Vanessa Williams is one of the most beautiful stars today, and it doesn't hurt that she also has had a successful career as both an award-winning singer and actress. The former Miss America winner's beauty and fashion sense has even translated into the characters she's played, including Wilhelmina Slater, a supermodel-turned-magazine editor on "Ugly Betty."

In the photo below, which was taken in Los Angeles in 1988, Williams demonstrates that famous glamour. Would you pair a simple swimsuit with bronze hoop earrings and red lipstick?

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DKNY Halter Swimsuit, Gold Hoop Earrings, Urban Outfitters Rose Gold Menswear Watch, Anne Taylor Stacked Pave Enamel Ring Set.

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