Famous Black Models

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Naomi Campbell
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Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Streatham
Naomi Campbell is one of the “Big Six” supermodels of the 1980s and the 1990s, who has graced both the ramp and print. She has also released a music album, been part of a fashion reality show, started a web series, and founded charitable organizations such as Fashion for Relief.
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Ciara
(Singer)
Ciara
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Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

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Tyra Banks
(Known for Her Reality Television Series ‘America's Next Top Model’)
Tyra Banks
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Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Tyra Banks became the first black woman to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. She became so successful as a model that she used her popularity to try her hand at acting, singing, writing, and producing. She is only one of seven women to appear consistently on Time magazine's world's most influential people list.

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Tyson Beckford
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Birthdate: December 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
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Teyana Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter Who Appeared on MTV's 'My Super Sweet 16')
Teyana Taylor
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Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

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Karrueche Tran
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as Vivian Johnson in the Web Series ‘The Bay’)
Karrueche Tran
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Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Karrueche Tran is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Vivian Johnson in the popular web series, The Bay. Apart from playing an important role in The Bay, Tran also produced the series for which she won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Before becoming an actress, Karrueche Tran worked as a model and was the face of Lady Crooks.

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Laura Harrier
(Actress)
Laura Harrier
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Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
 8 
Beverly Johnson
(Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model)
Beverly Johnson
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Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo
 9 
Lark Voorhies
(Actress)
Lark Voorhies
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Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Chanel Iman
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Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta
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Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)
Jill Scott
5
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Brandi Rhodes
(Professional wrestler)
Brandi Rhodes
4
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Marsai Martin
(Actress)
Marsai Martin
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Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.
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Alek Wek
(Model)
Alek Wek
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Birthdate: April 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wau

Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British designer and model. Since making her fashion debut at the age of 18, Alek has been an influential figure in the world of fashion; she has been praised for redefining beauty and altering the perception of beauty within the fashion industry. In 2015, she was included in the BBC's 100 Women list.

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Rotimi
(Actor)
Rotimi
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Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.
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Tami Roman
(Television Personality)
Tami Roman
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Birthdate: April 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York
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Jeremy Meeks
(American Fashion Model)
Jeremy Meeks
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Birthdate: February 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States

Jeremy Meeks is an American convicted felon whose mug shot posted on Facebook by the police helped him land contracts as a fashion model. Dubbed the buff bad boy by Vogue magazine, Jeremy Meeks is a former member of a notorious gang called the Crips. He now serves as an inspiration to other convicted felons, thanks to his inspiring journey.

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Grace Jones
(Model, Actress and One of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1 in 1999)
Grace Jones
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Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

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Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)
Jade Cargill
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Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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Boris Kodjoe
(Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Brown Sugar' and TV Series 'Soul Food')
Boris Kodjoe
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Birthdate: March 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Boris Kodjoe is an Austrian-American former model, actor, and producer. Over the years, he has been part of several popular films and TV series, such as Brown Sugar, Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Station 19. Also known for his good looks, Boris Kodjoe was named in People magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2002.
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Kofi Siriboe
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Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Carla Hall
(Chef who appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show)
Carla Hall
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Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Jessica White
(Actor, Model)
Jessica White
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Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo
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Mehcad Brooks
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Birthdate: October 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
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Toukie Smith
(Actress, Model)
Toukie Smith
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Birthdate: April 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Nona Gaye
(Actress)
Nona Gaye
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Birthdate: September 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Jamelia
(Singer-songwriter)
Jamelia
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Birthdate: January 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
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Terrence J
(Actor)
Terrence J
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Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, United States
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Lance Gross
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Birthdate: July 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
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Nicole Narain
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Birthdate: July 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, USA
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Keith Powers
(Model and Actor)
Keith Powers
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Birthdate: August 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
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Fleur East
(Singer-songwriter)
Fleur East
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Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London

Fleur East is an English rapper, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her participation in the popular reality television music competition The X Factor where she finished second in 2014. She then went on to release her debut studio album Love, Sax and Flashbacks which peaked at number 12 on the Scottish Albums Chart.

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LaTavia Roberson
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Birthdate: November 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
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Pooch Hall
(Actor)
Pooch Hall
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Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
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Claudia Jordan
(Actor, Model, Television actor)
Claudia Jordan
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Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Providence
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Jason George
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Birthdate: February 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
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Birthdate: October 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Isis King
(Model)
Isis King
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Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
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Waris Dirie
(Model & Women’s Rights Activist Known for Her Efforts to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation)
Waris Dirie
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Galkayo, Somalia

Somali model, writer, and women’s rights activist Waris Dirie is best known for her advocacy against female genital mutilation through the Desert Flower Foundation. Born into a poor nomadic family, she ran away at 13 to avoid marriage and then worked as a maid in London, before gaining a modeling contract.

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Agbani Darego
(Model & Beauty Queen)
Agbani Darego
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Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abonnema, Nigeria

Nigerian beauty queen Agbani Darego made headlines with her Miss World win in 2001, when she became the first indigenous African to win the pageant. A bright computer science student back then, she was also the first from her country to make it to the Miss Universe Top 10.

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Demetria McKinney
(Actress, Model)
Demetria McKinney
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Birthdate: August 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Traci Bingham
(Actress)
Traci Bingham
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Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Erica Ash
(Actress)
Erica Ash
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Birthdate: September 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florida, USA
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Melyssa Ford
(Model and Actress)
Melyssa Ford
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Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Eugena Washington
(Model, Playboy Playmate)
Eugena Washington
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Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmdale
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Nyakim Gatwech
(Queen of the Dark who found acclaim with her distinctive dark complexion)
Nyakim Gatwech
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Birthdate: January 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gambela, Ethiopia
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Adwoa Aboah
(British Fashion Model Who Appeared on the Cover of 'Vogue' in December 2017)
Adwoa Aboah
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Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

British fashion-model Adwoa Aboah has modelled for Calvin Klein, H&M, DKNY and Fendi among others and featured on the cover of British VogueVogue ItaliaAmerican Vogue, Vogue Poland, and i-D. A contributing-editor of British Vogue, Aboah was voted by the fashion industry in 2017 as Model of the Year for models.com and found place on the Powerlist in 2020.

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LoLa Monroe
(Rapper)
LoLa Monroe
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Birthdate: October 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Halima Aden
(Being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant)
Halima Aden
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Birthdate: September 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kakuma, Kenya
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Kathleen Bradley
(Actor, Model, Television actor)
Kathleen Bradley
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Birthdate: January 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Girard