model Donyale Luna In Sydney. Donyale Luna was the first black model to appear on British Vogue. She was fond of LSD and was one of the only black women to be part of Andy Warhol's studio. She died in Rome in 1979 of a drug overdose. SO BEAUTIFUL & SAD!
The First Black Cover Girl: Donyale Luna! Donyale Luna (January 1945 - May The first notable African American fashion model and the first black cover girl. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the title role in Salome.