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Light Skinned Black Women Celebrities

Updated on July 16, 2016
Lolo Jones light skinned beauty
Lolo Jones light skinned beauty
Light Skinned Black Women Celebrities
Light Skinned Black Women Celebrities

America's tapestry of beauty has a wide range of shades in it, from dark to light. Light skinned black women celebrities are very visible in the American entertainment industry, especially in singing and acting. These ladies are loved by white men and black men alike.

Here are pictures and bios of these beautiful women: Lolo Jones, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyonce, Stacey Dash, Karinne Steffans, and Kerry Washington.

Some of these ladies have had their shares of ups and downs in bringing controversy to the table, but they most notably bring talent and entertainment to the American audience.

Whether you admire gorgeous light-skinned black women or are just doing research, you will surely love the women featured here!

Lolo Jones

A lot of people don't even know Lolo Jones is mixed, but that is besides the point. Lolo is perhaps the most famous Olympian to not yet win a medal. Her looks, personality, and athleticism are loved by the media and especially her loyal 418,000 Twitter followers. She is famously saving herself for marriage and has been successful in marketing herself, getting millions of dollars in endorsements from companies including Red Bull.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj. Light skinned black women celebrities.
Nicki Minaj. Light skinned black women celebrities.

Minaj and Rihanna in "Fly" Music Video

Nicki Minaj

Minaj is a rapper perhaps even more famous for her style than her lyrics. She is frequently seen in pink, green, or blue hair and rainbow colored frocks. But Minaj has broken many industry records, including being the only solo woman artist to ever have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.

Minaj has become even more popular in the mainstream since her Pepsi television commercials and becoming a judge on American Idol. Viewers value her judgement of performers and also enjoy as the on-screen barbs she trades with Mariah Carey.


Rihanna. Light skinned black women celebrities.
Rihanna. Light skinned black women celebrities.


Rihanna is one of the most famous light skinned black women celebrities in America today. Her music has always appealed to the mainstream, starting with her 2007 hit Umbrella, which peaked on the charts when she was just 19 years old. Rihanna is famous for her sometimes-eclectic style of wearing red wigs, shaving parts of her head, and wearing mismatched clothes. With her naturally light eyes has provided beauty inspiration for black women wearing colored contact lenses.




Interestingly enough, dark-skinned women sometimes end up marrying white men, while light-skinned black women, light Beyonce are often paired up with darker black men.

Beyonce has been a fixture in American pop culture since she was 16 years old, first as a member of Destiny's Child, then as a solo artist. She is famous not only for her chart-busting songs, but also for her sexy style of dancing and trademark hair whipping.

Beyonce's status in the entertainment power elite was solidified with her marriage to Jay-Z. While their solo careers appeal to different audiences, they remain united as a couple and as a family with their daughter, Blue Ivy.

Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash in Kanye Music Video

Stacey Dash

Although Dash recently made a splash in the hit series Single Ladies, she will always be best remembered for her role as Dionne in Clueless, the 1994 film about spoiled Beverly Hills teenagers. Stacey's beauty is apparent, but she has been accused of getting a nose job and thus selling out.

Dash had a bit of controversy pop into her life when she announced her support for Mitt Romney for President. She was bullied on Twitter by those expressing distaste for her decision. Dash, no less, stuck to her choice and appeared in a timely publicized photo wearing a red swimsuit, the color of the Republican party.

In any given modern election period, 4% to 10% of black Americans vote Republican, and Dash is happily one of them.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Washington has had many diverse acting roles, but of recent plays the lead female role in the series, Scandal. She also played Broomhilda von Shaft in the feature film Django Unchained. Growing up, the half-Jamaican actress lived in the Bronx and attended the prestigious Spence school in Manhattan. Kerry is a fan and patron of the arts and also appears in commercials for PBS.

Karrine Steffans

Light skin Afro-American celebs
Light skin Afro-American celebs


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Karrine Steffans

Karrine Steffans has made the most of life since her rap video girl days in the 90s. From her relationships with some of black Hollywood's and hip-hop's biggest stars to her sizzling tell-all books, it's always been fun to tune into Karrine's life for some great gossip.

Known for having a great body as well as beautifully light skin, Karrine never disappoints.


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