Donyale Luna became famous in the 60s as the first African American International model on the covers of major fashion magazines like Vogue or Harpers Bazaar, and also was part of Andy Warhol’s factory.
It is believed that Donyale created a story of her heritage from her imagination. Factually, the stunningly beautiful supermodel with the height of 6ft 2inch was born Peggy Ann Freeman in 31st August 1945 in a troubled home in Detroit,Michigan. Her parents were Nathaniel and Peggy Freeman. Despite the evidence of her birth certificate, she said her biological father’s surname was Luna and her mother was of Native American, Mexican, and Egyptian descent. She even claimed one of her grandmothers was Irish and had married a black man. Perhaps Donyale created this story to escape her true upbringing.
Donyale Luna, the alien beauty from Detroit