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via essence: staffers are constantly debating about who are the most beautiful black women of all time. Now is the perfect time to, for once and for all, compile our definite list! From Pam Grier to Diana Ross, here are our picks for the 30 most ravishing African-American women in all of history. Did we leave someone out? Let us know in the comments section!

Dorothy Dandridge

American actress Dorothy Dandridge proved to be one of Hollywood’s most timeless beauties.

First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is the most gorgeous, stylish and brilliant First Lady we’ve had since Jackie O!


As beautiful now as she was during her ‘Smooth Operator’ days in the mid-80s, Sade found a look early on and stuck to it: Slicked-back ponytail, powdered skin and matte, crimson lips. Perfection.

Pam Grier

Actress Pam Grier set hearts racing in the 70’s with a string of bosomy blaxploitation flicks like ‘Foxy Brown’ and ‘Coffy’. At 62, Grier is hotter than ever.

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