She's made millions off of her face and body, but these days supermodel Naomi Campbell makes headlines for her epic freakouts.
At 15, the daughter of a single mom of Jamaican descent, Campbell landed on the cover of Elle Magazine and headed for New York where she would eventually complete the holy trinity of celebrity supermodels- along with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista- that blossomed in the late ‘80s. She quickly set new standards for diva behavior, too: In 1993, she was fired by Elite for her outrageous conduct; they took her back six months later. Bad behavior aside, Campbell's influence on the fashion biz is impossible to deny. Although she didn't break the color boundary, Campbell was the first black woman to become a true supermodel. And her long legs and high-fashion looks have long endeared her to the biggest fashion heavy-hitters.
A holy terror since she stepped foot in the U.S., nowadays, though, her antics leave people injured. In a 2007 fit of maid–abuse, Campbell infamously hurled her Blackberry at her Romanian-born housekeeper's head. As punishment, the model was gloriously sentenced to a week of community service as a sanitation worker. Campbell did it they way she does everything, decked to the nines in a range of fabulous designer ensembles.
Drugs and Campbell have also been close associates. From an overdose of barbiturates in 1997 to her reputed treatment for cocaine addiction in 2002, she's had a long, hard road staying sober. Campbell has a long list of exes including Robert De Niro (whom she's called the love of her life), Mike Tyson, Usher, and Tommy Lee. She was recently in a relationship with Badr Jafar, a Dubai oil heir, but things reportedly went downhill when she caused $60K of damage to his yacht during a minor temper tantrum. [Image via Getty]