Naomi Campbell

Campbell in 2011, photo by Featureflash /

Birth Name: Naomi Elaine Campbell

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 22 May, 1970

Ethnicity: Jamaican [African, some Chinese, possibly other]

Naomi Campbell is a British model, actress, and singer. She is 5′10″.

Naomi was raised by her mother, Valerie (Morris), and has never met her biological father. Her surname, Campbell, is said to be from her mother’s re-marriage. Naomi has two children.

Naomi’s family is from Jamaica, and of mostly African descent. One of Naomi’s grandmothers was of Chinese or partial Chinese descent, and was said to have the surname Ming.

Naomi has also referred to a grandmother named Ruby Louise Campbell Russel.

Naomi spent part of her early childhood in Rome. Her mother was a member of the Fantastica dance troupe.

Campbell in 2008, Georges Biard, Wikimedia Commons


Curious about ethnicity

69 Responses

  1. comrade says:

    Naomi is an enigma. If Campbell is her step-father’s name then Pearline Ming can’t be her biological grandmother. Unless Mr Campbell is indeed Naomi’s father then her paternal grandmother could be Chinese.

    Naomi posted on insta that her grandmother Ruby Louise Campbell Russel passed away. Assuming that Ruby is her maternal grandmother, why is her surname Campbell? Is Ruby Campbell Russel her step-father’s mother? I can’t find a marriage for Naomi’s mother and Mr Campbell either, only a marriage to Clifford Blackwood in 1982.

  2. Bitchinita says:

    Obviously there’s also a good amount of western/northern european admixtures. Look up what a pure blooded subSaharan tribal from some remote part of africa looks like.

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