Cindy Breakspeare is a Canadian-Jamaican model and musician who rose to prominence after winning Miss World in 1976. Breakspeare has gone a long way since her humble beginnings, pursuing a career as a musician, actress, and now entrepreneur. Breakspeare began modeling when she was in her early teens, after growing up in a busy household with four siblings. Breakspeare was able to enter the renowned Miss World competition after winning multiple titles. She competed in the show and was one of the finalists, finally winning Miss World 1976. She became the second Jamaican to win the title in the process. Breakspeare’s friendship with reggae superstar Bob Marley gained her a household figure, despite the fact that she was Miss World at the time. She has also appeared in films and has begun a career as a recording artist.
The Ascension to Stardom
When Cindy Breakspeare began modeling, her life underwent a complete 180-degree shift. Breakspeare had dreamed of becoming a model since she was a child, and her dream came true when she walked the fashion catwalk in her teen years. Breakspeare’s approach of establishing her mark in society was to strut on the ramp with her lean slender form and drop dead lovely looks. She competed in various beauty pageants after becoming comfortable on the runway, including Miss Jamaica Body Beautiful and Miss Universe Bikini.
Her striking appearance and assured demeanor quickly helped her rise above her peers. When she was chosen for Miss World 1976 in 1976, it was the pinnacle of her modeling career. On the Miss World platform, Breakspeare was regarded as an all-encompassing contender, beauty with intellect! With her brilliant character and great looks, she wowed both the audience and the judges. She went on to win the title, making her only the second Jamaican to do so.
Following the Miss World competition, Breakspeare spent some time in London, where he spent a lot of time with Bob Marley. She worked as a musician, singer, vocalist, and actress throughout her life. She recorded for and performed at the Reggae Sunsplash concert in 1993. She also appeared in the film ‘Kla$h’ as a cameo. ‘Marley’ and ‘Popcorn’ are two other films in which Breakspeare has appeared. Breakspeare is currently pursuing a career as a recording artist as well as an entrepreneur. Ital Craft, a Rastafarian craft store in Kingston, was started by her.
Personal Experiences of Cindy Breakspeare
Cindy Breakspeare was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 24, 1954, as Cythia Jean Cameron Breakspeare to Louis Breakspeare and Marguerite Cochrane. His mother was Canadian-British, while his father was a Jamaican with British-Jamaican ancestry. She is the youngest of four siblings, with three boys and one sister.
The family moved to Jamaica when Breakspeare was only four years old. She went the Immaculate Conception Preparatory School there. Cindy Breakspeare was bitten by the modeling bug when she was a teenager. She gave in to the allure of walking the runway and competed in a number of prestigious beauty pageants and events. And, as they say, the rest is history. Breakspeare was quickly on her path to glory, fame, and acclaim.
Breakspeare gained notoriety for her scandalous connection with iconic reggae artist Bob Marley, which led in the birth of their son, Damian Marley, in 1978. Breakspeare married senator and attorney Tom Tavares-Finson in 1981. Christian, the couple’s son, was born the next year. They were blessed with a daughter, Leah, in 1986. The marriage, however, did not survive long and ended in 1995.
Breakspeare later married pianist Rupert Bent II, her current husband. Her family includes three sons and four grandsons.
Estimated Net Worth
Cindy Shakespeare is one of Canada’s wealthiest models. Based on our analysis and information from Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Cindy Shakespeare has a net worth of $5 million.