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model Donyale Luna In Sydney. Donyale Luna was the first black model to appear on British Vogue. She was fond of LSD and was one of the only black women to be part of Andy Warhol's studio. She died in Rome in 1979 of a drug overdose. SO BEAUTIFUL & SAD!

Donyale Luna, the first black model to make it big in fashion in the 60's

Donyale Luna - American model and actress, once called “the reincarnation of Nefertiti”, the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue. Photo by David Bailey, 1966

Josephine Baker - another woman who just did it!

Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, actress but most important part of the French resistance during WWII. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937

Estere Rolle....1974

vintageblackglamour: “Actress Esther Rolle trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in Best known as Florida Evans on “Good Times,” Ms. Rolle was born to Bahamian.

Eartha Kitt--sex kitten!

Eartha Kitt-Eartha Mae Kitt (January 1927 – December was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of the Batman television series. Leopard EVERYTHING

Photobooth Portrait of a Girl, ca 1940These candid self-portraits are a study in personalities and show fun activities and clothing styles as well. The photobooth pictures in the collections of The Henry Ford are largely unidentified, leaving many aspects of their history anonymous.

+~ Vintage Photo Booth Picture ~+ Stunning photo booth capture of a young African American girl. What a beautiful girl !

Shrek is gebaseerd op een echt persoon: de Franse worstelaar Maurice Tillet. Hij kreeg op zijn 17e de zeldzame ziekte acromegalie die gepaard gaat met een buitenproportionele groei van lichaamsdelen. 1941.

Photographed by Irving Penn, Elvie saw a signed vintage silver print of this 2014 for Euro. all you Shrek fans! Professional wrestler Maurice Tillet, aka The French Angel, was the inspiration for Shrek’s character design.

Portrait, mid 1800s  ~Repinned Via C Vollmert

let's take a moment to appreciate this lovely picture by Maxim Vakhovskiy

vintage 1920s Nina Mae McKinney black movie star

Starlets, Unsung: 7 Stories Of Lesser Known Black Women

Nina Mae McKinney (June an American actress dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe. She was one of the first African-American film stars and one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.

Even though Eartha Kitt was a singer rather than a movie star - she sure had the glamour!

Even though Eartha Kitt well known as one of the original Cat Woman in the kitschy TV series of the she was also a great singer and movie star - glamour, she had!

The Lovings      Virginia

The Loving family. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.

In 1892, soprano Sissieretta Jones became the first African American to perform at Carnegie Hall. Reportedly she sang “Ava Maria” as well as selections from Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the year-old music venue.

Singer Sissieretta Jones, often referred to as “The Black Patti” (in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti). Jones sang grand opera, light opera, and popular music.

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 1845 – ca. was the African American & Native American woman to gain fame & recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian & Ojibwe descent.