Vanessa Williams
Date of Birth
Mar 18, 1963
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York City, NY

Biography

The roller coaster career of actress and singer Vanessa L. Williams provides an excellent example of fortitude, resilience, and real talent winning out over adversity. In 1983, Williams made history when she was the first black woman to be chosen Miss America. For a time she was the country's darling as she toured about, attending to her royal duties, but when Penthouse magazine published nude...