Here is a list of the Top Hottest Black Actresses of All Time.
- Regina Hall
Regina’s most famous part, Brenda in the Scary Movie franchise, managed to avoid stabbings and lethal curses from creepy girls crawling out of televisions.
Brenda will not appear in the new Scary Movie 5, but her one-liners will ensure that she remains our favorite scream queen.
2. Robin Givens
Many people remember Robin Givens for her rocky marriage to Mike Tyson.
Givens is most known for her role as the lovely overachieving Darlene in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class, which she starred in.
3. Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee, who plays Sidney Poitier’s wife in A Raisin in the Sun, gives a grace to the role that counteracts Poitier’s restless portrayal.
She’s been a wise voice in films like Do the Right Thing and American Gangster since then.
4. Viola Davis
Viola Davis hasn’t always been a great supporting actress, but in the Oscar-nominated dramas Doubt and The Help, she managed to steal the show.
Amy Adams and Emma Stone can attest to this.
5. Cicely Tyson
Regardless of the fact that Cicely Tyson began her career as a model, her legendary stature was cemented by her raw acting in Sounder, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and the TV miniseries Roots.
There’s even a Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in New Jersey for any actress who wants to take notes.
When compared to the world’s ubiquitous Beyoncés and Rihannas, it may be easy to dismiss her today.
But don’t forget that Brandy (and her distinctive braids) featured in her own sitcom, Moesha, in the mid-’90s. Brandy charmed audiences for more than five years as the girl next door who was also street smart.
7. Grace Jones
There are females next door, and then there’s Grace Jones, who has a unique appearance that makes her appear to be from another world.
She was the barbaric Amazon warrior Zula in Conan the Destroyer, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the height of her acting career in the 1980s.
She was a fierce enemy to Roger Moore in the Bond film A View to a Kill, when she played May Day.
8. Diahann Caroll
Diahann Carroll defied the odds (and public perception) by portraying a black single mother who simultaneously worked as a nurse in the pioneering sitcom Julia.
On Dynasty in the 1980s, she faced off against Joan Collins. Even at the age of 77, this legend is still fighting.
9. Regina King
Regina King had us at hello in Jerry Maguire as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife.
Since then, she’s been in films such as Miss Congeniality 2, Ray, and TNT’s successful cop drama Southland.
10. Jada Pinkett-Smith
Will Smith’s sons Willow and Jaden Smith didn’t get their star power from him alone.
Some of it came from their mother, a star in her own right who voiced Gloria the hippo in the Madagascar film and starred in The Matrix series.
11. Diana Ross
Diana Ross is a living legend, and rightfully so.
Ross built a reputation for herself in Hollywood in addition to being the most famous member of the singing group The Supremes.
Ross was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday.
12. Keke Palmer
After gaining acclaim for her part in Akeelah and the Bee, Keke Palmer’s career took off when she landed the lead role in Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP, a youngster who obtains a position as the head of a fashion company’s children’s division.
Palmer is poised to play Chili in VH1’s upcoming TLC biopic now that she’s 19 years old and mature.
13. Janet Jackson
One of the original princesses of pop music has demonstrated she can be more than just Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty) by showcasing her versatility in the comedy Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and the drama Poetic Justice.
14. Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton is mistaken for a car thief in her breakout picture, the Oscar Best Picture winner Crash. The only thing this British actress took with her criminally beautiful looks was the limelight.
15. Kat Graham
Kat throws us under her spell every episode as witch Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries.
She’s not only a superb actor; she’s also a singer who plans to release her debut album later this year.
16. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson’s sexiest feature will always remain her perseverance, even as she works her newfound slender figure.
She went on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Effie White in Dreamgirls, joining a small but elite group of black actresses who have ever done so.
17. Tyra Banks
Tyra tried her hand at acting with roles in Life-Size and Coyote Ugly before attempting to become the next Oprah with her talk show.
With recent appearances on America’s Next Top Model and cameos in Tropic Thunder and Hannah Montana: The Movie, the former supermodel appears to have found her favorite role: Tyra.
18. Sharon Leal
Sharon is portrayed in Dreamgirls as Effie’s slim replacement Michelle, who is the polar opposite of Jennifer Hudson: all beauty and no talent.
In real life, though, Leal is a gifted actor who has appeared in films such as Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
19. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
It might be time to learn how to say her name if you don’t already. In the film Larry Crowne, she demonstrated she could hold her own against Hollywood veterans Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, earning her a prominent part alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the Fox drama Touch.
20. Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt, in the campy TV series Batman, with Adam West in the 1960s, was the first black actress to slink into Catwoman’s bodysuit before Halle Berry.
Kitt didn’t just look good in the outfit; she exuded feline sensuality and, of course, her wonderful purr.
21. Joy Bryant
Bryant is the girl you want in your arms and on your screen, whether she’s 50 Cent’s main squeeze in Get Rich or Die Tryin’ or Dax Shepard’s wifey on the TV show Parenthood.
22. Michael Michele
Michael Michele’s portrayal of Dr. Cleo Finch on ER made us look forward to our weekly check-ups with her.
We can only hope she signs on for another small screen job soon, as we last saw her on TV in a few episodes of Gossip Girl in 2011.
23. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s celestial singing voice was already well-known in 1992. But, after starring in The Bodyguard as the object of Kevin Costner’s protection, she became a Hollywood star to watch.
Following the popularity of the film, Whitney starred in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher’s Wife, and Sparkle, which was released after her death in 2012.
24. Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa’s name, which means “brilliance” in Arabic, is a fulfilled prophecy.
This New York native not only acted in hit films like Love & Basketball and Alien vs. Predator, but she also holds an English degree from UC Berkeley and a Drama degree from Yale.
25. Tamara Dobson
Dobson began her career in the spotlight as a model for Vogue before becoming a mainstay in blaxpoitation flicks.
This explains why she was so captivating to watch whenever she appeared on film.
26. Taraji P. Henson
Henson raises Brad Pitt, who ages backwards, in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. After starring in John Singleton’s Baby Boy and Hustle and Flow, she landed this job.
This D.C. native’s career, like Benjamin Button’s, appears to be improving with time. Person of Interest, a smash CBS drama, has made her a regular.
27. Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris has pushed out all the stops to look the part, from her spiky hairdo in 28 Days Later to the rotten teeth she sports as a voodoo priestess in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
However, her sex appeal is undeniable as the new Bond girl in Skyfall.
28. Garcelle Beauvais
Garcelle Beauvais has played that alluring colleague that adds flare to your workday, from working at a hotel with Jamie Foxx on his ’90s sitcom to working with Mark-Paul Gosselaar in NYPD Blue and Franklin & Bash.
This Haitian actress may appear to be a boy, but she is unmistakably a woman.
29. Aisha Tyler
It appears that the comedienne’s career has come full circle, from her days presenting Talk Soup on E! to her current role as co-host of The Talk. But talking it up as herself isn’t her only gig—also she’s the voice of Lana Kane on the TV series Archer.
30. Bianca Lawson
What are the similarities between Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries? Bianca Lawson, who doesn’t appear to age, has appeared on all of these episodes.
This 33-year-old has been playing teen parts for two decades, starting with Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1993. She’s like a seductive female version of Peter Pan.
31. Lauren London
Lauren London first caught our attention as New New, T.I.’s love interest in ATL, but she cemented her place in our hearts when she starred in the holiday film This Christmas. We admire London’s on-screen endeavors, whether they are in a music video, a film, or a TV show.
32. Zoë Kravitz
Kravitz portrays Angel, a rebellious teenage mutant with a permanent set of dragonfly wings, in X-Men: First Class.
Her parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, gave her heavenly gorgeous looks and superhuman levels of flair, and she’s just as potent in real life.
A cliche in Hollywood is the singer-turned-actor. Beyoncé’s acting roles have been as credible as her music career, owing to her self-described perfectionist nature.
She began her acting career as the sassy Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember, then moved on to somber roles in Dreamgirls and Cadillac Records. Beyoncé has a wide range of abilities, not only vocally. If only she’d make more films, she’d be a better actress.
34. Vivica A. Fox
Although she dated 50 Cent, our favorite Fox coupling will always be when she worked on Kill Bill with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. The actress kills it as assassin Vernita Green.
35. Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson, who is half-Cuban, has a flair for playing asskicking knockouts, first as the gun-toting dominatrix Gail in Sin City and then as the woman who did a nRosario Dawson, who’s part Afro-Cuban, has displayed a knack for playing ass-kicking knockouts; first as the gun-wielding dominatrix Gail in Sin City, and then as the woman who did a number on Kurt Russell in the Death Proof segment of Grindhouse. umber on Kurt Russell in Grindhouse’s Death Proof section.
36. Paula Patton
Art imitates life in Patton’s situation.
When she wasn’t making us envious of her real-life boyfriend Robin Thicke, the actress made us envious of Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol as secret agent Carter.
37. Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana is well-known for her roles as otherworldly women.
First, as Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek, the half-Dominican actress became the first lady of the USS Enterprise.
Despite the fact that we didn’t see her in person in Avatar, her blazing charm in motion-capture acting landed her a spot on Hollywood’s A-list.
38. Stacey Dash
Dash is best known for her performance as the affluent, brash, and attractive Dionne in Clueless, as well as the spin-off television series of the same name. And, judging by how many rappers still mention Dash in their lyrics, she hasn’t lost her luster.
39. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union has a knack for portraying strong women on cinema.
First and foremost, we didn’t want to cast her as Isis, the top cheerleader in Bring It On. And when LL Cool J decided to follow Eva in Deliver Us From Eva, he had no idea what he was getting himself into.
40. Nia Long
Long plays the ultimate ride-or-die girl in her films, defending a jobless Ice Cube in Friday and a guilty Mekhi Phifer in Soul Food.
And, in Big Momma’s House, she forgives Martin Lawrence for impersonating her obese grandma.
That’s a woman that is always willing to go the extra mile for her man.
41. Lena Horne
42. Vanessa Williams
Despite the fact that her beauty queen title was canceled due to a nude photo incident, she has gone on to become a TV queen, with noteworthy parts on Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty.
43. Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge created history as Carmen Jones, the seductive title heroine.
Carmen not only made Dandridge the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954, but it was also one of the best parts available to a black actress at the time.
44. Meagan Good
Good has come a long way from her days as a puppet on Cousin Skeeter, spreading her goodwill in films like Stomp the Yard and TV shows like Californication and Deception, on which she stars.
45. Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett plays a woman who rediscovers her sensual side in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
The Oscar nominee never lost her stride as one of today’s busiest actors in real life.
46. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington has been in the film industry for a long time, but she has never been as well-known as she is right now.
Washington is starring in her own blockbuster TV program, the political thriller Scandal, in addition to receiving plaudits for her outstanding portrayal as damsel-in-distress Broomhilda in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning Django Unchained.
47. Rashida Jones
Jones seems to have inherited everything of her father Quincy Jones’ musical genius, but it has been transformed into humorous genius.
She doesn’t only spend her days on the set of Parks and Recreation portraying everyone’s favorite BFF; she also develops and stars in her own self-created roles, such as Celeste and Jesse Forever, in which she plays the titular heroine.
48. Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet portrayed your best friend’s older sister, Denise Huxtable, on The Cosby Show in the 1980s, who you had a thing for but who everyone knew was too hip for you because of her artsy attitude and Bohemian style.
Nonetheless, we came to know Denise over the course of the episode, and we fell in love with Bonet in the process.
49. Halle Berry
It’s easy to forget that Halle Berry is also hot due of her performance, with roles as a Bond girl in Die Another Day and Storm in the X-Men series, because her love life has recently taken center stage (her current fiancé Olivier Martinez and ex Gabriel Aubrey practically fought over her last year).
For her performance in 2001’s Monster’s Ball, she became the first and only African American to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress.
She looked her best even when she was at her worst in Catwoman. We believe that this balances out her performance enough for us to forgive her.
50. Pam Grier
Pam Grier became the quintessential face (and figure) of ’70s blaxploitation flicks as the titular role in Foxy Brown. Reas Also: 11 Black Actresses who have Won Oscars with their Names And Photos 2022
Quentin Tarantino didn’t have to seek far when casting the lead in Jackie Brown, more than 20 years later, as a testament to her continuing legacy.
She’d demonstrated, like a genuine superwoman, that age was no barrier to her success.
Here is a list of the Top Hottest Black Actresses of All Time.