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The 10 Sexiest Black Women Over 40

Updated on September 23, 2011

The 10 Sexiest Black Women Over 40

The definition of the word "sexy" according to Merriam-Webster's dictionary: 1. sexually suggestive or stimulating. 2. generally attractive or interesting. All of the women on this list fulfill that definition.

From a First Lady to a "Single Lady", brains, beauty, and female "swagger" are what these fabulous women have and continue to maintain.

This list is in no particular order.

Halle Berry

Oscar Beauty

Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966. The stunning Halle Berry made history in 2001 as the first black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball.

Before her historical winning of the Academy Award, Berry's career was a balance of blockbusters (Die Another Day, X-Men) and critically acclaimed dramas (Jungle Fever, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge).

Despite her professional success and exquisite beauty, she could not find lasting love: she divorced Atlanta Braves baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet, both of whom cheated on her. But at 41, Berry completed a lifelong dream when she received her daughter Nahla with model Gabriel Aubry.

She continues to defy aging by taking care of her body and eating healthy.

Michelle Obama

Regal and Exquisite

First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama was born January 17, 1964. Her husband, President Barack Obama, has once said "She is smart. She's got a good perspective. She's blunt, so she can tell me things that maybe other people are afraid to tell me. If I ever ran against her, I would be in trouble."

Michelle Obama is looked to as a fashion icon by several across the planet. She has a sexy yet classy style that is immaculate so the dresses she wears are followed avidly. Check out the picture we posted of Michelle Obama, her toned arms have become a trademark owing to the primary lady's penchant for sporting sleeve-less dresses. Her well-toned arms are desired by legion girls across the planet. Fitness trainers claim that they get several questions from women on how to get Michelle Obama arms. Like Halle Berry, Michelle knows the value of keeping a healthy body as well as a healthy outlook on life.

Janet Jackson

Superstar Genes

Superstar Janet Jackson comes from a family that is no stranger to fame. Born May 16, 1966, Janet shows that she can still ooze sex. Who would ever think that she had body image issues throughout her life? Janet once stated, "Even at my thinnest, when my body was being praised, I wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror or how I felt about myself." In order to keep her fabulous physique, Janet uses high impact weight loss diet and weight loss exercises.

This super talented lady has not only appeared in several television shows such as "Good Times" and "Fame", she has also starred in several movies including "Why Did I Get Married?" and "For Colored Girls."

What's next for Janet Jackson? She is working on a new album for 2012 and possibly a movie if the script is right. Keep up the good work Janet!

Angela Bassett

A Class Act

Born August 16, 1958 Angela Bassett is known for playing strong, admirable Black women. Her portrayals of Rosa Parks, Tina Turner, and Betty Shabazz (wife of Malcolm X) have shown her versatility and acting prowess are something other actresses wish they could have.

Her latest venture is a broadway play, "The Mountaintop", opening later next month. Also, if you were a fan of the movie "Waiting to Exhale", then there is good news for you. It has also been reported that the sequel to the film based on the Terry McMillan book "Getting To Happy", is making it's way to the big screen with the original cast!

It seems that Angela Bassett will continue to bless us with her talent for sometime to come.

Stacey Dash

Beige Beauty

Born January 20, 1966. Even though Stacey Dash is known more for her beauty than the movies she has appeared in, her career has spanned over 25 years. Her most popular role was in the movie "Clueless."

What does she do to keep that petite frame? Dash says she also follows a strict diet and while she doesn't eat bread, she eats a lot of protein and vegetables including "brown rice, greens and fruit. I try to eat clean,"

Just recently she quit the VH1 hit television show "Single Ladies" which co-starred another sexy 40 something LisaRaye. Her future plans are unknown.

Mary J. Blige

Golden Lady

Even though she is new to the 40 something club (b. January 11, 1971), Mary J. Blige has always shown that self empowerment is sexy. She has been signing about heartbreak and empowerment since 1991. She has been so upfront about the ups and downs she has endured in life that we feel that we know Mary J. Blige personally.

"I'm at my most beautiful when I'm in a good mood, not dealing with any drama, and feeling healthy," But when Mary wants to get gorgeous in a hurry, Mary offers this quick beauty tip. "I put on eyeliner and mascara and some liner on my mouth and some gloss in the middle, and that's the perfect five-minute face."

Look out for Mary J. Blige's new CD "My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act I)" scheduled to be released November 21.

Vanessa L. Williams

All American Woman

Vanessa Williams was born March 18, 1963. From her historic yet controversial reign as Miss America in 1983 to her role in "Desperate Housewives", Vanessa Williams has proven that having faith in oneself can help anyone overcome adversity and scandal. Her time in the spotlight has not only made her wiser, but it has also made her more beautiful.

Her tips for maintaining her flawless complexion, includes a few beauty products she swears by, including La Fleur Organique AntiAging Cream and Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel. But she has discovered one secret beauty treatment she swears by: Microcurrent facials and body treatments at Beauty Body Wellness in New York.

Whatever beauty regimen Vanessa Williams is using, it definitely working!

Toni Braxton

Beauty and the Beat

Can you believe that Toni Braxton, born October 7, 1968, has been wowing us with her sultry voice and style for over 20 years? She looks the same today as she did when she first came on the scene with her sisters, The Braxtons, in 1989.

Toni shares her secrets on how to keep your skin looking flawless. She uses the following for her face: Cleanse with Arcona Natural Skin Therapy Cranberry soap, then use Arcona Magic White Ice. For her body: Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. Toni states, " Its better than anything I have ever gotten from a Dermatologist as a moisturizer."

Also, Toni doesn't believe in restricting her diet. "I think it's important to eat well, but I also think it's important to eat bad just as much. So I recommend in between all the veggies and the fresh fruit and grains, to have a nice slice of pizza and a great, thick, juicy burger. But in moderation."

Salli Richardson

Exotic Beauty

This 43 year old beauty born November 23, 1967, has appeared in many movies you have probably seen. Posse, Antwoine Fisher, and I Am Legend which starred Will Smith.

Although actress Salli Richardson's beauty has caused strangers to stop and stare in the street, she's not vain. She believes true beauty is a combination of many qualities. She says strong support from her family and friends has been a very important inspiration in her life. Although she has been celebrated for her "exotic look," Richardson, the product of a mixed marriage, says that she is "basically Black." and that she has never had any mixed heritage issues.

One of her fitness tips: "I’m always working out. For a while I was weight training and sprinting. Now I do core [muscle] training with the yoga ball. I have an eight-pack; you’d never know I ever had a baby."

Even though her current series, "Eureka", has been cancelled. You can be sure to see Salli Richardson on a movie or television screen sometime soon.

LisaRaye McCoy

Sexy Single Lady

Whether you love her or hate her, LisaRaye is known for keeping it real. Born September 23, 1967, the 44 year old actress burst onto the scene as "Diamond" in the 1998 film "Players Club." Since that time, many have been curious as to how she keeps up her looks.

Her advice for fellow 40 somethings? "Don't use soap on your face and moisturize extremely well. Drink plenty of water and exercise," she advises.

You can catch LisaRaye on the VH1 hit show, "Single Ladies" now in its second season.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Definitely like Halle Berry.

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