Top 10 Most Beautiful Actresses of Africa


10. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is an actress, artist and Nigerian director. In 2005, she received the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress at a Leading Role, making her the first actor to win the award. She was recognized by the Nigerian government as a member of the Federal Republic Order in 2011 for her contribution to Nollywood. Her debut directorial film, Lionheart, is Nigeria’s first Netflix Original, and the first Nigerian Oscar entry. The film had been disqualified for using much of the English dialog.

9. Yvonne Okoro

Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is an Actress from Ghanaia. She won the Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010 and was nominated twice in a row for her movies Pool Party and Single Six for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in 2011 and 2012. She has won four Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award, and was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards in 2012.

She made her screen debut just after her Senior High Education in Sticking to the Promise, a 2002 film produced by Nigerian director Theo Akatugba. She has also played a cameo role in Point Blank Media Concepts’ hit show Tentacles by the same author.

She is Dinning host with Cooks and Braggarts at the moment. Cooks and Braggarts is a cooking show for celebrities that features well-known personalities to mint their hands on how they cook their favorite food while talking about various topics.

8. Liya Kebede

This handsome Ethiopian actress has raised many’s heartbeats. She is also a designer, a health advocate and a fashion model alongside being an actress. This makes her one of the most famous and influential celebrities in Africa and the world at large. She has also featured Italian in the covers of Spanish Vogue, American and Paris. She was the face for popular brands such as Gap’s ad campaigns, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint-Laurent.

7. Richa Adhia

Richa Maria Adhia is a model and beauty pageant contestant who won Miss Earth Tanzania 2006 and Miss Tanzania 2007. In both Miss Earth 2006 in the Philippines and Miss World 2007 in China, she represented Tanzania. She remains the only Tanzanian beauty pageant contestant to have represented her country in both international contests, she was also selected to represent Tanzania on the Miss India Worldwide pageant in 2010.

Adhia won Miss Earth Tanzania in 2006 and represented Tanzania at Miss Earth 2006 in the Philippines where she was initially ranked as one of Africa ‘s strongest contestants after being named among the top 15 best swimsuit contestants. However in the Final Series she was unable to make a cut in the semifinalists.

6. Nomzamo Mbatha

Nomzamo Nxumalo Mbatha, commonly known as Nomzamo Mbatha, is a South African actress, television personality, businesswoman, and human rights activist. She also started to act on Isibaya and became the main character, too. The search, held at Cape Town, attracted more than 600 participants. She was in the top 70 and later in the top 10. She had been one of the top three finalists. The show which starred Nomzamo Mbatha was transformed into a regular soap opera in 2014.

5. Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari is a popular African actress and is known for her modest, shy personality. She has won two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the African Film Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009 for her outstanding acting skills. She studied performing arts, and graduated with a BFA degree from the University of Ghana. She made her debut in a TV show called “Games People Play” and her first big movie was “Mummy ‘s Daughter,” after which she played a part in “Beyonce: The Daughter of the Dictator.” The function she played as Beyonce was a huge breakthrough in her career.

 4. Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson is an actress, role model, film producer and entrepreneur from Ghanaia. She has appeared in many movies, including House of Gold (2013), Every Other Monday, In April, and Swings. Nelson, a former Miss Ghana contestant, busting into the film scene with large-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. Her first production was The Price movie which came out that year. In 2012, she also created Single and Married, and House of Gold in 2013. The latter won Best Picture at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards at the Ghana Movie Festival, and Best Ghanaian Movie.

3. Elizabeth Michael

The actress Elizabeth Michael is from Tanzania. In 2013, she received the Zanzibar International Film Festival award for “Woman with Values” for Best Actress She has also won Best Film Eastern Africa 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In August 2017 she was named among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans by Africa Youth Awards. She was accused of involuntary manslaughter for Steven Kanumba ‘s death in 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison in November 2017.

2. Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim is a Lebanese, Ghanaian, and Liberian-born actress, film producer, singer, and humanitarian. She has received the Best Actress in a Leading Role award for her appearance in 4 Play at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards. According to A-listers Magazine, she is known as the “Most Beautiful West African Woman.”

She made her first acting appearance with Majid Michel in the 2005 movie Crime to Christ. Juliet’s first Nollywood movie was Yankee Boys and thereafter she has featured in over 50 films. She created her first film Number One Fan in 2014, where she stars in the film as an actress being stalked on by a fan. Her 2nd film ‘Shattered Romance,’ which paraded actors from Nigeria and Ghanaia, launched on 5 December 2014 in Accra , Ghana, amidst fanfare.

1. Charlize Theron

Theron rose to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999) in Hollywood films. She earned critical acclaim in 2003 for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos serial killer in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination in the drama North Country (2005) for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice.

Theron and her company Denver and Delilah Productions have expanded into film production since the early 2000s. She has released numerous films, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019), in several of which she has had a starring role. In 2007, Theron became an American citizen, while maintaining her South African nationality.