Alexandria Zahra Jones is an American-born artist and celebrity kid, of mixed Somali, Irish and English ancestry, the daughter of the Somali-American model Iman, and the late British actor and singer-songwriter David Bowie.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Zahra Jones is a native of New York City, New York, born under the Leo zodiac sign on 15 August 2000, which makes her 23 years old as of 2023; her father David Bowie died of liver cancer in January 2016. She is the half-sister of the British film director, Duncan Jones, who is from her father’s previous union with the American model, journalist and actress, Angela Bowie (nee Barnett). Lexi has a step-sister named Zulekha Haywood from her mom’s previous marriage with the Olympic gold medalist and former basketball player, Spencer Haywood.
Jones developed an interest in modeling and dancing when she was in elementary school. She matriculated from high school in 2018.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Lexi’s mum had trouble conceiving; she tried in vitro fertilization (IVF) but was unsuccessful and was considering adopting a child with her husband when the couple learned that Lexi was on the way. This is why they refer to her as a ‘miracle baby.’
Lexi is good at dancing and began taking classes when she was nine years old, and is also physically active in traiingd in martial arts and kickboxing.
The American artist is a big fan of animals, especially dogs, and has a pet named Max.
In her spare time, Lexi likes watching films starring American actresses Debby Ryan and Joey King and her favorites are “The In Between,” “Summer ‘03,” and “The Princess.”
Lexi is very passionate when it comes to art and often showcases her artwork, which includes satirical and gory paintings, doodles and sketches, on her social media accounts. She sells some of her creative pieces online, using her massively followed Instagram account to market them. In addition to artwork, Lexi has launched a line of apparel.
Lexi’s mother was contacted by many reputable agencies and designers when she posted her daughter’s picture on social media on her 18th birthday. They wanted her to convince her to model for them and she revealed to Porter Fashion magazine that she turned them down because Lexi wasn’t interested.
Social Media Presence
Alexandria goes by @_p0odle_on Instagram, and is followed by over 210,000 fans as of 2023.
Lexi is rumored to be dating the guitarist Tristan Beltrami of The Campbells band, which is based in Los Angeles, California. Beltrami is the son of the Academy and Emmy Award-nominated American composer, Marco Beltrami, who is known for his works in the 2008 war film “The Hurt Locker.” Neither Beltrami nor Lexi have confirmed the dating rumors.
Lexi’s parents met at a party in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s and dated for a year and a half before they became engaged, and eventually tied the knot in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 24 April 1992. The couple waited for over eight years before their daughter was born. It’s reported that they were so overjoyed after her birth that David quit drinking and smoking.
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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Zahra has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She stands 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall and weighs approximately 135lbs (61kgs), with vital statistics of 34-28-34.
Zahra has a septum piercing. She has inked a crescent moon-shaped tattoo in remembrance of her father – the words ‘Daddy xx 1947 – 2006’ are written next to her tattoo.
Alexandria is reported to have inherited a fortune after her father died. Bowie was worth a whopping $230 million at the time of his death, and left each of his children $25 million. In addition, he left Alexandria a vacation property situated near Little Tonshi Mountain in New York. Lexi is worth approximately $25 million as of 2023. On the other hand, her mother, Iman, has an impressive net worth of around $200 million.
Father, David Bowie
David Bowie was one of the most influential singers of the 20th century. He went by several nicknames such as Thin White Duke and Ziggy Stardust. He was born in Brixton, London, on 8 January 1947, to Haywood Stenton and Margaret Jones. His siblings were Terry Burns, Myra Ann, and Annette. Bowie was in high school when he created his first band in 1962. In 1969, he released the single “Space Oddity,” which became an international hit. Before the ‘80s, David recorded various studio albums, and some of his most popular were “Young Americans” (1975), “Heroes” (1977), and Lodger” (1979).
David’s career reached its peak in the ‘80s; his 15th studio album “Let’s Dance” (1983) made him very popular. He became the lead vocalist of the British-American hard rock band, Tin Machine in 1988. During his lifetime, the legendary musician sold over 100 million records globally making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won multiple Brit Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards.
In addition to his music career, Jones’ father appeared in several films such as “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” in 1983, “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988, and “The Prestige” in 2006.
Iman was born Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid on 25 July 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia, and is 68 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of the diplomat, Mohamed Abdulmajid, who previously served as Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and his wife Mariam Abdimajid. She studied in several countries including Egypt and Kenya, and was in college when she met the late American photographer, Peter Berard, who helped her establish her modeling career in the late ‘70s. She became a muse to several renowned designers, such as Gianni Versace, Halston, and Calvin Klein, when her career was at its peak.
Iman is an established businesswoman who owns the cosmetic firm, Iman Cosmetics and the clothing line, Global Chic. Moreover, she is an actress who’s made guest appearances in the TV shows “In the Heat of the Night,” and “The Cosby Show.” She’s a philanthropist and currently serves as the spokesperson of the non-profit organization, Keep a Child Alive. Iman works closely with many other charities such as Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and Save the Children. For her achievements in the beauty industry, Iman has received many awards including the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) Fashion Icon Award.