Black History Month Beauty: Diahann Carroll

Good Morning Delicious Ones!!!

Okay.  So I’m taking a slight detour back to the “old school” Black History Month Beauties cuz I realized there were quite a few I haven’t highlighted.  And they surely deserve their shine.  Plus, some Passion followers have actually expressed a special interest and appreciation for these sepia-tone cinematic divas that would have surely graced the Passions pages back in the day.

Diahann Carroll……sigh……First of all – Ms. Carroll was born in the Bronx.  BRONX STAND UP!!!!  🙂  – We do churn out the beauties – I keep trying to tell you all!!!!

Of all the beauties she epitomized elegance, class, taste and sophistication. Always. The ultimate Diva.

She broke out as being the first African-American woman to star in her own non-stereotypical television show (Julia) in which she won a Golden Globe.  This was before her roles in Carmen Jones and Porgy & Bess.  She was also nominated for an Oscar for Claudine.  But many remember her best in her role as Dominique Deveraux (one of the Passions pseudonym’s) half-sister to Blake Carrington in Dynasty.  Miss Carroll was able to truly embody her extra fierceness in that series.

Today, she is breast cancer survivor and a vocal spokesperson for the disease. Married four times, she has one daughter and continues to be the perfect example of how an extraordinarily beautiful African-American woman can break out in that monster business that is Hollyweird and still keep her dignity and integrity in check – and this is a career that started over fifty years ago.  Many can stand to take major pointers from her today.


1 Response to “Black History Month Beauty: Diahann Carroll”

  1. 1 Jim in DC
    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    A timeless, classy, and beautiful lady!

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