Jamaican Hall Of Fame: Cindy Breakspeare


Former Ms. Jamaica, Ms. World and Recording Artist, Cindy Breakspeare was born on October 24, 1954 in Toronto, Canada. She migrated to Jamaica when she was four years old. Ms. Breakspeare attended the Immaculate Conception Academy and shortly after her graduation from the Academy, she became romantically linked with Robert Nestor Marley.

In 1975 she entered the Ms. World Pageant and won, subsequently she rose to fame and fortune as a result of her pageant victories. Her grueling schedule and long bouts of separation from Bob Marley, prompted her to move to England so that she could spend more time with him.

Cindy Breakspeare is the mother of Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian Marley, who is also a singer in his own right. It is said, that Bob Marley wrote the song “Is This Love” for Cindy. It was an affirmation of the emotions he felt for her during their romance.

After Bob Marley’s death Cindy continued to pursue her career as a Recording Artist and Entrepreneur. Today, she’s an accomplished Singer and Founder of a Rastafarian craft store called “Ital Craft” in Jamaica.

Although Cindy Breakspeare was not born in Jamaica, she has the heart of a Jamaican and has become an integral character in the Jamaican Legacy.

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Margaret J.Bailey