Diahann Carroll, the groundbreaking singer, and actress has passed this Friday at 84.
Carroll gained generous acclaim for her leading role in the NBC sitcom, Julia. During a time period when black actors played stereotypical characters on tv, Carroll became the first black actress to play a non-offensive role on primetime television. On top of her hustling career, the Tony-Award-winning actress also served glamour and class with every appearance she made. From glistening ball gowns to chic Cowboy hats, Carroll’s style was ahead of his time.
To remember her legacy, ESSENCE rounded up our favorite Diahann Carroll looks. See below.