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The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World  

Brittany Soulet
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List Rules Only famous, living women who are 18 years or older.

Black women come in many forms and are often misrepresented. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the women on this list have whoo'd people for years with their talent, charm and sex appeal. Beauty requires the whole package; this list will sort out who has it. These women vary from actresses, singers, models, athletes and TV personalities.

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Hadassah Richardson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Hadassah Richardson

Hadassah Richardson is an American model.

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Meagan Good is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
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Meagan Monique Good (born August 8, 1981) is an American actress. Beginning her career as a child actor, Good has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and music videos as both a child ...more
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Ashley Blaine Featherson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
TessaNdjonkou added Ashley Blaine Featherson

Ashley Blaine Featherson is an American actress. She is best known as the co-creator and star of Black&SexyTV's Hello Cupid. She currently stars as Joelle in the Netflix series Dear White People.

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Gabrielle Union is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress, activist, and author. She began her career in the 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting ...more
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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Kerry Marisa Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress. She gained wide public recognition for starring as Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert, in the ABC drama series ...more
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Angela Bassett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got ...more
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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Robyn Rihanna Fenty ( ree-AN-ə; born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist. She is known for ...more
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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Ciara Princess Harris ( see-ERR-ə; born October 25, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, ...more
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Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter ( bee-YON-say; born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various ...more
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Zuri Hall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Zuri Hall

Zurich Hall is an American television personality. She is the co-anchor of E! News.

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Jasmine Tookes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Jasmine Danielle Tookes (born February 1, 1991) is an American model and Victoria's Secret Angel. Tookes has appeared in editorials for Italian, American, French, German, and Spanish Vogue, ...more
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Jazzma Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Jazzma Kendrick

Jazzma Kendrick is an American model.

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Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Lupita Nyong'o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor's degree in film and ...more
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Nia Long is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Nia Talita Long (born October 30, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Third Watch and Empire, and the films Boyz n the ...more
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Sonequa Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World

Sonequa Martin-Green is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her television roles as Michael Burnham, the main character in the web television series Star Trek: Discovery and as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead.

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Kelly Rowland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality and producer. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as a ...more
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Aja Naomi King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
TessaNdjonkou added

Aja Naomi King is an American actress. She began her career in guest-starring roles on television, and starred as Cassandra Kopelson in the The CW medical comedy-drama Emily Owens, M.D..

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood, ...more
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Keke Palmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, rapper, songwriter, and television personality. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois, and raised in ...more
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Naomi Campbell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
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Naomi Elaine Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English model, actress, and businesswoman. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself amongst the most recognizable and in-demand models ...more
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Keesha Sharp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Keesha Ulricka Sharp (née Fletch; born June 9, 1973) is an American actress and director. She began her career appearing on television dramas, before her regular role as Monica Charles ...more
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Teyana Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American singer, actress, dancer, and model from Harlem, New York City. In 2005, Taylor signed a record deal with American musician ...more
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Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and actress. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and spent most of her youth working with ...more
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Cydnee Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Beautiful Black Women in the World
Cydnee Black

Cydnee Black is a freelance makeup artist for MAC cosmetics who publishes makeup tutorials, hair tutorials, vlogs, beauty, style and advice videos on her self-titled channel which has more than 700,000 subscribers.