Vanessa Williams Overview

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Born: March 18, 1963

Born in Tarrytown, New York, Williams dropped out of Syracuse University to pursue the Miss America crown. She won the crown in 1984 but was dethroned following publication of nude photos of her in Penthouse magazine. The same issue of Penthouse featured underage cover girl Traci Lords who was only 16 at the time, making the issue illegal to own or trade unless the Lords spread had been cut out of the magazine. As well as playing roles in feature films such as Shaft (2000) and Johnson Family... See All


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