Remember Ugly Betty And Desperate Housewives? Vanessa Williams Still Stars

Vanessa Williams doesn't look her age (49) and she stars in "666 Park Avenue" Sundays on ABC. A spooky drama fits her fine, says she; "I grew up in the 70s, which were the heyday of iconic supernatural films like "The Omen" and "The Exorcist".

"I love a good thriller." Has she had any eery experiences with spirits? Her house in New York was built in 1905, and sometimes her hair stands up at the back of her neck when lights start going on and off. (And no one's in the house...)

Says Vanessa: "It's easy to switch in that role of being someone who has no tolerance for mediocrity."

She enjoyed playing high-powered divas like "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives."