The world has generally been obsessed with blue-eyed, fair-skinned blondes. However, over the years, several actresses of African American descent have taken the world of glamor by storm and proved that ‘dusky is beautiful too’. The past few decades have seen the rise of several beautiful actresses of African American actresses, who have grabbed the limelight for both their drop-dead gorgeous looks and their acting prowess. Yesteryear actresses like Diahann Caroll and Dorothy Dandridge were one among the first few divas who became heartthrobs. They also inspired a whole generation of actresses to enter tinsel town and many young girls to look fabulous. Diahann Caroll earned a lot of acclaim for her performances in Broadway musicals. She went on to work in the acclaimed television series ‘Julia’ later, for which she even fetched the prestigious ‘Golden Globe Award’. A few other famous African American actresses are Halle Berry, Whoppi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and Vanessa L Williams. Currently, Halle Berry is still considered hot property by many and has been making men weak in their knees. She is best known for her roles in the James Bond spy thriller ‘Die Another Day’, ‘Monster Ball’, ‘The Flintstones’ and several other acclaimed Hollywood blockbusters. Whoppi Goldberg has been praised for her great comic timing and her ability to leave audiences in splits. You will find below a list of famous African American actresses admired worldwide. Some of them continue being popular even after being away from the limelight since decades.
Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana
19 June 1978, American
Actress
Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966, American
 

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954, American
Media proprietor

Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944, American
American singer

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 
Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
16 May 1966, American
Singer-Songwriter

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress, Comedienne

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson
11 September 1970, American
Actress, Singer
Angela BassettAngela Bassett
16 August 1958, American
Actress

Meagan GoodMeagan Good
08 August 1981, American
Film actress
Grace JonesGrace Jones
19 May 1948, Jamaican, American
Model

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American
Actress

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Aisha TylerAisha Tyler
18 September 1970, American
Actress, TV Host
Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle
24 May 1944, American
Singer

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
26 August 1993, American
Actress

Lena HorneLena Horne
30 June 1917, American
Singer
Tamera MowryTamera Mowry
06 July 1978, American
Actress

Tia MowryTia Mowry
06 July 1978, American
Actress
Jordin SparksJordin Sparks
22 December 1989, American
Singer-songwriter

China Anne McClainChina Anne McClain
25 August 1998, American
Actress, Singer

Skai JacksonSkai Jackson
08 April 2002, American
Child Actress

Madison Michell PettisMadison Pettis
22 July 1998, American
Actress, Voice Actress, Celebrity Model
Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922, American
Actress
Tichina ArnoldTichina Arnold
28 June 1969, American
 

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American
Actress

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
10 June 1895, American
Actress

Kenya MooreKenya Moore
24 January 1971, American
Actress & Model
Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
28 August 2003, American
Child Actor

Kellita SmithKellita Smith
15 January 1969, American
Model, Actress, Comedian

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
04 January 1972, American
Actress

Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln
06 August 1930, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Civil Rights Activist

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Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer
25 May 1972
television actor, film actor, actor
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer, Jazz musician, Film actor, Television

Naturi NaughtonNaturi Naughton
20 May 1984, American
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Television
Sherri ShepherdSherri Shepherd
22 April 1967, American
Actor, Television presenter, Film actor,