Posted by | Ray Cornelius

“WHITNEY” actress YaYa DaCosta was so excited about the debut of her Lifetime film this weekend that she posed for several pictures as iconic film and music stars. The photos include classic shots of her as Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Pam Grier, Naomi Campbell and Audrey Hepburn to name a few and were appropriately titled, #ImEveryWoman

“So, I wanted to celebrate how Whitney always embraced sisterhood and do a photo series in the spirit of her song, “I’m Every Woman” (which I sing in the movie). This week, I’m paying homage to 8 other women who inspire me and I’m inviting us all to celebrate seeing ourselves in each other- no matter what color we are or where we come from. Join me! #imeverywoman,” said DaCosta.

Check out a few shots below as well as captions and tell us what you think:


“I AM EARTHA KITT. Feline friskiness. Syrupy femininity. Unapologetic bossiness. Thank you, Miss Kitt, for fearlessly making showbiz love you for the quirky things that made you unique and for your unwillingness to settle for anything less than the best, in others and in yourself. #imeverywoman”


“I AM NAOMI. Ethereal beauty. Unwavering dedication. Inextinguishable fire. Thank you, Naomi Campbell, for being the only reason I ever had the nerve to think I could model (you, and Auntie Iman, of course), and for inspiring us all, through your ageless allure, to be fierce! I love you!! #imeverywoman”

The encore of “WHITNEY” airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime