It is a known fact that throughout history the African-American women didn’t particularly have it easy- forced into slavery to being shunned by the society for racial factors. But none of these stopped these courageous women to fight for what they deserve and make the world a better place for their future generations. Rewinding and looking back at history, there are tons of successful stories that shed a light on these Black women who have made it big from politics to films. Zooming into the movies sphere, Black actresses have changed the course of cinema for the longest of time. Actresses like Viola Davis, Queen Latifa, Zoe Saldana, and Kerry Washington have all set their standards to an unattainable height. There are still so much to learn and be inspired to end from these game changers who changed the fabric of film for the longest time! Keep reading and find out more!
Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress
Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana
19 June 1978, American
Actress

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966, American
 

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

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

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
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author

Lauryn HillLauryn Hill
26 May 1975, American
 
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
23 October 1998, American
Actress

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973, American
American singer
Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971, American
Rapper

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

Sanaa LathanSanaa Lathan
19 September 1971, American
Actress
Tatyana AliTatyana Ali
24 January 1979, American
Actress

Tamera MowryTamera Mowry
06 July 1978, American
Actress
Tia MowryTia Mowry
06 July 1978, American
Actress

Skai JacksonSkai Jackson
08 April 2002, American
Child Actress

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

Della ReeseDella Reese
06 July 1931, American
Singer, Actress

Ryan Michelle BatheRyan Michelle Bathe
27 July 1976, American
Actress
Sydney Tamiia PoitierSydney Tamiia Poitier
15 November 1973, American
Actress

Tami RomanTami Roman
17 April 1970, American
Television Personality

Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
27 September 1970, Canadian
Actress

Lola FalanaLola Falana
11 September 1942, American
Singer, Dancer, and Actress

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Erika AlexanderErika Alexander
19 November 1969, American
Actress
Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976, German
 

Madge SinclairMadge Sinclair
28 April 1938, Jamaican, American
Actress
Toukie SmithToukie Smith
25 April 1955, American
Actress, Model

Destiny EtikoDestiny Etiko
12 August 1994, Nigerian
Actress

Joie LeeJoie Lee
22 June 1962, American
Actress, Screenwriter
Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
04 January 1972, American
Actress

Momma DeeMomma Dee
21 September 1963, American
Actress, Singer
Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
02 January 1971, American
Actress

Gladys KnightGladys Knight
28 May 1944, American
Singer, Actor, Composer, Musician, Television

Chanel ImanChanel Iman
01 December 1990, American
Model

Simone BattleSimone Battle
17 June 1989, American
Actor, Singer, Television actor

Claudia JordanClaudia Jordan
12 April 1973, American
Actor, Model, Television actor
Beverly JohnsonBeverly Johnson
13 October 1952, American
Film producer, Television actor, Film actor,

Kathleen BradleyKathleen Bradley
10 January 1951, American
Actor, Model, Television actor