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Hottest African Actresses in Hollywood – Top 10

Ella Thomas

Some of the most beautiful and hottest actresses to be found in Hollywood either have African parentage or were born on the continent of Africa. Here is a list of the ten hottest African actresses in Hollywood.

10. Kandyse McClure

Kandyse Mcclure

Where she’s from:  South Africa

The very beautiful Kandyse McClure was born in Durban, South Africa. She later migrated to Canada and is today, known as a South-African-born Canadian actress. Among the movies she has acted in are Romeo Must Die (2002) and Seventh Son (2015). She has also played roles in several television series with her most recent being her role as Sheriff Typson in the popular television series Supernatural (2016).

Her talent as an actress and as one of the hottest African actresses in Hollywood has been recognized. She received a Leo Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Carrie, 2002 and the Peabody Award for Excellence in Television for the role she played in Battlestar Galactica R&D TV, 2005.

9. Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Where she’s from: Zimbabwe

Melanie Thandiwe “Thandie” Newton is British actress whose mother is Zimbabwean and father is British. Her roles in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and Mission Impossible 2 (2002)  have made her one of the hottest African actresses. She has starred alongside other famous actors such as Eddie Murphy in the comedy Norbit and Run Fatboy Run and Tyler Perry in the romantic drama film Good Deeds.

She is currently the lead actress in the television series, Line of Duty. Throughout her career, she has received several nominations and awards. Among her awards are the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year she received for her role as Christine in the 2004 film, Crash.

8. Ella Thomas

Ella Thomas

Where she’s from: Eritrea

A model for Gap, L’Oreal, Elle, Vogue, we can see why she is one of the hottest African actresses in Hollywood. Ella Thomas, Eritrean-American actress, and model, was born in Eritrea to an Eritrean mother and an American father.  She speaks German, French, English and Tingrinya and holds a B.A in Biology.

Ella’s big break in acting came when she landed her first role in Artist View Film Disturbance (2005) which led to her getting a role in 7th Heaven (1996). Ella has since appeared television series such as NCIS (2003) and Parenthood (2010) among other others. In 2016, she acted alongside Zoe Saldana in Nina (2016), a feature film. Her latest work is her role as Isobel Knight in the TV series, Ten Days in the Valley (2017).

7. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Where she’s from: Nigeria

Actress Megalyn Echikunkwoke is the result of the union of an Igbo Nigerian man and a Navajo Indian woman. The genes she inherited along with her work in Hollywood has made her one of hottest African actresses in Hollywood. This beauty has appeared in a number of television series and movies. She is best known for her roles in CSI: Miami and in The 4400 (2004). Her latest roles are that of Jamilah in the film Step Sisters (2017) and as Clementine in the film, An Actor Prepares (2017).

This beauty has appeared in a number of television series and movies. She is best known for her roles in CSI: Miami and in The 4400. Her latest roles are that of Jamilah in the film Step Sisters (2017) and as Clementine in the film, An Actor Prepares (2017).

6. Michelle Van Der Water

Michelle Van Der Water

Where she’s from: South Africa

Michelle Van Der Water is a South African actress who grew up for the most part in Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Design and News Media. She started out as a model but later became interested in acting. Her acting career took off in 2000. Throughout her career, she has starred in the film Minotaur (2006) alongside Tom Hardy and Tony Todd, the series Melrose Place (2009) among many others.

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