The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot Donyale Luna became the first black supermodel nearly 50 years ago. At the height of her career, the New York Timescalled Luna a stunning Negro model whose face had the hauteur and feline grace of Nefertiti.
The First Black Cover Girl: Donyale Luna! Donyale Luna (January 1945 - May The first notable African American fashion model and the first black cover girl. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the title role in Salome.
Donyale Luna - 1967 Wearing an evening gown which is embellished with shimmering sewn-on discs, while taking a cigarette break from a fashion show in Sydney, Australia (Photo courtesy of Time Life Pictures/Pix Inc.
VINTAGE: Detroit-born beauty Donyale Luna was the first African-American supermodel. She made history on March 1966 when she became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue, the British edition, photographed by David Bailey.