BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Actress Vannessa L. Williams speaks onstage at the "666 Park Avenue" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on July 27, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Happy 58th birthday to Vanessa L. Williams!

The former Miss America was born Vanessa Lynne Williams on March 18, 1963. She was the first African-American woman to receive the Miss America title, but ended up resigning under pressure due to Penthouse magazine publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her. She’ll always be Miss America to us!

Williams is also an incredible singer. Check out some of her best songs below!

Other celebrity birthdays:

Lily Collins (32)
Adam Levine (42)
Dane Cook (49)
Queen Latifah (51)
Jerry Cantrell (55)
Olympian Bonnie Blair (57)
Mike Rowe (59)
Irene Cara (62)
Ben Cohen, co-founder of ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s, (70)

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