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Camilla Marks-Whiteman
Camilla Marks - Empire S2E11
General Information
Gender: Female
Resides in: London, England (formerly)
New York City, New York
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Occupation(s): Interim Chairman of Empire Entertainment (formerly; until her death)
Creative Director of Empire's Antony & Cleopatra fashion line (formerly; until her death)
Aliases: Yoko, Yoho (by Cookie Lyon)
Family and Friends
Relationships: Hakeem Lyon (ex-lover/boyfriend)
Mimi Whiteman(wife)
Enemies: Cookie Lyon
Lucious Lyon
Additional Information
Empire Chronology
First Appearance: The Devil Quotes Scripture
Last Appearance: A Rose by Any Other Name (deceased)
Portrayer: Naomi Campbell

Camilla Marks-Whiteman was a recurring character in the first season of Empire, and had a semi-recurring role in the second season.

Empire Chronology[]

She first appeared in The Devil Quotes Scripture, the third episode of the first season. She was Hakeem's lover until Sins of the Father, at which point Lucious bribed her to leave Hakeem and return to England. While she didn't take the money, she was still forced to leave New York and return back to London.

She made her return in the season two episode "Et Tu, Brute?" where it is revealed that she is Mimi Whiteman's wife. After Mimi managed to take over Empire from Lucious, she appointed Camilla as her proxy, giving Camilla control over Empire. Camilla, who had engineered the coup in order to give Hakeem what he's always wanted, made Hakeem the new CEO of Empire in "Death Will Have His Day".

However, she was jealous of the fact that Hakeem had fallen in love with Laura in her absence, and conspired to get rid of her. Hakeem, who had wanted to be with Laura, decided that the best way to get rid of Camilla was to make a sex tape and sent it to Mimi; however, Camilla added more fuel in the fire by stating on tape that her marriage was a ploy and that she wished Mimi would die sooner from her cancer. In anger, Mimi dumped all of her Empire stock, causing Andre to purchase them all and regain control over Empire.

Enraged at her failed coup, Camilla killed Mimi and planned to make it look like an accident, but is trumped when it turns out that Lucious, predicting Camilla's actions, had snuck into her apartment and recorded the entire thing. Threatening her with prison and the fact that she'd have to face Mimi's family in court, he convinced Camilla to take her own life, and she does so by drinking the poison she served Mimi. Lucious then told her to burn before he walked away. Eventually, Camilla succumbed to the poison and died.