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Beauty Biography of Phylicia Rashad
Bella Donna: Phylicia Rashad

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.

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Sunglasses
Sunglasses
She was great in the Cosby show.
sloane220
sloane220
love her, she reminds me of my mom in so many ways and she provided a strong role model to black girls and girls of all races back in the day.
austerity
austerity
She's gorgeous- I remember being awed by her beauty even as a kid.
MissyB1984
MissyB1984
Love her!! Great choice - a true beauty!
tiabia
tiabia
Such a favorite of mine! She is beautiful, intelligent and just all around fabulous!
sandy82
sandy82
I loved her on the Cosby Show. I see a lot of celebrities walking around the city but I almost died when I saw Phylicia Rashad on the street. She is so cool!
La-Tua-Cantante
La-Tua-Cantante
I loved her on the Cosby show too. I liked that she was a working mom but still close to her kids and family.
SKC-Sparkle
SKC-Sparkle
Loved her on the Cosby Show.
bellaressa
bellaressa
Great choice Bella, she is a refreshing actress.
PensaGrey
PensaGrey
My TV mother :D The same people who don't like her don't like Michelle Obama or basically any woman who knows how to be 100% woman and not kiss a man's ass or show theirs to get whatever they need/want from them. 'You can hate me now'... also.
HoneyBrown1976
HoneyBrown1976
I've found that some people never cared for the amount of strength or independence she has (or the characters she portrays has). It's a shame, really. Fabulous!
Symphonee
Symphonee
Kim - how is she annoying?
Symphonee
Symphonee
She looks fabulous. I have always loved her personal style. Great choice, Bella.
snarkypants
snarkypants
love her :)
Talldiva45
Talldiva45
Great Bella choice: I loved her as Claire Huxtable on the Cosby show growing up. One of my favorite shows to this day. I loved how on the show she portrayed and educated, beautiful, poised and funny African American woman. As a black female I am forever grateful! This was just about the only show on TV at the time where this kind of role model could be found for women of color :)
pharm_chick
pharm_chick
i really liked her as claire huxtable.. i miss that show!
prencesschris
prencesschris
love her.talented.creative.influential.poised. && smart
azulsky
azulsky
Love her. Great pick, she's beautiful, talented and intelligent.
dragonlady920
dragonlady920
She is very beautiful. I agree--completely a timeless beauty.
KimBurnett
KimBurnett
She is actually annoying.
sofi
sofi
Love her! Great choice :) Very talented woman- loved her most as Mrs. Huxtable :)
Beauty
Beauty
Thanks, snookyx! Fixed.
emalove
emalove
I loved her on the Cosby show too!
miss-malone
miss-malone
Great choice for a Bella Donna :) Loved her on the Cosby Show!
ShelleyHFan
ShelleyHFan
I loved Phylicia on the Cosby Show growing up, it was so fun to hear her speaking spanish!
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