The longest-running last laugh in the history of so-called disgraced American celebrities is being had--hearty, melodious, and gorgeous--by stunning, smiling black beauty Vanessa L. Williams. Vanessa's creamy-complected perfection of face; fantastically packed, flawless figure; and the subtle sexual simmering of her singing voice won her the Miss America pageant in 1984, the first black woman ever to do so. Vanessa was also the first black woman to have the crown stripped from the top of her dream-fulfilling head when Penthouse magazine printed nude, slightly kinky, mildly lesbianic photos taken of the reigning beauty queen during an earlier, adventurous, financially strapped stage in her life. Vanessa refused to slink into the wormy woodwork of shame and regret. Confounding all expectations, she has firmly established her star in the firmament of fame and accomplishment as a singer and actress, with hit songs such as "Save the Best for Last," best-selling albums like The Comfort Zone, and blockbuster movies including Soul Food (1997) and Shaft (2000).
666 Park Avenue - as Olivia Doran
Boomtown (2003) - as Det. Katherine Pierce
Desperate Housewives (2004-2011) - as Renee Perry
L.A. Doctors - as Dr. Leanne Barrows
South Beach - as Elizabeth Bauer
Style World - as Host
The View - as Herself