Who runs the world? Girls! I am sure you are familiar with this line. Today’s ladies are leading, and they have it all. They are smart, independent, and incredibly accomplished. Even after all this, there is something about skin color, which is considered feminine. Whatever they do, women just can’t seem to get away with being biased.
We have seen so many commercials and celebrities focusing on and promoting lighter skin. There is something about being fair, which is considered to be more feminine and appealing. Regardless of whatever the world says, we believe every skin color is beautiful.
In this article, we are going to discuss the top fifteen dark skin women in the world who have proved that when it comes to success, color does not matter. Moreover, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so, without much further ado, let’s begin.
We all know who she is, and she has proved that color does not matter when it comes to ruling the world. Beyonce has made it to the top 1 in our list of most beautiful dark women in the world. She rarely needs an introduction, and she was voted the hottest women of the 21st century by GQ. Queen B gained recognition as the lead singer in Destiny’s Child in the late 90s. Since then she continued her successful journey and came to be known as one of the most successful women in the industry, releasing six solo albums. She is an icon, and she gives all the women hope and aspiration. She is a singer, songwriter, feminist, and also a mother to three kids with her husband Jay Z.
Another strong woman who hardly needs any introduction. Having sold 250 million records, Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists in this whole wide world. She is one of the most stunning dark skin women in the music industry in addition to multiple award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer. Rihanna made it to the list 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. She also ranked fourth in Forbes as the most influential celebrity in 2012.
If you love binging on mysterious TV shows, you might recognize this famous face from a viral show Scandal. Kerry Washington is an actress and a producer who gained popularity as Olivia Pope in the renowned drama Scandal. She also starred in movies like The Last King of Scotland, Django Unchained and save the last dance among many others. Kerry was included in the Time Magazine’s ‘Time 100’ list in the year 2014.
Another black beauty who gained recognition by being a member of the girl group Destiny’s Child. Later in 2002 she went off to pursue a solo career and released her first album ned Simply Deep. This album sold 2.5 million copies worldwide making her a super famous face in the music industry. Talking about her most recent activity, she starred as a judge on the hit Australian TV show ‘The Voice.’
A beautiful actress who began her career in the 1990s and remained incredibly successful ever since. This actress is more widely known for her stunning smile, which enhances her beauty even more. Gabrielle did quite a lot of films in her incredible career but is mostly remembered for her roles in Think Like A Man, Bring it On, Bad Boys II and Top Five. She is an advocate for the survivors of assault and loves to do charity work. Not only is she a stunning beauty, but also her heart is made of gold.
A pretty popular face in the modeling industry. Jasmine had been in this industry in the last 15 years of age and have done several modeling campaigns and shows throughout her career. She is associated with one of the top names in the modeling world Victoria Secret. This angel has modeled for this brand since 2012 and was named as a top 10 new models by models.com. She was the third black model who was selected to wear the prestigious fantasy bra for the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion show.
Aja Naomi King
Naomi King is a well-known face from How to Get Away with Murder. She gained popularity with her role in this movie. She also made appearances in Blue Blood, Deadbeat, The Blacklist and Person of Interest. Naomi King is considered as one of the most successful black women in Hollywood. She also received the ‘rising star’ award at the annual black women in Hollywood event.
Lupita Nyong’o a Kenyan-Mexican actress who gained popularity with her role in 12 Years A Slave. She not only gained popularity with this movie, but this movie also won her an Academic Award. Lupita was named as the ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2014 by Glamour and “ The Most Beautiful Women” by People. She is also a big supporter of women’s and animal rights.
A name worth the hype. If you are a fan of modeling shows, then you must be familiar with America’s Next Top Model. Tyra Banks is an original Victoria Secret Model and the host of America’s Top Model. She was the first African American women to be featured on the cover of GQ magazine. She has come a long way since the start of her career as a model and became the most successful women in the world.
Naomi Campbell is a model cum actress who got her first break when she was 15 years of age. She went on a very successful journey in establishing herself as one of the most well-recognized models throughout the world. She has blessed the covers of over 500 different magazines with her grace. Naomi was also the first black model to make an appearance on the Time magazine.
She started her career as a singer with her triple platinum album Goodies. Ciara sold over 23 million records worldwide ever since her debut. She has won three MTV music video awards, a Grammy and three BET awards. Though she has won many awards, these are some of the most recognized ones. She made it to 2011 Maxim’s List of Hot 100. She is also one of the sexiest black women in the music industry.
Janelle Monae is an R&B performer and undoubtedly one of the most talented ones. She also starred in two Academic Award-nominated movies Moonlight and Hidden Figures.
Alicia Keys is an incredible singer and is a 15 times Grammy award winner. She is also a songwriter, producer and is also the best selling author of the New York Times. She is a superwoman and is also an influencer who recently launched a makeup-free campaign on Twitter encouraging women to look and feel beautiful in their bare skin.
Zoe Saldana is one of the sexiest black women in the world. She is proud of her African Ancestry and is quite popular in her show business. She started her career with Centre Stage as a dancer. Zoe also appeared in Avatar, Star Trek and Pirates of Caribbean.
Winnie Harlow is quite a famous face if the modeling industry. She rose to fame as a contestant of America’s Next Top Model. She is specifically known for her skin vitiligo. Before her elimination in the show, she modeled for the Spanish clothing brand Desigual and soon became its official brand representative. She also modeled for several other fashion magazines including Dazed and i-D.
With that, we come to the end of this list of the most beautiful dark skin women around the world. These beautiful women proved with a roar that when it comes to success, it is not your skin color that matters but your talent. So to all the talented women out there, feel confident in your skin because you are beautiful just the way you are.