In the entertainment industry, when a celebrity or star reaches a certain age in their life, they’re automatically considered old, or as some people would say, washed up. It can be a bit overwhelming when someone famous enters that 50-and-over age group, and it’s often hard for some actors to find work when they hit that pinnacle age.
We’ve all heard the saying “black don’t crack.” People with melanin skin have a higher chance of aging gracefully due to protection from ultraviolet rays thanks to darker skin.
These 10 black celebrities are sexy as ever, and prove that age is honestly nothing but a number.
10. Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz is mostly known for his eccentric style and his music. Since making a smooth transition into the acting world, Kravitz’s career expanded to a whole new demographic. At just 52, Lenny Kravitz continues to reinvent himself, as well as his career without missing a beat.
This next star makes us all rethink enrolling into law school.
9. Viola Davis
Award-winning actress Viola Davis currently stars as Annalise Keating in the hit ABC series How To Get Away With Murder, which has us all rethinking about going into the law field. At 51, Viola Davis is the only African-American actress to be a three-time Academy Award nominee.
8. Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood has been a heartthrob for many since his brief role on the soap opera series, One Life to Live in the late 80s. Since then, Blair Underwood has had major success in film, TV, and even Broadway. At 52, Underwood still has the vast majority of his fan base swooning.
7. Rachel True
If you’re a fan of the 90s cult classic film The Craft, then you’ll most likely remember the beautiful Rachel True. In the early 00s, Rachel True also starred in the UPN sitcom Half & Half. It’s hard to believe that the actress in only 50 years old.
6. Vanessa Williams
In 1983, Vanessa Williams made history when she became the first African American to win the title of Miss America. Since her pageant days, Vanessa Williams has made a name for herself as a successful singer and actress. The 54-year-old is still acting and active in Hollywood today.
This next star is so famous that he goes by just one name.