Photo: Beyonce Knowles stars as Foxxy Cleopatra in Goldmember (2002) New Line Cinema - All rights reserved
Beyoncé (born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles) hails from Houston,
Texas, where she was born on September 4, 1981. Performing from an early age,
she was carefully groomed for success by her parents, Matthew and Tina, as the
lead singer of Destiny's Child. The teen sensation has since blossomed into a
more celebrated icon than almost anyone could have imagined, embarking on a
phenomenal solo career, reuniting with Destiny's Child, winning five Grammys
along the way, and successfully making the jump to feature films as the sultry
Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers 3.
The 5'7" beauty has also landed on virtually every best looking list around. Besides being named one People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People specifically for having the most wanted lips, she's been voted #1 of VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties, #1 of E's Steamiest Southern Stars, #7 of Stuff Magazine's Sexiest Women in the World, #17 of Maxim Magazine's Hot 100, to cite a few.
Beyoncé has been married to Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) since 2008, they have three children.