Beverly Johnson is an actress, entrepreneur and history-making supermodel who was the first African-American to appear on the cover of American Vogue (in 1974) and the first Black woman on the French edition of Elle. Throughout her career as a model, Johnson has covered more than 500 magazines and modeled for some of the fashion industry's top designers. She's also an actress, author, owner of a hair care and wig line, and a singer, having released one album in 1979. The groundbreaking entertainer was honored at Oprah Winfrey's Legend Ball in 2006 and named one of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion by The New York Times.

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