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Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie was born in 1965 in Somalia. She is an actress and writer, known for Desert Flower (2009), The Living Daylights (1987) 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)
- Episode dated 11 March 2010 (2010) ... Herself
 2004 2004 Women's World Awards (TV Special)
 2002 2002 World Awards (TV Special)
 2002 Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 March 2002 (2002) ... Herself
 1995 Aquí no hay quien duerma (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 November 1995 (1995) ... Herself
 1995 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Host
- Donna Summer/Sabba Ranks/Monica (1995) ... Herself - Host (as Dirie Waris)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Model: Revlon, magazine covers

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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)


Shocked the world with the bestselling book "Desert Flower," that described how she underwent genital mutilation, and was given in arranged marriage to a 61-year-old man at the age of 13. She escaped and walked for 9 days to reach an uncle's house. See more »

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