Sexiest Dark-Skinned Womenby cleverthug | created - 20 Jun 2012 | updated - 11 Sep 2013 | Public
As a proud "African-American" male that fully embraces his heritage, it is only natural for me to have an unrelenting admiration of beautiful Nubian goddesses. This list is dedicated to all of the sisters out there with melanin-rich skin tones. Initially, I was only including woman with "dark chocolate" skin tones, but I have expanded the list to include those with "milk chocolate" complexions. I am constructing this arrangement based on my personal taste. This list is incomplete...
1. Brenda Sykes
Actress | Mandingo
Brenda Sykes was born on June 25, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Brenda Louise Sykes. She is an actress, known for Mandingo (1975), Black Gunn (1972) and Cleopatra Jones (1973). She has been married to Paul Claude Hudson since May 19, 1995. She was previously married to Gil Scott-Heron.
2. Kenya Moore
Actress | I Know Who Killed Me
Kenya Moore was born on January 24, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kenya Summer Moore. She is an actress and producer, known for I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Dolls of Voodoo (2013) and The Confidant (2010). She has been married to Marc Daly since June 10, 2017. They have one child.
3. Lanisha Cole
Actress | Soul Plane
Lanisha Cole is known as "the model photographer." Lanisha is both an accomplished, world-renown model as well as an active, professional photographer of models, famous faces, and iconic places. Lanisha is of Panamanian descent and as a darker woman of color, she works tirelessly to end ...
Actress | Bring It On
Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. There, ...
6. Lauryn Hill
Soundtrack | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Lauryn Hill, a native of South Orange, New Jersey, first came to attention with the multi-talented Fugees. Their first album, "Blunted On Reality", went virtually unnoticed by the public; their real breakthrough came with the sophomore album, "The Score", which featured "Killing Me Softly". That ...
Actress | Monster-in-Law
Fraser was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Fraser attended Cardinal Spellman High School in New York City. Fraser aspired to be a school teacher because of her love of learning. Her parents divorced when she was a child. She is 1 of seven children - she has 3 maternal siblings and 4 paternal ...
Actress | Freddy vs. Jason
Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, talent show judge, and television personality. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the group's two-year hiatus, Kelly Rowland ...
10. Naturi Naughton
Actress | Notorious
Naturi Naughton is an American Actress/Singer best known for her performance as "Tasha St. Patrick" in the hit show "Power" on the Starz Network. She has won 2 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in this role. Many also remember her thrilling portrayal of "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's film "...
11. Nichole Galicia
Actress | Django Unchained
Nichole Galicia is a film and television actress whose extraordinary journey to the big screen began as a high fashion model on the catwalks of Europe. Most recently, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino hand picked Galicia for his film, Django Unchained, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. ...
Actress | Grey's Anatomy
Linara Washington was born in the little town of Beaufort, SC to a beautiful Brazilian woman and an American son of a preacher man. Her mother spoke no English at the time, which has given Linara the added benefit of being fluent in Portuguese. She is currently adding German to her list of ...
14. Tenika Davis
Actress | Saw VI
Tenika Davis was born July 16 in Toronto, Canada and raised in the small town of Newmarket, Ontario. When she was 10 years old, Tenika discovered a keen interest in public speaking and the performing arts it is at this point she began competing in various public speaking competitions where she ...
20. Suzzanne Douglas
Actress | The School of Rock
Suzzanne Douglas is an award winning actress of both screen and stage, whose work has lead her through all walks of creative life. Driven by her desire to constantly grow as an artist, Suzzanne has developed a canon of enigmatic and complex roles, and hopes to encourage younger artists to do the ...
21. Angela Bassett
Actress | Strange Days
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...
22. Serena Williams
Actress | Pixels
Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open ...
23. Jennifer Hudson
Soundtrack | Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a ...
24. Nia Long
Actress | Big Momma's House
Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The Best Man Holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private ...
27. Tika Sumpter
Actress | Southside with You
Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (1968) (2005-2010, 2011).
After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the ...
28. Talani Rabb
Actress | The Scorpion King
Talani Rabb-Diggs began modeling doing fashion shows and acting on-stage in musicals at the age of 10. She signed with the Ford Model Agency at the age of 16. Talani has traveled the world, modeling, gracing magazines from Europe to Africa. Today she is married to The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan. Talani ...
29. Denise Boutte
Actress | Why Did I Get Married?
Denise Boutte was born on January 19, 1982 in Maurice, Louisiana, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Why Did I Get Married? (2007), Extreme Movie (2008) and N-Secure (2010). She has been married to Kevin Boutte since 2003. They have one child.
31. Bre Scullark
Actress | Heartfelt
Bre Scullark, from America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 is a dynamic young woman who after ANTM, did correspondent work for the Tyra Banks Show, BET and a few other outlets. Bre has been a blogger for Global Grind, Essence.com and Honey magazine while focusing on acting and continuing her ...
33. Cat Wilson
Actress | Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12
Cat Wilson was born on April 25, 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005), Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (2007) and Oh Happy Day (2004). She has been married to Malik Yoba since December 21, 2003.
36. N'Bushe Wright
Actress | Blade
Beautiful N'Bushe Wright started out as a dancer, trained at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Dance, but then switched to acting, enrolling at Stella Adler's studio. Within a year, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead (1992). That year, she won ...
37. Tatyana Ali
Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).
She went on...
39. Tanisha Harper
Actress | Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Tanisha Harper began her career within the entertainment industry at the age of 15, when she was discovered by a model scout. She immediately began working and was spotted everywhere from advertisements and billboards to catalogs and editorials for clients, such as InStyle and Vanity Fair magazines...
41. Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actress | Oliver & Company
Sheryl Lee Ralph was born December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. She is known for her roles in Moesha (1996), Its A Living (1980), and Instant Mom (2013). Her Career Began in the late 1970s. She has been Married to Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005 a Pennsylvania state senator. She was ...
42. Foxy Brown
Soundtrack | Jackie Brown
Foxy Brown, a Brooklyn native, never thought she would be in the rap industry, much less in films. Even though she received a lot of skepticism from critics because of her raunchy lyrics and sexual appeal in music videos, Foxy still managed to stay on top. With a platinum album under her belt, and ...
44. Jasmine Burke
Actress | Ride Along
Jasmine Burke is an award winning, American Actor/ Filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia who attended Kennesaw State University on full scholarship. Growing up in musical theatre paid off when on a whim, during college, Jasmine tried out for the hit talent competition MTV's Making the Band 3 and advanced...
Actress, writer, artist, designer, and TV personality, Tracey Cherelle Jones is the epitome of a contemporary renaissance woman. Tracey began acting at the tender age of 8 years old after nailing her very first audition, a national McDonald's commercial. This inspired her, and she went on to do ...
50. Jazz Raycole
Actress | Jericho
Jazz Raycole is a professionally trained dancer. By four years of age, she was involved in dance competitions, and has trained with many top choreographers. She is currently dancing under the supervision of multi-talented choreographer Debbie Allen.
After deciding to break into acting, Raycole and ...
51. Genevieve Nnaji
Actress | Road to Yesterday
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing ...
52. Oluchi Onweagba
Actress | After the Sunset
Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. She appeared in six Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times from 2005 ...
53. Alysia Rogers
Actress | Boyz n the Hood
Alysia Rogers is an actress and devoted mother. Her success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the communities that have long appreciated her work, which includes donating time to speak to youth about gang violence, and rising above your environment. Alysia most memorable roles were "...
Actress | Django Unchained
Sharon Pierre-Louis is a multilingual Haitian-American fluent in Creole, American Sign Language, and conversational French. She is a classical/Opera singer and has 5 siblings, including a Deaf older brother. Her parents came to the United States during the 1980s in search of a better future. Years ...
Actress | Coming to America
Vanessa Bell Calloway was born on March 20, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Vanessa Bell. She is an actress and director, known for Coming to America (1988), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and Daylight (1996). She has been married to Tony Calloway since September 3, 1988. They have two ...
Actress | Marshall
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas was born February 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Ava Thomas and Abdul Ali. She has one son with producer Dallas Austin - they named him Tron. She is a very close friend of fellow member Tionne 'T-boz' Watkins' of TLC. The death of fellow band member Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes ...
61. Stephanie Linus
Actress | Dry
Stephanie Linus is a Nigerian actress/filmmaker with an infectious personality. She has earned a reputation as Africa's foremost actress, especially in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, which The New York Times reported to be the world's third largest.
She has starred in more than 100 films and...
62. Bria Myles
Actress | Real Husbands of Hollywood
Bria Myles is an actress, known for Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013), King Bachelor's Pad (2012) and Akon Feat. Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall: Beautiful (2009).
63. Aja Naomi King
Actress | The Birth of a Nation
King appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. ...
64. Cynthia Bailey
Actress | For Love or Money
Cynthia is a woman of many talents with titles such as supermodel, entrepreneur, mother, actress, TV personality, and many more under her belt. Best known for her on screen personality in the successful Bravo series, "Real Housewives of Atlanta." After a record breaking ninth season, Season 10 ...
71. Fatima Robinson
Actress | Dreamgirls
Fatima Robinson has long been acclaimed for her work as Choreographer for artists, such as Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Sade, Halsey and many more. Renowned for her ability to blend classic dance-styles with her distinct hip hop flavor, Fatima has choreographed for notable spots including ...
75. Erika Alexander
Actress | Get Out
Actress/writer Erika Alexander (Living Single, The Cosby Show, Beyond, Queen Sugar), appeared in the Academy Award-winning film, Get Out. In 2017, she launched a multi-platform content company called Color Farm Media. Her new banner's slate of film, television and digital projects features diverse ...
77. Serria Tawan
Actress | CSI: Miami
Slim, sexy, and shapely beauty Serria Tawan Bishop was born on September 4, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up on the south side of Chicago. Serria has a degree in finance from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Tawan eventually moved to Los Angeles, California and was the Playmate of the ...
78. Aisha Tyler
Actress | Death Sentence
Aisha Tyler, born September 18, 1970, is an American talk-show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer (2005), voicing Lana Kane in Archer (2009), and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa ...
80. Gwen Dickey
Soundtrack | Car Wash
Beautiful and charismatic soul and R&B singer Gwen Dickey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. Gwen was discovered by the band Undisputed Truth singing in Miami, Florida in a local group called the Jewels. Dickey was subsequently chosen by legendary Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield to be...
81. Kandi Burruss
Soundtrack | Big Momma's House
Kandi is best known as one of the lead vocalists in the hugely successful 1990s R&B vocal group, Xscape. Burrus sang lead on hits such as "My Little Secret", "Just Kickin' It" and "Who Can I Run To", as well as wrote their early hits, including "Feel So Good" and "Can't Hang". Kandi is also known ...
Actress | All American
Karimah Westbrook is an American television and film actress. After crashing an audition and snagging a role in the Paramount box office hit Save the Last Dance (2001), she has never looked back. A Chicago native, the youngest of two, Westbrook was inspired by actress Whoopi Goldberg growing up. ...
85. RaéVen Kelly
Actress | A Time to Kill
RaéVen Larrymore Kelly continues to make her celebrity count with a cause. RaéVen has had the fortune of performing in a wide range of high-quality projects for film and television: John Grisham's "A Time to Kill" as Tonya Hailey with Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, director...
Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Iman was born on July 25, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia as Iman Abdulmajid. She is a producer and actress, known for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), L.A. Story (1991) and No Way Out (1987). She was previously married to David Bowie and Spencer Haywood.
87. Beverly Johnson
Actress | Loaded Weapon 1
Beverly Johnson was born on October 13, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Beverly Ann Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Martin (1992) and Crossroads (2002). She was previously married to Danny Sims and Billy Potter.
88. Tichina Arnold
Actress | Everybody Hates Chris
Tichina Arnold was born on June 28, 1969 in Queens, New York, USA as Tichina Rolanda Arnold. She is an actress, known for Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and Martin (1992). She was previously married to Rico Hines and Lamon Brewster.
89. Keesha Sharp
Actress | Lethal Weapon
Award-nominated actress, writer, and director Keesha Sharp has become known in the entertainment industry for her innate ability to bring complex characters to life on screen, her steadfast professionalism, and her irrefutable beauty, inside and out. Currently Keesha can be seen recurring on the ...
91. Gabrielle Dennis
Actress | Insecure
Gabrielle Dennis is an actress and comedian best known for her work in television as Janay on the hit series "The Game" (CW & BET) and as Denise Roy on Spike Tv's "Blue Mountain State".
With a background as a trained dancer, actress, and singer that stretches all the way back to age 4 Gabrielle ...
92. Anna Diop
Actress | Us
Anna Diop is a Senegalese-American actress.
Diop was born in Senegal, but moved to United States when she was six. In 2006, she made her television debut, appearing on Everybody Hates Chris. In the following years, she guest starred on Lincoln Heights, Whitney, and Touch. In film, Diop had a role ...
93. Aïssa Maïga
Actress | Les poupées russes
Aïssa Maïga is a French actress. She was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1975 to a Senegalese-Gambian mother and Malian father, an acclaimed journalist. She moved with her family to France when she was 4. She discovered her vocation as an actress in middle school, and won various professional roles ...
Soundtrack | The Transporter
Charlene Keys, was discovered by then young and unknown Missy Elliott after winning an open audition for Elliot's all-girl group called "Sugar". Missy was a talent like no one had ever seen, and by 1997 she had made it with her chart-topping debut album. Charlene was working with the girl group, ...
96. Tamika Scott
Soundtrack | Daddy's Little Girls
Tamika Scott is best known as a member of the hugely successful r 'n' b group Xscape. She sang some lead vocals and a lot of harmonies in the group. When Xscape split in late 1998, and Tamika kept a fairly low profile, she did however record one solo track called "Day & Night", which was released ...
97. Aunjanue Ellis
Actress | Men of Honor
Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known...
98. Nicole Narain
Costume_department | What Maisie Knew
Slim, shapely, and luscious stunner Nicole Narain was born on July 28, 1974 in Aurora, Illinois. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is half Indo-Guyanese and half Chinese-Guyanese. She has a brother named Mike and a sister named Mimi. Nicole ran track in high school and was homecoming queen...
99. Taral Hicks
Actress | A Bronx Tale
Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks.
She began her film career with a role alongside Robert De Niro in the 1993 film "A Bronx Tale." Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's "Just Cause" with ...
100. Tangi Miller
Actress | Felicity
Tangi Miller was born and raised in Miami, Florida. The oldest of six children, Tangi acted in stage productions while in high school. After graduating, she attended Alabama State University, majoring in marketing. After her graduation, she realized she spent all of her free time acting, so she ...