Top 25 Best Black Actresses

of 253Photo
  • 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

Cicely Tyson

Actress Cicely Tyson has a very distinguished career in film, beginning with films like Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Roots. She has continued her career in film with recent movies like The Help and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)