Before Beyonce or Rihanna, there were a lot of gorgeous women who sparkled in the eighties. During this decade, they set the trend on make-up, hairstyle, and fashion. The eighties were definitely one of the most daring, colorful, and innovative era with the hottest divas.
Here’s our pick for the most beautiful singers of the eighties who are not just known for their pretty faces but have made an impact in the music culture as well.
- Whitney Houston – This popular diva ruled the eighties with her powerful voice, high cheekbones, and sultry eyes. She was a model, actress, producer, and singer. Based on the Guinness World Records, Houston is the most-awarded female act of all time.
She became one of the best-selling artists and acted as a huge influence for other African-American singers. This Grammy Award winner topped the charts and was most famous for her single, “I Will Always Love You.”
- Tina Turner – Turner is a recording artist, actress, dancer, and author. She was known for her copper red lips, beautiful legs, and frizzy locks. Her music career took off during her duets with former husband, Ike Turner.
In her autobiography, she revealed that she was domestically abused by her husband. After their divorce, she started to rebuild her career and produced several hit songs. Her famous song, “What’s Love Got to Do with it” became a huge success and won her a number of Grammy Awards.
Turner is also referred to as the “Queen of Rock and Roll.” At age 73, she became the oldest woman to be featured on the cover of Vogue Magazine.
- Grace Jones – Her androgynous style is what makes Jones a unique and memorable artist. She started her career with modeling and graced the cover of Elle and Vogue. Later on, she dabbled in music and became a star during the disco era of Studio 54.
Best known for her distinctive style, Jones introduced the cross-dressing fashion which was adapted by artists such as Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna to name a few.
- Janet Jackson – The revolution of the eighties would not be complete without Jackson. Her jet black curls became an iconic hairstyle. Jackson’s family affiliation to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, did not stop her from making a name for herself.
This singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress rose as one of the most popular pop icons. She is also one of the most best-selling artists of all time.