10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

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VANESSA WILLIAMS: Actress and award-winning R&B singer/songwriter Vanessa Williams broke ground in the world of pageantry as the first Black woman crowned Miss America in 1983.  But Williams' historic win was short-lived after nude photos featuring her and another woman surfaced in Penthouse magazine. As a performer she rebounded with a stellar music career—highlighted by her 1991 release The Comfort Zone, which earned five Grammy nominations—and acting roles from Broadway to the big screen. Today, the timeless beauty stars in ABC's comedy Desperate Housewives.

VANESSA WILLIAMS: Actress and award-winning R&B singer/songwriter Vanessa Williams broke ground in the world of…