Veronica Webb (born February 23, 1965) is an American supermodel, actress, writer, and journalist. She is of African American, German & Iroquois descent. Veronica Webb appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence, and Elle magazines and on the runway for Victoria’s Secret and Chanel.
Webb was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to New York City to earn her college degree. In New York, Webb pursued a modeling career and eventually became a spokesmodel for Revlon. She was the first black supermodel to win an exclusive contract for a major cosmetics company. In 1985, she appeared briefly in the video for Scritti Politti’s “Perfect Way”.
She is editor-at-large of Interview magazine, and was a monthly columnist for Paper for five years. Veronica wrote a weekly column on American culture in Panorama, Italy’s popular weekly news magazine, and has contributed as a writer for Details, Esquire, Elle, The London Sunday Times and The New York Times Syndicate. Her film credits include Animal Husbandry, The Big Tease, and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Jungle Fever. She has also been featured in a recurring role on the television show Damon and has appeared in Just Shoot Me, Clueless, and Enter Laughing.
Webb dedicates her time to several charitable organizations: LIFEBeat, The National Breast Cancer Coalition, and the RPM Nautical Foundation. Webb can currently be seen as a cohost on Bravo’s Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style.