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Thandie Newton, daughter of a Zimbabwean mother and a British father, is sexy in The Chronicles of Riddick and Mission: Impossible II.

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Kerry Washington.....love female black actors...they are soo interesting to watch their movies...to me they are strong and powerful when it comes to acting and interviews....love them to me I find them sophisticated and interesting...love kerry

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Naomie Harris is proud to be first black actress to play 007's Eve

Natural beauty: She wore her straight brunette locks down as she had complimentary make-up on her face

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Black Artists Who Died In Their Prime

Dorothy Dandridge, singer and actress. First African American to be nominated for an Academy Award

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Angela Bassett, actress. ....who should have won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in "What's Love Got To Do With It?".... just sayin'. However, she was the first African-American to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for the film.

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Nina Mae McKinney: known as the black "Greta Garbo" she was one of the first African American actresses in the U.S. and one of the first black actresses to appear in British television

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Naomie Harris is proud to be first black actress to play 007's Eve

Brunette beauty: Naomie Harris scintillated in her photoshoot for her feature in MORE magazine

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From Claudia Schiffer and Carla Bruni to Amber Heard, Guess celebrates 30 years with a look back at its most famous faces

Love her Sophia Loren look. Wish I could do this... "Channeling Sophia Loren for Guess Jeans"

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Grace Jones 1970s - well known cross-dresser, singer-songwriter, actress, and model.

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Vonetta McGee was an accomplished and charismatic Black actress who was relegated to starring roles in Black action films. Vonetta was diabolically seductive in Blacula and brought Shakti balance to Fred Williamson’s hyped up yang in Hammer. A fine actress with untapped potential, Vonetta could not break free of the Blaxploitation ghetto.

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Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) The first successful black actress in cinema. During the 1930s, McKinney won a coveted five-year contract with MGM and starred in two films. In Europe, where McKinney toured extensively, she was known as the “Black Garbo.”

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Wilder than her pet cheetah, the sex-mad Black Venus who outwitted the Nazis: Remarkable story of Josephine Baker as Rihanna is set to play legendary seductress in biopic

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"Moi noiame is Moichael Coiane" - Michael Caine playing Harry Palmer in 'The Ipcress File" - 1965? (Endless Seas)

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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 Practice"), Terrence Howard (Hustle & flow), Morris Chestnut (The brothers) and Harold Perrineau ("Lost")...

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