The 50 Hottest Black Actresses of All Time

48. Ruby Dee

Most Memorable Role: Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

As Sidney Poitier's wife in A Raisin in the Sun, Ruby Dee brings a grace that balances out Poitier's restless performance. Since then, she's been the voice of wisdom in Do the Right Thing and American Gangster.

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