Written by | Ray Cornelius 

For nearly 30 years, actress, producer, reality star and beauty entrepreneur Vivica A. Fox has entertained audiences from around the world with her modelesque features and #BlackGirlMagic long before it became a pop culture phrase.

The iconic star, who is best known for such films as “Independence Day,” “Set It Off,” “Soul Food” and “Kill Bill,” was honored as the “Women of the Year” by Sheen Magazine Saturday night during their Legendary Black Tie Gala and Kimmie Awards. The invitation only event took place at the beautiful Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta and was attended by a bevy of celebrities and beauty industry influencers.

Fox literally shut down the red carpet down in her stunning Black dress while taking pictures with her family as well as other honorees, presenters and Sheen Magazine Publisher—Kimberly Chapman.

The Legendary Awards is one of Sheen’s landmark events that recognizes talented individuals for their outstanding contributions to hair & beauty, business, law and entertainment.

Other 2017 honorees included President and CEO of Bronner Bros. Bernard Bronner along with his brother and Senior VP of Trade Show Operations and Director of Technology, James Bronner for 70 years of entrepreneurial leadership in hair, fashion and beauty. New York Times Best Selling Book Author Zane recieved the Literary Artistry Award and Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Catherine Brewton was saluted for the indelible mark she’s made in the world of music and the arts.

Celebrities spotted on the red carpet included “Project Runway” alum Terri Stevens, “Beauty Innovator” honoree and reality star Marlo Hampton, “The Haves and the Have Nots” star Peter Parros, Fashion Stylist and honoree Troy Clinton, “Media” star Blue Kimble, “Thicker Than Water” star Brooklyn Tankard, “From the Bottom Up” star Kim Smedley, “Daytime Divas” actor Maurice Johnson, “All Eyez on Me” actor Stefon Washington, singer Vina Mills, “Saints & Sinners” actress Reece Odum and “From the Bottom Up” star Chrystale Wilson. 

Check out all of the red carpet images below:


Peter Parros 

Terri Stevens 

Reece Odum

Blue Kimble 

Vivica A. Fox

Bernard and James Bronner 

Catherine Brewton

Marlo Hampton

Brooklyn Tankard 

Vivica A. Fox with Blue Kimble and Reece Odum

Kimberly Chapman with her father

Vina Mills 

Troy Clinton

Stefon Washington 

Sheen Magazine’s Sammie Haynes with Kim Smedley and guest

Chrystale Wilson with Sean Anderson and Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S Events

Marlo Hampton with Terri Stevens 

Kim Smedley with Maurice Johnson

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