Yasmin Le Bon (29 October 1964) was one of the top models of the 1980s. She is perhaps most famous for becoming the wife of singer Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran.
Yasmin was born Yasmin Parvaneh in Oxford, England. She knew that she wanted to model at a young age, and signed with a local agency while still in school. She promptly signed with Models 1 Agency in London after graduation when a friend introduced her to them.
Her first Ready to Wear was for Katharine Hammett and Roland Klein in 1985. This was shortly after she met Simon, whom she married on 27 December 1985 at the height of Duran Duran's fame. She appeared in the "A View to a Kill" music video, which was a number 1 hit in the States and, to date, the only James Bond film theme to claim that distinction.
Yasmin's first big campaign was for Guess? in 1987. She became a staple of top fashion magazine covers on both sides of the Atlantic, but there is no question that she is more renowned in the UK. Below is a sample of her covers from the UK and the US, though she has many others around the world.
UK: 'Harper's & Queen' - April 1984; 'Elle' - November 1985; 'Vogue' - September 1985; 'Tatler' - February 1986; 'Cosmopolitan' - November 1986; 'Harperï¿½s & Queen' - November 1986; 'The Face' - November 1986; 'Vogue' - August 1987; 'Harper's & Queen' - December 1988; 'Elle' - February 1989; 'Tatler' - December 1989; 'Harper's & Queen' - May 1990; 'Elle' -November 1990; 'Marie Claire' - January 1991; 'Marie Claire' - August 1993; 'Harper's & Queen' - January 1994; 'Marie Claire' - March 1994; 'Elle' - November 1995; 'Cosmopolitan' - November 1996; 'Harper's & Queen' - August 1996; 'Marie Claire' - March 1994; 'Red' - January & December 1998; 'Red' - September 1999; 'Red' - February 2000; 'Red' - March & October 2001; 'Harper's & Queen' - May 2001; 'You' - February 24 2002; 'You' - January 26 2003; 'Red' - February 2003; 'You' - January 11 2004; 'Tatler' - March 2007; 'Red' - June 2007; 'Vogue' - July 2007; 'Stella' - September 16 2007; 'Red' - June 2008; 'i-D' - March 2009; 'Wonderland' - April/May 2009; 'Easy Living' - October 2009; 'Red' - January 2010; 'Stylist' - March 24 2010; 'Easy Living' - April 2012
US: 'Elle' - September 1985; 'L.A. Style' - May & September 1987; 'Elle' - December 1988; 'Cosmopolitan' - September 1990; 'Elle' - February & October 1990; 'Elle' - February 1991; 'New Woman' - July 1998; 'Delicious Living' - October 2004; 'Elle Bloomingdale's supplement' - October 2005; 'Corduroy' - December 2012
Widely respected in the modelling field, Yasmin was honored to grace the covers of the first UK Elle in 1985, the fifth anniversary issue in 1990, and also the tenth anniversary edition in 1995. She also was on the cover of the first American Elle. Yasmin has her own women's jewelry and clothing collections called YLB.
Yasmin has modelled recently for Stella McCartney and Chanel. She has three daughters with Simon: Amber Rose, Saffron Sahara and Tallulah Pine. Amber herself has done some recent modelling work. One of her outside interests is motor car racing, and she competed successfully in the 2013 Mille Miglia in Italy. She also has appeared at other auto events, such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011. Yasmin remains active in the modelling scene and has a website.