African American Actresses Then and Now

Like we promised, this is the follow up to African American Actors Then and Now. Enjoy seeing your favorite actresses from their younger years and how they look now. All are beautiful either way.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg 1986 Jumpin Jack Flash
Whoopi Goldberg 1986 Jumpin Jack Flash

People forget that Whoopi went into film acting after her very successful one woman show which included dates at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall.
Now She is top chic on The View
Now She is top chic on The View

Vivica Fox

Vivica Fox then
Vivica Fox then

Hot does not begin to describe Ms. Fox!
Vivica Fox now
Vivica Fox now

Viola Davis

Viola Davis 2000 City of Angels
Viola Davis 2000 City of Angels

And she just won an Emmy for her incredible contributions to the small screen which is a big achievement. First African American woman to win for her lead role.
Viola Davis now
Viola Davis now

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams 1983
Vanessa Williams 1983

Ms. Williams with her Miss America crown which they stripped from her because nude pictures of her surfaced. Undaunted, she became a recording star and a TV and movie Star. And guess who came knocking on her door for her to appear on their show.
Vanessa Williams now
Vanessa Williams now

Vanessa A. Williams

Vanessa A. Williams 1991 New Jack City
Vanessa A. Williams 1991 New Jack City

Do y’all see how fine Vanessa A. Williams looks? I can’t wait for all woman to get older if age has that affect on everyone. (I know I’m suppose to write like a professional scribe but I can’t help it!)
Vanessa A. Williams now
Vanessa A. Williams now

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks 1997 Sports Illustrated cover shot
Tyra Banks 1997 Sports Illustrated cover shot

Tyra was chosen to be the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustration’s popular swimsuit edition. But they threw her a curve ball (pun intended). She appeared on the cover with a white model. There was an uproar from everyone that she should have been hired to appear on the cover by herself. The uproar came from everyone except Tyra Banks. The next year she did appear on the cover solo and the above picture is the one they used. Tyra is beautiful and classy. Keep doing you girl!
Tyra Banks now
Tyra Banks now

Tracee Ellis-Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross Modeling age 19
Tracee Ellis Ross Modeling age 19

My celebrity crush.
Tracee Ellis Ross now
Tracee Ellis Ross now

Tina Turner

Tina Turner then
Tina Turner then

Yes, the legendary Tina Turner is an actress. You can see her in the original “Mad Max”.
Tina Turner now
Tina Turner now

Tia and Tamera Mowry

Tia and Tamera Mowry then
Tia and Tamera Mowry then

How cute were they. Now, it’s, how beautiful are they.
Tia and Tamera Mowry now
Tia and Tamera Mowry now

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali - "The Fresh Prince . . ." days
Tatyana Ali – “The Fresh Prince . . .” days

Tatyana aint no little girl no more.

Tasha Smith

Tatyana Ali now
Tatyana Ali now

Tasha Smith then
Tasha Smith then

Everyone’s favorite mean girl.
Tasha Smith now
Tasha Smith now

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P Henson 2001 Baby Boy premiere
Taraji P Henson 2001 Baby Boy premiere

Taraji P Henson in Empire now
Taraji P Henson in Empire now

Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash 1995 Clueless
Stacey Dash 1995 Clueless

Ms. Dash caught a lot of flack because she endorsed Mitch Romney instead of Barack Obama. Come on y’all. Can’t the lady chose who she wants without us coming down on her? And look at that smile. That should make you forgive her.
Stacey Dash now
Stacey Dash now

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph 1977 Piece of the Action
Sheryl Lee Ralph 1977 Piece of the Action

She played the sassy African American girl in a Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier movie. Her now picture shows how timeless she is.
Sheryl Lee Ralph now
Sheryl Lee Ralph now

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan 2000 Love and Basketball
Sanaa Lathan 2000 Love and Basketball

Sanaa Lathan is my celebrity fantasy. She once said it takes a strong man to date an actress who has to have love scenes with leading men. Sanaa, you can kiss all the actors your job calls for. As long as you come home to me. And no you can’t go wrong with a LBD. You couldn’t go wrong with a potato sack.
Sanaa Lathan now
Sanaa Lathan now

Robin Givens

Robin Givens then
Robin Givens then

Robin Givens has a reputation as a gold digger. If that’s the case, hand me a pan and point me to a stream ’cause I’ve got some work to do.
Robin Givens now
Robin Givens now

Regina King

Regina King during her 227 days
Regina King during her 227 days

From child star to gorgeous woman. She done good!
Regina King 2015 Emmy
Regina King 2015 Emmy

Regina Hall

Regina Hall then
Regina Hall then

Fellas, remember when Shaun Wayans had a sex scene with Regina Hall in “Don’t Be a Menance to Your Hood . . .”? Don’t you wish that was you?
Regina Hall now
Regina Hall now

Raven Simone

Ravon Symone on the Cosbys
Ravon Symone on the Cosbys

People are calling for Ms. Simone to be fired from “The View”. Producers have said she is in no danger of being let go for comments she’s made.
Raven Simone now
Raven Simone now

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah then
Queen Latifah then

During her rap days!
Queen Latifah now
Queen Latifah now

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad then
Phylicia Rashad then

This is way before she pushed out five TV kids on “The Cosby Show”.
Phylicia Rashad now

Paula Patton

Paula Patton 2005
Paula Patton 2005

Kevin Hart’s crush on “. . .Hollywood Husbands”.
Paula Patton now Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 22 Feb 2015 Credit: Brian To/WENN.com
Paula Patton now

Paula Jai Parker

Paula Jai Parker 1995 Friday
Paula Jai Parker 1995 Friday

Paula Jai Parker now
Paula Jai Parker now

Pam Grier

Pam Grier then
Pam Grier then

Every guys fantasy in the 70s, 80s, 90s . . .you get the picture.
Pam Grier now
Pam Grier now

Oprah

Oprah 1985
Oprah 1985

Then . . .

Next . . .

Oprah now
Oprah now

Meagan Good

Meagan Good 1997 Eve's Bayou
Meagan Good 1997 Eve’s Bayou

I just wanna say Damnnnnn for that Now pic!
Meagan Good now
Meagan Good now

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey then
Mariah Carey then

The ultimate Diva.
Mariah Carey now
Mariah Carey now

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine then
Loretta Devine then

Loretta Devine now
Loretta Devine now

Lisaraye McCoy

LisaRaye McCoy 1998 Players Club
LisaRaye McCoy 1998 Players Club

Ms. McCoy says she’s not a gold digger. That was high school. She says she’s up to platinum. You gotta love her!
Lisaraye Mccoy now
Lisaraye Mccoy now

Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet then Cosby Show
Lisa Bonet then Cosby Show

Ms. Bonet’s daughter, Zoe, is acting and I bet if I had put her daughter’s pic up as Lisa Bonet’s then pic you guys would not have known the difference.
Lisa Bonet now
Lisa Bonet now

Lela Rochon

Lela Rochon then
Lela Rochon then

Remember Sunshine from “Harlem Nights”? Thank God those cheek bones aint going nowhere.
Lela Rochon now
Lela Rochon now

Kimberly Elise

Kimberly Elise then
Kimberly Elise then

Woman thou art beautiful!
Kimberly Elise now

Kim Fields

Kim Fields Facts of Life days
Kim Fields Facts of Life days

Ms. Fields is more behind the camera now but she began as an actress.
Kim Fields now
Kim Fields now

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington 2002 Bad Company
Kerry Washington 2002 Bad Company

Fellas, I bet y’all want her to cause a scandal with you. I know I do.
kerry washington now
kerry washington now

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer 2006 Akeela and the Bee
Keke Palmer 2006 Akeela and the Bee

Keke has certainly shaken up the industry with her Maxim pics!
Keke Palmer now
Keke Palmer now

Keisha Knight Pulliam

Keisha Knight Pulliam as Rudy on the Cosbys
Keisha Knight Pulliam as Rudy on the Cosbys

OMG!
Keishia Knight Pulliam now
Keishia Knight Pulliam now

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson then
Jennifer Hudson then

Beauty is not measured in pounds but in grace which makes Jennifer beautiful no matter what the scale reads.
Jennifer Hudson now
Jennifer Hudson now

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson from her Good Times days
Janet Jackson from her Good Times days

And she married a billionaire. I wonder if he has a sister.
Janet Jackson now
Janet Jackson now

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith 20 years old
Jada Pinkett-Smith 20 years old

If you think her now pic looks good you should see her mother in a two piece!
Jada Pinkett-Smith now
Jada Pinkett-Smith now

Halle Berry

Halle Berry 1991 Strickly Business
Halle Berry 1991 Strickly Business

Remember when Halle grabbed Jamie Foxx’s member at an award show? Some guys have all the luck.
Halle Berry Now
Halle Berry Now

Golden Brooks

Golden Brooks from her Girlfriends days
Golden Brooks from her Girlfriends days

Golden Brooks now
Golden Brooks now

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais then
Garcelle Beauvais then

I’m pretty sure gay guys wanted to hit Garcelle Beauvais!
Garcelle Beauvais now
Garcelle Beauvais now

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union 2000 Bring It On
Gabrielle Union 2000 Bring It On

Too bad fellas, Dwayne Wade got that on lock.
Gabrielle Union now
Gabrielle Union now

Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins then
Essence Atkins then

Essence Atkins met her husband on Match.com. I’m signing up as I write.
Essence Atkins now
Essence Atkins now

Elise Neal

Elise Neal then
Elise Neal then

Elise Neal now
Elise Neal now

Dianann Carroll

Dianann Carroll then
Dianann Carroll then

One of the original Divas.
Diahann Carroll now
Diahann Carroll now

Diana Ross

Diana Ross then 1980
Diana Ross then 1980

Now you see where Tracee Ellis-Ross got it from.
Diana Ross now
Diana Ross now

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen then
Debbie Allen then

Debbie Allen now
Debbie Allen now

Countess Vaughan

Countess Vaughn then
Countess Vaughn then

Countess Vaughan Hollywood Divas now
Countess Vaughan Hollywood Divas now

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson then
Cicely Tyson then

Ms. Tyson is 90. It’s all in the genes.
Cicely Tyson now
Cicely Tyson now

Brandy

Brandy then
Brandy then

Brandy once had a teacher to tell her she wasn’t pretty enough to make it. Whoever that lady is, she’s stupid! Thank God Brandy didn’t listen to her.
Brandy now
Brandy now

Beyonce

Beyonce 1997
Beyonce 1997

Jay Z is a lucky dude. I’m gonna work on my metaphors.
Beyonce Knowles now
Beyonce Knowles now

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Angela Bassett 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Angela Bassett now
Angela Bassett now

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard 1983 Cross Creek
Alfre Woodard 1983 Cross Creek

Alfre Woodard now
Alfre Woodard now

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