Movies Starring Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams began her road to fame when she won the 1984 Miss America Pageant. As the first black woman to win that title, her victory was historic. Her reign was cut short when nude photos she had posed for before entering the Miss America system were published in a men’s magazine without her permission. She had never signed a model’s release and the photographer had told her the photos would be shot in silhouette only. The all male Board of Directors asked her to resign. She did so, becoming the first woman ever to lose the title of Miss America. Vanessa Williams appeared to be ruined, but slowly began to build a career out of the ashes. In a stunning display of determination, she managed to achieve success as a recording artist, television actress, film actress, and even on Broadway. In the process, she became a woman the public couldn’t help but admire.
Ultimately, in 2016, she was welcomed back to the Miss America Pageant, where the CEO, Sam Haskell, publicly apologized for the way she had been treated and introduced her as that year’s head judge.
- Keep the Faith, Baby – Vanessa Williams
- Eraser – Vanessa Williams
- Collateral Damage – Vanessa Williams
- The Courage to Love – Vanessa Williams
- Dance with Me – Vanessa Williams
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