Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell

Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell

Actress Jennifer Beals

Actress Jennifer Beals

*I did a double take when I came across an archived photo of the late Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell.

She resembles the character in 1995’s “Devil in a Blue Dress,” portrayed by actress Jennifer Beals who co-starred with Denzel Washington.

Dr. DeVore Mitchell who recently died at age 93 was a pioneer in the fields of modeling, beauty, fashion, and entertainment. Beals is best known for her starring role in the 1983 hit movie Flashdance.

Both DeVore Mitchell and Beals were born mixed race/African Americans. If there would be a biopic of Dr. DeVore Mitchell, would Beals be a candidate for the role?