Donyale Luna

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Birthday
31, 1935
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 17, 1979 (43)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1935
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 17, 1979 (43)

About

American fashion model who was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She appeared in several notable films, including the 1972 Carmelo Bene film Salomé.

Before Fame

She was discovered by photographer David McCabe and relocated to New York City to pursue modeling.

Trivia

She also had a role in Federico Fellini's 1970 film Satyricon.

Family Life

She was romantically linked to several well known actors in her time, before ultimately marrying Italian photographer Luigi Cazzaniga, with whom she had a daughter.

Associated With

She appeared in several of the underground films of Andy Warhol.