She is one of Africa’s top supermodels and has stretched her influence beyond the catwalk into the world of film, humanitarianism, entrepreneurship and clothing design.
In the February 2011 issue of Marie Claire US, Liya Kebede opens up about her role in the Waris Dirie biopic “Desert Flower“, her hopes for her homeland – Ethiopia, her plans for her ethical fashion line, LemLem and also her budding acting career – she will be appearing alongside Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto in the forthcoming movie, Black Gold.
The editorial was photographed by David Roemer with fashion artistic direction from Fashion Editor, Laura Ferrara.
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Liya is also involved with the innovative and somewhat mysterious In the Woods: Pathway film project. View her clip below. Other actors involved in the project include Terrence Howard, Rufus Wainwright, Will Shortz, Questlove, Temple Grandin, Famke Janssen, Moby, Kent Cullers, Debra Winger, Dave Matthews, Jorgen Leth, Gale Harold, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Karen Black and Will Oldham.
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