Come on, admit it. When you hear the name Phylicia Rashad, you can't help but get all nostalgic. I know I do. The actress, who started her career in the theater in the 1970s, moved to the soaps in the early '80s, when she portrayed a lawyer on One Life to Live. Best remembered for her role as the no-nonsense mom and attorney Clair Huxtable, on The Cosby Show, Phylicia is one timeless beauty.
Phylicia is still active in both the theater and television, winning a Tony, Emmy, and NAACP Image Award for her Broadway and TV roles in A Raisin in the Sun. A supporter of the Fine Arts in Education, Phylicia is also a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices and supports the PRASAD Project, a charitable organization.
With that sparkling smile (her father and first husband were both dentists) and classy hair and makeup, Phylicia never fails to look age appropriate, polished, and sophisticated. In December she was named a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. Of her weight-loss experiences, Rashad recently told ET, "It's not about the way you look, it's about the way you are. It's not about how I look, it's about the way I am." I couldn't agree more.