Sexiest Dark-Skinned Women

As a proud "African-American" male that fully embraces his heritage, it is only natural for me to have an unrelenting admiration of beautiful Nubian goddesses. This list is dedicated to all of the sisters out there with melanin-rich skin tones. Initially, I was only including woman with "dark chocolate" skin tones, but I have expanded the list to include those with "milk chocolate" complexions. I am constructing this arrangement based on my personal taste. This list is incomplete...
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Gabrielle Union
Actress, Bad Boys II
Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. In high school...
 
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Lauryn Hill
Soundtrack, Surf's Up
Lauryn Hill, a native of South Orange, New Jersey, first came to attention with the multi-talented Fugees. Their first album, "Blunted On Reality", went virtually unnoticed by the public; their real breakthrough came with the sophomore album, "The Score", which featured "Killing Me Softly"...
 
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Tomiko Fraser
Fraser was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Fraser attended Cardinal Spellman High School in New York City. Fraser aspired to be a school teacher because of her love of learning. Her parents divorced when she was a child. She is 1 of seven children - she has 3 maternal siblings and 4 paternal siblings...
 
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Naturi Naughton
Actress, Power
Naturi Naughton is an American Singer and Actress best known for her performance as "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's hit film "Notorious", and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film "Fame". Naughton has starred in various other projects such as: Lottery Ticket, The Playboy Club, Mad Men and The Client List...
 
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Nichole Galicia
Nichole Galicia is a film and television actress whose extraordinary journey to the big screen began as a high fashion model on the catwalks of Europe. Most recently, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino hand picked Galicia for his film, Django Unchained, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. Galicia...
 
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Linara Washington
Linara Washington was born in the little town of Beaufort, SC to a beautiful Brazilian woman and an American son of a preacher man. Her mother spoke no English at the time, which has given Linara the added benefit of being fluent in Portuguese. She is currently adding German to her list of languages and is hoping to conquer French, Italian, Japanese, and Hebrew...
 
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Tenika Davis
Tenika Davis was born July 16 in Toronto, Canada and raised in the small town of Newmarket, Ontario. When she was 10 years old, Tenika discovered a keen interest in public speaking and the performing arts it is at this point she began competing in various public speaking competitions where she began developing and refining her confidence in front of audiences...
 
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Suzzanne Douglas
Suzzanne Douglas, an award-winning actress of screen and stage, is appearing on the festival circuit in the independent feature film, Happy Yummy Chicken for which she also wrote the title song. Look for Suzzanne on an upcoming episode of the new CBS series Bull, with Michael Weatherly and the film Black N' Blue a new indie film which addresses the Black Lives Matter Movement...
 
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Angela Bassett
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...
 
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Serena Williams
Self, Wimbledon
Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open titles...
 
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Jennifer Hudson
Actress, Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream...
 
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Nia Long
Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The best man holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private Practice")...
 
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Tika Sumpter
Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (2005-2010, 2011). After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the CW series...
 
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Talani Rabb
Talani Rabb-Diggs began modeling doing fashion shows and acting on-stage in musicals at the age of 10. She signed with the Ford Model Agency at the age of 16. Talani has traveled the world, modeling, gracing magazines from Europe to Africa. Today she is married to The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan. Talani works with her husband and is the mother of their son and step-children.
 
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Bre Scullark
Bre Scullark, from America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 is a dynamic young woman who after ANTM, did correspondent work for the Tyra Banks Show, BET and a few other outlets. Bre has been a blogger for Global Grind, Essence.com and Honey magazine while focusing on acting and continuing her correspondent work. Her latest campaigns are Garnier Fructis, Ambi Skincare and Dove Chocolate.
 
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N'Bushe Wright
Actress, Blade
Beautiful N'Bushe Wright started out as a dancer, trained at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Dance, but then switched to acting, enrolling at Stella Adler's studio. Within a year, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead (1992). That year, she won the recurring role of Claudia...
 
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Tatyana Ali
On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street. She went on to perform in many productions in her native city...
 
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Tanisha Harper
Tanisha Harper began her career within the entertainment industry at the age of 15, when she was discovered by a model scout. She immediately began working and was spotted everywhere from advertisements and billboards to catalogs and editorials for clients, such as InStyle and Vanity Fair magazines; Bloomingdales and Nordstroms; Jaffra...
 
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Terry Pheto
Actress, Tsotsi
 
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actress, Moesha
Sheryl Lee Ralph was born December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. She is known for her roles in Moesha (1996), Its A Living (1980), and Instant Mom (2013). Her Career Began in the late 1970's. She has been Married to Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005 a Pennsylvania state senator. She was previously married to Eric Maurice.
 
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Foxy Brown
Foxy Brown, a Brooklyn native, never thought she would be in the rap industry, much less in films. Even though she received a lot of skepticism from critics because of her raunchy lyrics and sexual appeal in music videos, Foxy still managed to stay on top. With a platinum album under her belt, and literally tens of appearances on other songs, her movie debut was much expected.
 
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Jasmine Burke
Actress, Ride Along
Jasmine Burke is an award winning, American Actor/ Filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia who attended Kennesaw State University on full scholarship. Growing up in musical theatre paid off when on a whim, during college, Jasmine tried out for the hit talent competition MTV's Making the Band 3 and advanced to being a finalist...
 
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Tracey Cherelle Jones
Actress, writer, artist, designer, and TV personality, Tracey Cherelle Jones is the epitome of a contemporary renaissance woman. Tracey began acting at the tender age of 8 years old after nailing her very first audition, a national McDonald's commercial. This inspired her, and she went on to do several more commercials and print work...
 
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Jazz Raycole
Actress, Babe
Jazz Raycole is a professionally trained dancer. By four years of age, she was involved in dance competitions, and has trained with many top choreographers. She is currently dancing under the supervision of multi-talented choreographer Debbie Allen. After deciding to break into acting, Raycole and her family moved to Los Angeles...
 
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Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie "Most Wanted." As an upcoming actress...
 
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Oluchi Onweagba
Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. She appeared in six Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times from 2005 to 2008...
 
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Alysia Rogers
Alysia Rogers is an actress and devoted mother. Her success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the communities that have long appreciated her work, which includes donating time to speak to youth about gang violence, and rising above your environment. Alysia most memorable roles were "Damita" in Kid N Play's "Class Act" (1993 ) and Shanice in "Boyz n the Hood" (1991)...
 
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Sharon Pierre-Louis
Sharon Pierre-Louis is a multilingual Haitian-American fluent in Creole, American Sign Language, and conversational French. She is a classical/Opera singer and has 5 siblings, including a Deaf older brother. Her parents came to the United States during the 1980s in search of a better future. Years later...
 
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Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas
Music Department, All That
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas was born February 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father Abdul Ali, is of East Indian and Middle Eastern (Arab) descent, and her mother Ava Thomas is an American of African American and Native American descent. She has one son with producer Dallas Austin - they named him Tron...
 
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Aja Naomi King
King appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. She later starred in the Amazon Studios comedy pilot The Onion Presents: The News...
 
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Cynthia Bailey
Cynthia is a woman of many talents with titles such as supermodel, entrepreneur, mother, actress, TV personality, and many more under her belt. Best known for her on screen personality in the successful Bravo series, "Real Housewives of Atlanta." The season 9 premiere of the RHOA delivered 3.4 million total viewers, making it the network's highest rated telecast since last season's RHOA finale...
 
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Fatima Robinson
Miscellaneous Crew, Collateral
 
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Tamala Jones
Actress, Castle
 
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Serria Tawan
Actress, Blood Money
Slim, sexy, and shapely beauty Serria Tawan Bishop was born on September 4, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up on the south side of Chicago. Serria has a degree in finance from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Tawan eventually moved to Los Angeles, California and was the Playmate of the Month in the November...
 
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Aisha Tyler
Actress, Archer
Aisha Tyler born September 18, 1970 is an American talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer, and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa Clause film series, as well as recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup.
 
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India Arie
Soundtrack, Shark Tale
 
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Gwen Dickey
Soundtrack, Car Wash
Beautiful and charismatic soul and R&B singer Gwen Dickey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. Gwen was discovered by the band Undisputed Truth singing in Miami, Florida in a local group called the Jewels. Dickey was subsequently chosen by legendary Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield to be the lead singer for the R&B outfit Rose Royce...
 
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Kandi Burruss
Kandi is best known as one of the lead vocalists in the hugely successful 1990s R&B vocal group, Xscape. Burrus sang lead on hits such as "My Little Secret", "Just Kickin' It" and "Who Can I Run To", as well as wrote their early hits, including "Feel So Good" and "Can't Hang". Kandi is also known as the song-writing genius behind the massive 1999 No...
 
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Karimah Westbrook
Actress, The Rum Diary
Karimah Westbrook is an American television and film actress. After crashing an audition and snagging a role in the Paramount box office hit Save the Last Dance, she has never looked back. A Chicago native, the youngest of two, Westbrook was inspired by actress Whoopi Goldberg growing up. After falling in love with the theater...
 
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RaéVen Kelly
RaéVen Larrymore Kelly continues to make her celebrity count with a cause. RaéVen has had the fortune of performing in a wide range of high quality projects for film and television: John Grisham's "A Time to Kill" as Tonya Hailey with Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, director Joel Schumacher; "What's Love Got To Do With It?" as young Tina Turner with Laurence Fishburne...
 
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Keesha Sharp
Keesha Sharp's latest role is Trish Murtaugh, wife of the iconic character Roger Murtaugh on the FOX series Lethal Weapon . Coming later this year is also her co-starring role, opposite Chadwick Boseman, in the biopic feature, Marshall. Recently, Keesha played Dale Cochran, opposite Courtney B. Vance...
 
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Gabrielle Dennis
Actress, Insecure
Gabrielle Dennis is an actress and comedian best known for her work in television as Janay on the hit series "The Game" (CW & BET) and as Denise Roy on Spike Tv's "Blue Mountain State". With a background as a trained dancer, actress, and singer that stretches all the way back to age 4 Gabrielle always knew she would have a career in the Arts...
 
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Aïssa Maïga
Actress, Caché
Aïssa Maïga is a French actress. She was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1975 to a Senegalese-Gambian mother and Malian father, an acclaimed journalist. She moved with her family to France when she was 4. She discovered her vocation as an actress in middle school, and won various professional roles while studying theater in high school...
 
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Tweety
Soundtrack, The Transporter
Charlene Keys, was discovered by then young and unknown Missy Elliott after winning an open audition for Elliot's all-girl group called "Sugar". Missy was a talent like no one had ever seen, and by 1997 she had made it with her chart-topping debut album. Charlene was working with the girl group, that Missy had left out...
 
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Tamika Scott
Tamika Scott is best known as a member of the hugely successful r 'n' b group Xscape. She sang some lead vocals and a lot of harmonies in the group. When Xscape split in late 1998, and Tamika kept a fairly low profile, she did however record one solo track called "Day & Night", which was released in Japan in July 1999...
 
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Aunjanue Ellis
Actress, Men of Honor
Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known for her roles in "Men of Honor" (2000)...
 
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Nicole Narain
Slim, shapely, and luscious stunner Nicole Narain was born on July 28, 1974 in Aurora, Illinois. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is half Indo-Guyanese and half Chinese-Guyanese. She has a brother named Mike and a sister named Mimi. Nicole ran track in high school and was homecoming queen two years in a row...
 
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Taral Hicks
Actress, A Bronx Tale
Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks. She began her film career with a role alongside Robert De Niro in the 1993 film "A Bronx Tale." Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's "Just Cause" with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne...
 
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Tangi Miller
Actress, Felicity
Tangi Miller was born and raised in Miami, Florida. The oldest of six children, Tangi acted in stage productions while in high school. After graduating, she attended Alabama State University, majoring in marketing. After her graduation, she realized she spent all of her free time acting, so she decided to pursue that talent...