Fact or Fiction: Halle Berry is First Black Woman to Cover Vogue Since 1989
Halle Berry is on the cover of September’s issue of Vogue. But that’s not the issue here. There are articles all over the interweb today saying she is the first African American woman on the cover of Vogue since Naomi Campbell‘s 1989 cover. The question is: is that commentary fact or fiction?
After reading the news, we decided to do some “investigative reporting,” because, while we’re not saying that’s not possible, we’re inclined to get to the bottom of things (It’s how we do!), and this is what we found:
- Oprah Winfrey – Nov. 1998
- Naomi Campbell – Aug. 2002
- Halle Berry – Dec. 2002
- Liya Kebede – May 2005
- Jennifer Hudson – Feb. 2007
- Michelle Obama – March 2009
- Beyonce – Apr. 2009
Certainly, African American women on the cover of Vogue make only a small percentage of the publication’s history, but contrary to reports, Halle’s Sept. 2010 cover is not the first since 1989.
In any case, Halle Berry undoubtedly makes for a great cover model, as she is not only stunningly beautiful, but talented, and never have we heard of the actress being a diva, which only makes us love her anymore!