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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.

Quick Facts

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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1Has 2 children with her now ex-husband Kassy Kebede - a son named Suhul Kebede (b.2001) & a daughter named Raee Kebede (b.August 2005).
2Heads the Liya Kebede foundation for Mothers and Children.
3Has a 3 million dollar a year for 3 years deal with Estee Lauder.
4Is a model.
5Is the first Estee Lauder model of colour.



Mogadishu, MinnesotaTV Movie post-productionMaryam
Samba2014Magali dite Gracieuse
Innocence2014/VMoira Neal
The Being Experience2013/I
The Best Offer2013Sarah
Le capital2012Nassim
Sur la piste du Marsupilami2012Reine Paya
Day of the Falcon2011/IIAicha
Desert Flower2009Waris Dirie
The Good Shepherd2006Miriam
Lord of War2005Faith



Walking2017Documentary shortHerself / Model
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Model
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2002TV Movie documentaryHerself - Model

Won awards

Won awards

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2010Chopard TrophyCannes Film FestivalFemale Revelation

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