15 All-Time Most Beautiful Famous Black Women

There are so many gorgeous black female celebs all around the world!

From actresses and singers to badass businesswomen and entrepreneurs, let me give you the lowdown on 15 black women that we all absolutely love!

1. Beyoncé

Date of birth: September 4, 1981

Place of birth: Houston, Texas, U.S

Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer, businesswoman, director

Height: 169cm (5,5ft)

At the top of the list is the Queen B herself – a woman who needs no introduction. Voted as the hottest woman of the 21st century by GQ and hailed for her beauty and desirability, she’s also a pop-culture icon and the most powerful pop star in music. A media mogul, musician, brand, feminist, and mother – she’s a “fantasy woman” whose art resonates with millions worldwide.

2. Rihanna

Date of birth: February 20, 1988

Place of birth: Saint Michael, Barbados

Profession: Singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman

Height: 173cm (5,6ft)

Rihanna, the youngest solo artist ever with 11 Billboard Hot 100 number ones, is a multi-platinum rockstar. She’s not only hot in the entertainment world but also ranked highly by Forbes and named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. At just 29, she’s already a powerhouse of popularity!

3. Alicia Keys

Place Of Birth: Manhattan, New York, U.S

Date Of Birth: January 25, 1981

Profession: Singer, song-writer, record producer, actress, pianist

Height: 168cm (5,5ft)

Alicia Keys is a true talent – a 15-time Grammy winner, singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and best-selling author. She’s known for her natural beauty and launched a #NoMakeup campaign, celebrating women’s individuality. Alicia has achieved remarkable milestones and left her mark on the world.

4. Halle Berry

Date of birth: August 14, 1966

Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S

Profession: Actress

Height: 167cm (5,5ft)

Halle Berry, a heartthrob to millions, is the only black actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was among the highest-paid Hollywood actresses in the 2000s. With beauty and talent, she’s been a Revlon spokesperson. Voted as Glamour’s sexiest woman alive multiple times, she still impresses us at 51!

5. Kerry Washington

Date of birth: January 31, 1977

Place of birth: The Bronx, New York, U.S

Profession: Actress

Height: 164cm (5,3ft)

The stunning “Scandal” actress has starred in movies like “Django Unchained”, “The Last King of Scotland”, and “Save the Last Dance”. She had a recurring role in “Boston Legal” and was on Time’s “Time 100” list in 2014. As Olivia Pope in “Scandal”, she became the first black lead actress on a network drama in 40 years.

6. Ciara

Date of birth: October 25, 1985

Place of birth: Austin, Texas, U.S

Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, businesswoman, model

Height: 171cm (5,5)

Ciara, also known as Ciara Princess Harris, had a smashing start with her triple platinum album “Goodies.” With over 23 million records sold worldwide, she’s a music sensation. Ciara won three MTV Music Video Awards, three BET Awards, and a Grammy! She was also featured on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2011, celebrated as one of the sexiest black women in the music industry.

7. Janelle Monae

Date of birth: December 1, 1985

Place of birth: Kansas City, KS, U.S

Profession: Singer, rapper, songwriter, actress

Height: 152cm (4,9ft)

Janelle Monae is a refreshing talent with a retro style, often seen in tuxedo pants, white shirts, and bow-ties. A dynamic R&B performer with six Grammy nominations. She shone in “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight”, earning Academy Award recognition and widespread praise.

8. Naomi Campbell

Date of birth: May 22, 1970

Place of birth: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Model, actress, singer, businesswoman

Height: 177cm (5.8ft)

The fabulous English model and actress got her big break at 15! She became one of the top three most recognized models of the late 1980s and 1990s, even declared a supermodel. With over 500 magazine covers, she was the first black model in TIME magazine. At 47, Naomi Campbell remains a stunning Goddess!

9. Meagan Good

Date of birth: August 8, 1981

Place of birth: Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA, U.S

Profession: Actress

Height: 165cm (5,4ft)

Meagan Good is one of the most attractive black women in the industry. People Magazine named her on their Most Beautiful List in 2016 at No. 6, and we can see why! She started acting at four and has been in various TV shows, films, and music videos. Currently, she’s starring in the TV series “Californication”.

10. Gabrielle Union

Date of birth:

Place of birth: Omaha, NE, U.S

Profession: Actress, author

Height: 170cm (5,5)

Gabrielle Monique Union’s acting career started in 1990, and she’s been super successful since then. With her charming smile and luscious curves, she’s a stunning beauty. You might know her from “Bring it On”, “Think Like A Man”, “Bad Boys II”, and “Top Five”. She’s also an advocate for assault survivors and does charity work both nationally and in her local community.

11. Chimamanda Ngozi

Date of birth: September 15, 1977

Place of birth: Enugu, Nigeria

Profession: Novelist, short story writer, non-fiction writer

Height: 165cm (5,4ft)

This talented Nigerian writer is renowned for her novels, short stories, and non-fiction. “Americanah”, “We Should All Be Feminists”, and “The Thing Around Your Neck” are some of her popular books. Described as a prominent figure in African literature, she attracts a new generation of readers. She holds a Masters degree in African studies from Yale.

12. Yaya DaCosta

Date of birth: November 15, 1982

Place of birth: New York, NY, U.S

Profession: Actress, Model

Height: 173cm (5.6ft)

Yaya DaCosta, a stunning African-Brazilian-American model, rose to fame as a runner-up on America’s Top Model. She shines in NBC’s “Chicago Med” as Nurse April Sexton. The charming actress featured in commercials for Garnier, Sephora, Radioshack, and Dr. Scholl. She also portrayed Whitney Houston in the biopic “Whitney” in 2015.

13. Aja Naomi King

Date of birth: January 11, 1985

Place of birth: Los Angeles, CA, U.S

Profession: Actress

Height: 165cm (5,4ft)

If you haven’t seen “How to Get Away With Murder”, now’s the perfect time! Aja Naomi King shines as “Michaela Pratt” in this thrilling ABC legal drama, her breakout role. She’s a sexy starlet and one of the most promising black actresses in Hollywood. Originally wanting to be a doctor, she pursued acting instead, and we’re lucky she did because she’s slaying it!

14. Arlenis Sosa

Date of birth: May 7, 1989

Place of birth: Pepillo Salcedo, Dominican Republic

Profession: Model

Height: 180cm (5,9)

This beauty from the Dominican Republic is among the most attractive black female celebrities. She’s the current spokesmodel for Lancome and is famous for her work with Victoria’s Secret, Anne Sui, Alexander Wang, and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others.

15. Laila Ali

Date of birth: December 30, 1977

Place of birth: Miami Beach, Florida, U.S

Profession: Boxer

Height: 178cm (5,8ft)

Laila Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, was a professional boxer from 1999 to 2007. Despite her father’s concerns about the sport’s dangers, she pursued it relentlessly. Throughout her career, she remained undefeated and earned multiple titles, including the Women’s Boxing Association’s Light Heavyweight title.

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