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She's Simply The Best! A Look Back At Tina Turner's Iconic Fashion Moments

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Apr. 21 2021, Published 5:07 p.m. ET

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Tina Turner is the undisputed Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Born Anna Mae Bullock, Turner began her career with future husband Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm in 1957. In 1960, she was introduced as Tina Turner with the hit single "A Fool in Love." The duo went on to become one of the most formidable live acts in history releasing hits such as "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" and the Grammy-winning "Proud Mary" before disbanding in 1976 as Turner left their abusive marriage.

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In the 1980s, Turner launched one of the greatest comebacks in music history. Her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer contained her hit song "What's Love Got to Do with It," which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and it became her first and only No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. At age 44, she was the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100. 

Turner also acted in the films Tommy, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Last Action Hero

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In 2009, Turner retired after completing her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour, which is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time.

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Having sold over 100 million records, Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She has received 12 Grammy Awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also the first Black artist and first female to be on the cover of Rolling Stone

Throughout her entire career, the 81-year-old has also been a style trailblazer. From her famous leg-baring fringed mini-dresses to her iconic denim pieces, Turner always made a statement. 

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As everyones buzzes about the new the new HBO Max documentary Tina, OK! takes a look back on the singer's iconic fashion moments. 

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Scroll through the gallery below to revisit Tina Turner's memorable looks throughout the years.

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The shorter the better! The singer showed off her famous legs in a mini-dress while performing in 1970.

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On January 11, 1970, Turner performed "Proud Mary" on The Ed Sullivan Show in her signature fringed mini dress.

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In November 1972, Turner performed in Paris wearing a sexy halter dress, silver strappy sandals and her hair long and straight.

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This iconic 1977 Bob Mackie outfit helped usher in a new era for Turner, who "spread her wings" after filing for divorce from Ike. "Nobody's as exciting on stage as Tina," Mackie said. "She's just a whirling dervish of excitement."

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Serving Moulin Rouge vibes in Vegas in 1977, Turner rocked this sexy boudoir-inspired bedazzled, bustier-corset, designed by Bob Mackie, on stage.

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In February 1978, Turner wrapped herself up in a glamorous fur coat as she posed for photographers at the Inn on the Park Hotel, London. 

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In 1985, the black mini-dress and jean jacket combo she wore in her 1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It" music video quickly became iconic.

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Turner wore a white lace-up bustier top, white pants and pearl necklace while posing with fellow musician John Parr after his single "St. Elmo's Fire" knocked her off the No. 1 spot in the American charts in 1984.

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Going full on '80s, the singer sported sky-high spiked hair, cropped skinny pants and cropped waterfall neck jacket while on her Private Dancer Tour in March 1985. 

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The singer cleaned up at the 1985 Grammy Awards in a zig-zag print, long-sleeve sequin mini-dress styled with fishnets and pumps.

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Turner wore this futuristic, chain mail armor look for the 1985 movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. In the movie, Turner played the villainous Aunty Entity, the ruthless, glamorous leader of Bartertown.

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The singer re-wore chainmail while performing at one of her concerts on her Foreign Affair Tour in September 1990.

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In May 1992, Turner sizzled in a red leather pleated mini-dress while on stage in Spain. 

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During a concert in 1992, Turner kept her look simple in skinny jeans, white tank, ankle boots and sky-high hair.

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Nobody does an LBD better than Turner, seen here in 1997.

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The then 58-year-old rocked a silver-and-black sequined slip dress while she performed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Turner entertained in a sassy black leather halter ensemble at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta on January 30, 2000.

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Turner performed in a glittery gold bodysuit at the O2 Arena during her 2009 Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.

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