American, 1944-present

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944)original name Diane Earle is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who became Motown’s most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

Diana Ross
Diana Ross

As leading lady of the Supremes and then throughout her own solo career, Diana Ross defines the music, the style and the cultural ascendancy of Motown Records. She is its Queen. Her multi-media accomplishments span music, film and television, inspiring millions worldwide. And there’s that central characterization of her in one of this century’s most successful stage musicals, called – yes – Motown The Musical.

Diana Ross, the original diva, has been celebrated throughout her lifetime for her glamorous taste in clothing. With her love for sparkling gowns, sequin jumpsuits, glittering jewels and colored furs, Ross has been a fashion-forward woman ever since she burst onto the Motown music scene in the 1960s. Known for embracing her natural afro, she is a style icon for women of color everywhere and shows no signs of slowing down now that she is in her 70s.

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