Hillary Dixon Hall : Facts About Tyson Beckford's mother

Hillary Dixon Hall, who is also known as Hillary Beckford, is a name that is recognized by many mainly because she is the mother of one of the few black-American fashion models Tyson Beckford

Although Hillary is the mother of a famously admired model, she stays out of the limelight, and avoids the paparazzi and press, literally. She much prefers to live a very private life thus she has no social media accounts. That includes Instagram, twitter and other applications.

Not only does she avoid social media, our lady also rarely, very rarely goes out although she has been spotted at a few events, say one or two. She used to make irregular public appearances but it seems she has put an end to that too. 

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One of the very few events she is remembered to have attended is the Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 with her husband and son. She took a picture with some of the guests at the event.

Hillary Dixon Hall Wikipedia

Hillary Dixon Hall, Tyson Beckford mother, although American is not fully American.  Her parents were of two different backgrounds, Chinese and Jamaica. As a result of this, she is also of Chinese-Jamaican descent making her a Chinese-Jamaican-American, quite a mouthful. After she gave birth to Tyson, she took him to her homeland, Jamaica to live there for about seven years before they returned to Rochester, New York. 

Due to her desire for a private life, Hillary has no personal information on her background. There is no information about her parents, siblings, or the life she lived in Jamaica. Not even her birthday or age. 

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From information available, Hillary is married to Lloyd Beckford, whom per Wikipedia is a man born of a Panamanian father of Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent. 


Hillary Dixon Hall gave birth to famous Tyson Craig Beckford on the 19th of December 1970. She had him in The Bronx, New York in the United States of America with her husband Lloyd Beckford. Tyson is very popular for Being the front model of the Ralph Lauren Polo line of male wear. He has been described by many as one of the few successful black male supermodels of all time in the 1990’s.

He is an American model and actor. He was also the host of both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel. In 2014, Vogue magazine named Tyson Beckford the greatest male model of all time leaving Hillary so happy and over-joyed at the news of her son’s achievements.

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In 2015, Chris Brown threatened her son Tyson. The news made a huge mess on twitter and other social media. Apparently, Tyson had taken a picture with the ex of Chris Brown which Chris did not appreciate.  The ex- girlfriend of Chris Brown at that time, Karrueche Tran shared a photo with Tyson Beckford on her Instagram page on May 23, 2015 and although broken up at the time, Chris still felt entitled and publicly threatened Tyson on Twitter causing an uproar. However, the tweet is currently unavailable.

That being said, Tyson is known to have dated quite a number of women, models alike.

Tyson Beckfords mother Hillary Dixon Beckford
Tyson Beckford mother, Hillary

Apart from her son Tyson, Hillary Dixon Hall had another child with Lloyd named Patrick Beckford. Patrick was also born in the USA. Unfortunately, she lost him to a robbery attack when he was 24 years old. Patrick (may his soul rest in peace) was murdered by robbers who wanted his jewelry making Tyson the only son and child. 

On Monday 6th June, 2005, Hillary Dixon Hall almost lost Tyson too. He was driving his 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10, a red pick-up, in Secaucus, New Jersey when he lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a utility pole shortly before 5:00 a.m. The vehicle caught fire on impact but fortunately, Tyson managed to get out of the vehicle before it got engulfed in fire. Nevertheless, he gained a lot of cuts and head trauma from the vehicle accident and was rushed to the Jersey City Medical Centre. 

Upon recovery, Tyson shared on an Oprah Winfrey show the details of the accident from his point of view. He said, he was stopped at a stop sign on Route 3 in Secaucus, New Jersey, just outside of New York City, when his truck was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. “I did a 180 spin and had my clutch foot in and my brake foot in. I was literally standing on top of it. I just hit the pole and wrapped the front end of my truck around it, and that was it.”

But that wasn’t it. “I remember hitting the steering wheel,” Hillary Dixon Hall’s son Tyson says. “It felt like someone had taken a baseball bat and hit me on the [right] side of my face. I fell back into my seat and it was such a shock. I didn’t know what happened and I wasn’t moving. Then I figured, ‘Okay, I’m dead.’

He also stated that the accident had a huge impact on his spirituality.

Hillary Dixon Hall also has grandchildren. Well, a grandson named Jordan Beckford. Jordan is a product of her sole son, Tyson Beckford’s very popular previous relationship with April Roomet. Although Tyson is rumored to have been in a serious relationship with April Roomet, a celebrity stylist who often makes an appearance on the E! Television program Candy Girls, it seems the duo never exchanged vows.

Jordan was born in 1998. His specific date of birth is not available to the public. Tyson however was once married to Berniece Julien an American Businesswoman for a very short period. Their marriage lasted less than a year.  

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