Next week, supermodel Beverly Johnson turns 66 years old. And she looks better than ever.
Beverly is considered one of the first successful African-American fashion models ever. She became a celebrity because of her success in the 1970s and 1980s. The 5'9" Johnson was the first black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue and French Elle magazines.
Over the course of her career, she was featured on more than 500 magazine covers and in numerous advertising campaigns. Johnson used her success as a model to launch a second career as an actress and to become an advocate for several social issues.
And she looks good enough to STILL make the cover of Vogue. Check her out on the red carpet yesterday.
In addition to modeling, Johnson has also written a book, Beverly Johnson's Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty, and embarked on an acting career. She has also had roles in the films Ashanti (1979), The Meteor Man (1993), Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997), and Crossroads (2002). She has appeared in guest spots on 7 television series, including Martin (TV series), Law & Order, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Parent 'Hood and the Super Bowl episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1998).
She served for two seasons as a celebrity judge on the TV Land series She's Got the Look, a reality series, where women over 35 compete for a modeling contract and magazine spread. At the start of the series in 2008, Johnson shared that she and other models had suffered from anorexia and bulimia during her career. She had a brief singing career, releasing 1 album in 1979 on Buddah Records. Johnson has been a longtime hair and beauty influencer.