Before there was Rihanna, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Nia Long and even Janet Jackson there was Dorothy Dandridge. Dorothy Dandridge was born to be an entertainer, and began performing very early on in life. I can’t bring myself to call her Dorothy or Ms. Dandridge, I like Dorothy Dandridge. That sounds proper!
It’s sad to say that many people didn’t have a clue who Dorothy Dandridge was until Halle Berry portrayed her in the HBO biopic. She was (and still is, in my opinion) one of the most beautiful women to grace the silver screen - EVER!
Dorothy Dandridge was a singer and an actress. She performed in several plays, as well as feature length films. The film she’s most famous for is, “Carmen Jones”. In Carmen Jones she acted alongside big names on the African-American film circuit such as Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll (remember that name, you’ll see it again here one day).
Dorothy Dandridge left a beautiful legacy and definitely paved the way for many of the beautiful Black actresses that come after her. She was the first Black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress and the third to be nominated in ANY category. We’ve come a long way in Hollywood, I would venture to say, with so very far to go.
Now let’s look at just how beautiful this woman was. Her story ends tragically, however she is still to be celebrated! Dorothy Dandridge lived a life that ended far too soon (she died at age 42), that we should appreciate and honor forever.
Lucy Hale of "Pretty Little Liars" On the Cover of TeenVogue
The teen drama series, “Pretty Little Liars” has returned to ABC Family as of yesterday - Monday, January 3, 2011! The show is based on a series of novels with the same name by Sara Shepard. The show premiered over the Summer & was picked up for an additional season. What a great way to start the year off for fans of the show, right?
Lucy Hale, plays “Aria" on the show & has starred in quite a few television shows prior to joining the cast of "Pretty Little Liars”. Lucy always sports a clean, beautiful & fresh face, my favorite look! It’s very age appropriate (Lucy is sixteen years old) and doesn’t appear hard to attain everyday. I love it! I’m going to suggest some products you can use to achieve the look in Lucy’s upcoming TeenVogue spread.
Lucy has a very natural look, with a beautifully shaped brow. Soft & sensible.
The look can be worn with soft natural colors, as well as vivid colors.
To get this look try these products:
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation $34
Stila’s Convertible Color in Gerbera $25
Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection $35