These women are all around #goals. Not only are they making history, they look great while doing it.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, 63Mrs. Ralph served us this look at the recent African American Film Critics Association Awards. Can you imagine having this shape in your sixties?! She's accomplished a lot as an actress with her latest history making moment taking place on Broadway. In Wicked she acted as Madame Morrible, and became the first African American to star in the role.
Iman, 61At 61 years old model turned businesswoman, Iman, is still slaying the beauty industry. She has maintained her career since 1976 when she landed her first modeling assignment with Vogue. Later, Iman launched IMAN Cosmetics, a beauty company that created the first cosmetics and skincare collection designed for all women with skin of color—Hispanic, Asian, Native American, as well as black. In 2005, she wrote her second book, The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color. It is recognized as the first beauty and makeup book that truly addresses skin tones across the full spectrum ethnicities.
Oprah, 63This lady needs no introduction. With a top-rated, award winning TV show, Oprah has been one of the most influential African American celebrities worldwide. After 25 seasons, Oprah stepped into the next phase of her career and created the Oprah Winfrey Network. The network was a struggle to get off the ground, but it now delivers record ratings with the addition of shows like Queen Sugar.
Chaka Khan, 63Her career as a singer spans nearly 50 years. To date, Ms. Khan has won 10 Grammy Awards, including two as a member of Rufus. You can catch her on tour now performing her greatest hits.
Michelle Obama, 53Michelle will forever hold a special place in our hearts whether she's in the White House or finally getting the chance to relax on the beach with Barack. She served our country faithfully as the first African-American First Lady and set a new standard for what it means to be a strong black woman. She's poised, she's powerful and she represents one the most monumental moments in black history.
Diana Ross, 72Legendary singer, songwriter actress and record producer, Diana Ross, is still touring and selling out shows around the country. Her rise to fame as a member of the Supremes influenced countless other African-American women including Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Janet Jackson. She continues to create a lasting legacy with her music and meritorious service. Back in November, former president Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Viola, 51Theater and film actress Viola Davis continues to 'wow' us. Whether she's on the big screen or the small screen she slays the competition with heartfelt performances that yield SAG and Emmy awards. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December which many can agree is well deserved.