|Real Name:||Hanne Kim Norgaard|
|Birthday:||April 5, 1977|
|Occupation:||English-American Makeup Artist, Businesswoman, Ex-Wife Of Idris Elba|
Some people think Hanne Norgaard got famous thanks to her marriage to Idris Elba. But the reality is different. Hanne is an accomplished professional makeup artist and business owner. She did come to the US with Elba to chase the American dream. And both of them made it. Sadly, their love didn’t work out well.
Let’s take a look at her life, career, and earnings.
Career And Life
Hanne came to the US together with Idris Elba. Both wanted to chase the American dream and grow their love here. But while their careers grew, their love did not. They came to the US in 1999. At the time, Hanne was 22 years old, while Idris was 27 years old.
In the US, she got a diploma with highest honors in Makeup Artistry from S.C. Institute in Washington DC from 2004 to 2006. She also attended the International Makeup Artist Academy and got a diploma there as well.
Before moving to the US, Norgaard started her career in the UK. That was more than 30 years ago. But in hope of a better life, she moved to the US chasing the American dream.
The couple moved to New York. They remained there for four years. In New York, Hanne and Idris welcomed their daughter, Isan. Four years into their life in the US, Hanne and Idris got a divorce.
After their divorce, Norgaard put even more emphasis on her makeup career. She started doing TV shows, commercials, and other gigs that paid money. She speaks fluently English and Danish.
Her brand offers a wide range of makeup services for clients, including shooting hairstyles and personal styling.
In the US, she started her makeup line Kim Elba Cosmetics. Fun fact: many people recognize her as Kim Elba, not her real name, Hanne. Despite the divorce, Norgaard still uses the name Elba.
Her career took a small hit after the divorce with Elba. But in 2007, she restarted it with her beauty make-up “Make-Up Mind”.
Hanne and Idris remain friends despite their divorce. In 2018, they celebrated their daughter’s birthday and organized a “Sweet Sixteen” party for her.
In 2013, ten years after her first marriage, Hanne got married again. This time, she tied the knot to Pastor Andrew L. Friar II.
In 2016, Norgaard won a BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement award. BEFFTA awards celebrate achievements of personalities globally in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asian Personalities in entertainment, film, fashion television, sports, and more.
According to some estimates, Hanne Norgaard earns $10,000 per month with her makeup career. Her former husband, Idris Elba, has a fortune of more than $25 million.
Besides working as a makeup artist, Hanne works as a blogger, educator, and writer as well. She stays away from public attention.
She worked professionally with brands like BET, Ralph Lauren, Rolling Out, Columbia Tristar, BBC, Calvin Klein, and more.
And her celebrity clients include Robin Williams, Shaquille O’Neal, and many more. Fun fact: her ex-husband, Idris Elba, also works with her.
Hanne serves as the president and founder of Makeup Your Mind Inc. As of October 2020, Hanne Norgaard’s fortune is more than $150,000.