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Queen Latifah in Jungle Fever

She was already rap royalty by the time she stepped in front of the movie camera for the first time in Spike Lee's 1991 classic. As outspoken waitress LaShawn, Latifah didn't exactly have the most screen time, but managed to steal enough scenes to launch an acting career that eventually surpassed her music one.

(Photo: Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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