Queen Latifah, real name - Dana Owens is Jack of all trades. She is even the master. She is a singer, rapper, actress, songwriter, and producer. Queen Latifah started her career as part of the hip-hop group “ladies fresh” before she went on to make her own debut album “All hail the Queen” in 1988 when she signed with Tommy boy records. She started her acting career on the FOX sitcom “living single” in 1993 when she released her album “ black single.” She created her own talk show “The Queen Latifah Show,” which aired on CBS from 2013 to 2015. She found her stage name “Latifah” which means “delicate” in a book of Arabic names when she was eight. She has won several awards for her acts and she has been able to establish that just as she is a master of the trade, she is a master of style.
When Queen Latifah started her career, she tended to dress really casually. Since she was more of the rapper then she seemed to dress in clothes that were considered trendy do rappers. In the premiere of “8 miles,” she wore a simple green and black tracksuit and s baseball cap. However, for the premiere of “beauty shop” for which she got many award nominations including the; Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress for Comedy. The actress wore an all-white fitted suit. It was impressing and surprising at the same time. Designer, Deborah Rachelle said that the dress looked great on her body type.
MTV Movie Awards
In 2004, for the MTV movie awards at Sony pictures studio, she was starting to look more like the actress, She was even nominated for the Best Female Performance for her role in “Bringing Down the House,” she dressed down for the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in a blue tunic and white pants.
The Los Angeles Premiere Of New Line Cinema's "Hairspray"
To the premiere of “Hairspray,” Latifah went all dressy. She wore a strapless bright yellow, Carmen Marc Valvo dress and she made a new hairdo. Just like her song in the movie, she was big blonde and beautiful. She won various awards for the movie including; Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Hollywood Film Festival Award Best Ensemble Cast, Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast, and she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. For the American Music Awards, she wore a metallic one-shoulder dress combined with bold jewelry and Jimmy Choo sandals. Believe me, she was one of the best-dressed woman that night.
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