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Hanne Norgaard is a businesswoman and makeup artist who is popular as the ex-wife of English actor Idris Elba. She got married to Idris Elba in 1999, but the couple had their divorce in 2003. She also has one daughter named Isan Elba after her marriage to Idris Elba. She got married for the second time in 2013 to Pastor Andrew L. Friar II.

Hanne Norgaard is also the owner of Kim Elba Cosmetic, where she sells cruelty-free and paraben-free cosmetics. She was part of many popular brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Sean Combs. She has also worked as a makeup artist and advisor in the event My Black is Beautiful.

Hanne Norgaard Early Life

Hanne Norgaard was born on 1977, April 5. She spends her childhood in countries like the USA, England, and South Korea. She hasn't revealed the name of her parents, but her father's ethnicity is African-American, and her mother's ethnicity is South Korea.

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She was enrolled at S.C. Institute, where she got a diploma in Makeup Artistry. She also got a diploma in Nails, Hair, Makeup, and Special Effects at the International makeup Artist Academy.


In her initial phase, she started her career as a model. After completing her graduation as a makeup artist, she started her makeup artist career when she landed a job at BBC. After she got married to Idris Elba, she moved to New York, where she worked for a magazine shoot, fashion show, television show, and movies.

She has also worked as a makeup artist and advisor for the event My Black is Beautiful. For her contribution, she was a winner at the BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Personal Life

Hanne Norgaard met Idris Elba for the first time is when he was an upcoming actor, and she was a makeup artist. The couple got married in 1999. After their marriage, they planned to go to New York for better opportunities for their career. In 2002, the couple was blessed with a daughter named Isan Elba.

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Due to some personal reason, they got divorced in 2003. They have never spoken about the reason behind their divorce. After her divorce from Idris, she was single for ten years, but in 2013 she got married to Pastor Andrew L. Friar II. After her second marriage, she is living happily with her husband without any rumors and controversy.

Physical Stats

The makeup artist has a height of 5 feet 2 inches. Her body measurements are 43-28-35 inches with a weight of 61kg. She used to wear shoes of size 6(U.S.). She has black color hair and eyes. She was also a patient with chronic anxiety, depression, and bipolar depression. The makeup artist's age is 44 years old.

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Net Worth

Hanne Norgaard is a professional makeup artist and has worked many years as a makeup artist for movies, films, photoshoots, and events. She is also an owner of a cosmetic brand name Kim Elba Cosmetic from which she is getting a good amount. She has spent three decades in the makeup industry.

Hanne Norgaard

She was part of many popular brands like Calvin Klein, Sean Combs, BBC, and many more. From her long makeup career, her net worth is assumed to be $900k.


Hanne Norgaard is active on social media with the name Kim Elba. On Instagram, she has more than 1958 followers. She has made her Instagram account private. She also joined Twitter in 2009, and it looks like her Twitter account is private. She has only 398 followers on her Twitter account. She is not active on Facebook. It looks like she doesn't use social media much; rather than she focuses on her career.

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