Imaan Hammam is a Dutch model and actress of Moroccan and Egyptian heritage. As of 2020, she has appeared on the cover of Vogue 18 times, four times on the American edition. She currently ranks on models.com’s “Industry Icons” and was ranked on its “Top Sexiest Models” lists. As of 2021, she has appeared on The Big Four covers of Vogue.
Years active: 2012-present
Born age: 5 October 1996, 26 years old and 7 months, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun Sign: Libra
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 1.79 m / 5 ft 10+1/2 in
Measurements: 31-24-35 in / 81-61-89 cm
Bra size: 32A (US) / 70A (EU)
Hammam is signed with DNA Model Management in New York, VIVA Model Management in Paris, London, and Barcelona, Why Not Model Management in Milan, and CODE Management in Amsterdam.
Hammam was first discovered in Amsterdam’s Central Station by an agent from CODE Management in 2010 at age 14. In 2013, her agency sent her to Paris with VIVA Model Management and she was given the special honor to open the Givenchy show as an exclusive. Shortly after she appeared in consecutive issues of American, Italian and French Vogue. The current editor of Vogue,Anna Wintour, is a supporter of Hammam and mentioned the model in her editor’s letter the first time she appeared in the magazine.
Hammam has also appeared on the covers and editorials (including several international editions) of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, Pop, LOVE, The Gentlewoman, i-D, V, Holiday, Wall Street Journal, Porter, The Edit, W, Numéro, and Document Journal.
Hammam has walked the runways for nearly every top brand including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Prada, Michael Kors, Moschino, Chanel, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hugo Boss, Nina Ricci, Jacquemus, Giambattista Valli, Isabel Marant, Dsquared2, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Thierry Mugler, rag+bone, Emanuel Ungaro, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Balenciaga, Hermés, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Versace, Fendi, Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, Dior, Sportmax, Philipp Plein, Brandon Maxwell and Victoria’s Secret.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Versace, Moschino, Alexander McQueen, Revlon, Chloe, Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenburg, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Tiffany & Co., Calvin Klein, Shiseido, H&M, Topshop, Express, Target and Scotch & Soda.
In April 2016, Hammam won Couturesque Magazine‘s Model of the Year competition, receiving more than half of the public vote against popular models Lucky Blue Smith and Bella Hadid.
For the H&M collaboration with Erdem, Hammam was one of the collection’s ambassadors.
Hammam became a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder in 2023.
- Father – Abdelhamid Hammam
- Mother – Mbarka Belouta
She has Egyptian ancestry on her dad’s side and is of Moroccan descent on her mom’s side.
Imaan Hammam was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to an Egyptian father and a Moroccan mother. She is a Muslim. Although she has been described as being “Middle Eastern“, she does not see herself as such and identifies as Afro-Arab.
“Sometimes people call me Middle Eastern, and I’m like, ‘No, I’m black.’ I am proud of my culture, proud of who made me, proud to be here.”
“I’m half Moroccan, half Egyptian, and I was born in Amsterdam. I’m Muslim, and I’m superproud of my heritage and of my roots. I want to be a role model for young girls who are struggling with racism or struggling with their looks or with their skin color. I had Naomi Campbell, who I looked up to as a black powerful woman. But there aren’t many Arabic models, and being an African-Arabic model, I’m trying to open doors for more Arabic girls.”
In 2019, Imaan announced a partnership with nonprofit organization She’s the First as the organization’s first global ambassador. On November 18, 2021, Imaan was honored by She’s the First as the “Powerhouse of the Year” in a virtual awards ceremony, with the award presented by Anna Wintour. On Instagram, Imaan shared her thoughts on the honor: “I am so honored to be receiving the first-ever Powerhouse of the Year Award, standing alongside girls who have been breaking barriers and advancing public health initiatives in their communities as we show the world what true power looks like. Unfortunately, as Covid-19 is still a threat – She’s the First’s services are especially needed as vaccine access in these girls’ communities remains limited.”
In June 2020, she shared a series of infographics on Instagram created by the Students for Justice in Palestine at Georgetown University. Her post was done to call attention to the Israeli-Palestine conflict in West Asia. In December 2021, she volunteered for a food kitchen in New York City, along with models Melodie Monrose, Madison Headrick, and Cora Emmanuel, to help address the food insecurity problem in the area.
First Fashion Show
Imaan started with Haute Couture – Autumn / Winter 2012 fashion show to model for Jantaminiau.
She debuted with the drama film N*de Area in her role as Fama. Imaan starred in her first film released on September 19, 2014, in Poland and Netherlands.
Imaan Hammam Favorite Things
- Designer – Riccardo Tisci
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