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We pay homage to classic Black beauty by honoring these stunners who excelled on TV, film and entertainment.

Vintage Black Beauties Through The Years  was originally published on

1. Trina Parks

Trina Parks

From actresses to singers to poets to Bond girls, these vintage beauties have paved the way for Black women in entertainment and film. Get into these classic looks.

2. Gloria Hendry

Gloria Hendry

3. Grace Jones

Grace Jones

4. Phylicia Rashaad

Phylicia Rashaad

5. Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

6. Etta James

Etta James

7. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

8. Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

9. Actress Pam Grier

Actress Pam Grier

10. Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

11. Actress and Singer Lena Horne

Actress and Singer Lena Horne

12. Singer and Actress Eartha Kitt

Singer and Actress Eartha Kitt