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Diana Ross: Vintage Beauty!

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Marpessa Dawn: Forgotten Beauty

 

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Before there was Beverly Johnson, Jayne Kennedy, Halle Berry or Tyra Banks, there was Marpessa Dawn. Beauty that took your breath away.

In 1959, a little French-Brazilian film called “Black Orpheus” captured the imagination of the world, won numerous awards (including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and the Palme d’Or at Cannes), and launched the career of a gorgeous Black American actress, Marpessa Dawn.

As a teen, Pittsburgh-born Dawn moved to France to work as a governess, and was “discovered” singing and dancing in nightclubs. Seemingly overnight, the mocha-skinned goddess landed her big break as Eurydice, the romantic lead in “Black Orpheus.”

The film, an adaption of the Greek legend “Orpheus and Eurydice” set in a Brazilian shantytown, catapulted the 24-year-old to international superstardom and dazzled an entire generation (Jean-Michel Basquiat cited “Black Orpheus” as one of his influences; and in his memoir “Dreams from My Father,” President Obama says it was his mother’s favorite movie).

Dawn worked in French movies and television until her death of a heart attack in 2008. We’ll always remember her for her stunning work in one of cinema’s most beautiful films.

Flash Back Friday!

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Iman ,Tracee Ellis Ross posing with Grace Jones!

Vanessa Williams & Co.

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When Vanessa Williams was preparing to portray Wilhelmina Slater, the scheming “editrix” of ABC’s Ugly Betty, she drew inspiration from her mom, music teacher Helen Williams. “My mother considers it a compliment,” Vanessa insists, saying Helen encouraged her to “dare to be different.” Vanessa has passed along that spirit of individualism to daughters(left to right) Jillian Hervey,20; Sasha Fox,10; and Melanie Hervey,22(as well her son , Devin Hervey,17,) and believes that her girls have so many opportunities because of “doors that were opened by the women who came before.

Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor: Real Life Doll House!

 

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Located in the Meatpacking District, Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor is part hair salon, part boutique, and part exhibition space. The interior features Venetian-style mirrors hanging above lacquered trunks that have been converted into stylists’ workstations, a Mylar waterfall designed by Angelo, and framed scratch-and-sniff fruit-pattern wallpaper in the bathroom.

Photo: Michael Angelo 

 

Kate Bosworth: Unique Beauty!

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Kate Bosworth belongs to a small group of people with heterochromia iridium – two different eye colors. Other celebrities with the unique condition include Mila Kunis, Kiefer Sutherland and Elizabeth Berkley.

Vanessa Williams: Green With Envy!

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Teyonah Paris: Living Doll!

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UZO: Lady In Red!

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2014 Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba looked fantastic in Christian Siriano.

Samira Wiley: Bright & Beautiful!

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Kerry Washington: Babe Of The Night!

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Kerry Washington steals the spotlight at the 66th Emmys!

Kerry Washington steals the spotlight at the 66th Emmys!

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KeKe Palmer: Bell Of The Ball!

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KeKe  Palmer in a cobalt blue trumpet gown by Rubin Singer. Jewelry: Chopard
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Swarovski.

Angela Basset: Flawless!

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Naomi Campbell: Model Behavior!

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Angela Bassett: Ageless Beauty

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KeKe Palmer: Bombshell Beauty!

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Sanaa Lathan & Co: Hair Whipped!

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Sanaa Lathan

I’m ready for my close up Mr DeMille… Looks like Kim Kimble is too… : ) ‪#‎ThePerfectGuy‬ ‪#‎SexyThriller‬ Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut.

Viva Glam: Rihanna Edition

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Check out the new MAC Cosmetics ‪#‎VivaGlam‬ ad. All sales go to people affected by HIV/AIDS. Comin @ ya this September!!

Ishateria:Exotic Mane!

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Mayalsia Prago: Bae Of The Week!

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