Vanessa Williams

1963 - Today

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Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African-American woman to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vanessa Williams has received more than 6,313,041 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Vanessa Williams is the 2,004th most popular actor (up from 2,027th in 2019), the 3,418th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,464th in 2019) and the 970th most popular American Actor.

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  • 6.3M

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  • 63.46

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  • 48

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  • 3.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Vanessa Williams ranks 2,004 out of 10,030Before her are Marion Ross, Michel Constantin, Paul Winfield, Kevin Peter Hall, Taron Egerton, and George Arliss. After her are Asia Argento, Dan Castellaneta, Joanna Lumley, William Powell, Joe Spinell, and Brenda Vaccaro.

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Among people born in 1963, Vanessa Williams ranks 104Before her are Míchel, Martín Vizcarra, William Baldwin, Gosho Aoyama, Pierre Woodman, and Anita Mui. After her are Julie Payette, Roberto Alagna, David Moyes, Junji Ito, Prince Laurent of Belgium, and Mikkey Dee.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Vanessa Williams ranks 3,418 out of 15,968Before her are Kevin Peter Hall (1955), Todd Phillips (1970), Bob Saget (1956), Jack Sharkey (1902), GG Allin (1956), and James F. Byrnes (1882). After her are John Paine (1870), Nate Thurmond (1941), Gregory Corso (1930), Michael Dukakis (1933), Dan Castellaneta (1957), and Allen Daviau (1942).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Vanessa Williams ranks 970Before her are Anne Archer (1947), Brett Cullen (1956), James Marsden (1973), Marion Ross (1928), Paul Winfield (1939), and Kevin Peter Hall (1955). After her are Dan Castellaneta (1957), William Powell (1892), Joe Spinell (1936), Brenda Vaccaro (1939), Patrick Wilson (1973), and Peter MacNicol (1954).

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