31 Amazing Photos Of Donna Summer

“The Queen of Disco” died today at 63. She leaves behind a legacy of beautiful music — and beautiful photos. Here’s a look back at her life of sequins, fabulous hair and sartorial surprises.

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Fin Costello / Getty Images

1976: Posing in an editorial.

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1976: Showing off her new Mercedes in Los Angeles.

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1976: Staring down a Christmas tree ornament.

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1976: Posing for a studio portrait in London.

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1976: Posing with her then-boyfriend outside in Los Angeles.

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1976: Staring down the dogs at home.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1977: Performing onstage in a feather costume.

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1977

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1977: Renting a car at the Bundy Rent-A-Wreck in Los Angeles.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1978: Performing onstage in disco sequins.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1978: Performing in a leopard dress.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1978: Performing with a white bow in her hair.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1978: Performing at the Civic Center in Atlanta in a black dress.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1978: Performing at the Civic Center in Atlanta in a white dress.

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1978: Posing for an album cover portrait session.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1978: Acting in the movie, “Thank God It’s Friday” at the fictional nightclub “The Zoo.”

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Henry Langdon / Getty Images

1978: Sitting in a car during a shoot for an album cover.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1979: Wide-eyed and posing for a portrait.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1979: Performing onstage in a sparkly blue dress.

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Michael Putland / Getty Images

1979: Performing at the Unicef concert at the United Nations.

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1979: Going to the rehearsals for the Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1980: Buying groceries.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1980: Riding a stationary bike.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1980: Posing for a portrait on her couch at home in a quilted silver outfit.

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1980: Making a funny face at the American Movie Awards.

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1983: Belting it out onstage in blue.

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1985: Getting out of her limo to go to a party hosted by Frank Sinatra in Washington D.C.

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1985: Striking a pose in red.

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1987: Performing in a big purple skirt.

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1999: Performing at the Donna Summer in Concert tour at Universal Studios.

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2000: Performing onstage with with sequin flowers on her chest.

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