Since 1995, Jada Pinkett-Smith has been fearlessly tackling the covers of ESSENCE with style, grace, and the utmost confidence as only she could.

Between the year of her lead roles in both Jason’s Lyric and Set It Off, the Red Table Talk host has racked up a total of 11 covers since her January 1995 cover celebrating the 25th anniversary of ESSENCE. Pinkett-Smith has not only flown solo to demonstrate the embodiment of Black girl magic, but her ESSENCE covers have also included appearances with her husband Will Smith, daughter Willow Smith, mother Adrienne Banfield Norris, and Girls Trip co-stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish.

The NAACP Image Award-winning actress has done it all on our covers, from showcasing the nuances of Black love with an intimate shoot with her Academy Award-winning husband, to baring it all in a body confident cover shoot.

As we celebrate her fearlessness and triumph in the entertainment industry, here’s a look back at Jada Pinkett-Smith’s 11 ESSENCE covers.

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