Era: 1960s-1970s
Known For: Known for being the first black model on the cover Ladies’ Home Journal in November 1968 and on the cover of Life in October 1969

Sims is widely regarded as the first black supermodel, but that didn't come without facing a lot of adversity to get recognized in the '60s. She began modeling while she was on scholarship at FIT and studying psychology at NYU at the same time. After retiring from the industry, Sims went on to pen several books on modeling, health and beauty.