Ranking Top 10 most famous black actresses in their 50s (2022) is not an easy task. The difficult part is, who’d you exclude from the list? Black actresses have won the hearts of millions of their fans by their acting prowess and significant on-screen presence. They are beautiful and extremely talented.
How we’ve measured the popularity of these black actresses in their 50s as of 2022?
In present age, measuring one’s popularity is not that tough. Especially if someone has extensive footprint in digital arena i.e on internet, the task becomes even easier. One’s popularity can easily be measured by number of her Instagram followers, Twitter Followers, Facebook Followers, number of monthly Google search by her name, number of articles on Google on her name etc.. The more the value of these parameters, the more popular she is.
Which search term we’ve used to find out the number of articles on Google against a black actress in her 50s?
To find out the number of articles published on black actresses in their 50s, we’ve used allintitle:Name of the actress in Google search field. See the picture below to better understand. Here allintitle: operator returns all the search results which have the name of the actress in the title of an article.
We searched allintitle:Viola Davis (No space after colon) and got the result. She is having 170,000 articles published on Google as on May 23, 2022 as shown in the picture above.
Black actresses in their 50s – Who are Black Americans?
Black Americans or African Americans are an ethnic group in America with total or partial ancestry links to black racial groups in Africa. African Americans, today, constitute the third largest ethnic group in America. Arrival of Black Americans in America mostly started from 16th century as a part of transatlantic slave trade by Europeans. They mostly transported to mainland America from West and Central Africa. The first record of arrival of these black people dates back to August 1619. The record “20 and odd negroes“, which states, they were shipped to Jamestown, Virginia via Cape Comfort. Today Black Americans are as successful on American soil as other Europeans.
History of Afro-American Actors / Actresses in Hollywood
African-Americans actors in Hollywood used to be mainly cast in menial roles like servant, driver, shopkeepers etc..Black actors were portrayed in mainly three themes; a tale of rags to riches, thug life, or segregation.
“Through most of the 20th century, images of African-Americans in advertising were mainly limited to servants like the pancake-mammy Aunt Jemima and Rastus, the chef on the Cream of Wheat box.”
New York Times
Due to racial discrimination in America in 19th and early 20th century, Hollywood producers / directors often avoided casting of black actors in their movies. Things started to change from 20th century. Actor and singer Al Jolson, made blackface popular in media through characters like Amos ‘n’ Andy in 1950s.
In early 1900s, white audience largely prefer to see Afro-Americans in comic roles while Black community wants to see the real-life portrayal of their lives on-screen.
Directors like Spike Lee and Tyler Perry have contributed a significant part in bringing the black lives on-screen.
Parsons was married to The Young and the Restless actor Randy Brooks from 1987 to 1990. She is presently married to director Alexandre Rockwell. Parsons and Rockwell married in 2003. Together they have a daughter, Lana, and a son, Nico.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Age: 59 years 7 months 10 days
Janet Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984.
Who is the most famous black actress in her 50s?
If we consider, number of articles on Google against one’s name as the measure of popularity, Janet Jackson is undoubtedly the most famous black actress in her 40s. She has 556,000 articles on Google as on May 23, 2022 followed by Viola Davis ( 170,000 articles) and Jasmine Guy ( 67,500 articles). Janet Jackson also has a whopping 5.7 million followers on Instagram which clearly asserts her popularity.