The daughter of a soldier and a teacher, Diana Ross became the front woman of the massively successful Supremes, going on to become an iconic solo artist. After leaving school she joined Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown in The Primettes, who were signed to Motown as The Supremes. In 1964 she was lead vocalist on The Supremes' breakthrough hit Where Did Our Love Go? and over the next three years they had a string of international hits, making them one of the most successful girl bands of all time. Unquestionably The Supremes' biggest star, Ross went solo in 1969, achieving her first Number 1 with a cover of an old Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell hit Ain't No Mountain High Enough. In 1971 she starred as Billie Holiday in Motown's first movie Lady Sings The Blues. Other movies like Mahogany followed and the hits kept coming. She adopted a lower profile through the 2000s, but remains one of pop music's ultimate divas.