxford when she met Yasmin's father.[3] Her mother died of breast cancer in 2004 and her father has also died.

CareerEdit

She modelled for a local agency while she attended school, and after leaving signed with Models 1 Agency in London.[4]

In April 1987, she was hired by Guess? for an advertising campaign.[5]

She appeared on the cover of the first American and British issues of Elle and has also been on the covers of Vogue, V, I.D., Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar.

As a model, Le Bon has also represented Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Biotherm, Bloomingdale's, Bonwit Teller, Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Clairol, Escada, Filene's, Frasercard, Avon and Gianfranco Ferré.[6]

In January 2012, Le Bon wore a gown weighing 50 kg in the Stéphane Rolland spring/summer Haute Couture show in Paris.[7]

Other endeavoursEdit

 
Yasmin Le Bon and David Gandy - 2013 Mille Miglia

Le Bon was invited to be one of the drivers in the 2013 Mille Miglia race in Italy. Each year, the three-day event passes through nearly 200 Italian towns from Brescia to Rome and back, recreating the original races which took place between 1927 and 1957. She and her co-driver, David Gandy, were part of “Team Jaguar”, driving a 1950 Jaguar XK120. Early in the race, Le Bon and Gandy were “pushed off the road by a competitor” which caused body damage to the wing and side of the vintage car. They re-entered the race, ultimately finishing in 158th place out of 415 cars.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1984, she met Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran. They married on 27 December 1985 in her hometown of Oxford.

The couple have three daughters: Amber Rose Tamara (born August 1989), Saffron Sahara (born September 1991) and Talullah Pine (born October 1994), all born in London.

She became a grandmother on June 6, 2018 when daughter Saffron gave birth to a baby boy in London named Taro Arturo Compston Le Bon, with boyfriend Benji Compston. She became a grandmother for the second time when daughter Saffron gave birth to 2nd baby boy named Skye Nouri Compston Le Bon on September 21, 2019.

RepresentationEdit

Yasmin Le Bon is represented by Elite Model Management and The Model CoOp.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yasmin Le Bon - Model". MODELS.com.
  2. ^ "Fair play to Yasmin the supermodel". Independent.ie.
  3. ^ Sibbels, Emma (4 September 2009). "Yasmin Le Bon: Age of Elegance". theguardian.com. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ De Rossee, Sophie (21 October 2011). "World of Yasmin Le Bon". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. ^ Yahoo! model profile: Yasmin Le Bon Archived 23 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Yasmin Le Bon profile Fashion Model Directory. retrieved 9 February 2008
  7. ^ "Yasmin Le Bon Models 110-Pound Dress By Stephane Rolland". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Daniel Day-Lewis, David Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon on Jaguars Team for Mille Miglia". Lucire. Retrieved 19 May 2013.

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