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Yasmin Le Bon
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Background information
Birth name Yasmin Parvaneh
Date of birth 29 October 1964
Place of birth Oxford, UK
Occupation Model
Years active 1980s-present
Spouse Simon Le Bon
(1985 - present)

Yasmin Le Bon (born Yasmin Parvaneh October 29, 1964 in Oxford) is an English supermodel. She has had a fashion modeling career of unusual longevity, still going strong at 47 years of age.

She was born to the Iranian Iraj A. A. Parvaneh and an English mother.

Although she was a successful model before they met, she attracted popular attention by marrying Simon Le Bon of the electronic pop/rock group Duran Duran during the height of their fame in 1985. The couple have three daughters; Amber Rose Tamara (b. 1989), Saffron Sahara (b. 1991), and Tallulah Pine (b. 1994).


Yasmin signed-on at a notable modeling agency in London when she was 19, first appearing on the fashion scene in 1985 on the covers of American and British Elle magazines. During the 1980's, Yasmin became part of that exclusive group of girls known simply to everyone as the 'supermodel'. Working together, she formed close friendships with colleagues Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Elle Macpherson and others.

In April 1987, she was featured together with Estelle Lefebure in an advertising campaign for Guess?, shot in Paris by Wayne Maser, which was followed by a mass of requests for a multitude of fashion covers, editorials and advertising campaigns. Yasmin's chic, iconic beauty and elegance brought her to the runways of top designers from Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, to Versace and Dolce & Gabbana in Milan.

Yasmin was guest editor for English Elles's 10th Birthday Special Collectors issue in 1995, also appearing on the cover of that issue. In 1996, Yasmin was selected to represent Pantene shampoo in their television and press campaign, followed in 1996 & 98, as spokesperson and the face of the T-shirts for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer awareness campaign. Yasmin signed a contract with Chanel for beauty/skin care in 1997.

During 1997 she also made her acting debut in the BBC's Sex and Chocolates television series, in which she played a fashion model. Two years later she appeared with her husband Simon in Hunting Venus, a film about an 80's rock band.

Yasmin featured on the cover of the Australian issue of Elle in February 2003. Other magazine covers included Harpers & Queen, plus Red with colleagues Cindy Crawford and Gail Elliot.

In May 2009, she featured in the Australian TV show 20 to 1: Sizzling Superstars. Several months later at the 6th Annual O2 Awards on 29 September 2009, Yasmin received the Icon Award.

Yasmin featured on the cover of the January 2010 issue of Red, photographed by Patric Shaw.

In 2011 she fronted Moschino's spring/summer 2011 advertising campaign as photographed by Juergen Teller. Other work included photographs by Horst Diekgerdes for Le Monde d'Hermès spring/summer 2011 and walked in the Issa autumn/winter 2011 catwalk show in London.

Shot on location at the Savoy hotel in central London during June 2011, Yasmin starred in the much-anticipated music video for Duran Duran's "Girl Panic!".

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