50 Groundbreaking Female Film Artists We’re Thankful For

50 Groundbreaking Female Film Artists We’re Thankful For

Dorothy Dandrige was the first African-American to get nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and is an iconic part of American film history not to mention drop dead gorgeous!

Dorothy Dandridge/ No offense to anyone who loves Marilyn Monroe, but she has so much beauty how can you ppl not see that?? I swear black women dont get enough credit!!!

Love her Dorothy Dandridge, -- Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award

@maiajessie // Dorothy Dandridge, "Carmen Jones (1954) was the best break I`ve ever had. But no producer ever knocked on my door. There just aren`t that many parts for a black actress."

It's possible you don’t know that Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American woman nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her lead role in Carmen Jones. Fun Fact: Halle Berry played Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge .

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