Vanessa Williams

Modeling Credentials: She was Miss America 1984.
Acting Resume: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Soul Food (1997), Ugly Betty (2006-10), Desperate Housewives (2010-12)

Vanessa will always be remembered as the Miss America winner who got screwed over by an ex-boyfriend who had unauthorized nude photos -- and yet, look where she is today. In America, as long as you're really, really beautiful (she sings pretty good too) people will forgive you and put you in movies.

Acting Skills: 10 out of 10