From the kinks in our hair to the curves of our waists, it’s undeniable that Black women are some of the most beautiful women in the world. Over the years we’ve seen screen sirens such as Dorothy Dandrige and stage vixens such as Diana Ross show that Black beauty comes in all different shades and shapes and has the power to inspire us all.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the editors decided it was the perfect time to compile a definitive list of all our favorite beauties (in no particular order, of course… lest we start a riot)! Here are our picks for the 30 most ravishing African-American women of all time.