Famous Black Fashion

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 1 Rihanna

Rihanna.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

For anyone who has a penchant for music, Rihanna needs no introduction. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Rihanna is one of the most influential names in the music and fashion industry. Her effortless singing, catchy tunes and inimitable dance moves have won her eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards.

 2 Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Streatham
Naomi Campbell is one of the “Big Six” supermodels of the 1980s and the 1990s, who has graced both the ramp and print. She has also released a music album, been part of a fashion reality show, started a web series, and founded charitable organizations such as Fashion for Relief.

 3 Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Tyra Banks became the first black woman to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. She became so successful as a model that she used her popularity to try her hand at acting, singing, writing, and producing. She is only one of seven women to appear consistently on Time magazine's world's most influential people list.

 4 Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel.
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Famous As: Supermodel
Birthdate: October 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mooiriver

Candice Swanepoel is a South African model known for her association with Victoria's Secret. In 2016, Swanepoel was ranked eighth among the top-earning models, according to Forbes. Also known for her charity work, Swanepoel works closely with mothers2mothers, a nonprofit organization that aims at averting mother-to-child transmission of HIV by providing support and education for pregnant women living with HIV.

 5 Ciara

Ciara.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 6 Grace Jones

Grace Jones.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Town

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

 7 Sade Adu

Sade Adu
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

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 8 Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Yara Shahidi is best known as Zoey Johnson from Black-ish and Grown-ish. She started off as a model for brands such as McDonald's and GapKids, at age 6. One of Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016," she was also appreciated in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.

 9 Robin Givens

Robin Givens.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

Robin Givens is an American model and actress whose professional life during the late-1980s was overshadowed by her violent marriage to Mike Tyson. Subsequently, their acrimonious divorce drew considerable media attention as Givens claimed physical abuse, with Tyson admitting to punching her in the face.

 10 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 11 Vanessa Lynn Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 12 Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA

 13 Aaliyah

Aaliyah.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

 14 Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 15 Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe.
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Famous As: Actor, Former Model
Birthdate: March 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Boris Kodjoe is an Austrian-American former model, actor, and producer. Over the years, he has been part of several popular films and TV series, such as Brown Sugar, Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Station 19. Also known for his good looks, Boris Kodjoe was named in People magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2002.

 16 Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 17 Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson
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Famous As: Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model
Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo

 18 Jill Scott

Jill Scott
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 19 Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta

 20 Brandi Rhodes

Brandi Rhodes
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 21 Alek Wek

Alek Wek.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wau

Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British designer and model. Since making her fashion debut at the age of 18, Alek has been an influential figure in the world of fashion; she has been praised for redefining beauty and altering the perception of beauty within the fashion industry. In 2015, she was included in the BBC's 100 Women list.

 22 Rotimi

Rotimi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.

 23 Marsai Martin

Marsai Martin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.

 24 Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Essence Uhura Atkins is best known for her roles as Dee Dee Thorne in Half & Half and as Suzanne Kingston in Are We There Yet? Fans also loved her in the NBC sitcom Marlon. She has also appeared in the parody film A Haunted House and its sequel.

 25 Mehcad Brooks

Mehcad Brooks
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

 26 Fleur East

Fleur East.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London

 27 Tami Roman

Tami Roman.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: April 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York

 28 Jessica White

Jessica White
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo

 29 Joy Bryant

Joy Bryant.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

Joy Bryant is an American actress, fashion model, and businesswoman. After starting her modeling career by appearing in commercials for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph LaurenVictoria's Secret, and Gap, Bryant went on to establish herself as an actress. In 2006, she won the Hollywood Film Award for her portrayal of Patricia in the drama film, Bobby.

 30 Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Actress and model, Rochelle Aytes, gained international fame for her role in the  ABC drama series Mistresses. An alumnus of the State University of New York at Purchase College, she began her career soon after her graduation. After appearing in commercials for several popular brands, she made her acting debut. She has since acted in many films and TV shows.

 31 Kofi Siriboe

Kofi Siriboe.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 32 Cedella Marley

Cedella Marley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 33 Toukie Smith

Toukie Smith.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 34 Rachel True

Rachel True.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Rachel True is best known as Rochelle from the teen horror film The Craft. Fans also loved her as Mona Thorne in the sitcom Half & Half and as Mary Jane Potman in the film Half Baked. She later worked as a tarot-card reader in Los Angeles.

 35 Keith Powers

Keith Powers.
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Famous As: Model and Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California

 36 Nona Gaye

Nona Gaye
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 37 Lance Gross

Lance Gross
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

 38 Nicole Narain

Nicole Narain
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, USA

 39 Terrence J

Terrence J
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, United States

 40 Fab Morvan

Fab Morvan
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Famous As: Model, Singer, Dancer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris

 41 Pooch Hall

Pooch Hall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

 42 Sherri Saum

Sherri Saum.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 43 Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 44 LaTavia Roberson

LaTavia Roberson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 45 Jason George

Jason George
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

 46 Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Television actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Providence

 47 Isis King

Isis King
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City

 48 Melyssa Ford

Melyssa Ford
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Famous As: Model, Journalist
Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto

 49 Eugena Washington

Eugena Washington
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Famous As: Model, Playboy Playmate
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmdale

 50 Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego.
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Famous As: Model & Beauty Queen
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abonnema, Nigeria

Nigerian beauty queen Agbani Darego made headlines with her Miss World win in 2001, when she became the first indigenous African to win the pageant. A bright computer science student back then, she was also the first from her country to make it to the Miss Universe Top 10.