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Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson
Personal information
NameBeverly Johnson
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair colorDark brown
Eye colorDark brown
Dress size6 (US), 36 (EU) 
Shoe size8.5 

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Beverly Johnson (born October 13, 1952) is an American model, actress, and businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974 (August issue). A year later, she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle magazine.

Johnson paved the way for black women in mainstream fashion, and for future models like Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. She was honored in 2006 at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball along with Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Tina Turner and other female African Americans in entertainment, civil rights, and the arts. The New York Times named Johnson one of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion.

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