Since it is still officially Black History Month we’re taking the time out to celebrate some of the most stylish, fashionable, history-making, beautiful African American women of all time!
Donyale Luna was an American model and actress. In 1966, Luna became the first African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.
Naomi Ruth Sims was an American model, businesswoman and author, She was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal, and widely credited as being the first African-American supermodel
Pamela Suzette “Pam” Grier is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films such as The Big Bird Cage, Coffy and Foxy Brown.
Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus” and even the “Creole Goddess”.
Beverly Grace Jones is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. When she was thirteen she and her siblings moved to her parents’ home in Syracuse, New York.
Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, professionally known as Iman, is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie.
Diahann Carroll is an American television and stage actress and singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades.
Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an African-American singer, actress and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.
Beverly Johnson is an American model, actress, and businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974.