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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Tyra Banks
(Known for Her Reality Television Series ‘America's Next Top Model’)

Tyra Banks
29
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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Ciara
(Singer)

Ciara
28
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.

 4 

Tyson Beckford
4
Birthdate: December 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA

 5 
Robin Givens
(Actress)

Robin Givens
10
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Robin Givens is an American model and actress whose professional life during the late-1980s was overshadowed by her violent marriage to Mike Tyson. Subsequently, their acrimonious divorce drew considerable media attention as Givens claimed physical abuse, with Tyson admitting to punching her in the face.

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Teyana Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter Who Appeared on MTV's 'My Super Sweet 16')

Teyana Taylor
5
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.

 7 
Laura Harrier
(Actress)

Laura Harrier
6
Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Karrueche Tran
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as Vivian Johnson in the Web Series ‘The Bay’)

Karrueche Tran
4
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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Lark Voorhies
(Actress)

Lark Voorhies
5
Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Beverly Johnson
(Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model)

Beverly Johnson
3
Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo

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Chanel Iman
4
Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta

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Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)

Jill Scott
4
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 13 
Brandi Rhodes
(Professional wrestler)

Brandi Rhodes
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 14 
Alek Wek
(Model)

Alek Wek
5
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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Marsai Martin
(Actress)

Marsai Martin
4
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.

 16 
Rotimi
(Actor)

Rotimi
3
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.

 17 
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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Tami Roman
(Television Personality)

Tami Roman
3
Birthdate: April 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York

 19 
Fleur East
(Singer-songwriter)

Fleur East
3
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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Mehcad Brooks
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

 21 
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.

 22 
Jessica White
(Actor, Model)

Jessica White
2
Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo

 23 
Carla Hall
(Chef who appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show)

Carla Hall
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Kofi Siriboe
3
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 25 
Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)

Jade Cargill
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

 26 
Nona Gaye
(Actress)

Nona Gaye
3
Birthdate: September 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 27 
Toukie Smith
(Actress, Model)

Toukie Smith
3
Birthdate: April 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Nicole Narain
3
Birthdate: July 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, USA

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Terrence J
(Actor)

Terrence J
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, United States

 30 
Jamelia
(Singer-songwriter)

Jamelia
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England

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Keith Powers
(Model and Actor)

Keith Powers
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California

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Lance Gross
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

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Pooch Hall
(Actor)

Pooch Hall
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

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LaTavia Roberson
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 35 
Fab Morvan
(Singer-songwriter)

Fab Morvan
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

Fab Morvan is a French singer, rapper, songwriter, model, and dancer. He is best known for his involvement in one of the biggest scandals in the history of pop music; the scandal surfaced when it was found that neither Fab Morvan nor Rob Pilatus, the other half of pop duo Milli Vanilli, had sung on any of the duo's recordings.

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Jason George
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Birthdate: February 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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Claudia Jordan
(Actor, Model, Television actor)

Claudia Jordan
3
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Providence

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
3
Birthdate: October 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 39 
Waris Dirie
(Model & Women’s Rights Activist Known for Her Efforts to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation)

Waris Dirie
2
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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Isis King
(Model)

Isis King
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City

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Traci Bingham
(Actress)

Traci Bingham
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

 42 
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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Eugena Washington
(Model, Playboy Playmate)

Eugena Washington
2
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmdale

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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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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

 47 
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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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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LoLa Monroe
(Rapper)

LoLa Monroe
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Birthdate: October 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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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