Top Ten Black Actresses

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42 Hattie 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

43 Paula Patton Paula 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

44 Lynn 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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45 Keke Palmer Keke Palmer Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter, presenter and television personality.
46 Dorothy 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.

47 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

The thing with beyonce is that she is more versatile when it comes to acting. As she can act in a dramatic film - obsessed
an action film - obsessed
a comedy - the pink panther and austin powers:goldmember
BUT, she can also act in a musical film because of her being a singer also as she's acted in dreamgirls. This makes her a better actress as most of the other actresses do not have a good enough voice to act in a musical. - fisto77

For what I've known of Beyonce... She's so perfect in talent... She have a lots of talents.. Not only as a singer, but she can do actor, a stylist and also she can dance. So I think that Beyonce should be in the above list the top ten...

She is the best and always will did you not see her movies or what

Her? Give me a break. She can't even act for crying out loud! - DaWyteNight

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48 Yaourou Konate

Beautiful model and good actress

The best Beautiful women...

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49 CCH Pounder

One of the most overlooked actresses of all

50 Elise 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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51 Sheila Frazier

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

52 Lonette 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 :-/

53 Angelle Brooks

Very Beautiful, I like her role in one of Martins sitcom.. Plus she has a good voice.. Know I would love to meet this women!

Beautiful and acts so refined. Her films include Ritual (2000), The TV series V. I. P.

54 Vonetta McGee
55 Paula Kelly
56 Heather Headley

drop dead gorgeous, fierce yet with a dose of simplicity and great charm on the stage, an immense strength shining from somewhere within... but when her mouth opens and her voice takes flight, oh man, nobody can sing and act Aida like she does. Beyonce doesn't stand a chance.

57 Marianne Jean-Baptiste
58 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Was in the movie The Secret Life of Bees. Just starting to act. - brettfan

59 Tania Benjamin
60 Taís Araújo

Brazilian actress who became the first black actress to appear as a main character in a telenovela (soap) on Brazilian television. - brettfan

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