20+ Beautiful Black Women in 2023 (The Handpicked List)

The world has many gorgeous black women contributing in fields like businesses, philanthropy, art, popular culture, and many more. These women are sexy and beautiful. They are famous, accomplished, and talented. From blockbuster movies to best-selling books, from chart-topping music to modeling, these women have gained success all across the world.

Black Women In The World

Hereafter a lot of research, we have provided a list of black women working in different fields like acting, singing, music, etc. 

List Of The Most Beautiful Black Women (2023)

Here are some of the most beautiful and gorgeous-looking black women on the planet. 

1. Beyoncé


She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, humanitarian, director, and actress. She is talented and beautiful. She was part of Destiny’s Child, the girl band. After that, she started her solo career, which was a turning point. She gave constant hits and topped charts with many unannounced albums as well. Her fans also call themselves the ‘beehive’ to maintain her being the ‘Queen B.’ 

2. Rihanna

She is a Barbarian singer, businesswoman, and actress. She is beautiful, talented, inclusive, charming, and successful. She is known to hold the title of one of the topmost earning musicians worldwide in her music career after selling a whopping 250 million records. She has won many major awards, including African American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, Grammy Awards, and many more.


She is also a great entrepreneur operating and owning the Fenty brand. This Caribbean-born singer has impressive vocals. She is an ambassador to Barbados’s government and the Clara Lionel Foundation founder. 

3. Zendaya


She is an American actress, producer, and singer. She is a stunning dancer as well. She is in the industry since she was a small girl. She rose to fame after starring in ‘Shake it Up‘ telecasted on the Disney channel. She later joined the cast of ‘Spiderman’ and later starred in ‘Euphoria’ by HBO. Her role in ‘Euphoria’ is highly appreciated, and at present, she has more than 72 million followers on Instagram.

4. Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

She is an American singer, record producer, actress, rapper, and songwriter. She is also an LGBTQ icon. She has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 8 times. She is widely known for her tuxedo style, Covergirl partnership, Avant-garde performances, and many more. She has also starred in great films like ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and many more, and TV shows like ‘Electric Dreams.’ 

5. Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

She is an American actress known as one of the most accomplished and beautiful black women in the Hollywood industry. She has done some famous roles like Neytiri in ‘Avatar’ and Gamora in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy. Apart from these, she has done some non-CGI roles in major films like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘Centre Stage,’ ‘Star Trek,’ and many more. 

6. Viola Davis

Viola Davis

She is an American actress and a producer. She is gorgeous, gifted, and has had a great career. She is the only black woman nominated for 3 Academy Awards. She has been a top performer on Broadway, films, and TV. She is widely known for movies like ‘The Help’ and the TV shows like ‘How to Get Away with Murder. 

7. Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet

She is an American actress and an activist. She rose to fame after starring in the TV show titled ‘The Cosby Show’ as Denise Huxtable. From the beginning of her childhood, she was iconic and participated in different beauty pageants. She is the American actress Zoe Kravitz and spouse of the American actor Jason Mamoa. 

8. Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes

She is a successful American supermodel and Victoria Secrets Angel. She was the 3rd black model to have ever worn the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Fantasy Bra. Apart from the lingerie, she has also been seen in many fashion shows and top publications. She is on the list of the op Paid Models across the globe made by Forbes. 

9. Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

She is an American actress, author, activist, and voice artist. Since the 1990s, she has been widely known for her acting skills and timeless beauty. She was born in Nebraska and has worked in ‘Deliver Us From Eva,’ ‘Bring it On,’ and many more. She is an active philanthropist, especially for violent victims against women. She is married to the American Basketball player Dwayne Wade, and both are very well appreciated for parenting their transgender child with such love and care. Their style of parenting is highly loved. 

 10. Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King

She is an American actress. After starring in the main role in the majorly famous series titled ‘How to Get Away With Murder, she rose to fame. She has over 1 million followers on Instagram and has done a few reoccurring roles on the TV. From the Black Women in Hollywood Organization, she has won an award. 

11. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

She is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. She fluently speaks a few languages that include Luo, English, Spanish, and Swahili. She has won several awards, including a Tony Award. She has worked in some major films, including ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Star Wars, ‘Us,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and many more. She has also is the writer of a bestselling children’s book. By People’s Magazine, she was named The Most Beautiful Woman. 

12. Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey

She is an American singer. She is a gorgeous-looking singer and rose to fame when Disney announced a black woman will be playing a role in Little Mermaid in the live-action film as a red-headed character. She is acting since childhood, and with her sister, she also has a band named Chloe X Halle.

13. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

She is an American TV personality, writer, actress, producer, businesswoman, and model. She was once one of the highest-paid models across the globe. After being the host and creator of the TV show “America’s Top Model.” She was an Original Victoria’s Secret Angel and posed on the GQ magazine cover. She is also making the way for more African American women towards runway and on-screen. 

14. Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

She is an English model, businesswoman, and actress. Since the age of 15, she is known to be one of the most beautiful black women alive. She has covered over 500 different publications across the world and was the first black model to have appeared in Time Magazine. Without a doubt, she is one of the best supermodels so far. 

15. Zuri Tibby

Zuri Tibby

She is an American model from Florida. She has walked in into many high-profile shows, including Victoria’s Secret. She was the first black woman to represent Victoria’s Secret Pink brand. A fact here is, at the age of 15, she was discovered at a shopping mall. She has worked with modeling agencies like ‘Why Not Model Management and ‘IMG Models.’ 

16. Ciara


She is an American singer, dancer, model, and songwriter. She is highly considered one of the most beautiful black women globally. She has also been featured in Maxim’s Hot 100 list and has accomplished recording studios. After her breakout album, she has won many awards, including from BET, Grammy, and many more. So far, she has sold more than 24 million records. 

17. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

She is an American actress, director, and producer. She is active in the industry since 1994 and has done famous roles in ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Fantastic four,’ and many more independent films. According to Forbes, in 2018, she was a well-deserved accolade and the 8th highest-paid actress on the TV. 

18. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

She is a singer, songwriter, and classically trained pianist. From the mere age of 12, she used to compose music of her own, and at the mere age of 15, she signed with the Columbia records. She has won a whopping 15 Grammy awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, and many more. She is an icon, best-selling author, mother, and activist. She has been featured in a few lists and called the Greatest Artist of All Times.

19. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

She is an American actress, talk show host, producer, businesswoman, singer, songwriter, and screenwriter. She started her music career in the 2000s and has done over 20 films. She is the host of ‘Red Table Talk,’ the talk-show on Facebook. She also is the author of a children’s book and the owner of a production company. She is married to Will Smith and a mother to an American actor Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. 

20. Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

She is an American actress, activist, producer, and voice actress. Since 1995, she has been a great woman and has worked in ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Rent to Sin City, and many more. She is widely known for producing talents, writing comic books, and her contributions to various social causes and philanthropy. 

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This was the list of all the beautiful black and successful women. These women are idols for many girls out there. We sincerely hope you got what you were looking for. Please let us know in the comment section if you know any other black women to be mentioned in the list.

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