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Vanessa Williams is an actress and singer known for her Miss America scandal and her roles on TV shows such as Ugly Betty.
Vanessa Williams made magic happen after releasing the Grammy-nominated single, "Save the Best for Last."
Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America in 1984. Shortly thereafter a series of nude photographs surfaced causing a great scandal for Williams.
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In film, Williams has demonstrated a wide range of ability with movies such as Eraser (1996), the action flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the romantic comedy Soul Food (1997), for which she earned an Image Award. Most recently,
she appeared as the publicist for Miley Cyrus' character Hannah Montana in the wildly popular teen film Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009).
Stage work also continues to be one of Williams' passions. She showed audiences her dark side as the seductress Aurora in the 1994 performance of the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman. She then wowed audiences with her performance as the witch in Stephen Sonheim's fairytale musical, Into the Woods in 2002.
Williams and Hervey ended their marriage in 1997. They have three children together: Melanie, Jillian and Devin. In 1999, Williams remarried to basketball star Rick Fox. The couple divorced in 2004, after Fox was caught with another woman by tabloid magazines. They have one child, Sasha Gabriella. Williams currently resides in Chappaqua, New York.
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