Shakira Caine is an actress and model who also happens to be the partner of British acting legend, Michael Caine. The two met unusually. Caine became fixated after seeing a Maxwell House coffee ad in 1971 of who he thought was «the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.» Luckily, she lived in London. The two have been married since 1973.
Shakira was born in Guyana to Muslim parents originally from India. Growing up, she believed she wanted to be a fashion designer because her mother worked as a dressmaker. Her mother’s skills helped her develop an interest in constructing beautiful clothes.
At 19, she worked as a secretary; her boss urged her to compete in the Miss Guyana pageant, where she won the runner-up position. This fateful choice would lead her to Europe, where she would become a model and meet her future husband.
Miss World Is the Best Dressed
In 1967, Shakira competed in the prestigious Miss World pageant in London. After the festivities, she chose to remain in the United Kingdom to pursue a career in modeling. Shakira Caine has consistently been on the International Best Dressed List since 1991.
The Silver Screen
Shakira has been in a lot of movies. Some even feature her husband, acting icon, Michael Caine. She’s been in appeared in several films, like The Man Who Would Be King and Son of Dracula.
Muslim and Christian Marriage
While their marriage might have raised eyebrows in Great Britain and Guyana in 1973, most people lovingly accept partnerships between two different religions. Michael Caine doesn’t think it is that big of a deal. He doesn’t have the same prejudice against Muslims as many narrow-minded opinions found in the media.