Style Icon: Lena Horne

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
10:30 am
05/14/14

Photo via Time Magazine

We all recall the beautiful Lena Horne singing the alphabet with those furry, lovable muppets on Sesame Street, but she was known as a Renaissance woman to most. A distinguished singer (best remembered for her sultry rendition of “Stormy Weather“), dancer, actress, and civil rights activist, she was a legend and the true, original diva. Mom to daughter Gail and late son Edwin (nicknamed “Teddy”), the iconic beauty and queen of the nightclub scene was known for her glamorous, Old Hollywood gowns, bright red lips, jazzy hairstyles, and loads of charm. Keep clicking below and see why Lena Horne is one of our Mother style icons.

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