Black Women of Brazil

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The Top 10 Most Beautiful Black Women of Brazilian television


Note from BW of Brazil: If you are a regular follower of this blog you know that the purpose is bring more exposure to the under-appreciated black Brazilian population, specifically black women. Over the years, throughout the blog-o-sphere, there have been countless “most beautiful women” types of lists promoting the opinions of people all over the world in regards to women they find to be physically attractive.

Today, we feature a recent post by Diego Sioli that represents ten of Brazil’s most beautiful black women who are commonly featured on the nation’s most prominent television networks. Interestingly, the ten featured are the usually agreed upon in most of the “top 10 most beautiful black Brazilian women” posts surveyed on the web, with a few exceptions here and there. All of the women below have been featured at one time or another here at BW of Brazil, so feel free to learn a little bit more about them. For now, check the list below and as well as the “most beautiful” videos (at the bottom) put together by fans over at You Tube!

Black Women are beautiful indeed! The 10 Most Beautiful Black Women on Brazilian TV

by Diego Sioli

People magazine chose the actress Lupita Nyong’o as the most beautiful woman in the world. But the public did not receive the news well and the comments of that black women “could not” be the most beautiful woman in the world has led us to make this list!

They are 10 Brazilian women who are black, authentic, with curly hair, full lips, expressive features and outside of the imposed standard of beauty. But that could be elected the most beautiful in the world, if People magazine or Blog Buchicho wishes. See the list below…

Do you think that every black woman is ugly? Leave your prejudices aside, because beauty is relative and possible at any age, color and condition. See the most beautiful black Brazilian women on TV:



Negra Li has shined on stage since 2004. The singer and actress began her career in Hip Hop and today mixes rhythms with a more maturity and full of personality, besides using her beauty and voice on the stages of Brazilian musicals.



Isabel Fillardis began her career as a professional model and actress at 17, now the beautiful actress still help people through an environmental NGO and campaigns for West syndrome, the disease that afflicts her 2nd child Jamal.



Discovered while walking the streets of Salvador, Bahia, today Ildi Silva is an actress and opens doors through her ​​beauty, blending all races of our Brazil. Do you have a problem with black women with straight hair? Be who you are!



Adriana Bombom was already a stage assistant for popular TV host Xuxa, she’s also an actress, dancer, reporter, model and more. Her versatility has transpired through her 40 years where she has managed media attention thanks to her charisma and strength.



Quitéria Chagas is a dancer, actress and model who always makes fans of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval bow to her as she performs for the samba schools. Of course, this photo shows a bit more than the beauty of the face and highlights the beauty’s curves!



Lucy Ramos from the northeastern state of Pernambuco has won several major roles in novelas (soap operas) of the Globo TV network, all due to her sweetness and talent in drama, but certainly her beauty must have opened many doors in theater and on TV.



Julianan Alves was once a participant on the long-running reality show Big Brother Brasil. That’s right, Juliana Alves is a former BBB, but the talent of the young woman on TV was so expressive that the public does not seem to remember this, which is very good for her. In fact, she does not need anything at all to look beautiful or talented. Not even a photo studio!



Now age 30, Sheron Menezes is another pearl of the small screen that made that clear since 2002 on Globo TV.


Taís Araújo

One of Brazil’s most famous actresses is black and beautiful! Taís Araújo was the first black actress to be a protagonist of a novela in the country, in both novelas outside of Globo TV such as Xica da Silva, as well as those the network such as Da Cor Do Pecado. Despite the dubious title, it was a milestone for Globo novelas show that a black woman could play the lead role of a production.



The actress Cris Vianna became well known for her very well executed role on Fina Estampa.  Her charisma was highlighted on the novela and had an effect on public acceptance. The novela ended but Vianna’s youthful and natural beauty certainly remained with those seeking true beauties!

Is there another beautiful woman you think should be on this list?

Camila Pitanga

Camila Pitanga

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, actually, there are MANY famous Afro-Brazilian women who could be included on this list, but the one who didn’t make Diego’s cut was Camila Pitanga. After going through the list, we thought, well maybe he’s only including browner-skinned women who wear natural curly/kinky hair, but then he included Ildi Silva, who doesn’t fit either description. As such, we will include Camila here as a sort of “honorable mention” even though she is usually included in most top 10 lists throughout the blog-o-sphere. As proof of this, see the second video!

Source: Blog Buchicho 

This video includes many of the same women in the photos plus a “bootylicious” American star and a Caribbean queen!

Most of the women featured in this video have been featured on the blog, but there are a few we haven’t gotten to yet…But one day!

19 comments on “The Top 10 Most Beautiful Black Women of Brazilian television

  1. Lulendo
    May 20, 2014

    Ildie Silva and Camila Pitanga are NOT Black. Please stop insulting us Black women!
    Lucy Ramos and Juliana Alves are stunning.

    • Valerie
      August 24, 2016

      It’s convenient for both to pose as black, but they are occupying the place of true black beauties.

  2. John Bullock
    May 20, 2014

    It is to my understanding that most people of African and any other admixture ancestry does not claim to be Black and is not looked upon by other Brazilians as being Black. Sad state of mind by the bastard children of the Europeans. LOL

  3. aaron dixon
    May 20, 2014

    Lulendo…I have people in my family here in america who favor the 2 women you mentioned, who consider themselves black… Different standards in america?

  4. gatasnegrasbrasileiras
    May 20, 2014

    Lulendo and Aaron.

    Very interesting debate that will probably never end. Here’s the thing. In Brazil today, there are light-skinned women who DO in fact identify as themselves as mulheres negras, or black women. In this case, Camila and Ildi both identify themselves as negras. Of course, both of these women are on the lighter side of blackness. But I would ask this. Does personal identity not count for anything? Camila’s mother is black. Her stepfather, well known actor Antonio Pitanga, who raised her, is clearly black also. Camila herself in a post on this blog acknowledged how she has consistently fought with Brazilians who question why she identifies herself as black. There are millions of Brazilians who look like Camila and Ildi who distance themselves as much as much as possible from their African ancestry.

    So why would you belittle someone who identifies with the struggle, identifies with her African ancestry and is committed to the fight for racial equality in her thoughts and actions?

    Lulendo: Also, in the color range of blackness, where do you draw the cutoff point? If Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Margareth Menezes or Leci Brandão were to travel to the Sudan and were rejected by Sudanese people (many of whom are literally jet black) for being “too light skinned”, should they also be thrown out of the “family”? Just curious.

    Aaron: Agreed. That’s why they’re included in the list.

    • Daron Osbourne
      June 27, 2014

      …is being black a struggle?

    • Lulendo
      July 7, 2014

      Oi Gatasnegras,
      First of all I love your blog and I respect your work BUT I think you are being a little bit hypocrite or in a total denial on this particular topic.
      Don’t you know this popular Brazilian saying:“Branca para casar, mulata para foder, negra para trabalhar”?
      Translation: White woman to marry, Mulata to f**k, Black woman to do the work.

      I have lived in Brazil for almost a year now, I stayed in several cities and I noticed that the Nelza Borges looking women do not get the same attention/ treatment as the Camila Pitangas looking ones get. It’s just so obvious.
      In Brazil almost everybody is mixed with something and everybody can identify with whatever they want so discrimination is based on what you look like and not on what you claim to be or what your DNA is made of.

      If Camila P is regarded as the most beautiful Black woman of Brazil is because she she does look NOTHING like a BLACK-NEGROID-AFRICAN woman but she still identify as Black!! Of course a White supremasists society will love her and she will get a pass.
      I doubt her or Ildi S struggle as hard as young Nelza Borges did.

      I don’t mean to be rude (I really like what you do) but your second point sounds ignorant. You obviously don’t know Africa and its people what I find really sad in your position…
      They won’t be rejected because us african are not ignorant or colorstrucked. We know that Black comes in different shades… we also recognize our features and our hair textures.
      Camila P and Ildi S will be called Black in no Black African country! Even in Noth Africa they won’t be called Black.

      Hi Aaron,
      You have people in you familly who look like these ladies because you certainly have some white or native in your blood line. Simple as that.

      Sorry for the bad English, it’s not my first language 😦

      • preta4
        December 22, 2017

        Camila Pitanga EMPHATICALLY states to this very day, that she IS BLACK no matter how “they” categorize her, she says she IS “A PROUD BLACK WOMAN”, and I believe her. Also, I do NOT believe these women who are married to white men, use that as any kind of prop when it comes to skin color or career. None of us can help who we fall in love with, and have NO idea who they fell in love with previously black or white.

  5. sam smith
    May 20, 2014

    Very good list of sistahs I must say. Blackness come in all shades, hair textures & phenotypes.

    • Lulendo
      July 7, 2014

      I disagree. Blackness comes in various shades, haire textures and phenotypes but not in ALL shades, haire textures and phenotypes 😉

  6. priceless21
    December 19, 2014

    Reblogged this on Forever Black Effusion.

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  8. FY
    February 15, 2015

    Black Women: Always the BEST of the Best (my Male Perspective).

  9. Djinx
    November 10, 2015

    Most of these so-called Black women are into this embranquecimento fever, and associate success with having relationships with white men.

    No arguments; that is the way it is in Brazil.

    • john
      November 30, 2017

      you are indeed correct. look up these women’s instagram pages and you will see that more than 2/3 are with white men.

    December 22, 2015

    Very nice

  11. preta4
    December 22, 2017

    Ildi Silva AND Camila Pitanga (ESPECIALLY Camila Pitanga) BOTH consider themselves “BLACK”.

  12. Patrick
    July 15, 2018

    It’s weird how everything mixed is considered black but you never hear a mixed person referred to as white. It’s almost like you all consider whiteness pure while black can be any mix

    • gatasnegrasbrasileiras
      July 15, 2018

      Not true. There are millions of mixed people here who are considered white but only considered such in Brazil or other LatAm countries.

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