In the years retroCRUSH has been online, Pam Grier, Lisa Bonet, and Nichelle Nichols have been the only black women featured in our retroBABE galleries. I've decided to atone for this egregious oversight by offering you 60 of the most gorgeous black celebrities of the modern and retro eras. Special thanks to the boys in the Something Awful forums for collecting a bunch of these names and inspiring the idea in the first place!  Some of them have passed on, and others have their best years behind them, but they're all some of the most gorgeous women to ever walk the earth.

rae dawn chong beyonce diana ross dorothy dandridge eartha kitt
alicia keys tatiana ali aaliyah carla campbell diahann carroll
ashanti billie hoiday brooke valentine christina millian irene cara
erykah badu gloria reuben halle berry janet jackson donna summer
esther baxter neneh cherry gabrielle union holly robinson iman
jennifer gordon kellita smith nichelle nichols whitney houston vanessa williams
jessica white tamara dobson kelis kelly rowland laura swisher
josephine baker vivica fox lauryn hill li'l kim lisa lopes
mel b melyssa sanford michael michelle mya naomie harris
nia long nona gaye pam grier queen latifah zoe saldana
rosario dawson sade serena williams stacey dash tamara tunie
thandie newton tina turner toni braxton tyra banks traci bingham

-Robert Berry




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