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AliveBorn: 3/18/1963 in Millwood, New York, USA
Full name: Vanessa Lynn Williams
Noted For: Became the first black Miss America (1984) and also the first Miss America to lose her title; resigned under pressure after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her taken in 1982. Pop singer; hits include "Dreamin" (1988) and "Save the Best for Last" (1992). Actress; Eraser (1996), Shaft (2000). Often credited as Vanessa L. Williams to avoid confusion with actress Vanessa A. Williams.
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.