26th Mar 44
Born in: United States
Marital status: Married
Singer and songwriter
Diana Ross originally born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross on 26th March 1944 is an award winning singer, producer and actress and has been one of the most successful female music artists in the history of music. Diana Ross achieved fame initially as the lead vocalists of the band ‘The Supremes’ but carved a niche for herself with an enviable solo career as time passed by. After reaching the pinnacle of her solo career Diana underwent an equally successful transition and turned to the world of cinema receiving critical acclaim and the Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards for her role in the movie ‘Lady Sings the Blues’. Diana Ross has also graced the Broadway with her serene and magical personality with path breaking performances loved and adored by a wide audience. Testimony to her popularity as a music artist is the fact that Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records globally and is one of the rare recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Diana Ross was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012.
Diana Ross is arguably the most successful female singers of all time and her net worth of over $160 million justifies her standing as not only of the most popular but also one of the wealthiest female celebrities. Diana Ross became a household name in the '60s with the Supremes churning out hits like ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ while here solo career made her top the charts with blockbuster hits pop and R&B hits including the very popular ‘Ain't No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Endless Love’
Although leading a semi retired life as far as cinema appearances are concerned, her spirit and zeal for live appearances continue with a string of tours. Diana Ross was one true superstar and is the first female singer in modern music history to attain six number one records apart from her hits with ‘The Supremes’. Apart from her musical work with ‘The Supremes’ and her solo singing career, Diana Ross appeared on Television reality show ‘American Idol’ acting as a mentor for the contestants. With a successful career spanning over five decades, Diana has achieved many awards and recognitions including the prestigious Billboard magazine's Female Entertainer of the Century as well as Songwriter's Hall of Fame Hitmaker Award amid a host of Grammy nominations.
Diana Ross has highlighted the role of her mother during her childhood days as the backbone to her success. Diana did not have a smooth relation with her father due to her career choices but the relationship repaired with time till her father passed away in 1984. Ross entered her first matrimonial relationship when she married music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in the year 1971 but the couple separated and divorced in March 1977. Second time lucky, Ross found love and married a Norwegian billionaire who passed away in a mountain climbing accident in 2004 although the couple was officially divorced by then. Ross is the mother of five children and recently became a grandmother when her daughter Rhonda gave birth to a boy in August 2009.