The African movie industry is growing with every passing day and is giving a good competition to the Indian movie industry Bollywood, and the American Hollywood. Similar to the others even the African movie industry has many beautiful actresses that have left people all over the world spellbound. Though all the actresses are talented and beautiful there are some that have charmed the world with their natural beauty and are considered to be the most beautiful actresses of Africa. Let us get to learn about 15 such most beautiful actresses that the continent is proud of.
15. Lupita Nyong’o
This gorgeous actress from Kenya has a perfectly sculpted body and an immensely attractive face. Owing to her stunning looks she has managed to find a place in the covers of various magazines. Apart from being an actress, Lupita Nyong’o is also a filmmaker and has won lots of accolades because of her great acting ability. It is movies like Star Wars, Queen of Katwe, Shuga that helped her earn great fame, and the movie 12 Years a Slave even earned her an Oscar nomination. She also managed to take home the award for The Best Supporting Actress.
14. Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson is a gorgeous Ghanaian actress, producer, and writer. She has appeared in many movies like Run Baby Run, Hotel St. James, Different Shades of Blue, and so on. This stunning actress won the African Movie Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2010. Lydia holds a BA degree in English Language and Information Studies from the University of Ghana.
13. Jackie Appiah
Canadian-born Ghanaian actress Appiah is another of the most beautiful actresses of Africa. She is one of those beautiful faces that have graced African screens always. Sexy and talented, this 34 year-old beauty queen has appeared in several movies. For her work, she has received several awards and nominations through her career.
12. Omotola Jalade
Born on February 7, 1978, Omotola Jalade is a gorgeous Nigerian actress. Her fans are crazy about her and call her Omosexy. Not only is she an actress but also a leading singer as well as a philanthropist and has featured in many Nigerian movies. Though she has 4 children, it will be difficult for anyone to believe this. This beautiful lady also has a beautiful heart and is known for her humanitarian efforts as well.
11. Ella Thomas
Born to an American father and Eritrean mother Ella looks absolutely gorgeous. Her shapely body, flawless skin, and amazing looks have easily won her fans from all over the world. Be it a small or a big role it is not possible to ignore her. She has played many minor roles in shows like Castle and Parenthood. She also bagged recognizable roles in CSI: NY, 7th Heaven, Entourage, Point of Entry and Las Vegas. Apart from modeling and acting, Ella also edits magazines like ELLE, Glamour, Levi’s and Vogue.
10. Genevieve Nnaji
This list of the most beautiful actresses of the African industry surely will stay incomplete without mentioning the stunning Genevieve. Nnaji is popularly known as the Julia Roberts of Africa and knows how to win her audience’s attention with her perfect and at times seductive moves. Though she is 39, her beautiful body and face make her look much younger. She has won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005 and was the first actress to earn this award.
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9. Yvonne Okoro
Ghanaian actress comes at No. in our list of most beautiful actresses of Africa. She’s one of the most famous actresses in Africa. Okoro received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010. Also, she was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012. In addition, she has received four Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award. And, also was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.
8. Liya Kebede
This beautiful Ethiopian actress has raised the heartbeats of many. Together with being an actress she also is a designer, a health advocate, and a fashion model. This makes her one of the most successful and popular celebrities in Africa and the whole world. She has also featured in the covers of Spanish Vogue, American, and Paris Italian. She has been the face for ad campaigns of popular brands like Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint-Laurent, Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dolce & Gabbana, and this itself speaks of her beauty.
7. Richa Adhia
Another Tanzanian lady graces our list of most beautiful actresses of Africa. Richa Adhia is a beauty pageant title-holder. She has won Miss Earth Tanzania 2006 and Miss Tanzania 2007. In 2010 she was also chosen to represent Tanzania at Miss India Worldwide pageant.
6. Nomzamo Mbatha
South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha comest at No. in our list of most beautiful actresses of Africa. She is the face of world’s renowned brand NEUTROGENA. She is also L’Oreal Paris Hair Advocate. Also, she’s an ambassador of the brands like PUMA, AUDI and for UNHCR.
5. Nadia Buari
This beautiful face belongs to Ghana. Nadia Buari is a popular actress of Africa and is known for her humble and shy nature. For her great acting skills, she has received two nominations in the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009 for the Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has studied Performing Arts and graduated from the University of Ghana with a BFA degree. She debuted from a TV series called “Games People Play” and her first major movie was “Mummy’s Daughter” after which she bagged a role in “Beyonce: The President’s Daughter”. This role of her as Beyonce was a big breakthrough in her career. She has appeared in over 20 films to date.
4. Yvonne Nelson
The most attractive part of Yvonne Nelson, apart from her beautiful face, is her long sexy legs. Born in Accra, Ghana, Yvonne is a former Miss Ghana contestant and she debuted in the movie entitled Princess Tyra. She is popular both in the Nigerian and Ghanaian movie industries and has appeared in more than 100 movies. This gorgeous lady is also business savvy and has established YN Closet Fashion Shops and YN Productions.
3. Elizabeth Michael
This gorgeous Tanzanian actress has a perfectly sculpted body and an immensely attractive face. Owing to her stunning looks she has managed to find a place in the list of most beautiful actresses of Africa. In addition, she has won the Zanzibar International Film Festival award for Best Actress for “Woman Of Principles”. You may also like to see the list of most beautiful women of Morocco.
2. Juliet Ibrahim
Juliet Ibrahim certainly is one of the most beautiful actresses in Ghana. She has the most attractive looking faces in Ghollywood, and her charming, innocent looks can steal anyone’s heart away. Juliet was born in Ghana but is also of Liberian and Lebanese descent. She won the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2010. An A-Lister’s magazine has also referred to her as the most Beautiful West African Woman. Also as one of the sexiest Muslim women around the world.
1. Charlize Theron
Charlize is one of the prettiest and hottest African actresses. Her perfect shapely body, beautiful face, and flawless skin can make anyone doubt if she is really over 40. She was born in Benoni and is the only child of Charles and Gerda Theron. Charlize has won many awards in her acting career and some of her notable works include Mad Max, Mighty Young Joe, The Devil’s Advocate, Hancock, The Italian Job, and so on.
Each of these women is beautiful and immensely attractive, and together with it, they are great actresses too. Their good looks and talent have won them praises, fans, and love from all over the world.