Dusky is the colour of romance. Dusky is the reflection of gold, and the shadow of peace. And so, there’s no shame in having a body weaved in dusky shade. These ten Hollywood beauties will make you feel exactly like that when you read their life stories.
Some make you laugh, some make you swoon and some make you whoosh! in surprise. Read on and tell us who’s your favourite.
10. Meagan Monique Good
At an age when most are just learning to walk, Meagan had already started her acting career. Any guesses? Four! As a child, she did side roles for many television shows including Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen. However she got recognition from her role in 1995 comedy film Friday. Thereupon acting in a number of horror movies like Venom, One Missed Call, Saw V and The Unborn, she acquired the title of a scream queen. And not just a scream queen she’s a beauty queen too; after all, look how she blushes up her thick eye lashes!
9. Sanaa Lathan
Adored greatly by her fans, the 45-year old actress may be up in years but still maintains the same bubbly charm which was there when she entered the film industry. Coming from a family of dancers and actors, Sanaa was exposed to the star-stud life from a very early age. But this didn’t lead her to leave her groundedness. With an early training in athletics, gymnastics, arts and dance, Sanaa’s life journey epitomizes a life of perfection that also reflects in her state-of-the-art blockbuster performances.
8. Vivica A. Fox
Vivica’s interest in acting surfaced when she moved to California to study social sciences at Golden West College. But before she was there, she was already playing in soap operas like Generations, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless and Out All Night. Since then, she has been giving back to back super duper hits with her latest movie being Chocolate City: Vegas. The actor-producer has been listed in the 50 Most Beautiful People In The World by People magazine.
7. Nia Long
Born in Brooklyn and brought up in Los Angeles, Nia’s first role was in the Disney Television’s movie The B.R.A.T. Patrol. In between she also studied fine arts at Iowa University, world’s best institution for writing craft. In later years, her quick grasping skills caught the attention of directors and she landed in her first breakthrough role, of a character Lisa played in the American sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The 46-year old actress also shares her experiences of motherhood for women to get inspired.
6. Zoe Saldana
Just like the alien hunter Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar, Saldana is recognized worldwide as a talent mushrooming beyond time. The 2009 film Avatar earned her terrific acclaims and also became the highest grossing film ever, ever. However, to an awe when she began her career, acting was not in her plans then. She was instead a ballet dance performer passionate about dance. It was when she started performing short social plays with Faces Theatre Group that she came to know about her inner calling. But, her first passion still remains the same. And it only helps grow her creativity. Remember the struggling ballet dancer in Center Stage?
5. Sofia Vergara
Great things always come unexpectedly. And so it happened to Sofia. While she was strolling on a Colombian beach, she was spotted by a photographer who offered her a modelling assignment leading her into television commercials and ultimately, Hollywood. Known for her deep seductive voice, Sofia has also lent her voice to a number of films like Happy Two Feet, Escape From Planet Earth and The Cleveland Show. The actress recently launched her scent Sofia Vergara Eau de Parfum Spray for Women which is said to be a blend of flowery, musky and fruity fragrances.
4. Taraji P. Henson
From playing the lover Yvette in 2001 release Baby Boy to portraying the brainy mathematician Katherine Johnson in her latest Oscar-nomination Hidden Figures, Taraji seems to touch the sky. Being a creative person, Henson has also tried her hand at singing and writing. Her autobiography Around The Way Girl published in 2016 has already topped the bestselling lists. Apart from being a winner of many prestigious awards like Emmy, SAG and Golden Globes, the American actress has been featured in the list of 100 Most Influential People In The World by Time magazine.
3. Gabrielle Union
As soft as her dimples and as bold as her characters, Gabrielle Union has the best of both worlds. Gabrielle is a Catholic girl born in Omaha and studied in Nebraska University. From there she moved to University of California, Los Angeles where she studied sociology and eventually got a break in acting. While she took on a modelling internship to pay off her college loans, little did she know that she would be spotted by an agent. She landed in her first major role with the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You. Since then she has acted in over 40 films, over 40 television shows, countless commercials and still counting.
2. Queen Latifah
Even before she set off for playing a waitress in 1991 release Jungle Fever, Latifah was the most prominent females in hip-hop industry. The singer-actress has also been featured in VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock n Roll. Story of her life clearly portrays how she has grown from a humble black family girl to one of the most powerful personalities in America, and still growing. She is also the first hip-hop artist and actress to have been nominated in the Academy Award.
1. Halle Berry
Halle Berry’s stunning ruffled curls gained tremendous attention at the 2017 Oscars. But it’s not just her hair, but the overall demeanour of the leading senior actress that wins her admiration. Regularly spotted in eminent magazines, in award nominations and in fashion commercials, the actress is an inspiration, not just to her fans but to many Hollywood actresses. Upon moving to New York, the Cleveland-born lady struggled a lot before she landed her first role in 1989’s Living Dolls followed by back to back hits.
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