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Beverly Johnson

Supermodel + Actress
Female
Born Oct 13, 1952

Beverly Johnson 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Born on October 13, 1952.

TEENAGE

1971 18 Years Old Johnson married real estate agent Billy Potter in 1971. They divorced in 1974.

TWENTIES

1974 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974. … Read More
1975 22 Years Old Johnson's appearance on the cover changed the beauty ideal in fashion, and by 1975, every major American fashion designer began using African American models. … Read More
1977 24 Years Old In 1977, she married music producer/publisher Danny Sims.
1979 26 Years Old Sims and Johnson separated in 1979 and later divorced. … Read More

FORTIES

1995 42 Years Old In 1995, Johnson dated actor Chris Noth. The couple broke up three years later in 1998.

FIFTIES

2005 52 Years Old In 2005, former professional golfer Mark Burk moved in with Johnson.
2008 55 Years Old Burk was later convicted of making threats against Johnson when they ended their relationship in 2008.
2009 56 Years Old A lawsuit was filed in 2009 by Burk against Johnson for breach of contract.
2010 57 Years Old In 2010, she introduced a line of restorative and styling hair care products to Target.
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