Nia Long Makes History As First Black Ambassador For White Diamonds Fragrance

Beauty & Style | Bené Viera | 07/14/2014 | 03:28 PM EDT

‘The Divide’ actress is the official spokesperson for Elizabeth Taylor’s perfume

Nia Long is not only snagging role after role in television and film, the goddess is also making history as the first Black woman to become a spokesperson for White Diamonds fragrance.

Long, 43, announced her brand ambassador role on Instagram with the caption, “My beauty secret to make sure I always dazzle and shine on the red carpet @ElizabethTaylor White Diamonds Lustre #DiamondsInABottle #Spon.” White Diamonds was created by fellow actress Elizabeth Taylor.


In addition to last year’s The Best Man Holiday and this year’s The Single Moms Club, Long stars on the new series “The Divide,” which has been pegged as the show to give Olivia Pope some competition. She's a seasoned actress no doubt (Boyz n the Hood, anyone?), but venturing into brand ambassador territory is a first for the mom of two. In a statement she said:

This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, and to be connected and affiliated with a brand that has a legacy of success and of so many important contributions to our country is an honour.

Elizabeth Taylor said White Diamonds was her ‘Diamonds In A Bottle,’ and that’s what Lustre really is to me – Lustre just adds that extra sparkle…I personally love the juicy pear and raspberry notes in Lustre – it gives it a fresh, fruity feminine touch.

Sales will go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

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(Photo: Nia Long via Instagram)

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