Top Ten Black Actresses

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41Rosario Dawson

Her acting is flawless and she looks like me! Her roles are versatile and she really gets into character for every film

love her acting in the movie LIGHT IT UP next to usher gosh I would watch dat movie all day

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42Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

She is one of the most successful singer turned actress and producer without a flop to her name.

So overrated. Worst actress ever. Boring

43Hattie McDaniel

Had one of the great comebacks of all-time when black journalists criticized her for playing maids. "I'd rather play a maid than be one, " said Hattie.

One of the true "original black actresses". The FIRST African-American to win an Oscar.

This woman should be in the top three, sorry folks she was a lot better than what you have here

44Jordin SparksJordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.V1 Comment
45Alfre Woodard

I could not believe she was not on this list. She is an outstanding actress.

Truly a great actress. This list got it wrong because all the great actresses are not at the top of the list.

She has truly made history. Hands down the greatest actress to ever live.

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46Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge has to be the MOST GREATEST actress ever... she was the first African-American woman to appear at the Las Vegas Frontier and to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress!.. She broke color lines back then... she is the person that gives confidence and inspiration to African-American actresses and inspiring actresses, like myself, to go out for those big roles!

I CAN'T believe you people have Dorothy at no. 17! It's obvious that you don't know great actresses when you see them. This list is bias! How can you rate actresses that are alive with actresses that are NOT ALIVE! Sorry! I hate this listing!

she was wonderful and very beautiful.

47Lynn Whitfield

I'll say this. She's a great actress and a total fox. I imagine that she's my drama teacher ('because I'm sure she could teach it well) and that I have a thing for her, then we eventually make love on the sofa of the drama room. That's how great I think she is, in more than one way.

In her appearances on Martin and The Cheetah Girls 2, she looked smoking hot that I couldn't control myself. If I ever met her in the street and she looked the way she did then, I'd grab that sweet ass and kiss her hard. It's a compliment.

A very beautiful underrated actress from the old school who deserves more leading roles in a time that's short on black actresses that don't have talent but just good looks.

Lynn is very underrated. Shes beautiful, very talented and full of class - kimigans

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48Yaourou Konate

Beautiful model and good actress

The best Beautiful women...

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49CCH Pounder

One of the most overlooked actresses of all

50Zendaya
51Keke Palmer
52Elise Neal

She's just an amazing' actress period. Been in the game for along time and she still looks beautiful as ever!

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53Sheila Frazier

Very pretty in Neil Simon's California Suite. Hope to meet her some day.

54Lonette McKee

I'm 25 yrs old and most would be surprised I even know who this woman is, but she's one of my favorites... Sparkle is my favorite movies. I still watch clips of this woman on YouTube lol

I really wished she had gotten more significant parts in movies. She really has acting chops. She should have been pushed long before someone like Halle Berry :-/

55Paula Patton

I like to see her do more work. I think there is something to her. I enjoyed her performance in Idlewild. She really resonates with the camera. I hope one day she can give Halle Berry a run for her money. She's just as pretty and more importantly...she can Act, unlike Ms. Berry

She is a good actress and very pretty

56Tisha Campbell-Martin

She is funny pretty too

57Naomi Harris

When it comes to acting Naomi Harris is the best black actress by miles. White Teeth, 28 Days and Pirates of the Caribbean.

58AaliyahAaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

Aaliyah had great success with her Dance skills her beauty and her acting skills and music she was a entertainer she could do it all her Dance moves were precise and good her acting was really good too, Queen of the Damned was her role of portraying a vampire she made Queen Akasha look so scary channel T.V. guide's ranked her number 18 on T.V. guide's sexiest beasts of All time she is a great Dancer, singer and actress love Aaliyah.

She was amazing in Romeo Must Die with Jet Li... it's jst a pity we didn't get to see more of her. She was the evil Queen In Queen Of The Damned as well.

Aaliyah is a legend and was an incredible actress who was destined for so much success, shame she's no longer with us :'(

I wish she was still here. Man she looks so beautiful.

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