Vintage Yum! 15 Black Eye Candy Of Yesteryear

February 26, 2013 ‐ By Diamond Newman

 Today, we have Beyoncé and Idris, but before they were heating up Google images, there was Eartha Kitt and Billy Dee Williams. With movie star good looks and the magic to make grown men and women cry, these 15 stars gave us nothing but sex appeal and our parents and grandparents loved it! Here are some of the best black sex symbols of yesteryear!

Source: Promotional Photos/Google Images

Source: Promotional Photos/Google Images

Billy Dee Williams

“Oh Billy Dee” is what all of our grandmothers said whenever the mere shadow of this actor came on a screen. Billy Dee was so hot that Diana Ross couldn’t  stop acting with him, appearing with him in Lady Sings the Blues and Mahogany.  Billy even made the hood-classic drink Colt 45 hot. Who else can do that?

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  • Donna

    Who in their right mind put Wesley Snipes on here?

    • danni

      Lmao thank you ma’am I was thinking the samething. Oh and MJ looks really creepy in that photo…

  • Issy

    I think Anita is beautiful, but her voice sounds like she has hawk spit in her throat!

  • Anna Banana

    Chaka kind of looks like Nikki Minaj here

  • Nunya

    It’s GUMBY, not “gumpy.”
    So when are y’all gettin’ that proofreader/copy editor?

  • Rochelle89

    I love it! Bobby Brown was popular in the 19080’s. He popularized the Gumpy haircut. Side eye….

  • pam pam pammmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  • kierah

    My dad used to love himself some Jayne Kennedy and Iman!

    • I just found out that Mariska Hargitay (Who plays Olivia on SVU) is Jayne Kennedy’s daughter!!

      • Miss Moore

        No she is Jayne Mansfield’s daughter (white actress/pin-up)

        • *Face Palm* LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! I had them confused!! Excuse me while I go get my life!!

      • Onaje Allan Gumbs

        Mariska Hargity is Jayne Mansfield’s daughter, NOT Jayne Kennedy.

    • David Armstrong

      Jayne kennedy was smoking hot!

  • JaneJane

    Ok, I was on board until Bobby (sorry he ain’t neva been all that even w/ New Edition) and Paula (#ColorPurpleSophiaConfused)…

    • Kenedy

      Bobby was a wee bit fine in those don’t be cruel days…cocky…but fine

  • Bree

    Really it was 14 sex symbol. Sorry Paula isn’t black. I swear Nicki looks so much like Chaka it’s crazy. She actually doesn’t look that different. She got great genes.

  • Taj

    Phyllis was absolutely stunning.

  • Keisha Samoht

    Don’t judge me for not being able to identify the other Jacksons, but who is that in front of Mike with that Grandpa blazer on?

    • Chevonne22

      Tito. Other than Mike, he has always been the most distinctive-looking. He looks just like Joseph.

      • Keisha Samoht

        oh okay…

    • Anna Banana

      I don’t know who the others are either

      • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N