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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Halle Berry

11. Halle Maria Berry

Though her title role in Catwoman earned her a Razzie, 46-year-old Halle Berry’s overall career has been anything but laughable. The award-winning actress secured prominent roles in Monster’s Ball (which earned her an Academy Award), X-Men, and Die Another Day. When accepting her first Oscar in 2002, Berry proclaimed, “This moment is so much bigger than me. It’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”









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