Did you know that the first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract was born on this day, February 25, 1965, in Detroit? She was. American model, actress, writer, and television personality, Veronica Webb, was born on this day, and went on to appear on covers of Vogue, Essence and Elle magazines and on the runway for Victoria’s Secret and Chanel.
Graduating from the Detroit Waldorf School in 1983, Webb moved to New York to study design In New York, Webb pursued a modeling career and eventually became a spokes model for Revlon. She was the first black supermodel to win an exclusive contract for a major cosmetics company.
As a runway model she has modeled fashions from the collections of Azzedine Alaia, Isaac Mizrahi, Karl Lagerfeld, and Todd Oldham Webb was named to American Vogue’s best dressed list three times. In 2010, Webb was named a member of the Eucerin Skin First Council to promote skin health
In 1991 Webb made her feature film debut in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever. Her film credits include Someone Like You…, The Big Tease, and Malcolm X. She also had a recurring role on the television show Damon and appeared on Just Shoot Me!, Becker and Clueless. In 2006, Webb appeared in the independent feature film Dirty Laundry.
Today is Veronica Webb’s birthday.