Helen Williams Jackson is an American model. She is credited with being the first dark-skinned African-American model to be featured in mainstream advertising campaigns. She is not the mother of Vanessa Williams whose mother was an educator!
In America Helen Williams became the first black female model to break into the fashion mainstream. Born in East Riverton, New Jersey in As a teenager she studied dance, drama and art before getting a job as
Vanessa Williams Marries Jim Skrip on Fourth of JulyThe sweetest of days! Vanessa Williams is married. The singer-actress and her fiance Jim Skrip said "I do" in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, July her rep confirms to Us Weekly.