Vanessa Williams' Changing Looks
The first African-American Miss America, she forfeited her title because of a nude photo scandal. "It wasn't like my vocal cords were cut," she has said. "It was a setback, not a defeat."
Williams went from tabloid covers to the top of the charts when she releases The Right Stuff; she received three Grammy nominations for the album.
Williams starred in Broadway's Kiss of the Spider Woman. Makeup artist Louis Lazzara has said, "I'd wind up jumping in the car and chasing her to the set with the lipstick because she just couldn't wait to get to work."
The Ally McBeal guest star used Proactiv Solution to tame her complexion. "My skin breaking out has always been a problem and it still can be, so consistent maintenance is a must," she has said.
The youthful-looking actress admitted to having had some help. "When I turned 40, I said, I need to start fighting," she has said. "I love Botox! No matter how much rest you get, you look more refreshed."
The mother of four (and Ugly Betty star) wasn't always red-carpet ready. "The glam woman who wears minks and makeup all the time? That isn't me," she has said. "Sasha's mom has a ponytail, wears clogs and picks up her kids from school."
Williams received her third Emmy nomination for her role as Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty.
For a party celebrating the final season of Desperate Housewives, Williams played up her full lips with a deep fuchsia shade.
Smoky, sultry eyes at InStyle's Golden Globes bash.
Williams promoted 666 Park Avenue with her hair in full, flawless waves.