Top Ten Black Actresses

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41 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.

42 Yaourou Konate

Beautiful model and good actress

The best Beautiful women...

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43 Tisha Campbell-Martin

She is funny pretty too

44 CCH Pounder

One of the most overlooked actresses of all

45 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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46 Sheila Frazier

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

47 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 :-/

48 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

49 Naomi Harris

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

50 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah 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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51 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.

52 Vonetta McGee
53 Paula Kelly
54 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.

55 Marianne Jean-Baptiste
56 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

57 Tania Benjamin
58 Taís Araújo

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

59 Gloria Hendry
60 Margaret Avery

Ms. Avery is a screen legend and acting Royalty. Her emmy-nominated performance in 'the color purple' is unforgettable. As a young child, I remember watching her play "shug" and thinking "if she's beautiful, successful and colored" (as my grandma used to say) than I can be, too.

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