In her multi-dimensional, multi-decade career, Queen Latifah has redefined the part that women play in the hip-hop world. This Newark, New Jersey native (born Dana Owens) began rapping in high school and made her musical debut with the single “Wrath of My Madness” in 1988 and the album All Hail the Queen in 1989. She was instantly notable for being one of few female rappers at that time and for singing about sexism, domestic violence, and other societal issues faced by women. She also founded and led a production company that signed and managed other acts.
In the 1990s, Queen Latifah began acting professionally and first appeared on the big screen in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever. This debut was followed by roles in films like Living Out Loud, Set it Off, Barbershop 2: Back to Business, and The Secret Life of Bees. She sang as well as acted in the film versions of Hairspray and Chicago, and she voiced a character in the animated Ice Age franchise. She has also appeared in various television shows and produced her own talk show, “The Queen Latifah Show”—-all the while maintaining her musical career.
How does such a versatile star capture her own image in a fragrance? Queen Latifah’s Queen and Queen of Hearts are warm, sophisticated scents, opulently packaged in jewel-like bottles, for women with a strong sense of self