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by D. Light June 03, 2014 03:10 PM EST
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Ever fantasize that you were born in a different era? A Hollywood Golden Era glamour girl, a cabaret singer or a flapper in the Cotton Club? Let the music from these ladies from history inspire you and call forth the timeless beauty inside you.

ARIES: Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915)
The listening experience of Lady Day is one of heartbreak and suffering, but also of timeless beauty and emotion. This chanteuse of serious songs speaks to the fire sign belly of every Aries.
Tracks: What a Little Moonlight Can Do, I Cried for You, Night and Day

TAURUS: Nan Wynn (May 8, 1915)
The big band singer and Broadway actress was a stunning beauty with the golden throat that your sign is known for. She also had a Katy-Perry sized sense of humor, as evidenced in her choice of movie projects, titles including: Pardon My Sarong.
Tracks: I Saw 13 Black Cats, Ain't Misbehaving

GEMINI: Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920)
This clever Gemini turned her hard-scrabble life into musical resource as she rose to prominence as one of the most popular of the big band era whose career lasted for the better of six decades.
Tracks: Fever!, Big Spender, Is That All There Is?

CANCER: Lena Horne (June 30, 1917)
She was a teenager in the chorus of the Cotton Club before making her way into Hollywood and onto the blacklist for her political views. Gorgeous, multi-talented and serious, the Cancer diva used her voice to advance the Civil Rights movement.
Tracks: Lost in the Stars, You Go To My Head, Stormy Weather

LEO: Mae West (August 17,1893)
This bold, blonde and bawdy comedienne paved the way for everyone from Bette Midler to Chelsea Handler and one can almost hear her shrugging, "Where's the thanks?"
Tracks: All Of Me, I'm in the Mood for Love, Santa Baby

VIRGO Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924)
A prolific recorder of Jazz, R&B, Blues and Pop this focused Virgo established her own phenomenal singing style that influenced decades of singers beyond her.

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Tracks: Evil Gal Blues, Ain't Misbehaving, I Wanna Be Loved

LIBRA: Julie London (September 26, 1926)
Smoky and sensual, this Venus-ruled diva seduced with her sultry voice and on-screen sex appeal. She released over 40 albums, appeared in several television series and made many movies in her long, illustrious career.
Tracks: My Funny Valentine, Bye Bye Blackbird, Fly Me To The Moon

SCORPIO: Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896)
The passionate, emotive style of this scintillating Scorpio singer kept audiences in her spell from vaudeville to the silver screen. The Grammy Hall of Famer was also the first African American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award.
Tracks: Heat Wave, Am I Blue, When Your Lover Has Gone

SAGITTARIUS: Betty Grable (December 18, 1916)
This fiery Sagittarius helped to keep the soldier's spirits high during World War II as one of the most popular pin-up of girls of the time and her song and dance sparkled up the golden era of Hollywood.
Tracks: The Song of the Very Merry Widow, Honey Man, Baby Won't You Say You Love Me

CAPRICORN: Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927)
This legendary Capricorn's distinctive singing style and dynamite presence captivated fans worldwide. Orson Welles once called her "the most exciting women in the world."
Tracks: Love for Sale, C'est si bon, I Want to Be Evil

AQUARIUS: Carmen Miranda (February 9, 1909)
The eclectic Aquarius know as the "Brazilian Bombshell" bowled over Hollywood and brought Latin culture to the world with her boundless energy, hot dance numbers and mouthwatering headgear.
Tracks: Chica Chica Boom Boom, Weekend in Havana, Mama Eu Quero

PISCES: Nina Simone (February 21, 1933)
This spiritual Pisces is called the "High Priestess of Soul." A tempestuous alchemist of song, Simone could bring the crowd to tears or set them sailing to heavenly heights.
Tracks: Feeling Good, Ain't Got No, I Put a Spell On You
 
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