|1970s actress & sex symbol Pam Grier as Foxy Brown & now|
|1980s Actress/Model Jayne Kennedy before & after having children|
Meanwhile, Jayne Kennedy resigned to the role of mom and wife after having her first child Savannah in 1985. She has two other children Kopper Joi (born May 17, 1989) and Zaire Ollyea (born September 15, 1995). Before then, Kennedy, a former pageant queen, was the first black woman to grace the cover of Playboy magazine.
Jackee Harry also never had a child, but played opposite Marla Gibbs (Florence in the 1970s sitcom, The Jeffersons) in the long running 1980s NBC sitcom 227, which launched the career of acclaimed actress Regina King (Ray, Jerry McGuire, Miss Congeniality, Southland) who played the part of Gibbs’ daughter, Brenda on that show. Harry played an adopted mom to one of the twins on ABC/WB’s Sister, Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry and now can be seen performing in various cameo roles. This once curvacious bombshell was the object of many male fans and admirers.
|Jackee Harry was a 1980s sex symbol & later played a mom in Sister Sister|
Also, there is a host of female entertainers who have been able to bounce back. For example, former Spice Girl and current Australian X-Factor judge Melanlie “Mel B” Brown looked her best and sexiest in 2010 while being a spokesperson for a lingerie line and performing in a burlesque show. By that time, she had already given birth to daughters in 1999 (Phoenix) and 2006 (Angel Iris). Many other A-listers like Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry have managed to bounce back and retake their spots as sex symbols after delivering their babies.
|Beyonce during her pregnancy reveal on 2011 MTVs VMAs & her momager/business partner Tina Knowles|