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Beauty Icon: Sade

Born in 1959 to a Nigerian father and an English mother, Sade spent the first four years of her life in Ibadan, Nigeria, before her mother, a nurse, moved her and her brother to England. Her full name, Helen Folasade Adu (meaning "honor earns a crown"), was likely more exotic than any other in Clacton-on-Sea, the small town on the English coast where she grew up.

Photo: Chris Roberts Via