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.
Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

11 February 2012

Newark

American

Leo

Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana
(Actress)

19 June 1978

Passaic, New Jersey, United StatesPassaic

American

Gemini

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

11 September 1970

Washington, D.C.

American

Virgo

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

Detroit, Michigan

American

Aries

Grace JonesGrace Jones

19 May 1948

Spanish Town

Jamaican,American

Taurus

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

American

Aries

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

22 July 1998

Arlington, Texas, USA

American

Cancer

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

18 March 1970

Newark, New Jersey, USA

American

Pisces

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
(Actress, Comedienne)

27 July 1972

Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

American

Leo

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

Harvey, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Meagan GoodMeagan Good
(Film actress)

08 August 1981

Panorama City

American

Leo

Kellita SmithKellita Smith
(Model, Actress, Comedian)

15 January 1969

Oakland, California, USA

American

Capricorn

Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle
(Singer)

24 May 1944

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Gemini

Jordin SparksJordin Sparks
(Singer-songwriter)

22 December 1989

Phoenix

American

Sagittarius

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

09 May 2010

Bedford-Stuyvesant

American

Cancer

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
(Actress)

07 March 1964

Portsmouth

American

Pisces

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

08 September 1965

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

China Anne McClainChina Anne McClain
(Actress, Singer)

25 August 1998

Atlanta, Georgia

American

Virgo

Skai JacksonSkai Jackson
(Instagram Star, Actress, Social media Personality)

08 April 2002

New York City

American

Aries

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
(Actress)

10 June 1895

26 October 1952

Wichita

American

Gemini

Quvenzhané WallisQuvenzhané Wallis
(Actress, Model)

28 August 2003

Louisiana, USA

American

Virgo

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
(Actress)

17 July 1935

The Bronx, New York

American

Cancer

Tichina ArnoldTichina Arnold

28 June 1969

Queens, New York City, New York, United States

American

Cancer

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

06 August 1930

14 August 2010

Chicago

American

Leo

Tia MowryTia Mowry
(Actress)

06 July 1978

Gelnhausen, West Germany

American

Cancer

Angela BassettAngela Bassett
(Actress)

16 August 1958

Harlem, New York City, New York, United States

American

Leo

Tamera MowryTamera Mowry
(Actress)

06 July 1978

Gelnhausen, West Germany

American

Cancer

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
(Actress)

04 January 1972

Corsicana, Texas

American

Capricorn

Aisha TylerAisha Tyler
(Actor, Film director, Film producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, Writer, Television actor, Podcaster)

18 September 1970

San Francisco

American

Virgo

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

25 May 1972

Montgomery

Gemini

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

17 January 1927

25 December 2008

North

American

Capricorn

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
(Actor, Playwright, Television actor, Stage actor)

14 February 1978

Grinnell

American

Aquarius

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

22 April 1967

Chicago

American

Taurus

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

20 May 1984

East Orange

American

Taurus

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