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Reposted from @hollywood_ric - #VintageStyle | She came. She conquered. Then she died. The "she" being supermodel Donyale Luna, who in 1966 became the first black woman to appear on a cover of Vogue (British) Magazine. That same year Time published an article called "The Luna Year." It described Donyale as "a new heavenly body who, because of her striking singularity, promises to remain on high for many a season." But something went terribly wrong in Donyale's life that prevented her from remaining high on the mountaintop for many a season. And that "something" was drugs, or, to be specific, heroin. With her newfound friends in the modeling and movie industry, Donyale began to party hard and abuse drugs even harder. It seemed not a day went by where she wasn't high out of her mind and causing a scene somewhere. This led to her being branded as "difficult, confrontational and unreliable" to work with. As a result her modeling career suffered. She turned to acting, starring in a few films produced by her good friend Andy Warhol, but as one friend put it: "Donyale just seemed to be drifting once her modeling career slowed down. She didn't seem to know what to do." In the early morning hours of May 17, 1979, Donyale Luna died from an accidental heroin overdose. She was just 33 years-old. | c. 1960s.
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