Here's everything you need to know about these incredibly famous Black actresses.

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!
Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

11 February 2012

Newark

American

Leo

AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

25 August 2001

New York City

American

Capricorn

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

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
(Rapper)

01 July 1971

Portsmouth

American

Cancer

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

American

Aries

Lauryn HillLauryn Hill

26 May 1975

South Orange, New Jersey, United States

American

Gemini

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

18 March 1970

Newark, New Jersey, USA

American

Pisces

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

Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle
(Singer)

24 May 1944

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Gemini

Tatyana AliTatyana Ali
(Actress)

24 January 1979

North Bellmore, New York, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Faith EvansFaith Evans
(American singer)

10 June 1973

Lakeland

American

Gemini

Toukie SmithToukie Smith
(Actress, Model)

25 April 1955

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Taurus

Sydney Tamiia PoitierSydney Tamiia Poitier
(Actress)

15 November 1973

Los Angeles, California, USA

American

Scorpio

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

08 September 1965

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

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

Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
(Actress)

27 September 1970

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Libra

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

Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
(Actress)

02 January 1971

San Jose, California, United States

American

Capricorn

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

Chanel ImanChanel Iman
(Model)

01 December 1990

Atlanta

American

Sagittarius

Gladys KnightGladys Knight
(Singer, Actor, Composer, Musician, Television actor)

28 May 1944

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Simone BattleSimone Battle
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

17 June 1989

05 September 2014

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Beverly JohnsonBeverly Johnson
(Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model)

13 October 1952

Buffalo

American

Libra

Claudia JordanClaudia Jordan
(Actor, Model, Television actor)

12 April 1973

Providence

American

Aries

Kathleen BradleyKathleen Bradley
(Actor, Model, Television actor)

10 January 1951

Girard

American

Capricorn

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