Dorothy Dandridge was a woman before her time. Though her life was cut tragically short, her legacy and impact has been felt by millions of women who have adopted her grace, style, and swag. Icons like Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston all have attributed their style and their glamour to Ms. Dandridge. An angel on the screen and stage, Dorothy rocked the red carpet and the movie screen like no one else and since she left us, no one has been able to encapsulate her raw beauty and effortless luxe fashion.
Here are just a sampling of a few of my favorite Dorothy Dandridge photos. She shined even brighter than the lens allowed, but these pictures give a glimpse into her rare and timeless beauty.