Back of 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. View 10 Photos › Mid-1980s, The Cosby Show Photo The Cosby Kids, Mid-1980s Mid-1980s, The Cosby Show Photo Mid-1980s 1991 Event 2002, A Raisin in the Sun At a 2001 Luncheon At a 2006 Premiere At a Broadway Opening in 2008 At an Event in March, 2009 Source Comments Sunglasses 8 years She was great in the Cosby show. sloane220 8 years 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 8 years She's gorgeous- I remember being awed by her beauty even as a kid. MissyB1984 8 years Love her!! Great choice - a true beauty! tiabia 8 years Such a favorite of mine! She is beautiful, intelligent and just all around fabulous! sandy82 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years Loved her on the Cosby Show. bellaressa 8 years Great choice Bella, she is a refreshing actress. PensaGrey 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years Kim - how is she annoying? Symphonee 8 years She looks fabulous. I have always loved her personal style. Great choice, Bella. snarkypants 8 years love her :) Talldiva45 8 years 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 8 years i really liked her as claire huxtable.. i miss that show! prencesschris 8 years love her.talented.creative.influential.poised. && smart azulsky 8 years Love her. Great pick, she's beautiful, talented and intelligent. dragonlady920 8 years She is very beautiful. I agree--completely a timeless beauty. KimBurnett 8 years She is actually annoying. sofi 8 years Love her! Great choice :) Very talented woman- loved her most as Mrs. Huxtable :) Beauty 8 years Thanks, snookyx! Fixed. emalove 8 years I loved her on the Cosby show too! miss-malone 8 years Great choice for a Bella Donna :) Loved her on the Cosby Show! ShelleyHFan 8 years I loved Phylicia on the Cosby Show growing up, it was so fun to hear her speaking spanish!