The actress, 36, looked effortlessly stylish in a striped smock dress as she landed in the south of France.Hiding behind a pair of large shades, she showed off her natural beauty with a minimal make-up look, wearing just a rose-tinted gloss on her lips.
Following her victory, she released her debut single, "I Believe," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Taylor three Grammy nominations in 2006.Keeping her accessories simple, the beauty finished off the ensemble with a cream shoulder bag and a pair of black slingback pumps.Michelle will no doubt be making a dazzling appearance on the red carpet at the premiere of Wonderstruck later in the week.She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, for which she won a 2007 Theatre World Award.
Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the single "Bittersweet," which peaked in the top ten on the R&B chart.
The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
As of February 2012, Taylor has sold 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.
Her paternal grandfather was of German ancestry and her paternal grandmother was of English, Welsh, French, Irish, and Dutch descent, while her maternal grandfather was of Swiss-German descent and her maternal grandmother was of Swedish ancestry. She was one of the several candidates to audition as a replacement for Kate Jackson on the television series Charlie's Angels in 1979, although the part went to Shelley Hack.
She had small roles in a few theatrical films, including Falling in Love Again (1980) with Susannah York, The Hollywood Knights (1980) opposite Tony Danza, and Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981), none of which met with much critical or box office success.
In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the single "When I See U" which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks.