No list of beauty icons would be complete without her. In 1974 she became the first African-American woman to be featured on the cover of American Vogue, and went on to have a long career as a model, with over 500 different magazine covers. It certainly isn’t hard to see why she was in such demand. She is, in a word, stunning.
The one that started it all.
Posing for Cosmopolitan in 1976.
This is actually from an album cover, circa 1979
Looking better with no makeup than anyone has a right to.
An Ebony Magazine cover.