American supermodel who, in 1974, became known for being the first black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue.
She studied at Northeastern University, where she planned to major in criminal justice.
She once wanted to be a lawyer but ended up modeling instead.
She married and divorced twice. Her daughter Anansa, born in 1984, worked as a plus-size model.
She was honored at Oprah Winfrey's 2006 Legends Ball.