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Happy birthday to Phylicia Rashad who turned 72 Friday (June 19). If you’re a Black person who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, then Phylicia Rashad is an honorary member of your family. In some ways, she served as the matriarch of our community. On-screen, she was the educated Black woman that raised five beautiful Black children.

She has given us 48 years of acting, singing and directing. And off-screen, Rashad has been the epitome of grace, always exuding classic beauty, and polished style.

In honor of her birthday, here are ten times she was an ultimate style Goddess.

Happy Birthday Phylicia Rashad! 10 Times She Showed Us Style and Grace  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. SISTERS PHYLICIA RASHAD AND DEBBIE ALLEN, 1985

SISTERS PHYLICIA RASHAD AND DEBBIE ALLEN, 1985 Source:Getty

The Allen sisters are among our favorites when it comes to the fabulous sister duo. Debbie Allen posed with her sister Phylicia Ayers-Allen (later Phylicia Rashad), for the ‘Night of 100 Stars II’ television special in 1985. 

2. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, 1989

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, 1989 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad posed with her People’s Choice Award in a 1989 for her role in “The Cosby Show”.

3. PHYLICIA RASHAD IN A PROMO SHOT FOR THE COSBY SHOW, 96

PHYLICIA RASHAD IN A PROMO SHOT FOR THE COSBY SHOW, 96 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad posed for a promo shot for “The Cosby Show” back in 1996. She gave us classic matriarch vibes. 

4. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE BROTHERS OF THE KNIGHT MUSICAL, 2001

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE BROTHERS OF THE KNIGHT MUSICAL, 2001 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad attended a performance of “Brothers of the Knight” in an all black outfit with an oversized white coat.

5. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE 59TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, 2005

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE 59TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, 2005 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad attended the 59th Annual Tony Awards clad in a beautiful champagne colored dress.

6. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE LAURENCE OLIVER AWARDS, 2010

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE LAURENCE OLIVER AWARDS, 2010 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad attended the Laurence Olivier Awards in a gorgeous soft blue and metallic gown.

7. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE DGA HONORS GALA, 2015

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE DGA HONORS GALA, 2015 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad attended the DGA Honors Gala in a metallic midi dress.

8. PHYLICIA RASAD AT THE CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS, 2019

PHYLICIA RASAD AT THE CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS, 2019 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad attended the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in an elegant maroon dress.

9. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE TYLER PERRY “A FALL FROM GRACE” PREMIERE, 2020

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE TYLER PERRY "A FALL FROM GRACE" PREMIERE, 2020 Source:Getty

 Phylicia Rashad attended the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” premiere in a comfortable but chic all-black ensemble.

10. PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE “A SOLDIER’S PLAY” OPENING NIGHT, 2020

PHYLICIA RASHAD AT THE "A SOLDIER'S PLAY" OPENING NIGHT, 2020 Source:Getty

Phylicia Rashad attended the Broadway Opening Night performance for The Roundabout Theatre Company’s “A Soldier’s Play” clad in an all black ensemble with am oversized fur coat.