Hally Berry, Whoppi Goldberg and Diahann Caroll are a few famous African American heartthrobs

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.
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

American

Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana
(Actress)

19 June 1978

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Diana RossDiana Ross
(American singer)

26 March 1944

American

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

American

Angela BassettAngela Bassett
(Actress)

16 August 1958

American

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
(Actress, Comedienne)

27 July 1972

American

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
(Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,)

18 March 1970

American

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson
(Actress, Singer)

11 September 1970

American

Grace JonesGrace Jones

19 May 1948

Jamaican,American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Aisha TylerAisha Tyler
(Actress, TV Host)

18 September 1970

American

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
(Actress)

14 February 1978

American,Zimbabwean

Tia MowryTia Mowry
(Actress)

06 July 1978

American

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

American

Tamera MowryTamera Mowry
(Actress)

06 July 1978

American

Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle
(Singer)

24 May 1944

American

Meagan GoodMeagan Good
(Film actress)

08 August 1981

American

Skai JacksonSkai Jackson
(Child Actress)

08 April 2002

American

China Anne McClainChina Anne McClain
(Actress, Singer)

25 August 1998

American

Jordin SparksJordin Sparks
(Singer-songwriter)

22 December 1989

American

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
(Actress)

07 March 1964

American

Madison Michell PettisMadison Pettis
(Actress, Voice Actress, Celebrity Model)

22 July 1998

American

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

American

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
(Actress)

17 July 1935

American

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

American

Tichina ArnoldTichina Arnold

28 June 1969

American

Kenya MooreKenya Moore
(Actress & Model)

24 January 1971

American

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
(Actress)

10 June 1895

American

Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
(Child Actor)

28 August 2003

American

Kellita SmithKellita Smith
(Model, Actress, Comedian)

15 January 1969

American

Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Civil Rights Activist)

06 August 1930

American

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
(Actress)

04 January 1972

American

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
(Singer, Jazz musician, Film actor, Television actor, Stage actor)

17 January 1927

American

Naturi NaughtonNaturi Naughton
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Television actor)

20 May 1984

American

Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer
(television actor, film actor, actor)

25 May 1972

Sherri ShepherdSherri Shepherd
(Actor, Television presenter, Film actor, Television actor)

22 April 1967

American