9 Most Beautiful Black Women of 70s

The 70s was a beginning of many things. Let’s take a look at the most beautiful black women of that era that helped paved the way for many other black women in the future entering the music, movies, modelling and entertainment industry.

Beautiful Black Women in Movies & TV

Pam Grier

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Pam has been a significant African-American star from the early 1970s. Actress Pam Grier made her name starring in 1970s “blaxploitation” films, which are movies geared towards African Americans, as well as based on stereotypes of black life in the city. Playing prisoners, wrongdoers, and also prostitutes, Grier’s most remarkable roles were in Coffy and Foxy Brown. Criticized for her blaxploitation portrayals, Grier experienced a career comeback as the main character in 1997’s Jackie Brown. Her entire acting work of over 30 years has actually brought only success for this beautiful and gifted actress.

Lola Falana

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Lola Falana was picked by Sammy Davis, Jr. for her a role in his 1964 Broadway show Golden Child and she became his protege. She also recorded her first song in 1965, My Baby, and also acted in her first movie, A Man Called Adam, in 1966 together with Sammy Davis, Jr. The movie was a music drama concerning the life of a self-destructive jazz musician, played by Davis.

Falana’s career shot up in the ’70s with guest-starring roles in TV series including The New Cosby Show and also The Streets of San Francisco. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in the movie The Liberation of L.B. Jones.

Falana was featured for Playboy in 1970 and was hired by Fabergé to advertise their line of cosmetics and also perfumes under the brand, Tigress.

Leslie Uggams

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The Seventies offered us a lot of things but most notably, it offered us Rootss, and from Roots a star was born in Leslie Uggams. Leslie enhanced American TV screens as Kizzy, Kunta Kinte’s daughter, moving our hearts and winning us over forever. She’s primarily a snow fairy princess and paved the way for lots of Black performers to break into the movie and television scene. She hosted her very own variety show, The Leslie Uggams Show, and debuted on the silver screen in Skyjacked and Black Girl, directed by Ossie Davis. Her character as Kizzy gave her a Critic’s Choice Award and nominations for an Emmy and Golden Globe! She then went on to do whole lot of musical theater in the ’80s, never once shedding her beauty and shine.

Diahann Carroll

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The wonderful Diahann Carroll was the brightest Black celebrity in the entertainment industry during the majority of twenty years from the 1950s to the 1970s. Carroll made her film debut in 1954 in the legendary Dorothy Dandridge vehicle Carmen Jones in the character of Myrt. She also went to Broadway launching that exact same year in the Truman Capote play House of Flowers. After winning a Tony Award in 1962 for the Broadway play, No Strings, her achievement hit a new high when she bagged an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the movie Claudine in 1974.

Beautiful Black Women in Music

Tina Turner

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She was a popular singer In The ’70s as the vocalist of the band Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Tina had been doing shows with spouse Ike Turner from the late ’50s, and was constantly clearly in the spotlight with her mini-skirt and her powerful presence and energy on stage people always draw attention from the crowd. The early ’70s were a booming period for Ike & Tina, at the very least musically, as they racked up chart hits with a series of covers that included Sly & The Family Stone’s “I Want to Take You Higher,” the Beatles’ “Come Together,” as well as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary.”

Diana Ross

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Former diva of one of the most popular girl group during the evergreen era, The Supremes, Diana Ross ruptured into the 1970s with passions towards a great film career too. She channeled her passion for acting with a string of movie hits in the 1970s beginning with 1972’s Motown classic, Lady Sings the Blues, the powerful biopic in which the life of the legendary Billie Holiday was brought to movie screen. Diana Ross was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1972 for her performance in the role of Billie Holiday. Ross followed up the success of Lady Sings the Blues with two more classic movies, Mahogany, in 1975 and The Wiz, the Black version of The Wizard of Oz in 1978. All 3 of these movies were hugely successful in the 1970s.

Chaka Khan

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You could see the resemblance of Chaka Khan from her stunning similarity to Nicki Minaj of her era. Some could remember growing up to her early songs with the band Rufus ” Do You Love What You Really Feel” is a staple for any roadtrip) as well as in adoration of Ms. Chaka Khan’s remarkable design. In addition, did you know that Chaka signed up with the Black Panther Party prior to quitting high school to become a full time songstress. She bagged her first Grammy Award with Rufus in 1974 and subsequently release her first album, ‘Chaka,’ in 1978, allowing the world recognize that she’s “every woman”.

Beautiful Black Women in Modelling

Beverly Johnson

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A significant name in the modeling scene during the ’70s for being the first black model to show up on the cover of Vogue in 1974.

Naomi Campbell gets a lot of credit for demolishing the unusually persistent color barrier in the fashion industry, however Naomi’s achievements in the ’80s and also ’90s ought to be considered no more greater that what Beverly Johnson achieved in the ’70s. Her rise to prestige activated an interest in black fashion models, which paved the way for many other Black women to follow her footsteps. Subsequently big fashion designers and names start to use black models to show off their collection. Johnson also turned out to be much more than just a beauty as she also pioneered the “modelpreneur” concept when she released the self-branded Beverly Johnson Hair Collection.

Tamara Dobson

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A fashion model turned actress, Dobson ended up being a blaxploitation sex symbol with two Cleopatra Jones films. She passed away at 59 in Baltimore– the city of her birth due to difficulties from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis. Dobson was a living goddess to say the least, standing at 6′ 2″ to 6′ 9″ with her iconic afro hairstyle.

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