Actress, singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams, right, is in New York with her mother Helen and daughter Melanie to attend Fashion week. Williams, 50, owes her entire career to a well-publicised lesbian romp with another model in leaked photos that appeared in Penthouse magazine in 1983. The scandal forced Williams to relinquish her Miss America crown to runner-up Suzette Charles.
Of course, if the same scandal broke out today it would barely generate headlines. Williams also has a daughter, Jillian, 24, and a son, Devin, 20, by her first husband, public relations consultant Ramon Hervey II; and a 13-year-old daughter, Sasha, with former NBA star-turned-actor Rick Fox (The Game).
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