When we first saw actress Allison Semmes saunter onto the stage during a performance of Motown the Musical
, it was immediately clear she was born to play the role of Diana Ross. From her mannerisms to her voice, Semmes nailed it.
Of course, playing one of the most legendary songstresses in music history several times a week can take a toll on a gal's skin and hair (read: heavy makeup, hot stage lights, and multiple wig changes), so when we caught up with the Hyde Park native at the Oriental Theatre in between shows, we had to find out about her beauty routine off
stage. While she uses a hearty mix of products, you'll be pleased to know Semmes favors a lot of drugstore finds — which is something we can all appreciate. So, even if your best performance is singing in the shower, there's no reason why you can't look like a superstar, too.
Photographed by Heather Talbert