Vanessa Williams Faces IRS Tax Lien for $369,249

The Internal Revenue Service has reportedly filed a tax lien against actress, singer and model Vanessa Williams for $369,249 in unpaid taxes dating back to 2011.

The IRS filed the lien in New York City on August 13, according to CNN. Williams, 51, became the first African American to win the Miss America pageant in 1983, but was forced to give up the title after nude photos of her were published in Penthouse magazine.

She began a music career and released two hit albums in 1988 and 1991, generating hit songs like “Save the Best for Last” and “The Right Stuff.”

She also appeared on Broadway in 1994 in the musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” and then became a movie and TV actress, appearing in the films “Eraser,” “Soul Food,” “Dance with Me,” “Shaft,” “Johnson Family Vacation” and others. Williams also landed recurring roles in the TV series “Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives” and “666 Park Avenue.”

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