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Vanessa Williams

"Vanessa Williams" is the name of three contemporaneous singers and/or actresses who are sometimes confused:

* Vanessa Lynn Williams or Vanessa L. Williams: African-American R&B/pop singer and actress, born 1963, the first African-American woman to win the Miss America crown (later resigned), and the star of ''Eraser'', ''Shaft'', and the 1997 film version of ''Soul Food''

* Vanessa A. Williams: African American actress, born 1963, a star on ''Melrose Place'' and the 2000 television series version of ''Soul Food''

* Vanessa R. Williams: African American gospel singer, born 1960, began recording in the 2000s

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