Top 15 Most Beautiful Black Female Celebrities Under 40
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There are some seriously fierce black stars out there right now, and we decided it was time to pay homage to them. Thesetop 15 hottest black female stars under 40 in 2021 rock every industry, from music to film, TV to Broadway, beauty lines, perfumes, clothing ranges, and much more besides. Some of the most powerful women in the business right now, these 40 are definitely not women to be underestimated!
The List of top 15 most beautiful and hottest black female celebrities under 40
15. Ajiona Alexus
14. Zoë Kravitz
13. Keke Palmer
12. Cindy Bruna
11. Kat Graham
10. Kylie Bundury
9. Jodin Sparks
8. Amber Stevens West
7. Nicole Behari
6. Jasmine Tookes
5. Kiersey Clemons
4. Jaylen Barron
3. Jessica Lucas
Who are top most beautiful and hottest black female celebrities under 40?
15. Ajiona Alexus
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Born Ajiona Alexus Brown on March 16, 1996 in Tuskegee, Alabama and then moved to Birmingham in 1999. At an early age Ajiona gained a true love for acting in theatre plays. She was 8 years old when she recited her first monologue on stage. Recognizing her talents early, her parents immediately placed her in acting and dance classes. In the 7th grade, Ajiona was accepted into the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Theatre Department.
After receiving high acclaim for her stage performance in “A Raisin In The Sun”, Ajiona began auditioning for roles. At the age of 14, she landed her first lead role in the featured film tilted, “Unspoken Words”. Three months later, she booked an audition for a reoccurring role on a TV sitcom. Then, just days before shooting began, Ajiona received the call, that she had landed the role of DeAnna, on The Rickey Smiley Show.
Ajiona Alexus has opened up for artist like Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, TK N Cash and IYAZ. In 2012, she release a mix-tape titled,”Radio Ready” and in 2013, she recorded her debut single, titled “Dream Big” under Earn B. Management. Ajiona is currently recording songs for her debut EP. Born into a family of singers and musicians, Ajiona never hesitates to showcase her talents as a triple threat.
She has a total of 1.4m followers on Instagram.
14. Zoë Kravitz
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Zoë Isabella Kravitz is an American actress, singer and model, who is known for films such as 'No Reservations' and 'X:Men: First Class.' Born in Los Angeles, California, to a family of musicians, her family's influence helped her enter the industry at the young age of eighteen, when she appeared in a supporting role in her debut film 'No Reservations'. Since then, she has appeared in several significant films such as ‘Yelling to the Sky', where she appeared in a lead role, and ‘The Divergent Series', a series of popular science fiction films.
As a model, she has appeared in several well-known magazines like ‘French Jalouse,’ ‘Venus Zine,’ and ‘Elle.’ Along with modeling and acting, she, being the daughter of a well-known musician, also decided to pursue music at the same time. She formed a band Lolawolf, and their first album 'Calm Down, was released in October 2014.
She has also made several significant appearances on TV. In 2011, she appeared in the fourth season of the American comedy-drama series 'Californication', which was one of the most popular shows of that time. Her beauty and acting talent have helped her maintain her popularity since she made her entry into the industry.
She has a total of 6.3m followers on Instagram.
13. Keke Palmer
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Keke Palmer began performing at an early age. She earned her first taste of national exposure in Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and went on to star in the acclaimed Akeelah and the Bee and the Nickelodeon comedy True Jackson, VP for three seasons. Successfully transitioning to more mature fare, Palmer enjoyed regular roles on the series Masters of Sex, Scream Queens and Berlin Station, before playing a stripper in Hustlers and landing a daytime talk gig with Strahan, Sara and Keke.
Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer on August 26, 1993, in Harvey, Illinois. Palmer began performing at the age of 5, wowing audiences at her church in her hometown of Robbins, Illinois.
Performing is certainly in Palmer's genetic makeup: Her parents, Sharon and Larry Palmer, who met in drama class, had both worked as professional actors before settling into more regular full-time jobs. Larry went on to have a career at a plastics manufacturing company; Sharon worked with middle school age autism students.
The jump from church stage to the big screen happened quickly for Palmer. She earned valuable experience and exposure performing at a stage show at a popular Chicago tourist destination.
Along with joining the main cast of the anthology slasher series Scream in summer 2019, Palmer began appearing on the Good Morning America spinoff Strahan and Sara as a maternity-leave replacement for Sara Haines, alongside fellow co-host Michael Strahan. In late August, it was announced that Palmer was joining the show on a permanent basis, prompting its name change to Strahan, Sara and Keke. The following spring, Palmer began hosting a revival of the old MTV dating show Singled Out on Quibi.
Palmer's first album, So Cool, a collection of R&B tracks, was released in 2007. She followed with the mixtapes Awaken (2011) and Keke Palmer (2012). In 2016, the artist unveiled her second album, Waited to Exhale, written during her True Jackson, VP years. Another mixtape, Keyana Nikole, recorded with Jane Handcock, dropped in 2017.
The singer-actress also became an author with the publication of I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice in 2017.
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12. Cindy Bruna
Cindy Bruna (born 27 September 1994) is a French fashion model. Bruna was born in Saint-Raphaël, France on 27 September 1994 to an Italian father, Stefano Bruna, and a Congolese mother, Eléonore, from Brazzaville, Congo. She has an older sister named Christy. At age 16, she was noticed by Dominique Savri, an agent and scout for Metropolitan Management, who suggested her to go to Paris for a photo shoot. Bruna was hesitant, because she wanted to become a chartered accountant, and her mother didn't want her to miss school. Eventually, she accepted the offer and learned the basics of modelling. Since graduating from school, she now divides her time between Paris and New York City.
She walked the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time and has appeared in every subsequent show. She has starred in campaigns for Prada, Burberry, Chanel, Michael Kors, L'Oreal, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, H&M, etc. In the S/S 2014 season, she walked for opened for Roland Mouret and Temperley London; she also walked for designers like Bottega Veneta, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi, Armani, Moschino, Philipp Plein, Anthony Vaccarello, and Zuhair Murad.
Bruna currently ranks as a "Money Girl" on models.com and is also included on Forbes list of 30 under 30. She is an ambassador of Solidarité Femmes, a women support network that helps victims of domestic violence.
In April 2020, L'Oreal named Bruna as international spokesperson for the brand.
11. Kat Graham
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Kat Graham (born in 1989) is a Swiss-born American actress and singer best known for her role of ‘Bonnie Bennett’ in the popular television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’. She started her career as a dancer before moving on to acting and singing, and has also done many commercials. She featured in some music videos as a backup dancer in her early career.
Making her first television debut at the tender age of 13 years, Kat has played some important roles in movies too. Her debut movie was ‘The Parent Trap.’ She then went on to feature in popular movies like ‘17 Again’ and ‘The Roommate’. Kat is a multi-talented personality—she is a dancer, singer, and actress all rolled into one! She has also done some modeling work in addition.
She is a big fan of the late singer Tupac Shakur and was thrilled to be cast as Jada Pinkett Smith in the Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me.’ The film was a commercial success even though it earned negative reviews from the critics.
She has a total of 6.9m followers on Instagram.
10. Kylie Bundury
Kylie Bunbury (born 1989) is a Canadian-American actress.
Bunbury was born in Canada, to Kristi Novak and Alex Bunbury, a footballer. Her father is Guyanese-Canadian, and her mother is American, of Polish and Swedish descent. She spent her childhood in England (for two years), Madeira, Portugal (for seven years) and Prior Lake, Minnesota, US. She considers the latter as home. She has two younger brothers, Teal and Logan.
Bunbury became engaged to Jon-Ryan Alan Riggins on April 8, 2018. They married on January 1, 2020. It was announced via Instagram on June 22, 2021, that the couple is expecting their first child.
Bunbury originally worked as a model, but then her agency suggested she try acting. She landed her first role as Kathleen in Days of Our Lives for one episode. She also had roles in Prom and The Sitter. Bunbury portrayed the role of Eva in the science fiction CBS television series Under the Dome. Bunbury starred in the Fox drama series Pitch, where she portrayed the (fictional) first female player in Major League Baseball. Pitch was canceled by Fox after one season on May 1, 2017.
Bunbury starred as Angie Richardson in the Netflix miniseries When They See Us, which premiered on May 31, 2019.
In 2020, Bunbury was in the main cast for the single season of the Sky TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. That same year, when Brave New World was not renewed, she started playing Cassie Dewell in the ABC crime drama series Big Sky.
9. Jodin Sparks
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Jordin Sparks (born in 1989) is an American singer and actress who first shot to fame through the television reality show ‘American Idol’, back in 2007. She started singing since she was a toddler and participated in several reality shows during her childhood. She then attended the auditions of ‘American Idol’ where contestants from all over America were competing hard for a spot.
Although she failed in her first attempt, Jordin Sparks managed to get selected in her second try. She went on to win the show and since then there has been no looking back for Jordin Sparks. In a span of a decade, she has performed at several venues, released 3 albums and several singles. Most of her tracks have ended up becoming chartbusters and have even earned her several award nominations, including a Grammy.
In a 2008 event which was attended by former US President George Bush and his wife Laura, Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem. Her rendition impressed George Bush, who praised her talent. Apart from singing, Jordin Sparks has also worked in several flicks and has even shared screen space with the famous actor Nicholas Cage.
She has a total of 1.6m followers on Instagram.
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8. Amber Stevens West
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Amber Dawn Stevens West (born October 7, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Ashleigh Howard in the ABC Family series Greek (2007–2011), Maxine in the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show (2015–2017), and Claire Davis in the CBS comedy Happy Together (2018–2019). She has also appeared in films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Jessabelle (2014).
Early in her career, she appeared in television commercials for Old Navy, Verizon, Logitech and Neutrogena. She made her television acting debut in an episode of Complete Savages in 2005. In 2007, Stevens West began portraying Ashleigh Howard on the ABC Family comedy-drama television series Greek. In a review released soon after the premiere of the show, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called the show "light-hearted fun" and "authentic" while The New York Times claimed that Greek "captures the spirit of the hedge-fund age like nothing else." The series concluded after four seasons on March 7, 2011. She has appeared in films The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fired Up! (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Kitchen (2012) and Jessabelle (2014).
In 2015, Stevens West co-starred opposite Jerrod Carmichael as Maxine in the NBC comedy sitcom The Carmichael Show. In 2017, following that show's end, Stevens West was cast as a series regular on the FOX supernatural comedy series Ghosted. She portrayed a restaurant and bar designer Claire Davis opposite Damon Wayans Jr. on CBS' comedy television series Happy Together (2018–2019). The series followed a young couple whose lives are suddenly thrown into chaos when a pop star moves into their home.
In May, 2021, Stevens starred as one of the four leads in the first season of the ensemble comedy Run the World on Starz.
7. Nicole Beharie
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Nicole Beharie (born January 3, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring roles in films such as the drama American Violet (2008), the psychological drama Shame (2011), the biographical sports drama 42 (2013), and the independent drama Miss Juneteenth (2020). From 2013 to 2016, she starred in the Fox supernatural drama series Sleepy Hollow.
In 2011, Beharie performed five original songs as a singer-songwriter opposite German actor Ken Duken in the romantic drama My Last Day Without You. In the Russell Leigh Sharman film adaptation of his play Apartment 4E, she played Piper, a troubled young woman who never leaves her apartment. Beharie played Marianne in the Steve McQueen film Shame, portraying a love interest of Michael Fassbender. Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe praised her performance, calling her "a marvel of natural transparency".
In 2013, Beharie starred as Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman), in the historical baseball feature 42. The same year, she began portraying Abbie Mills on the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow, which is based on the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. In Spring 2016, Beharie departed the series, with her character dying in the series' third-season finale, the episode entitled "Ragnarok", which was aired April 8, 2016. She later stated that an autoimmune disease was one of the causes of her exit and also revealed that she struggled to find work and was labelled as problematic after her departure from the show.
In 2020, she starred in Miss Juneteenth, a film about a former pageant winner preparing her teenage daughter to assume her former crown.
6. Jasmine Tookes
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Jasmine Tookes (born February 1, 1991) is an American model and former Victoria's Secret Angel. Tookes was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She has a younger sister, who is 19 years her junior and currently a child model. She did gymnastics for ten years and was also active in volleyball and softball before she became a model at about the age of 15. Her mother is a celebrity fashion stylist. Tookes was discovered at one of her mother's showroom appointments.
She has walked the runways for Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, Moschino, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Shiatzy Chen, Herve Leger, Ermanno Scervino, Giorgio Armani, Philipp Plein, Missoni, Jason Wu, Alberta Ferretti, Emilio Pucci, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, Trussardi, Marchesa, Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Paco Rabanne, Helmut Lang, Louis Vuitton, DSquared2, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Prada, Jill Stuart, rag+bone, Miu Miu and Versace.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Jimmy Choo, Calvin Klein, Lancôme, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Gap, Ugg, and Victoria's Secret. In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.Tookes was selected to wear the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Fantasy Bra (worth $3 million in 2016) at the 2016 show, which was held in Paris, France, which made her the 3rd black model to wear the bra. Tookes made her debut at No. 17 on Forbes' "The World's Highest Paid Models" list in 2016, with estimated earnings of $4 million.
She has a total of 4.8m followers on Instagram.
5. Kiersey Clemons
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Kiersey Nicole Clemons (born December 17, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Her breakout role occurred in the 2015 comedy drama film Dope, where she portrayed Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews. She went on to co-star in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Flatliners (2017), Hearts Beat Loud (2018), Sweetheart (2019), Lady and the Tramp (2019), Scoob! (2020), and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021).
She had recurring roles in numerous television series, including Austin & Ally (2013), Transparent (2014–2015), Extant (2015), and Easy (2016–2019). Clemons also had a main role in the final season of the comedy series Angie Tribeca (2018).
In 2016, Clemons was cast as Iris West in the action film The Flash, but the project was delayed due to the departure of director Rick Famuyiwa. Despite this, she was still slated to appear in the Justice League film as the same character, but her scenes were ultimately cut from the theatrical release. In 2021, Clemons' cut scenes from the 2017 Justice League movie was eventually released in Zack Snyder's Justice League. In March 2021, she closed a deal to appear as Iris West in The Flash, now directed by Andy Muschietti.
In 2017, Clemons co-starred with Callum Turner in the drama The Only Living Boy in New York, and with Elliot Page in the horror remake Flatliners. In 2018, Clemons co-starred with Nick Offerman in musical comedy-drama Hearts Beat Loud. Clemons received the Atlanta Film Festival's inaugural Phoenix Award for Hearts Beat Loud in April 2018. In 2019, Clemons co-starred with Thomas Mann in the live-action remake musical romance Lady and the Tramp. In 2020, Clemons voiced Dee Dee Skyes in the Scooby-Doo film Scoob!.
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4. Jaylen Barron
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Jaylen Barron (born August 31, 1997) is an American actress, known for her roles as Dominique Winslow in the Showtime series Shameless and Zoe Phillips in the Netflix drama series Free Rein. In 2021, she is starring in the Starz series Blindspotting.
Barron was born on August 31, 1997 in Reno, Nevada. Barron and her family then relocated to Los Angeles, where she began acting. Barron's mother is of Mexican heritage, while her father is black.
Barron made her television debut in 2012, appearing in Bones and Shake It Up. She then went on to have recurring roles in See Dad Run, Good Luck Charlie and Shameless. When asked about her time on Shameless, she commented: "It was one of the best experiences. The people were amazing and talented. I learned so much and I carry the fast-paced style of acting throughout my career." In 2017, Barron was cast in the role of Zoe Phillips in the Netflix original drama series Free Rein. She has starred in all three seasons of the series, as well as appearing in two feature-length Free Rein films. In January 2021, Barron appeared in an episode of the Fox series 9-1-1. Later in 2021, she is set to star in the Starz series Blindspotting, a television adaptation of the 2018 film of the same name.
3. Jessica Lucas
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Jessica Lucas (born September 24, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place, Cult, and Gotham, and in the films The Covenant, Cloverfield and the 2013 Evil Dead. She also starred in the music video for Coldplay's 2014 single "True Love".
In 2001, she joined the Canadian teen drama television series Edgemont as recurring character Bekka Lawrence, later becoming a series regular on the show, which she remained through the end of the show's run in 2005. She was also a series regular on another Canadian television series, YTV's short-lived 2030 CE in 2002.
She guest starred in an episode of The L Word as Roxanne in 2004. She went on to appear as a series regular in the short-lived ABC teen drama series Life as We Know It as Sue; the series which ran for just one season. In 2006, she appeared in the film She's the Man and co-starred in The Covenant. She was cast in another ABC television pilot, Secrets of a Small Town, though it was not picked up to series.
In 2012, Lucas was cast as the lead character, Skye Yarrow, in the CW series Cult, which was filmed in the spring of 2012. In 2012, she was cast in a main role in the 2013 remake of the classic horror film The Evil Dead. In 2014, Lucas appeared in Pompeii directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
From 2015 to 2019, she has had a regular role in Fox's Gotham as Tabitha Galavan. In 2019, Lucas played the starring role of Kate Jameson in the Canadian crime drama television series The Murders which aired on Citytv. In late 2020, she was cast in the regular role of Billie in the fourth season of the Fox medical drama television series The Resident.
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Popstar Rihanna signed with Def Jam records at age 16 and in 2005 released her first album Music of the Sun, which sold more than two million copies worldwide. She went on to release more albums and an array of hit songs, including "Unfaithful," "Umbrella," "Disturbia," "Take a Bow," "Diamonds" and "We Found Love." A global pop star with an unrelentingly edgy image, Rihanna has also won multiple industry accolades, including Grammys and MTV awards.
Singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, in St. Michael Parish on the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is the eldest of three children born to Monica Fenty, an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Rihanna's childhood was marred by her father's struggles with addictions to alcohol and crack cocaine and her parents' marital problems — they divorced when she was 14 years old.
As a teenager, Rihanna turned to singing as a release from her troubles at home. She formed a girl group with two classmates; when they were 15 years old, they scored an audition with music producer Evan Rodgers, who was visiting the island with his Barbadian wife. Rogers was awed by the precociously beautiful and talented Rihanna, to the unfortunate detriment of her two friends. "The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist," he admitted.
In 2017, Rihanna made recurring appearances in season 5 of Bates Motel, and earned a prominent role in the science fiction flick Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. That year, fans also got their first glimpse of the pop superstar alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway in trailers for Ocean's 8, a female-led spinoff of the popular Ocean's Trilogy which hit theaters in June 2018.
The following spring, Rihanna co-starred with Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, in the Amazon musical Guava Island.
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Born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, actress and singer Zendaya came from a theatrical background. As the daughter of a stage manager, she spent much of her youth hanging around the California Shakespeare Theater. She also trained in its youth program and appeared in some of its productions.
During her days as a student at the Oakland School for the Arts, Zendaya landed a number of roles in local theatrical productions. She also honed her craft at the American Conservatory Theater and the Cal Shakes Conservatory. Zendaya had an interest in dance as well. She was a member of the Future Shock Oakland dance group for several years and studied hula dancing at the Academy of Hawaiian Arts.
She landed her first television gig in 2010 on the popular tween comedy series Shake It Up and released her self-titled debut album in 2013. After another Disney series, K.C. Undercover, Zendaya transitioned to film with Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman in 2017, before putting her wholesome image behind her with the drama Euphoria.
Zendaya signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records in 2012 and unveiled her self-titled studio album the following year. Although her follow-up album has yet to materialize, she released the single "Something New" with Chris Brown in 2016, and paired with Zac Efron to contribute "Rewrite the Stars" to The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
In 2013 Zendaya became a first-time author with Between U and Me, in which she shares advice for her young fans.
She has a total of 105m followers on Instagram.
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