WERQ: Angela Bassett in Rachel Roy at the “Black Nativity” Premiere

Posted on November 19, 2013

There’s no reason for us to snap our fingers and tell Miss Angela to WERQ this fierce-as-shit getup.



Angela Bassett attends the “Black Nativity” premiere at The Apollo Theater in New York City in a Rachel Roy dress paired with a Swarovski clutch, Rafaello & Co Jewelry, and Christian Louboutin pumps.

Because she is FEELING IT at the moment and doesn’t need to be told a thing. Everything about this look is perfect. She looks amazing.








[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com]

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  • sagecreek


  • ChaCha_70


  • Courtenay P

    oh my god HER ARMS. WERQ that shit.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Mama gon’ knock you out!

    • Rhonda Shore

      she’s a brick….house…

  • lunchcoma

    Thank goodness. I needed a chaser after all those terrible Catching Fire pictures.

  • decormaven

    Love those shoes! Snaps of respect.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Right after taking Picture number 4, Ms. Bassett Dropped the Fucking Mike and The Band Played Her Out.

  • marlie

    KILLING it. Thank you, Ms. Bassett, for bringing it to the red carpet today.

  • Kirsty

    Good lord. She looks utterly perfect. She is 55! What a wonderfully strong beauty.

    • 55? No fucking way!? 100% WOMAN!

      • sagecreek

        She is OLDER THAN I AM. I weep bitter, salty tears of acclaim. I do.

        • Rand Ortega

          I’m crying like a wet baby while bowing completely down.

  • Alex

    Hate the shoes.

  • gabbilevy


  • Janice Bartels

    Loving her hair!

    • kimmeister

      Best part of this fantastic look.

    • therealkuri

      Me, too. I can’t tell if it’s a short haircut or an updo, but either way, it’s gorgeous.

  • Donyelle

    I QUIT!

  • Ma’am, yes ma’am.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Love the hair!!!

  • ChelseaNH

    I especially love the hair and the facial expression.

  • Kathy

    What a beautiful, powerful and confident woman, and she looks HOT!

  • TAGinMO

    WHOA…which way to the gun show??

  • frannyprof

    Fierce. as. shit. LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair and smile.

  • Not applicable

    she MUST be a voodoo priestess– she looks AMAZING. Damn.

  • poggi

    She looks beautiful, feminine, powerful, fierce, sexy, and happy.

  • Snailstsichr

    I love how those gold cap sleeves highlight her amazing arms.

  • Imasewsure

    I just love her and I love it when she gets it RIGHT… this is gorgeous and still kind of simple… straight up beauty!!

  • mjude

    bowing the fuck down!

  • Emily Giovanni

    Is that her real hair? It is the best hair.

    • MilaXX

      No it’s a wig. Just a good one.

  • Chaiaiai


  • KateTdid


  • MilaXX

    WERQ!! She’s so pretty!

  • amanda lynn

    hell yes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She’s such a babe. Love this look.

  • Milos Mom

    And the woman *still* has crazy gunz at 55 y.o. I really have to go back to the gym.

  • Lady knows how to dress herself from shoe, to dress, to wig. TRIPLE THREAT.

  • e jerry powell

    But in that first shot, she was looking at the peasants, ready to cut a bitch.


  • Stella Zawistowski

    Fa. Bu. Lous.

  • tereliz

    Bitch. Don’t. Age. She’s so beautiful I think I’ll kill myself.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Amazing. You go, Ms. Bassett. I was gonna call her “Angie,” but she is Ms. Bassett right here.

  • MoHub

    Someone finally nailed it1

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Damn, girl.

    • Lollaleeloo

      ^ Verbatim.

  • nannypoo

    She is hot and she knows it.

  • Tracy_Flick

    And that, my friends, is how you apply red-carpet levels of eye makeup without looking like you were in a terrible car wreck and got two black eyes.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    So much love. And so much envy from my part! Would you freaking age woman?!

    • boweryboy

      She’s Marie Laveau for reals.

  • boweryboy

    Go on gurl with your bad self!

  • KinoEye

    Those over-the-shoulder pics are giving me LIFE. And that HAIR. Fierce as fierce can be.

  • Rand Ortega

    In a word: KABLAM!

  • Alfred Cox

    Gorgeous. Timeless. Flawless. Show ’em how its done Auntie Angela!

  • Maluca

    I’ll have what she’s having!

  • stubbornthoughts

    Perfect dress, and LOVE her hair.

  • kmk05

    What is this face? What is this HAIR?


    That dress is sorcery too.

    • NOLA_gal

      I see what you did there.

  • ojosazules

    Making stunning look easy.

  • EEKstl

    Whenever anyone asks me who I think the most beautiful woman on the planet is, I say Angela Bassett without hesitation. Bow down, mere mortals.

  • River

    Her HAIR. And her…everything. I love this woman and she looks stunning.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Oh, mercy me. There’s so much fab going on here I feel faint!

  • Love. Her. Hair. The rest of the look is good, but her hair is fantastic.

  • gksp


  • gksp

    Love the shoes!

  • crash1212

    Amazing. This might be a WERQ hall of fame.

  • Look how much face she’s giving in just these few pics! Fierce, soft, glamorous, reserved, warm, cool. Everything. And she knows it. Iconic.

  • NBG

    Wow. Just, wow. Two things: one, the hair really suits her. Two, I am going to the gym right now so I can look 1/4 that good at 55! Snaps of respect!

  • MitzyG

    She is so gorgeous. Just keeps getting better.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    She looks wonderful in all the pictures, but is especially beautiful when shot from behind pictured looking over her shoulder. That angle showcases her perfect bone structure. I also love this hair on her.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Her Hair! Her Eyes! Her Legs! That Dress! Actually, the dress underwhelms, but she’s selling it full throttle, so it doesn’t even signify. Bow down, mortals.

  • rondele

    I like it a lot, it’s just, the last few times her dresses have been these darker colors. I’d like to see her in some jewel tones, or just not black, charcoal, or grey metallic. Her makeup is perfect.

  • Brookwater

    When I saw this picture on another site I was hoping that you would show a picture of her and Courtney in the “Pairs Division”. His ‘fit was kinda boring, but they looked so good together! And you are right–she is a WERQ with 2 snaps in a circle and Z formation! Luv huh!

  • Brookwater

    And Black Nativity is one of my all time favorite holiday plays, I hope this movie does not disappoint. The previews look very different from the play

  • MiriamMc75


  • jilly_d

    FACE, bitches.

  • In_Stitches

    How the hell is she 55? I think she’s pulling a Jenna Maroney and lying about her age the other way. ‘Helen Miren-ing’

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    We’ve all heard “black don’t crack” but isn’t wonderful to see a “woman of a certain age” with such wonderful natural expressions and not all messed up with Botox and fillers!?! I’d much prefer to see one’s natural beauty shining through. You go Ms. Bassett! See you at the Emmys too!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Ms. Bassett does fierce so well, that it’s a true pleasure to see that gorgeous smile. This is WERQing, and she knows it!

  • tmetz85

    Fabulous, except the highlightimg above her lip makes it look like she had a runny nose.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    BOOM. This is what 55 can look like! Love it all. Want it all. Well, maybe not the short curlies.

  • d4divine


  • WitlessExposition

    Beautiful! She will always be the Storm of my dreams.

    • DB Ruberto

      Indeed…. still makes my soul weep…

    • Adriana_Paula

      YES, dammit!

  • quiltrx

    She’s serving up FACE…and hair…and legs…and, well, she’s just serving it all up, isn’t she? Perfection!

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Angela is fine wine. She gets better with age. Look at those guns!

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Good Black don’t crack!

  • Alloy Jane

    Damn. I mean seriously. Gawd damn.

  • Dagney

    Whoa! Had a Whitney circa early 90’s flashback.

  • MannahattaMamma

    I think she should offer lessons to all the flibbertigibbets currently doing the redcarpet sashay. This woman knows what werqs and makes no apologies. Bow the hell down Miley Cyrus: THIS is how you show the world who is boss.

  • Claudia

    Why does my curly hair never look so pretty?!

  • Mona_Visa

    That 7th pic from the top (4th from the bottom) absolutely slays me with its perfection. Bowing down.

  • styrch

    I can’t help but think that this wouldn’t have been a WERQ on anyone else other than Ms. Angela Bassett. She definitely deserves a WERQ, but it’s a “safe” WERQ. I wish American Horror Story would just do an hour long with her doing nothing but ordering around her salon. I’d watch!

  • Kent Roby

    Stella has certainly not lost her groove. Wow.

  • AnniNoone

    Whoa. Hit your mark and SMOLDER, girl.

  • gigi kennedy

    holy moly she is GORGEOUS!!! WERQ for sure!

  • Bradio311


  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Shit, baby! H to T FIERCE! No question about it!

  • Danielle


  • French_Swede

    I wanna be her when I grow up.

  • Fred Vaughn

    That whole look is doing the snaps for us!

  • LeelaST

    The over-the-shoulder shot is so pretty! Love the shoulder detail, but not crazy about those black side strips.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Love, love, love her.

  • Aaminah Khan

    I wish she was wearing a bracelet, but then my eyes go to THAT HAIR and I just don’t even care any more. She wins.

  • GTrain


  • guest2visits

    Just beautiful, she looks amazing. Love the beautiful textured material and the fit.
    It’s Angela, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lange that made me start watching Coven.

  • Lilyana_F


  • pdquick

    I am about 1/64th Black. I would like to believe that this is the part. She gives this statuesque thing the not-so-white ladies in my family had, when it was not considered the standard of beauty, and I want to bow down at her feet for it. WERQin’ it for the team!

  • bringbackbeatles

    I know I’m late, but I had to say that her hair is fierce as hell and I love the hoop earrings with it. Her face is beautiful. I like the dress, but it’s not about the dress, it’s about what she does to the dress with her werqin’ it attitude.