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Iman (born 25 July 1955; age 68) is a Somali model and actress who played Martia in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia as Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid, but her first name was later changed to "Iman", meaning "faith" in Arabic. Her father was a diplomat, who served as the Somalian ambassador to Saudi Arabia at one point. Iman attended boarding school in Egypt and briefly studied political science at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, where she was discovered by a photographer.

She gained prominence as a supermodel in the late 1970s, and became the muse of several leading fashion designers, including Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint-Laurent.

As an actress, she appeared, among others, in Out of Africa (1985, with Michael Gough), No Way Out (1987, with Leon Russom, Nicholas Worth, David Paymer, Darryl Henriques, John Hostetter, and Danny Nero), L.A. Story (1991, with Patrick Stewart, Tommy Hinkley, Aaron Lustig, Time Winters, and Robert Picardo), The Linguini Incident (1991, with James Avery), and Exit to Eden (1994, with Stephanie Niznik, Deborah Lacey, Rosemary Forsyth, Lena Banks, and Keegan de Lancie).

She also appeared in episodes of The Cosby Show, Miami Vice (with Lori Petty), and In the Heat of the Night, as well as several music videos.

From 1992 to 2016, Iman was married to the late musician / rock star David Bowie, with whom she has one daughter. She also has another daughter from a previous marriage to former basketball player Spencer Haywood.

She is the last actress to kiss William Shatner in a Star Trek production.

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