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Dark Skin Black Women Celebrities

Updated on October 28, 2015

Tika Sumpter

Beautiful Tika Sumpter. Dark skin black women celebrities.
Beautiful Tika Sumpter. Dark skin black women celebrities.

Dark skin black women celebrities can be seen in the modeling, acting, and singing industries. Here are pictures and bios of these beautiful women: Tika Sumpter, Adeola Ariyo, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, and Oluchi.

While you might not be familiar with all of these women, rest assured they are highly respected in their fields, and are admired by white men and black men alike. They are each known for their talents as well as their looks.

And whether you are seeking inspiration for enhancing your own look, or just doing research, you will love these ladies!

Tika Sumpter

Sumpter was most known for her role as Layla Williamson on soap opera One Life to Live until the film, Sparkle, came along, starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.

The motion picture film put Sumpter on the big screen in a visible role, and made her name known to millions of more people.

She has noticeably beautiful, warm brown skin that glows off of the studio lights. Onscreen She often wears full makeup that show off her best features. She is one of the few brown skinned actresses I frequently see showing off bold lipstick.

I think we will be seeing much more of Sumpter's face in the coming years.

Adeola Ariyo

Adeola Ariyo. Dark skin black women celebrities.
Adeola Ariyo. Dark skin black women celebrities.

Adeola Ariyo

Ariyo is one of many famous black models. She was born in Nigeria and has become famous as a couture runway model. She gained even more attention for a role in the movie, Doomsday. She was also in a feature by Sports Illustrated South Africa.

Ariyo is known for her professionalism as a model and her lack of primadonna drama. She holds it down for the tall, skinny black girls as a 5' 9", size zero woman.

Ariyo for Sports Illustrated

Mel B.

Melanie Brown first came onto the scene as boisterous Scary Spice, one of the young women in the 90s group, the Spice Girls. After she dropped out of the scene for a while she gained some notoriety again for having Eddie Murphy's love child, which he allegedly denied the paternity of at first. Mel B. then became quite popular again as being a co-host on America's Got Talent, charming the people with her British accent.

Mel B. is naturally cocoa-skinned but the lighting used on her photos varies quite a bit, so you might never see her with the same shade of skin twice. A lot of celebrities' natural skin tone -- even white people's skin -- is never consistently captured in Hollywood photos, because the photographer's are often looking to highlight different elements in the photos. Sometimes photographers are looking to highlight cheekbones, makeup, backdrop color themes, or promoted products in images, so individual judgment is used for overall lighting.

Naomi Campbell

Beautiful Naomi Campbell. Dark skin black women celebrities.
Beautiful Naomi Campbell. Dark skin black women celebrities.

Naomi Campbell

Not only in dark skin black women, but women overall, Campbell is one of the most legendary fashion models of all time, enjoying the height of her popularity in the 1990s. Campbell was a black woman that looked especially sexy with blonde hair.

Her, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista were among the highest paid models in the industry. She could sometimes be seen wearing blue eye contacts in her photoshoots.

Campbell's perfect face as well as perfect body gained her the covers of Vogue and Elle magazines, and won her ad campaigns from Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Ralph Lauren, among others.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Rowland came to popularity through her singing career with Destiny's Child. She, as part of the trio has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also became a star on her own with her debut as a solo artist.

She has won four Grammy awards and sold over 20 million records on her own. Rowland has always had fans based on her looks and some argue that she was the most beautiful singer in Destiny's Child.


Oluchi. Celebrity black women with dark skin.
Oluchi. Celebrity black women with dark skin.


The modeling industry has rocketed the careers of many black women with dark skin into the stratosphere. Oluchi is one of them. She is a Nigerian-African model who gained worldwide attention in the early 2000s.

She has been on the covers of Elle, Nylon, and most notably, Sports Illustrated, where she appeared on the cover four times -- placing her in the mainstream rather than just in high fashion.

Oluchi has done ad campaigns for Gap and Banana Republic, among others. When she isn't modeling, she is attending to her son and husband, and also doing humanitarian work for Africa.

Oluchi for Sports Illustrated

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  • Pop Culture World profile imageAUTHOR

    Pop Culture World 

    22 months ago from United States

    Yes, I love Kelly Rowland too!

  • Dana Tate profile image

    Dana Tate 

    22 months ago from LOS ANGELES

    Kelly Rowland is my favorite. She is one beautiful black woman.


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