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10 Favorite Actresses

by loveless created on May 3, 2013 (a list of 10 people )
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Ten actresses of color
1. Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 - September 8, 1965) was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Nathan Featherston and the Apollo Theater.After several... read more...
2. Carmen Miranda
Carmen Miranda, GCIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾmẽȷ̃ miˈɾɐ̃dɐ] 9 February 1909 - 5 August 1955) was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, Broadway actress and Hollywood film star popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was, by some accounts, the highest-earning woman in the Unit... read more...
3. Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 - February 3, 1961) was an American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.Born near the Chinatown neighbo... read more...
4. Ethel Waters
Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 - September 1, 1977) was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues.Her best-known recordings includes,... read more...
5. Lupe Velez
Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 - December 14, 1944) was a Mexican film actress. Vélez began her career in Mexico as a dancer, before moving to the U.S. where she worked in vaudeville. She was seen by Fanny Brice who promoted her, and Vélez soon entered films, making her first appearance in 1924. By th... read more...
6. Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more... read more...
7. Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki (梅木 美代志, Umeki Miyoshi, or ミヨシ・ウメキ Miyoshi Umeki; May 8, 1929 - August 28, 2007) was a naturalized American actress and standards singer. She was best known for her roles as Katsumi, the wife of Joe Kelly (Red Buttons), in the 1957 film Sayonara, as Mei Li in th... read more...
8. Louise Beavers
Louise Beavers (March 8, 1902 - October 26, 1962) was an American film and television actress. Beavers appeared in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1930s, most often in the role of a maid, servant, or slave. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Beavers was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, one of ... read more...
9. Nancy Kwan
Nancy (Ka Shen) Kwan (born May 19, 1939) is an American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian descent in major Hollywood film roles. Widely praised for her beauty, Kwan was considered a sex symbol in the 1960s.Born in Hong Kong on May 19, 1939,[2] and growing up in ... read more...
10. Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987) was an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in 61 films over 37 years and is listed as one of the American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time.Born as Margarita Car... read more...