Another fashion model who rose to supermodel status during the was Naomi Sims. During a decade in America in which the civil rights movement took place, Sims was considered the world's first African American supermodel.
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model Donyale Luna In Sydney. Donyale Luna was the first black model to appear on British Vogue. She was fond of LSD and was one of the only black women to be part of Andy Warhol's studio. She died in Rome in 1979 of a drug overdose. SO BEAUTIFUL & SAD!
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.
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