Name: Vanessa Williams
Birth Name: 
Vanessa Lynn Williams
Birth Date: 
March 18, 1963
Birth Place: 
Tarrytown, New York, U.S.A.
Relationship Status: 
Celebrity Ranking # 433

Vanessa Williams Receives Apology From Miss America Organization

Posted Monday September 14, 2015 9:10 AM GMT

It has been 31 years since she was asked to give up her crown as the first African American winner of the Miss America pageant and on Sunday night (September 13) Vanessa Williams finally got the apology she deserves.

The “Saved the Best For Last” songstress stepped down from her throne back in 1984 after Penthouse magazine published nude photos she took years prior.


Vanessa Williams Discusses Childhood Molestation on “Oprah’s Master Class”

Posted Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:35 PM GMT

It’s a sensitive subject to say the least, so when Vanessa Williams agreed to talk about the sexual abuse she endured as a pre-teen, Oprah Winfrey was grateful.

During her interview on “Oprah’s Master Class,” the “Saved the Best for Last” songstress recalled the moment an older girl stole her innocence at the tender age of 10.


First Lady Michelle Obama Checks Out Premiere of “The Trip to Bountiful”

Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014 10:55 AM GMT

Making the most of Black History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama attended a star-studded premiere for the forthcoming Lifetime Television movie “The Trip to Bountiful” on Monday night (February 24).


Vanessa Williams Announces Broadway Return in “After Midnight”

Posted Thursday February 20, 2014 4:48 PM GMT

She has a diverse resume with experience that ranges from Top 40 radio to the Miss America pageant, and Vanessa Williams' latest project takes her to The Great White Way.

The “Ugly Betty” babe will serve as a guest vocalist in the Broadway production of “After Midnight,” based on the Cotton Club years of Duke Ellington.


Vanessa Williams: Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame Inductee

Posted Friday September 28, 2012 8:55 AM GMT

The gorgeous Vanessa Williams was on hand at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gray Line at Pier 78 in New York City on Thursday afternoon (September 27).

The 49-year-old actress rocked a black dress as she was also inducted into the tour company’s Ride of Fame.


Disney ABC Parades its Stars at the 2012 TCA Summer Press Tour

Posted Saturday July 28, 2012 2:43 PM GMT

Gearing up for the new fall season, ABC held its 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills on Friday (July 27).


“Desperate Housewives” Stars Gather for Series Finale Celebration

Posted Monday April 30, 2012 8:08 AM GMT

They've been going strong since 2004, and the stars of “Desperate Housewives” gathered to celebrate the series finale in Hollywood on Sunday night (April 29).


Vanessa Williams Says “Good Morning America”

Posted Thursday April 19, 2012 11:28 AM GMT

She’s been a busy gal as of late, and Vanessa Williams was spotted arriving at ABC Studios in New York City this morning (April 19).

The “Saved the Best for Last” songstress was joined by her mother Helen Williams for an appearance on “Good Morning America” to promote their new book “You Have No Idea.”