Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • Angela Bassett
  • Ruby Dee
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Halle Berry
  • Viola Davis
  • Lonette McKee
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Pam Grier
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Thandie Newton
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Lena Horne
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Queen Latifah
  • Monique
  • Regina King
  • Nia Long
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Nicole Berharie
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Diana Ross
  • Sanaa Lathan

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett has played many powerful roles but her most powerful ones came from playing real life people, including Malcolm's wife, Betty Shabazz, in Malcolm X  and Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)