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August 31, 1945

Donyale Luna American Supermodel and Actress who is recognized as the “First Black Supermodel” is born.

Donyale Luna, was an American supermodel and actress who gained popularity in Western Europe during the late 1960s,generally cited as “the first black supermodel”

Luna was the first Black model to appear on the cover of the British edition of Vogue, in March 1966. She entered modeling in a period which favoured ‘white passing models’ and has been described as ‘the first black model who really began to change things; to enable more diverse beauty paradigms to break through.

 She is known to have been a covergirl 11 times between 1965 – 1975.

Donyale Luna – American Supermodel – Associated links:

Donyale Luna – American Supermodel – Related Articles:

  • “Remembering Donyale Luna, The First Woman of Colour Ever To Appear on the Cover of Vogue” | British Vogue
  • “Remembering Donyale Luna, world’s first black supermodel” | USA Today
  • “BEST Donyale Luna Vogue Model Biography: 60s Fashion Beauty | Arogundade
  • “Black Excellence: The Legacy of Donyale Luna” | V Magazine
Salvador Dali claimed Luna was the reincarnation of Nefertiti.

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