Queen Latifah's Changing Looks
19-year-old Dana Owens released her first hip-hop album, All Hail the Queen. Known for her African-inspired fashion, she sported Cleopatra earrings (as well as less meaningful flip-sunglasses and a fluffy short cut).
Her single "Ladies First" made a huge splash, as did her colorful Todd Oldham ensembles and matching lipstick.
Her regal attire set the rapper apart from the others. "I didn't want to wear gold chains and call myself MC Latifah," the "U.N.I.T.Y." singer has said of her Afrocentric look. "I'm the queen."
The Queen switched acts, starring on hit sitcom Living Single. Also a departure? A halo of teased curls and face-framing tendrils.
She released her fourth album, Order in the Court, and rocked chin-length spirals and red-tinted specs.
"The braids were good," Latifah has said of this look. "And the glasses worked. But I don't think I hit the mark on the outfit-it was beige leather."
Now wearing long golden-brown extensions, Latifah starred opposite Steve Martin in Bringing Down the House.
Cover Girl's newest face sang and danced in Hairspray and released an album of jazz standards, Trav'lin' Light.
While promoting her album, Persona, Queen took advantage of her favorite beauty trick: "Confidence is like a light that emanates from you and makes your skin glow."
During a visit to American Idol, Latifah debuted an edgy angled crop and punk-inspired black shadow.
"I always try to remember that less is more," the rapper/actress has told InStyle. For the Academy Awards, the Just Wright lead highlighted her natural assets with subtle shades and eye-defining smoky shadow.
She wore her waves long and loose for the premiere of Joyful Noise.
Queen Latifah was all smiles on the red carpet, pairing her top knot with deep blue eye shadow.
At this year's Grammys awards, the officiator went for an elongated angled bob.
The star attended VH1's Big In 2015 event with a sleek caramel lob.
She spun her hair into a chic chignon for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.