Cindy Breakspeare

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Cindy Breakspeare
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Cynthia Jean Cameron Breakspeare
(1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 59)
Toronto, Ontario
Title(s) Miss World 1976
(Winner)

Cynthia Jean Cameron Breakspeare (born October 24, 1954) — known as Cindy Breakspeare — is a Jamaican jazz musician and former model. She was crowned Miss World 1976. She is the mother of Grammy-winning reggae musician Damian Marley, with reggae legend Bob Marley. Bob is said to have written the songs "Waiting in Vain", "She Used To Call Me Dada" and "Turn Your Lights Down Low" about her and their love.[1]

Biography[edit]

Breakspeare was born in Toronto, Canada, to a Jamaican father, Louis Breakspeare, who was a British-Jamaican Mulatto, and a White Canadian mother of British origin, Marguerite Cochrane. Cindy has three brothers and one sister.[2] She moved to Jamaica when she was four years old, and attended the Immaculate Conception Preparatory School. As a teenager she participated in beauty pageants, including Miss Jamaica Body Beautiful and Miss Universe Bikini. She was invited to participate in the Miss World competition in 1976 held in London, and won the title on November 19, 1976,[3] becoming the second Jamaican to do so.[4]

She married senator and attorney Tom Tavares-Finson in 1981 with whom she has a son Christian (1982) and a daughter Leah (1986). Breakspeare and Tavares-Finson divorced in 1995.

She is currently married to musician Rupert Bent II. Breakspeare has been pursuing her career as a Recording Artist and Entrepreneur. She founded a Rastafarian craft store called "Ital Craft" in Jamaica. Breakspeare has four grandsons from her three children.[5]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamaican Hall Of Fame: Cindy Breakspeare (Jamaica)". Jamaicans.com. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  2. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Cindy Breakspeare-Bent - Sunday September 30, 2012". Jamaica gleaner. 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Meredith Dixon". Uvm.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Social - Cindy Breakspeare makes the big 5-O! - Sunday | October 31, 2004". Jamaica Gleaner. 2004-10-31. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  5. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Cindy Breakspeare-Bent - Sunday September 30, 2012". Jamaica gleaner. 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 

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