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Taraji P. Henson, the renowned actress celebrated for her impactful role in The Color Purple, lit up the 35th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala with her captivating style. The 53-year-old actress graced the red carpet in a vibrant green gown that not only showcased her star power but also demonstrated her impeccable fashion sense.

Her ensemble was nothing short of spectacular— a bright green gown embellished with sparkles and featuring a daring deep-plunge neckline that elegantly accentuated her silhouette. The form-fitting dress, adorned with loose sleeves stopping just above her elbows, radiated sophistication and glamour. Henson, known for her dynamic on-screen presence, paired the gown with a sleek, high ponytail and opted for minimal accessories, allowing the stunning gown to take center stage. Her fingers adorned with rings, she completed the look with strappy, gold, open-toe pumps.

Taraji P. Henson

The Palm Springs gala, a star-studded affair, saw the presence of luminaries such as Lenny Kravitz, Willem Dafoe, Billie Eilish, and Finneas O’Connell. The event honored outstanding performances, with accolades bestowed upon talents like Emma Stone, Cillian Murphy, Greta Gerwig, Colman Domingo, and Danielle Brooks.

The Color Purple stars.

Celebrating the success of The Color Purple, the film recently achieved the second-biggest Christmas Day opening of all time. Co-produced by industry moguls Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the Warner Bros. Pictures production boasts a stellar cast, including Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino, Corey Hawkins, David Alan Grier, Ciara, H.E.R., and Deon Cole.

In candid interviews, Henson addressed the pervasive issue of pay disparity in the industry. Speaking to Gayle King on SiriusXM radio, she passionately voiced her frustration about working hard and receiving only a fraction of her worth. Her candid remarks resonated with many, and Oprah Winfrey emerged as a beacon of support, offering encouragement, guidance, and unwavering solidarity.

Taking to Instagram, Henson expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support and acknowledged Oprah Winfrey’s pivotal role. Winfrey, a steady and solid beacon of light for the entire cast of The Color Purple, provided unwavering support. Henson concluded by thanking Winfrey for proving that one conversation with a determined Black woman can make a profound impact.

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