Born on October 22, 1979, Major was a regular feature of the catwalk in Cameroon, and was Miss Lions Cameroon 1995.
Thereafter, she became an occasional radio presenter and had parts in various films. She later moved first to Paris, France and then to the United Kingdom.
Major is married to oil and gas tycoon Sam Malin. She also holds the Scottish feudal courtesy title of Lady Hailes.
Internationally, Major has worked as a model and in film, TV shows, music videos and commercials. She has appeared in Die Another Day, Ali G Indahouse, World of Our Own – Westlife, Black Betty by Tom Jones, as the presenter of Ess’mode par Irene Major, a guest judge on The One, and as an on-screen hostess on the V Graham Norton show.
Major set up the pop group Major in 2012 with her sister Elsa. They have released a number of songs and videos. Major toured the UK in 2013 and, in 2014, they participated in 11th series of UK The X Factor and made it through to the final 28 contestants (the six-seat challenge at bootcamp) with Louis Walsh as mentor.
In 2015, she appeared in Million Pound Properties, Britain’s Flashiest Families and Shock Docs: Britain’s Pushiest Parents in 2016. She is also a Fashion Consultant to Burke’s Peerage.
She also appeared in Channel 4’s Documentary Too Posh to Parent in September 2016.