Born October 13, 1952 in Buffalo, NY, she became the first black women to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine (American) in 1974. The following year, she was the first black woman to be featured on the cover of Elle Magazine (French) and has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers since. Her talents do not stop at modeling. Ms. Johnson is also an author (Beverly Johnson’s Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty) and actress as well.
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