She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Bottega Veneta, DSquared2, Dennis Basso, Swarovski, XOXO, Benetton, J.
Some have referred to the incident as a case in a "series of suicidal tragedies" ongoing in the fashion industry at the time, along with the suicides of Ambrose Olsen, Daul Kim, Tom Nicon, Hayley Kohle, and Ruslana Korshunova.
On September 9, 2009, Iman appeared as a guest judge on the two-hour season premiere of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 13 and also appeared on an episode of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 23 posing with the contestants of that cycle.
Iman appeared in the 2015 film Dope which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Although she has appeared in a few commercials with cars, she has admitted that she has yet to learn how to drive and receive her driver's license.
Lima was shy around boys when she was younger, not receiving her first kiss until she was 17 years old.