This gallery features thirty photos of a gorgeous, young, Diana Ross, including a baby photo with her big sister, and several from her beginnings in the music industry in the 1960s. Born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, she emerged into the spotlight in her early 20’s as the founder and lead singer of The Supremes, which quickly became Motown’s most successful group. They remain one of the world’s best-selling female groups of all time. The Supremes' accomplishments paved the way for other African American R&B acts to find major success. They also set a record on the Billboard Hot 100 by scoring 12 number one singles. Ross released her self-titled debut solo album in 1970, which included the hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” In addition to achieving massive success as a vocalist, she also became a successful actress, starring in films like, The Wiz, Mahogany, and Out of Darkness. She has been named by Billboard Magazine as the "Female Entertainer of the Century.” The Guinness Book of World Records named her the most successful female music artist in history in 1993.
Young Diana Ross as a Baby (on left) with Sister
Young Diana Ross in Sequenced Dress and Dangle EarringsPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Young Diana Ross in White Silk V-Cut Dress
Young Diana Ross in White Hat