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Beautiful Black Actresses Over Fifty (50)

Updated on July 18, 2017

It seems that every time one of those “Top 50 hottest Actress” list type of articles is produced, the writer forgets to make mention of more than one or two black actresses.

And even then, the two black African Americans that are listed are the same obligatory two - Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union.

Well, you will not find Berry or Union on this list, because we are going to take a look at five of the most beautiful black actresses over fifty.

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett is absolutely stunning. She has the chiseled bone structure of a high fashion model, flawless, cocoa colored skin, and almond shaped eyes that perfectly frame her face - and let us not forget about her sexy, well-toned figure.

At 53 years of age, Angela Bassett is still hot enough to make any list of beautiful actresses… regardless of the age range.


Full Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett
Date of Birth: August 16, 1958
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City

Most Well Known Role(s)

  • Tina Turner in the biopic, "What's Love Got to do With It"
  • Bernadine from "Waiting to Exhale" (Remember when she whacked off all of her hair?)

Victoria Rowell
Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell

Many people may not know Victoria Rowell, but she has been a fixture of daytime television for nearly twenty years as Drucilla Barber Winters from The Young and the Restless.

Victoria Rowell is a beautiful woman with classic, All-American pretty girl looks and she would be at home on any list that highlights beautiful women.


Full Name: Victoria Lynn Rowell
Date of Birth: May 10, 1959
Place of Birth: Portland, Maine

Most Well Known Role(s)

  • Drucilla from "The Young and The Restless"
  • Dr. Amanda Bentley "Diagnosis Murder"

Lonette Mckee
Lonette Mckee

Lonette Mckee

Born of an African American father and Scandinavian mother, Lonette Mckee has the classic exotic looks of a person of mixed heritage.

She has a dazzling smile, a creamy mocha latte colored complexion, a head full of gorgeous, flowing curls, and a sexy voice.

Lonette Mckee has been around since the mid 1970s when she sparkled onscreen with Irene Cara, and she is still as sexy as ever.


Full Name: Lonette Mckee
Date of Birth: July 22, 1954
Place of Birth: Detroit, MI

Most Well Known(s)

  • Sister from "Sparkle"
  • Maggie Davis "Third Watch"

Lynn Whitfield
Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield is yet another example of a woman with classic pretty girl looks. As expected, she has grown into an exceptionally beautiful woman.

One of her latest film roles was in a disastrous remake of “The Women” - the film was loaded with women of every age and race group, but Lynn Whitfield stood out as the most gorgeous and classy women in the entire film.


Full Name: Lynn Butler Smith
Date of Birth: May 6, 1953
Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, LA

Most Well Known Role(s)

  • Crazy Brandi "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate"

Pam Grier
Pam Grier

Pam Grier

Pam Grier was one of the sexiest sirens around during the 1970s, and she owes her start to the fleeting popularity to the blaxploitation craze of the decade. However, Grier’s sex appeal has proven to be anything but “fleeting.”

She resurfaced in grand style in a starring role on the Hot Showtime TV show "The L Word," it's a shame she wasn't one of the lesbians on the show - it would have been a neat twist.

Here In 2011, Pam Grier is 62 years old, and she is still one of the sexiest women on screen.


Full Name: Pamela Suzette Grier
Date of Birth: May 26, 1949
Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, NC

Most Well-Known Role(s)

  • Foxy Brown in "Foxy Brown"
  • Jackie Brown in "Jackie Brown"

Debbie Morgan
Debbie Morgan

Debbi Morgan

To put it as plainly as possible, Debbie Morgan’s features are the personification of the word “cute.” Most women could not pull off “cute” in their fifties, even if they were considered to be childhood cuties, or perky and attractive in their younger years.

However, Debbi Morgan is just as adorable as she was twenty-nine years ago when she first walked into our lives on the set of daytime TV’s All My Children.


Full Name: Deborah Morgan
Date of Birth: September 20, 1956
Place of Birth: Dunn, NC

Most Well-Known Role(s)

  • Dr. Angie Hubbard in "All My Children"
  • The Seer "Charmed"

Bern Nadette Stanis
Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis

If you do not know that Bern Nadette Stanis is a beautiful woman, you will probably remember that Thelma from "Good Times" was an exceedingly beautiful girl… they are one in the same.

Stanis’ looks are in the same category as Victoria Rowell’s - classic, All-American pretty girl type.

The pretty girl whose smile could light up a room on the classic TV show grew up to be a gorgeous woman with the same type of smile at 57 years of age (2011).


Full Name: BernNadette Stanis
Date of Birth: December 22, 1953
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY

Most Well Known Role(s)

  • Thelma from "Good Times"

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      James E Cressler 

      18 months ago from Orlando, Florida

      Very nice article and imagery. Thanks.

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      Peacock Jones 

      2 years ago

      I love your blog. Power to black women who are 50 and older, and looking radiant than before. Wonderful blog!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Wow! Love this hub, Rachelle and the stunning Black women you've highlighted. They are truly timeless beauties. I had no idea all of them were 50++++. We do age well, don't we? Voted up, useful, and inspiring! Also will tweet!

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      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Loved this hub, Rachelle. These women are strong and gorgeous...even over 50! I've always loved Angela Bassett. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful!

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      8 years ago

      They are all still so beautiful. But Bern Nadette Stanis

      is still so THELMA! THELMA! THELMA!.

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      8 years ago from Japan

      Thanks for reminding me of these beautiful mature nubian queens.


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