Biography / Wiki
The Afro-Asian Hanne Norgaard is a well-known professional make-up artist. She describes her descent as Blasian in one of her social media accounts. Currently, she is the wife of actor Idris Elba but garnered popularity because of her famous ex-spouse.
She has been a very successful professional who has worked for film production houses such as Columbia Tristar, and BBC TV shows. Apart from working with production houses, she has also worked with famous make-up brands like Sean Combs, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein.
She has a list of celebrity clients including Robin Williams, Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Jenna Redgrave, and Idris Elba. She is the owner of a business called ‘Make up Your Mind’ which caters to various kinds of make-up requirements.
She also owns a make-up line called Kim Elba Cosmetics. Once she said that every face is uniquely beautiful and that makeup should be used to enhance that beauty.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth
|April 5, 1977
|In Centimeters – 158 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’2”
|In Kilograms – 61 kg
In Pounds – 134 lbs
According to the sources, Hanne Norgaard’s estimated net worth is 150,000 US dollars approximately. Her monthly earning is $10K USD.
Education / Family
Hanne Norgaard born on the 5th of April 1977 is now popularly known as Kim Elba. Her mother belonged to South Korea whereas her father is an African-American. Her father worked as a store manager whereas her mother was a homemaker.
She was in London, the United Kingdom, and grew up in South Korea, England, and the USA. The names of her parents and siblings have not been revealed yet. While working as a make-up artist in London she met Elba for the first time.
|Hanne “Kim” Norgaard
|London, United Kingdom
|Name not known (store manager)
|Name not known
|Name not known
|Name not known
Career / Fashion And Style
Hanne Norgaard started her career as a model. Since childhood, she had a desire to explore the world and hence she came to London on her own and started modeling. Her parents insisted that she should study make-up artistry which would ensure that she could stay in the beauty and fashion world which she was interested in.
She was enrolled in the “International Artist Makeup Academy” in London. In 1992, her career got off to a flying start when she landed a job with BBC which was followed by another assignment for film production house Columbia Tristar, London, in 1993. She was associated with the Columbia Tristar projects as the key make-up artist.
After moving to New York, she worked for movies, television shows, fashion shows, and magazine shoots. In 2007 she became an entrepreneur with her beauty initiative ‘Make Up Your Mind’. Through this, she and her team of expert make-up artists and hairstylists offer a vast range of make-up services to clients which include accompanying clients on shoots, different ways of hairstyling, and personal styling.
Apart from this, she also offers make-up parties where they help women host parties during their holidays to learn make-up and enhance their holiday looks. She has appeared in the reality TV show — ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
In 1999, Hanne got married to Elba and moved to New York to pursue better opportunities for their respective careers. In 2002, the couple was blessed with a daughter named Isan Elba. A year after their daughter was born the couple got separated. She remained single for 10 years and in 2013 she got married to Pastor Andrew L. Friar II. The marriage took place in a romantic yacht cruise. On their first marriage anniversary, she said that her husband was a special gift from God to her which astounded her by his love of God, patience, understanding, and confidence.
|Idrissa Akuna Elba (actor, producer, musician & director)
|Idris Elba (1999-2003)
Pastor Andrew L. Friar (2013-present)
|Daughter – Isan Elba (2002)
Here we are providing you the list of Hanne Norgard’s favorite things.
|Paris, New Zealand, Miami
Some Interesting Facts About Hanne Norgard
- In an interview with ‘People’ Magazine, Hanne spoke about how she watched her mother battle mental illness as her mother had been diagnosed with bipolar depression, depression, and chronic anxiety.
- She is a bilingual as she can speak in English and Danish.
- Since 2009 she has been associated with the ‘My Black is Beautiful’ event which celebrates the color black and aims to change the perception of society about what being beautiful means. She serves the event as a make-up artist and advisor.