Ever heard the phrase ‘Black don’t crack’? Well, these beautiful Black women are proving the beauty of aging like fine wine – and they’re only getting better with time. We remember seeing these women like supermodel Iman fresh off the runway in the latest haute couture and on-screen beauties like Regina Hall and Regina King in some of our favorite movies from Scary Movie, Best Man, Friday, and Poetic Justice. While we were first introduced to some of these incredible showstoppers in their late teens, early 20s, or even 30s, we now see them taking over their respective industries by storm while unapologetically slaying in their 50s.
Take a look at some of the fabulously fine Black women in 50 and up club who are effortlessly proving that beauty is timeless and has no age limit.
We love Viola Davis on both the silver screen and the small screen. How to Get Away With Murder‘s Annalise Keating is one of the fiercest women on primetime TV… and Viola is one of the fiercest women in Hollywood! Keep slaying, V.
Michelle Obama does it all. She’s a loving wife and mother and also empowers young girls and women across the world (while managing to be the backbone of America). If that’s not fabulous, we don’t know what is.
Ms. Ross is the pinnacle of style and grace. She never fails to wow us with her impeccable fashion sense and undeniable presence. We love to love you Diana!
We’ve always been in awe of Mama Knowles beauty. When she released her wedding photos her flawlessness was reconfirmed, but her recent cover on Ebony Magazine seals the deal.
We don’t know how it’s possible, but every time we see Angela, it’s like she’s aging in reverse. Talent and looks? This mama has it all!
In 2014, following the release of footage showing Ray Rice abusing his fiancée in an elevator, Robin Givens opened up about her own experience in an op-ed for TIME. Givens, who suffered abuse during her marriage to Mike Tyson, wrote, “Today we are in world where we are far more connected and involved in each other’s lives thanks to social media. Women who are abused can see they’re not alone. I only left my marriage when I felt like I was going to die physically or die emotionally. It’s just amazing what becomes your normal. One day you wake up with a knife at your throat. Another day, your shoes are all torn up. But I did leave and I didn’t take one dime from my husband. I left my house, and I even left my underwear. I just wanted my life. I was very confident that I could make my way on my own. And I did.”
From her days playing a successful wife, mother and business woman that everyone wanted to be to now, Phylicia Rashad is the epitome of beauty.
This triple threat is a threat for a reason. Her looks, voice and acting skills are definitely a force to be reckoned with.
It seems as if Debbie Allen never runs out of energy! Whether she’s directing, dropping wisdom filled quotes or simply being her fabulous self, her jubilant spirit always shines through.
That hair! That skin! That shape! Chaka Khan has kept it tight over the years and even opened up about losing weight to combat a diabetes diagnosis. We’re definitely inspired!
Tina Turner never fails to deliver grown woman fabulousness. We love how her young spirit shows on her radiant face.
This model knows how to carry herself with a grace that knows no age. She gives us serious life goals.
Oprah gets better and better with time. The media mogul makes it all look so easy, we almost forgot she was 61.
Seeing Robin’s chipper face every day on Good Morning America instantly brightens our day (and makes us wonder whether the secret to eternal youth is waking up at 4 a.m.).
Her distinct voice and undeniable charm makes Loretta one of our favorite ageless beauties.
Alfre Woodard emits a certain calm and coolness that we can all learn something from. The fact that her skin looks like a 30 year old’s? Well, we guess that’s just icing on the cake.
Oh, Miss. Patti. You’ll never catch her off her game. From the hair to her shoes, this diva is always on point.
The multi-talented actress has been on our screens for more than half of our lives. You gotta envy that hustle!
We have a sneaking suspicion that the bright smile Gladys Knight keeps on her face has something to do with how radiant she looks.
What else is there to say other than Black really doesn’t crack? The legendary actress doesn’t look a day over 40.
What can’t this ageless beauty do? One of our favorite housewives, Bailey is a model, actress, and television personality with a growing fashion line, she’s doing it all.