These Girls Are On Fire: 14 Groundbreaking Black Female Entertainers

From the unstoppable Beyoncé to funny lady Whoopi, these gals have opened countless doors for black women in the entertainment industry and beyond.
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Angela Bassett

9. Angela Evelyn Bassett

Angela Bassett has played iconic African American women on the silver screen, but she’s also made a name for herself through her decades-long career. The 54-year-old actress broke ground as the first African-American to take home a Golden Globe for Best Actress –Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It.









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