Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer and dancer. Dorothy is the first African-American actress nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (Carmen Jones and the first Black Woman featured on the cover of Life Magazine, November
Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an African-American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and the “Créole Goddess”.
Helen Williams, mother of Vanessa Williams, was one of the most successful models of the and Signed to Ophelia DeVore’s modeling agency, she went on to model in advertisements for Kodak, Bulova and countless other brands.