Janet: A Life in the Spotlight

From her early days performing with big brother Michael through her evolution into a sexy, daring solo artist, Janet Jackson, 37, has lived her life in the public eye. As the singer-actress releases her new CD, Damita Jo, take a look at some of her most revealing moments.

MISS DRAMATIC

Jackson found an affinity for acting on such shows as Good Times (left), on which she costarred as adopted Penny Woods from 1977 to 1979 (at ages 11 to 13). A teenage Jackson later appeared on the hit 1980s series Diff'rent Strokes as Todd Bridges's girlfriend Charlene DuPrey.