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Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie was born in 1965 in Somalia. She is an actress and writer, known for The Living Daylights (1987), Desert Flower (2009) and A Nomad in New York: The Day That Changed My Life (1995). See full bio »

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 1987 The Living Daylights
Girl (as Waris Walsh)
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 2009 Desert Flower (novel)
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 2009 Desert Flower (co-producer)
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 2010 Días de cine (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 11 March 2010 (2010) ... Herself
 2004 2004 Women's World Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2002 2002 World Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2002 Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 22 March 2002 (2002) ... Herself
 1995 Aquí no hay quien duerma (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 10 November 1995 (1995) ... Herself
 1995 Soul Train (TV Series)
Herself - Guest Host
- Donna Summer/Sabba Ranks/Monica (1995) ... Herself - Guest Host (as Dirie Waris)
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Model: Revlon, magazine covers

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1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Waris Walsh | Dirie Waris
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Personal Quote:

We can give no more excuses for [female genital mutilation]. This is a pure crime against a child. And we are doing it ... not God or nature. (2007 U.N. press conference)

Trivia:

Contrary to popular belief, she is not related to supermodel Iman. In her book Desert Flower, Dirie states that Iman's mother was good friends with her aunt, a relative with whom Waris once lived during her time in London. See more »

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