Beautiful Native American Women

Beautiful women of Native American descent.

I have done the women of Bollywood, almost every country in Asia and some in the Middle East as well.
So let's go back home for this article, back to the USA.
And you can't get any more American than Native American.
Beautiful Native American women have played a big part in our entertainment culture even though you may not have realized it.
Legendary American actress and singer Pearl Bailey was of Native American descent.
Entertainer and actress and the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, Josephine Baker, was part Apalachee.
Multiple Grammy Award winning American vocalist, Rita Coolidge is Cherokee. She even created a Native American music trio, Walela.
Jeanne Cooper who played Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless...Cherokee.
Legendary actress and singer Lena Horne...part Cherokee.
Actress and singer Della Reese...half Cherokee.
So here are some more women of Native American descent you might know more about......

Of course Cher had the hit Half-Breed (it was her second number one hit as a solo artist) and if you were alive back then and had a pulse, you remember Cher sitting on the horse singing the song on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour back in 1973. You can still see the video on YouTube.
I had forgotten what a knock out she was back then.
Cher's father was Armenian and her mother was of Cherokee, English and French descent.

Carrie Underwood
Country singer and songwriter, Carrie Underwood, is an enrolled tribal member of the Muscogee (Creek) Indian nation.

Tori Amos
Singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos (who was born in my home state by the way) is part Cherokee.

Mickie James
WWE Diva, former WWE Women's Champion, former Divas Champion and former TNA Knockout Mickie James is of Powhatan heritage.

Charisma Carpenter
Beautiful actress Charisma Carpenter (who you may know better as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel) is Cherokee, Irish, Scottish, Spanish, French and German.

Kari Wührer
One of my favorite B-Movie actresses of all time, Kari Wührer, is part Cherokee.
Okay, a lot of it has to do with her being Tanya in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, but my love for C&C is well recorded.

Tatyana Ali
Yes Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is Afro-Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian.

Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon from Baywatch Nights (remember that?), Law & Order and Women's Murder Club is Greek, Irish and Cherokee.
I remember the first time I saw her, I thought she was literally one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Karen McDougal
Lovely model and actress, Karen McDougal, is of Cherokee Indian and Irish descent.

Hunter Tylo
Like Angie Harmon, when I first saw Hunter Tylo I thought she was one of the most beautiful women in the world.
(But now the plastic surgery.....)
Hunter of course played Taylor Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Hunter is half Cherokee.

Ursula Mayes
Deal or No Deal model (Seasons 2,3 and 4) Ursula Mayes is part Native American.

Kenya Moore
Movie and television actress, producer, model and author, (who was also the 1993 Miss Michigan USA, Miss USA 1993, and competed in Miss Universe 1993) Kenya Moore is Native American and African-American.

Salli Richardson
Eureka's Allison Blake, Salli Richardson, is part Cherokee.

Laila Ali
Professional female boxer and the Daughter of "The Greatest", Laila Ali is part Native American (on her mother's side I believe).

Brenda Schad
Model and actress Brenda Schad is Choctaw and Cherokee.
Brenda has appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK, Vogue, ELLE and GQ UK magazines.
She's also made a few movies, Awake (2007), Head Over Heels (2001) and D.R.E.A.M. Team (1999 TV movie).
This beautiful woman also founded the Native American Children's Fund in Oklahoma.

Tonantzin Carmelo
Actress Tonantzin Carmelo is a California Mission Indian (Gabrielino-Tongva and Mexica)
Gabrielino-Tongva are the Native American people who lived in the Los Angeles County area before the arrival of Europeans and Mexica are the Aztecs.
She is a mentor for the Native Voices Youth Playwright Project and a member of the California Indian Storytellers Association.
So far she has appeared in fifteen TV shows and movies her debut being in the 2002 film King Rikki, which was an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Richard the Third set in in 21st Century Los Angeles.

Nikki Bishop
Beautiful Native American Model Nikki Bishop is a member of the Shawnee Nation.

Junal Gerlach
Beautiful Junal Gerlach is a Native American model, actress, and clothing designer.
She appeared in the 2010 film Questions for Crazy Horse.
You can follow her on Twitter here:

Brandon Merrill

Native American actress and model Brandon Merrill was born in Colorado and raised on a ranch in Wyoming.
After she was featured in a "W" magazine article about the Cheyenne Rodeo (part of the Cheyenne Frontier Days) this five foot ten beauty caught the eye of DNA Models and did some print work for "Vogue" and the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog.
Brandon also worked for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and the Limited before landing a role in the Owen Wilson, Jackie Chan movie Shanghai Noon (2000) where she played Jackie's Indian wife.

Roseanne Supernault

Beautiful Canadian film and television actress Roseanne Supernault is originally from East Prairie, Alberta and she is a Métis of Cree descent.

Crystle Lightning

Actress, artist and musician Crystle Lightning was born on February 5th, 1981 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Her mother is Canadian First Nations film director, screenwriter, and actress, Georgina Lightning.
Crystle Lightning is a pretty well known electro house DJ.

Sera-Lys McArthur

Sera-Lys McArthur is a Native actress from Saskatchewan, Canada.
She starting acting at the age of 12 in the CBC miniseries Revenge of the Land.
Sera went on to appear in The Englishman's Boy and many other TV shows and movies including CBC's Arctic Air.
In 2014 she was nominated for a Best Actress Award by the American Indian Film Institute for the feature, Skye & Chang.

Tanaya Beatty

Canadian actress Tanaya Beatty's mother is of First Nations descent and her father is of Himalayan descent.
And she was raised by an Italian family.
She was born on February 12th, 1991 in Vancouver, Canada and made her acting debut in 2011 in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" as Rachel Black.
Tanaya is currently starring in the third season of the NBC series "The Night Shift" as Dr. Shannon Rivera.

Karen McDougal

Karen McDougal was born on March 23, 1971 in Merrillville, Indiana.
She is a model and actress of Cherokee, Scottish and Irish descent.
Karen was the 1997 Playmate of the Month for December, the 1998 Playmate of the Year of 1998 and was voted "The second sexiest Playmate of the 1990s".
After that she went into fitness modeling and became the first woman to appear on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine.
At 45 years old she is still doing modeling.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens' father was of Irish and Native American descent, and her mother is of Filipino descent.
In June of 2016, Vanessa was accused of cultural appropriation for wearing a dream catcher in her hair in a photo shoot.
This isn't the first time she's angered the internet though.
She wore a full headdress at Coachella in 2014.
And though some flew into a rage, others defended her.'s the internet.

Beautiful women of Native American descent

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Tori Amos
Tori Amos
Mickie James
Mickie James
Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Carpenter
Kari Wuhrer
Kari Wuhrer
Tatyana Ali
Tatyana Ali
Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon
Karen McDougal
Karen McDougal
Hunter Tylo
Hunter Tylo
Ursula Mayes
Ursula Mayes
Kenya Moore
Kenya Moore
Salli Richardson
Salli Richardson
Laila Ali
Laila Ali
Brenda Schad
Brenda Schad
Tonantzin Carmelo
Tonantzin Carmelo
Nikki Bishop
Nikki Bishop
Junal Gerlach
Junal Gerlach
Brandon Merrill
Brandon Merrill
Canadian film and television actress Roseanne Supernault
Canadian film and television actress Roseanne Supernault
Actress, artist and musician Crystle Lightning
Actress, artist and musician Crystle Lightning
Sera-Lys McArthur
Sera-Lys McArthur
Tanaya Beatty
Tanaya Beatty
Karen McDougal
Karen McDougal
Vanessa Hudgens' father was of Irish and Native American descen
Vanessa Hudgens' father was of Irish and Native American descen

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loveubabe 7 years ago

nice pics...but not so much hot :(

this is not my didsatisfaction. i want u collect hotest pix n place

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sutrapu 7 years ago from kuwait

very very hot & sexy

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Mike the salesman 7 years ago from birmingham alabama/sherwood oregon

where is Rita coolidge?

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sabrebIade 7 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Ummm...what do you mean Mike?

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freenetworks 7 years ago

Hot and sexie...hehehehehe

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Wow! Gorgeous ladies! You have so many hubs of great ladies, sabreblade! You could make a large encyclopedia of all these chicks! Thanks for making my day- again! ; )

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Michelle 7 years ago

And this is just to name a few!

There is also Farrah Fawcett, Linda carter, Angelina Jollie, Bo Derek, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Tina Turner, Singer Fergie, and the list goes on...

dandruff 7 years ago from Bangalore, INDIA

worst pics

cini143 7 years ago

too hot

Bin Pakistan 7 years ago

wow lovely ladies

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samironwebtrack 6 years ago

Kenya Moore have massive boobs....exited hub

Sam 6 years ago

So wheres all the Native American beauties? I only see beautiful woman that are part NA. Most likely many don't give two hoots about what's going on with the race and Indian Country

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GarnetBird 6 years ago from Northern California

Lovely Hub-Check out my hub on the Cherokee Rose and the Trail of Tears. I posted my Grandmother's photo and wrote about the family's denial of their Cherokee heritage, something I call the Indian in the Cupboard syndrome.

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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

GarnetBird : I did and I think it deserves a link so here it is

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jite 6 years ago from delhi

all are soooooo beautiful

Monkey migraine 6 years ago

Yeah...this is a nice list, but these are all women who are part Native American. Most are only a fraction. This isn't a very good representation of Native American beauty. If you had tried hard enough, you could have found some Native American women who are all native, not just partial, and also beautiful.

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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Actually the title of this Hub should have been " I Bet You Don't Know That A Lot of Beautiful Female Celebrities Have Native American Blood In Them" but that title would have been too long.

What I wanted to show was that a lot of women that are considered beautiful and talented by our society are at least part NA.

It's hard to find full blooded NA's that are very popular in today's culture.

Although in my second Hub about this I do have one or two.

G kid 6 years ago

I was expecting to see full blooded Native American chicks. I was disappointed reading that all of these women either are part Native American, or have Native American ancestry.

e -special bloody 6 years ago

There are no full-blooded NA in the modern world... only on paper. Many who claim they are full are not, they are are part hispanic, white, or black.

Irish Women 6 years ago

I had no idea with Carrie Underwood. Very interesting.

CatBar UK 6 years ago

Fascinating and beautiful! I've always loved Native Americans: their lovely thick black hair, their amazing cheekbones, and their almond eyes and aquiline features - plus they usually have fantastic bods too! (S,cuse all the adjectives but couldn't help it!)

Ive thought of some more (yes, ALL beautiful): Shania Twain; Buffy St Marie; the 70s band Redbone; Julie Felix (part Welsh or Irish and Mexican mestizo); Tina Turner; and I believe the model Jerry Hall said she was part NA...

Hope you 'find' some more (males as well, please). Ei Robbie Robertson of The Band; Lou Diamond Phillips, to name two. There must be masses out there somewhere.

rezzie 6 years ago

Where's Kateri Walker?

A REAL NativeWmn 6 years ago

Wow, maybe they aren't popular by your standards, but in the Native community there are tons of beautiful women. I am pretty ashamed and dismayed by the list of celebrities who have done nothing to honor the tiny bit of Native they might be. Only dragging out their "Indian-ness" for PC sake.

Disgusted by this thread. You don't honor REAL Native women by posting this, AT ALL

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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Looking back at some of the comments here, I guess I should have titled the Hub "Here Are Some Beautiful Female Entertainers That Have Native American Blood In Them".

But you know... that title is just so long.

I wanted to show entertainers that are popular in American culture that have NA blood in them.

fullmoon 6 years ago

Although these women are probably "proud" to say they are part Native, how many of them know anything about their culture or their elder's culture? Have they even been to the rez of the tribe or clan they claim they are from? Just curious.

Vanessa Simmons 6 years ago

I really enjoyed seeing that there is beautiful women in the us that have some native american blood in them, but too sad they never grew up on the rez to see how REAL NATIVE WOMEN live life as a Native.

dan 6 years ago

Everybody and their dog can claim to be part cherokee, working with actual Native Americans I come across hundreds of people from the south and eastern united states that claim to be part cherokee (most of them white)

I'm willing to guess that very few if any of the above list can actually show a certificate showing their degree of their blood. Takes more than tan skin and black hair to convice me your native. FYI real Cherokee's are quite dark. I invite all of you to visit a reservation, talk about this with it's people and see just how loud the laughter gets.

April 5 years ago

Ok so your trying to show some native women,come on now. Show some real natives please. I'm a native women, I was expecting more of the real deal....stands quiet and not noted over and over. Have you seen any native women.

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sabrebIade 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Wow April...really?

I take it you have never read any of my Hubs.

idriskhan 5 years ago

i like hunter tylo pitcher very very much

Roberto 5 years ago

This girl are wow, wow wow wow

James 5 years ago

I know that Angelah Johnson (former Oakland Raider Cheerleader, now actress/comedian) is Native American & Mexican. Which is a pretty common mix. Plus a lot of Mexicans & Central Americans etc, are a mix of Amerindian and European ancestry. Which is why many of them have brown skin and dark hair. There's a facebook page, called Women of the Navajo, that features Native beauties.

bella mefunny 5 years ago

beauty lovely

harry 5 years ago

Serene hedin used to be very beautiful

jane key 5 years ago

Tina Turner is NOT part Native American. Henry Louis Gates Jr. proved it.

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sabrebIade 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Yeah...I mentioned Tina on my second Hub about this.

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sabrebIade 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

PS: Oddly enough though, Wikipedia still says...."Tina Turner (Navajo/Cherokee)" and the page lists her in their list for "Celebrities of Native American Heritage" as a Part of American Indian Heritage Month.

ali 5 years ago

micki james is loking prety

Kat 5 years ago

WOW! Im part Cherokee on my mothers side too!!!! Come on dude, show some REAL Native American's NOT someone who has a great great great great great grandpa that was 1/2 cherokee.

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sabrebIade 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

"Beautiful Native American women have played a big part in our entertainment culture even though you may not have realized it."

I suppose to count, you have to be full blooded.

And here I thought that "pure race" thing went out with goose stepping and jack boots in 1945.

MsCherokee 5 years ago

Back in the ancient days the Native Indians were indeed dark skin, these days they are mix mostly with white and that is why their skin are lighter now but there still dark skins out there. America don't want to mention that the slaves lived and mix marriage with the Indians back in these days, most people don't know their history and Blacks are the superior race because they can be any race even white.

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PhoenixV 4 years ago from USA

I didn't know Carrie Underwood was Native American. I have never seen that picture of Cher before, she is still beautiful. Great hub!

Matt Carpenter 4 years ago

I absolutely adore Mickie James!

Nish 4 years ago

This is to CatBar Uk. Her comment "I've always loved Native Americans: their lovely thick black hair, their amazing cheekbones, and their almond eyes and aquiline features"

First of all, why do all the people commenting on Native peoples physical traits have to immediately provide us with a detailed description of their preconceived notion on our appearance: "high cheekbones, almond shaped eyes, and tan!"... seriously? Newsflash: people from all over the globe, including EUROPE, can have those characteristics.

Second, we don't have aquiline noses. That is more of a middle eastern or European trait. Although, all ethnic groups can have people with a aquiline nose. But it is not our common trait. We have small noses. You people have no idea what Natives look like. You can see what real Natives look like here in my album of my family and friends.

Medicinecloud (David) 4 years ago

aquiline..Roman nose etc etc r all compliments 2 this ethnocentricity in this guy but proud of my Native American heritage..hav gone 2 the States evry summer n sumtimes 2X/summer..Border security always stare hmmm n evn ask "r u full blood'..'which tribe ur frm' (Im Cree) etc etc..very flattering..but dnt want 2 take it that far..I am who Iam..think most of us hav the 'chiselled' sculpted look/features...n curvy (like a bow) lips..n what amazes me is that they use 'us' (copyright infringemt jks...dnt take it serious now..just joking around) on sports does bother sum of my Brs n Sis but hey not this guy..n yes I have 2 agree the 'title' of this topic etc should b "I Bet You Don't Know That A Lot Of Beautiful Female Celebrities Have Native American Blood In Them"..

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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

Definitely some of the most gorgeous women around. I've always thought Cher was a knock-out. I know a Native-American woman that I consider possibly the most attractive woman I've ever met. Good stuff, one of my favorite subjects.

Bill 2 years ago

Without a doubt, the most beautiful woman I ever saw/met was a Cherokee woman, at Myrtle Beach, SC, 23 years old, with a body that would knock your eyes out. She was also the most pleasant cheerful beauty and best dancer I have ever seen. Could have married or done whatever this lady requested for eternity. That was over 50 years ago and I still often remember and think about her.

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phillyfreeze 6 months ago

Hi Sabre, I enjoy revisiting your Hubpage "Beautiful Native American Women." Very rich and evergreen content to say the least. Laila's mom was born in 1955 in Louisiana and is of Creole descent which does make her part Native American.

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