"Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It."
Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French. Baker was the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) or to become a world-famous entertainer.
Helen Williams: First Black Fashion Model: 1950s African American Women Models
50s BEAUTY Helen Williams was the first black fashion model. TOO DARK for America, she moved to Paris, where they loved her. Get the story.