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Liya Kebede


Model and maternal wellness advocate who was simply appeared in the cover of American Vogue in three separate events. While participating in the Lycee Guebre Mariam in Ethiopa, she was uncovered with a Film movie director who got her touching a French modeling scout. In 2007, Forbes positioned her as the 11th-highest paid model world-wide. She made an appearance in the film version of Waris Dirie’s autobiography Desert Rose. She wedded Kassy Kebede in 2000. That they had one kid and one little girl. She and Kassy separated in 2013. She was likened for an exotic Sophistication Kelly by casting agent Adam Scully.

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Full Name Liya Kebede
Date Of Birth March 1, 1978
Place Of Birth Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height 1.78 m
Profession Model
Nationality Ethiopian
Spouse Kassy Kebede
Children Suhul Kebede, Raee Kebede
Awards Glamour Award for The Role Models
Movies Desert Flower, The Best Offer, Black Gold, Samba, Sur la piste du Marsupilami, Lord of War, Capital, The Good Shepherd, Innocence, In the Woods
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1 Has 2 children with her now ex-husband Kassy Kebede - a son named Suhul Kebede (b.2001) & a daughter named Raee Kebede (b.August 2005).
2 Heads the Liya Kebede foundation for Mothers and Children.
3 Has a 3 million dollar a year for 3 years deal with Estee Lauder.
4 Is a model.
5 Is the first Estee Lauder model of colour.



419 2014 post-production Grace
Mogadishu, Minnesota TV Movie post-production Maryam
Samba 2014 Magali dite Gracieuse
Innocence 2014/V Moira Neal
The Being Experience 2013/I
The Best Offer 2013 Sarah
Le capital 2012 Nassim
Sur la piste du Marsupilami 2012 Reine Paya
Day of the Falcon 2011/II Aicha
Desert Flower 2009 Waris Dirie
The Good Shepherd 2006 Miriam
Lord of War 2005 Faith



Walking 2017 Documentary short Herself / Model
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself - Model
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself - Model

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Won awards

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2010 Chopard Trophy Cannes Film Festival Female Revelation

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