Emerging female printmakers of Pakistan: Another fabulous attempt of Samina Zia Sheikh

Women in Pakistan are appearing in lime light in every walk of life with a rapid pace. They no doubt, possess astonishing capabilities and are playing their role with determination as real change agents in this global society. The women of Pakistan are also professionally active in the academic disciplines and are contributing tremendously in the fields of arts and designing. Let’s bring you to the Corporeal Visual world of Pakistan.

Samina Zia Sheikh - The curator -Emerging female printmakers of Pakistan

Samina Zia Sheikh – The curator -Emerging female printmakers of Pakistan

Samina Zia Sheikh who is a prominent Print maker of Pakistan is actually an academician serving as an Assistant Professor in College of Art & Design, University of the Punjab.  Her regular endeavors to bring female print-makers of Pakistan together on one platform are so constructive. Idea behind these appreciable experiments is to encourage the other women from Pakistan, who are interested in this unique field of Arts. In this way, splendid contribution is made by educating the spectators through exhibiting the dynamic physical images. These images represent various issues prevailing in the Pakistani society that certainly need attention to be addressed in the current socio political scenario of Pakistan. Printmaking is such an expression that supports the creative growth of artists who are committed to visual exploration and expression using techniques like intaglio, lithography, screen print, relief and related photo-processes.

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Samina Sheikh with Dilshad Ali at Alhamra Art Gallery.

Samina Sheikh with the other curator Dilshad Ali at Alhamra Art Gallery – Emerging female printmakers of Pakistan.

On 17th November 2014, Ms Sheikh organized a phenomenal exhibition that was titled as “Emerging Female Print makers of Pakistan” at Alhamra Art Gallery in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council. This fabulous event was adorned with the artworks of 28 professional print makers from College of Art & Design, University of the Punjab and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. Exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Momin Agha, Secretary Information and Culture, Government of the Punjab. Mr Momin Agha enthusiastically interacted with all professionals and admired the efforts of Ms Sheikh to bring institutions of Pakistan together on one platform for academic goals.

Emerging Women Printmakers of Pakistan - Talented artists with the curator - Samina Zia Sheikh

Emerging Women Printmakers of Pakistan – Talented artists with the curator – Samina Zia Sheikh

Participants of this exhibition were Erum Naz, Mehwish Khalid, Maria Waseem, Sidra Shafiq, Ayesha Qureshi, Amna Arif, Maha Anam Bhatti, Ayesha Batool, Ayesha Humayun, Mahira Shahid, Madiha Yousaf, Samar Malik Aniqa Khalid, Rabia Zubair, Faleeha Zafar, Laila tul Qadr, Fatima Muzamil, Ramsha Khalid, Rasham Ilyas, Yamna Hamid, Iqra Adeel, Kanwal Khan, Hina Abdul Rauf, Mehak Kareem, Maryam Emmad, Fatima Naeem, Nida Iftikhar and Sohaina J. Elia. About 300 artworks were displayed in galleries presenting various themes. The notables include Stories from the Lives of Prophets, Narratives of My Life, Evocation of Nostalgic Emotions, Resilience, Mystic Formations, Guise, and a number of artworks on Finding Beauty in Old Heritage of Pakistan. A number of print making techniques were involved by participants to create these visuals. Students opted various printing possibilities like monotypes, chin cole, reduction prints, reverse and transfer techniques. A large number of viewers attended this magnificent show and admired the efforts of artists.

Narratives of my life by Mahwish Khalid

Narratives of my life by Mahwish Khalid

Many themes were portrayed through prints, following various methods of image making and print making. Mahwish Khalid describes about her works titled ‘Narratives from My Life’ and says, Narratives are the best way to share your life with others and leave the viewer to live through experience. Visual language through narratives has always been a strong expression since primordial times for humans as social animals. She says, “I visually depict my memories related to my life and the struggle I did for my education.”

Artwork by Maria Wasim - About 300 artworks were displayed in galleries presenting various themes .

Artwork by Erum Naz – About 300 artworks were displayed in galleries presenting various themes .

Maria Waseem in her reduction prints successfully portrays her longing with the old architectural buildings of Rawalpindi. Her artworks created under title of ‘Finding Beauty in Old Heritage’ are richly colored and boldly printed. All images display vibrant palette which she deliberately opted to enhance the aesthetics of her visuals. She is of the view that old heritage has its value in every era. Rawalpindi has many architectural buildings; some are used by people as their homes, schools and institutions. Some old buildings are Purana Qil’aa, Bagh Sardaran, Raja Bazar, Bhabra Bazar, Sujaan Singh Haveli as well as Fatima Jinnah Women University which was once the residence of two Sikh brothers” Mohan Singh, and Sujaan Singh. All these buildings are uniquely styled and decorated with patterns and motifs. Fashions of wooden balconies, crooked and narrow streets, houses with intricate wood carvings are all element of our beautiful Heritage.

Finding beauty in old heritage . Gorgeous artwork by Mariam Waseem

Finding beauty in old heritage . Gorgeous artwork by Maria  Waseem

She further conveys that heritage should be preserved and government should pay attention to the conservation of our valued heritage.

Evocation of Nostalgic Emotions - By Erum Naz

Evocation of Nostalgic Emotions – By Erum Naz

Erum Naz through her Collagraph prints “Evocation of Nostalgic Emotions” investigates the fact that nostalgia makes one feel happy or sad and posses the strength to evoke feelings. Nostalgia is not attached only with the images with which one is familiar, but also includes the images that are new. Memories can also be attached to certain images that have no apparent connection to the memories but are affiliated at a very deep level that is very personal. The images are objects in the sense that they are viewed by the observers individually and they attach such nostalgic feelings to these images that are unique to each of them. In her works, one sees interpretation of such objects that are old and show their wear and tear over time. Integral to these images is their projection in such a way that appeals to an objective observer and strikes the right cord of the nostalgic emotion. There are certain objects that are associated with the decade of 90s, some to the 80s, some to 70s and even 60s. Therefore, such objects are likely to affect the observers who had the best time of their lives in a certain decade.

Evocation of Nostalgic Emotions - By Erum Naz

Evocation of Nostalgic Emotions – By Erum Naz

Sohaina J. Elia in her series of prints ‘Suspense in Suspension’ portrays the complexity of life. And says, ‘In life one meets people and form a relation, at times we walk side by side while being apart, and sometimes there are physical distances though your hearts beat together. Memories float on the sea of time. One wants to fly to the place where one’s heart is, where one feels at peace and deeply in love, the place where no one asks who you are. There are paths one wants to explore but which seem far away and there are paths one walks lazily everyday with empty heart. Those who are at peace with themselves feel serene because they have found joy and love in their life. If wishes were horses I would have flown back in time. Every cloud has a silver lining, the darker the cloud the brighter the lining. Keep looking for the lining and you’ll find it. Further she concludes, “I’ll fight with the life tooth & nail till the end, death will I surrender to, not life.’ Be a fighter and you‘ll be a conqueror.”

Attachment and Loss - By Ramsha Khalid

Attachment and Loss – By Ramsha Khalid

“Attachment and Loss”. An artwork of Ramsha Khalid depicted; what happens if attachment doesn’t exist?”. The relationships resulted through emotional connection or by the production of the comfort zone. A true relationship is just like an umbrella which protects the person and such a bond helps fighting against any problem. The feeling of comfort bonding whether the “parenting attachment”or the bonding of our loved ones; if broken or ended, it will be converted in so distressful feeling that the individual ever faced in his or her life.

Students of UCAD - University College of Art and Design and fatima jinnah women university with Chief Guest Momin Agha

Students of UCAD – University College of Art and Design and fatima jinnah women university with Chief Guest Momin Agha

This event witnessed that women in Pakistan feel so deep about the characteristics and behaviors of their society. Their enthusiast denoted that they enjoy making such associations both on national and international levels. They communicate transversely the language obstacles with the smallest amount of words. Printmaking art is really a great way to express the feelings in visual form. If women of Pakistan get real encouragement and facilitation by their families and properly supported by the Government of Pakistan in the field of printmaking, they can prove themselves really unparalleled in the lovely planet in this wonderful field of art. Samina Zia Sheikh is a real character in the field of printmaking in Pakistan and plays a dominant role by bringing the gallant aptitude of the skillful women printmakers of Pakistan. She feels proud of all the talented participants who fearlessly demonstrated through their brilliant displays in exhibition titled “Emerging female printmakers of Pakistan.”

50 top Southeast Asian beauties and female showbiz celebrities

The women from Southeast Asia possess distinguished facial and body features. They’ve attractive tanned and brown skin; however it also varies from region to region. South East Asia comprises of countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In the northern parts of Southeast Asia, the women are known for their charming bronze appearance while in the southern parts, women have elegant tanned brown complexions. Filipino women have quite fair skin often having Spanish, Central Asian and Arabian ancestry. Overall, the South Asian ladies are so beautiful having curvy and twisting body shapes with medium heights. They’ve idiosyncratic noses and their eyes are round normally glowing with fantastic eyelids. They have cute full lips. They look peculiar due to their larger and round jawbones with distinctive cheeks. Many women from the Southeast Asian continent have earned big name in the show business industry. We have a plenty of beautiful and talented female celebrities including actresses, singers, fashion models and entertainers from this part of the world who amuse their global fans with their amazing capabilities and grace. We’ve prepared a list of 50 top Southeast Asian beauties and female showbiz celebrities along with their wonderful imagesfull names and dates of birth for your interest and it is arranged in alphabetical order.

1. Agnes Monica Muljoto – She was born on 1 July 1986 who is known by her stage name AGNEZ MO. She is an exotic Indonesian singer and actress.

Agnes Monica Muljoto

Agnes Monica Muljoto

2. Anggun Cipta Sasmi – She was born on 29 April 1974 in Jakarta. She is a well-known Indonesian and French-naturalized singer-songwriter.

Anggun Cipta Sasmi –  Image by oouinouin

Anggun Cipta Sasmi – Image by oouinouin

3. Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith who is also known as simply Anne Curtis was born on 17 February 1985 in Australia. She is a charming Filipino-Australian actress, television host, recording artist, and VJ in the Philippines.

Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith

Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith

4. Bea Alonzo – She was born on October 17, 1987 in the Philippines. She is a gorgeous British -Filipina film and television actress, host and singer.

Bea Alonzo

Bea Alonzo

5. Bebe Phm who is also known as Phm Th Thúy, is a Vietnamese model and actress. Her date of birth is April 3, 1983.

Bebe Phạm

Bebe Phạm

6. Carmen Soo – Soo Wai Ming- 苏慧敏. She was born on 14 October 1977. She is a dazzling Malaysian Chinese model and actress.

Carmen Soo - Soo Wai Ming- 苏慧敏. Image by SOO_pers

Carmen Soo – Soo Wai Ming- 苏慧敏. Image by SOO_pers

7. Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco – She was born on May 10, 1992 and popularly known by the mononym, “Charice”. She is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

Charice Pempengco. Image by  by α is for äpΩL †

Charice Pempengco. Image by by α is for äpΩL †

8. Chhet Sovan Panya – “Chhet Sovan Panha“. She was born on January 9, 1986.  She is a magnificent Cambodian singer.

Chhet Sovan Panya - "Chhet Sovan Panha".

Chhet Sovan Panya – “Chhet Sovan Panha”.

9. Cinta Laura Kiehl – Better known as Cinta Laura. She was born on August 17, 1993. She is an Indonesian-German actress, electro pop singer and model in Indonesia.

Cinta Laura Kiehl - Better known as Cinta Laura

Cinta Laura Kiehl – Better known as Cinta Laura

10. Ara Marie Cristine Reyes – She was born on February 5, 1989 in Manila, the Philippines. She is better known as Cristine Reyes. She is a stunning Filipina actress.

Ara Marie Cristine Reyes

Ara Marie Cristine Reyes

11. Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo – She was born on 16 March 1982, more popularly known as Dian Paramita Sastro or Dian Sastrowardoyo. She is a spectacular Indonesian model and actress.

Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo –

Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo –

12. Ellen Meriam Adarna also known as Ellen Adarna was born on April 2, 1988. She is a hot and cute Filipina actress, fashion model of Chinese and Spanish descent.

Ellen Meriam Adarna also known as Ellen Adarna

Ellen Meriam Adarna also known as Ellen Adarna

13. Elly Tran Ha – She was born on August 6, 1987. She is a ravishing Vietnamese model and actress.

Elly Tran Ha

Elly Tran Ha

14. Erra Fazira She was born on 9 February 1974. She is a delightful Malaysian actress, singer, fashion model, TV Host, film producer, as well as former beauty queen.

Erra Fazira. Image by hakimrokif

Erra Fazira. Image by hakimrokif

15. Fann Woon Fong – 范文芳. She was born on 27 January 1971, better known by her stage name Fann Wong. She is a charismatic Singaporean actress, singer and model.

Fann Woon Fong - 范文芳.

Fann Woon Fong – 范文芳.

16. Aluna Sagita Gutawa – She was born in Jakarta on 11 August 1993, better known as Gita Gutawa. She is an elegant Indonesian soprano, actress, and songwriter.

Aluna Sagita Gutawa – She was born in Jakarta on 11 August 1993, better known as Gita Gutawa.

Aluna Sagita Gutawa – She was born in Jakarta on 11 August 1993, better known as Gita Gutawa.

17. Ho quynh huongH Quỳnh Hương She is a superb Vietnamese singer who was born on October 16, 1980.

Ho quynh huong - Hồ Quỳnh Hương –

Ho quynh huong – Hồ Quỳnh Hương –

18. María Luisa Ramsey – She was born on March 21, 1969, better known as Jaya. She is a fantastic Filipino soul music singer, rapperdancerrecord producer, presenter, and actress of mixed Filipino and Jamaican descent.

Jaya - María Luisa Ramsey - Image by CgeGo1

Jaya – María Luisa Ramsey – Image by CgeGo1

19. Joanne Peh – She was born on 25 April 1983. She is a fabulous Singaporean actress and contracted artiste under MediaCorp.

Joanne Peh

Joanne Peh

20. Yuli Rachmawati - Also known as Julia Perez or Jupe – She was born on July 15, 1980 in Jakarta. She is a sparkling Indonesian actress, dangdut singer, model, announcer and politician.

Julia Perez. Image by juliaperez

Julia Perez. Image by juliaperez

21. Kanya Rattanapetch – Kanya Rattanapet. She was born on November 2, 1989 in Thailand. She is a sizzling Thai model and film star.

Kanya Rattanapetch - Image bt Inyigoshots

Kanya Rattanapetch – Image by Inyigoshots

22. Kimberley Ann Estrop-Leggett – She was born on 23 March 1993 and is a stylish Malaysian beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2012.

Kimberley Ann Estrop-Leggett

Kimberley Ann Estrop-Leggett

23. Krisdayanti – She was born on 24 March 1975 and often known by her moniker KD. She is a brilliant Indonesian singer and actress.

Krisdayanti. Image  by jeffizar

Krisdayanti. Image by jeffizar

24. María Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga She was born on February 22, 1971, better known as Lea Salonga. She is a world famous Filipina singer and actress.

Lea Salonga. Image by Castles, Capes & Clones

Lea Salonga. Image by Castles, Capes & Clones

25. Luna Maya Sugeng – She was born on August 26, 1983 in Bali, Indonesia. She is a tremendous Indonesian soap opera actress, and movie star. She started her career as an advertising and catwalk model.

Luna Maya. Image by ridho Hafiedz

Luna Maya. Image by ridho Hafiedz

26. Ly nha ky – Lý Nhã Kỳ. She was born in 1982 and is a phenomenal Vietnamese actress, model and businesswoman.

Ly nha ky - Lý Nhã Kỳ.

Ly nha ky – Lý Nhã Kỳ.

27. Marian Rivera Gracia She was born on August 12, 1984 in MadridSpain. She is a Spanish born-Filipino commercial model and actress.

Marian Rivera Gracia – She was born on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain.

Marian Rivera Gracia – She was born on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain.

28. Marina Suwendy – She was born on 16 December 1986. She is a splendid Malaysian international model, TV host, event Master of ceremonies and journalist.

Marina Suwendy

Marina Suwendy

29. Meng Keo Pichenda – She is a tantalizing and popular Cambodian singer who was born in 1974.

Meng Keo Pichenda

Meng Keo Pichenda

30. Moe Set Wine – She is a pretty Burmese celebrity who was born in 20 May 1988. She is   Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 titleholder.

Moe Set Wine

Moe Set Wine

31. Mulan Jameela – She was born on August 23, 1979 and is previously known as Mulan Kwok. She is a terrific Indonesian solo singer.

Mulan Jameela

Mulan Jameela

32. Myria Alexandra Benedetti - She was born on February 6, 1975 and is a magnetic Thai singer, actress, model, and MC.

Myria Alexandra Benedetti

Myria Alexandra Benedetti

33. Nang Khin Zay Yar – She was born in Taunggyi on March 4, 1988. She is an amazing Myanmar beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Myanmar 2012 title.

Nang Khin Zay Yar

Nang Khin Zay Yar

34. Febiolla Ramlan – She was born on 15 February 1980 and better known as Olla Ramlan. She is an astounding Indonesian model.

Olla Ramlan. Image by kacamatakita

Olla Ramlan. Image by kacamatakita

35. Patchrapa Chaichua – Phatcharapha Chaichuea. She was born on 5 December 1978 who is a glorious Thai actress.

Patchrapa Chaichua - Phatcharapha Chaichuea

Patchrapa Chaichua – Phatcharapha Chaichuea

36. Paula Taylor – Punlapa Margaret Taylor. She was born on January 20, 1983, in Bangkok, Thailand and is a Thai actress, model and presenter.

Paula Taylor - Image by Julles Roberto

Paula Taylor – Image by Julles Roberto

37. Penny Tai – She was born on April 22, 1978 in Johor, Malaysia. She is an exquisite Malaysian Chinese singer and songwriter in the Mandopop scene.

Penny Tai

Penny Tai

38. Rachelle Ann Go – She was born on August 31, 1986 and is a melodious Filipino singer-songwriter, model and actress.

Rachelle Ann Go. Image by Red Envelope Photos (Seth-Thomas Tate)

Rachelle Ann Go. Image by Red Envelope Photos (Seth-Thomas Tate)

39. Regine Velasquez – She was born on April 22, 1970. She is a mesmerizing Filipina recording artist and actress who is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez

40. Rossa Roslaina Sri Handayani She is known mononymously as Rossa, or by some fans as Te’ocha. She was born on October 9, 1978 in West Java, Indonesia. She is a well-reputed Indonesian singer.

Rossa Roslaina. Image  by shownoloves

Rossa Roslaina. Image by shownoloves

41. Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez – She was born on June 24, 1974 and is a hypnotizing Filipina model, beauty queen and actress.

Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez

Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez

42. Monica Nicholle Sandra Dewi Gunawan Basri – She was born on 8 August 1983, better known as Sandra Dewi. She is an electrifying Indonesian model and actress.

Monica Nicholle Sandra Dewi Gunawan Basri – She was born on 8 August 1983, better known as Sandra Dewi.

Monica Nicholle Sandra Dewi Gunawan Basri – She was born on 8 August 1983, better known as Sandra Dewi.

43. Sharr Htut Eaindra – She was born on 1 January 1995. She is the Miss Universe Myanmar 2014.

Sharr Htut Eaindra

Sharr Htut Eaindra

44. Nurshahila binti Amir Amzah – She was born on 13 August 1990 and known as Shila Amzah. She is a talented Malaysian singer-songwriter, musician and actress.

Nurshahila binti Amir Amzah – She was born on 13 August 1990 and known as Shila Amzah.

Nurshahila binti Amir Amzah – She was born on 13 August 1990 and known as Shila Amzah.

45. Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin – She was born on 11 January 1979. She is a twinkling Malaysian singer, songwriter, record producer, television presenter and businesswoman.

Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin –

Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin –

46. Solenn Heusaff She was born on July 20, 1985 and is an eminent Filipina VJ, actress, TV host, model, singer, fashion designer, painter and professional make-up artist.

Solenn Heusaff

Solenn Heusaff

47. Sophea Duch – She is a sublime Khmer artist who is actually a popular Karaoke singer. She was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1986.

Sophea Duch

Sophea Duch

48. Supaksorn Chaimongkol – She was born on December 2, 1982 and is an outstanding Thai model and actress. Her nickname is Krata.

Supaksorn Chaimongkol. Image  by Kemal1998

Supaksorn Chaimongkol. Image by Kemal1998

49. Amita Marie Young – She was born on December 14, 1980 and better known under her stage nameTata Young. She is an enticing Thai singer, model, actress and dancer.

Amita Marie Young – She was born on December 14, 1980 and better known under her stage name, Tata Young.

Amita Marie Young – She was born on December 14, 1980 and better known under her stage name, Tata Young.

50. Vũ Thu Minh – She was born on September 22, 1977 often known simply as Thu Minh. She is an enchanting Vietnamese pop-singer.

Thu Minh

Thu Minh

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The East Asian women are well known in the lovely planet for their distinctive features and unique beauty. Beauty is a beauty and it comes in all races, shapes, colors and physiques.  Women from China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Macau have such dazzling appearances like bright folded eyes mostly with hazy color inside, cherry colored full lips, smart foreheads, pointed chins and stubby but peculiar shaped noses. They have crystal white complexions with bleached delicacy expressing natural immaculateness. East Asia is the most populous region of the world and many women from the East Asian continent have earned big name in the show business industry. We have a plenty of beautiful and talented female celebrities including actresses, singers, fashion models and entertainers from this part of the world who amuse their global fans with their amazing capabilities and grace. We’ve prepared a list of 50 most glamorous East Asian women with Chinese, Japanese and Korean origin along with their wonderful imagesfull names and dates of birth for your interest and it is arranged in alphabetical order.

1. Ayumi Hamasaki – 浜崎あゆみ. She was born on October 2, 1978.  She is a gorgeous Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress

Ayumi Hamasaki. Image by JMiu

Ayumi Hamasaki. Image by JMiu

2. Chen Hao – 陈好 She was born on December 9, 1979. She is a mesmerizing Chinese actress, singer, and model.

Chen Hao - 陈好

Chen Hao – 陈好

3. Choi Soo-young – She was born on February 10, 1990. She is a tantalizing South Korean singer-songwriter and actress.

Choi Soo-young. IMAGE by zhangzhongfa

Choi Soo-young. IMAGE by zhangzhongfa

4. Du Juan –  She was born on September 15, 1982, in Shanghai, China. She is a phenomenal fashion model, film actress, and former ballet dancer.

Du Juan - 杜鹃 –  Image by Yun X

Du Juan – 杜鹃 – Image by Yun X

5. Elanne Kong – 江若琳 She was born on 30 September 1987. She is a Hong Kong TVB actress and singer.

Elanne Kong - 江若琳

Elanne Kong – 江若琳

6. Elva Hsiao – 蕭亞軒 She was born on August 24, 1979. She is a brilliant Taiwanese Mandopop singer.

Elva Hsiao - 蕭亞軒

Elva Hsiao – 蕭亞軒

7. Fan Bingbing – 范冰冰 She was born on 16 September 1981. She is a magnificent Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan Bingbing - 范冰冰 . Image by hto2008

Fan Bingbing – 范冰冰 . Image by hto2008

8. Gao Yuanyuan – 圆圆 - She was born on October 5, 1979. She is a skillful Chinese actress.

Gao Yuanyuan – 高圆圆 -

Gao Yuanyuan – 高圆圆 -

9. Gong Li – 巩俐 - She was born on 31 December 1965. She is an attractive Chinese actress.

Gong Li – 巩俐  - Image by Shaun Wong

Gong Li – 巩俐 – Image by Shaun Wong

10. Huang Shengyi – 黄圣依 –  She was born on February 11, 1983. She is also known as Eva Huang and is an elegant Chinese actress and singer.

Huang Shengyi – 黄圣依 -

Huang Shengyi – 黄圣依 -

11. Kim Hyuna  – 김현아 She was born on June 6, 1992. She is an exquisite South Korean recording artist, dancer, songwriter and model. She is known for being the main rapper of the Korean girl group 4Minute and part of the musical duo Trouble Maker.

Kim Hyuna  - 김현아 - Photo by Trền trền trên

Kim Hyuna – 김현아 – Photo by Trền trền trên

12. Janice Man –文咏珊  She was born on December 29, 1988 and she is also known as JM. She is an exotic fashion model and actress from Hong Kong.

Janice Man –文咏珊 -

Janice Man –文咏珊 -

13. Jessica Sooyoun Jung – 제시카 정- She was born on April 18, 1989. She is a fabulous Korean American singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer and former member of the South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation.

Jessica Sooyoun Jung – 제시카 정- . Image by celebritiespics

Jessica Sooyoun Jung – 제시카 정- . Image by celebritiespics

14. Joie Qu Ying – - She was born on July 2, 1971 in Changsha, Hunan. She is a stylish Chinese model.

Joie Qu Ying - 瞿颖-

Joie Qu Ying – 瞿颖-

15. Jun Ji-hyun – 왕지현- She was born on 30 October 1981. She is also known as Gianna Jun and is a pretty South Korean actress.

Jun Ji-hyun – 왕지현- . Image by All Cute Girls in Korea

Jun Ji-hyun – 왕지현- . Image by All Cute Girls in Korea

16. Keiko Kitagawa – 北川 景子 She was born on August 22, 1986 and is a cute Japanese actress and former model.

Keiko Kitagawa - 北川 景子 –  Image by 3D Vision

Keiko Kitagawa – 北川 景子 – Image by 3D Vision

17. Kim Tae-hee – 김태희- She was born on 29 March 1980 and is a spectacular South Korean actress.

Kim Tae-hee – 김태희-  Image  by All Cute Girls in Korea

Kim Tae-hee – 김태희- Image by All Cute Girls in Korea

18. Ko Shibasaki – 柴咲 コウ- She was born on August 5, 1981 and is a splendid Japanese actress and singer.

Ko Shibasaki - 柴咲 コウ-

Ko Shibasaki – 柴咲 コウ-

19. Kumiko Koda – 神田 來未子- She was born on November 13, 1982 and better known by her stage name Kumi Koda – She is a sizzling Japanese singer from Kyoto, known for her urban and R&B songs.

Kumiko Koda - 神田 來未子-

Kumiko Koda – 神田 來未子-

20. Kurara Chibana – 知花 くらら – She was born on March 27, 1982 and is a graceful Japanese model.

Kurara Chibana - 知花 くらら –

Kurara Chibana – 知花 くらら –

21. Kwon Yuri – 권유리 - She was born on December 5, 1989 and is a hot South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation.

Kwon Yuri – 권유리 -  Image by YuRi@Love

Kwon Yuri – 권유리 – Image by YuRi@Love

22. Kiriko Takemura – 竹村 桐子- She was born on January 29, 1993 and she is known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – She is a charming Japanese model and singer.

Kiriko Takemura - 竹村 桐子- Image by Dj ph

Kiriko Takemura – 竹村 桐子- Image by Dj ph

23. Lee Hyori – 이효리 – She was born on May 10, 1979 and she is also known as “the Queen of K-pop“. She is a delightful South Korean entertainer.

Lee Hyori – 이효리 –  Image by Joo Yong Gyun

Lee Hyori – 이효리 – Image by Joo Yong Gyun

24. Li Bingbing – 李冰冰 - She was born on 27 February 1973 and is an adorable Chinese actress and singer.

Li Bingbing – 李冰冰 -

Li Bingbing – 李冰冰 -

25. Lin Chi-ling She was born on 29 November 1974, in Taipei, Taiwan. She is a captivating Taiwanese model and actress.

Lin Chi-ling

Lin Chi-ling

26. Liu Yifei – 刘亦菲 - She was born on 25 August 1987 and is an appealing Chinese actress, model and singer.

Liu Yifei – 刘亦菲 - Image by cywoody

Liu Yifei – 刘亦菲 – Image by cywoody

27. Xiong Dailin - 黛林 –  She was born on  10 October 1980, better known as Lynn Hung. She is a tempting Hong Kong-based fashion model and actress originally from mainland China.

Xiong Dailin -熊 黛林 -

Xiong Dailin -熊 黛林 -

28. Maggie Cheung – She was born on 20 September 1964 and also known as Cheung Man-yuk – 張曼玉- She is an entertaining Hong Kong actress.

Maggie Cheung – She was born on 20 September 1964 and also known as Cheung Man-yuk - 張曼玉-

Maggie Cheung – She was born on 20 September 1964 and also known as Cheung Man-yuk – 張曼玉-

29. Satsuki Shimabukuro - Meisa Kuroki – 黒木 メイサ - She is a superb Japanese actress, model and singer born in Nago, Okinawa, Japan.

Satsuki Shimabukuro - Meisa Kuroki - 黒木 メイサ -  IMAGE by butterflyrose23

Satsuki Shimabukuro – Meisa Kuroki – 黒木 メイサ – IMAGE by butterflyrose23

30. Mika Nakashima – 中島 美嘉  She was born on February 19, 1983 in Hioki, Kagoshima. She is a terrific Japanese singer and actress.

Mika Nakashima - 中島 美嘉 –  Image by Diego Martin™

Mika Nakashima – 中島 美嘉 – Image by Diego Martin™

31. Namie Amuro – 安室奈美恵 She was born on September 20, 1977 and is a Japanese pop/R&B singer, dancer, fashion model and actress.

Namie Amuro - 安室奈美恵 –

Namie Amuro – 安室奈美恵 –

32. Nozomi Sasaki – 佐々木 希 – She was born on February 8, 1988 and previously known simply as Nozomi who is an enticing Japanese fashion model.

Nozomi Sasaki - 佐々木 希 –  Image by awee_19

Nozomi Sasaki – 佐々木 希 – Image by awee_19

33. Reon Kadena – かでな れおん She was born on February 19, 1986 and is a seductive Japanese model and actress.

Reon Kadena - かでな れおん –

Reon Kadena – かでな れおん –

34. Sharon Chan – 陈敏之- She was born on 17 January 1979 and is a fascinating Hong Kong actress and model.

Sharon Chan – 陈敏之-

Sharon Chan – 陈敏之-

35. Lin Li-hui – 林立慧 She was born on 16 April 1976 and better known by her stage name Shu Qi. She is a heavenly Taiwanese actress and model.

Lin Li-hui - 林立慧 –

Lin Li-hui – 林立慧 –

36. Song Hye-kyo – 송혜교- She was born on November 22, 1981. She is an alluring South Korean actress.

Song Hye-kyo – 송혜교.IMAGE - Jacky Nguyen

Song Hye-kyo – 송혜교.IMAGE – Jacky Nguyen

37. Sonia Sui – 隋棠She is a provoking model and actress from Taiwan who was born on October 22, 1980.

Sonia Sui - 隋棠 -

Sonia Sui – 隋棠 -

38. Tang Wei –  汤唯- She was born on October 7, 1979 and is an intriguing Chinese actress.

Tang Wei -  汤唯-  Image by jingdianmeinv3

Tang Wei – 汤唯- Image by jingdianmeinv3

39. Thelma Aoyama – 青山 テルマ She was born on October 27, 1987 and is an irresistible Japanese pop and R&B singer.

Thelma Aoyama - 青山 テルマ – Image by doriangrey64

Thelma Aoyama – 青山 テルマ – Image by doriangrey64

40. Tomomi Itano – 板野 友美 She was born on July 3, 1991 and is a bewitching Japanese actress and singer.

Tomomi Itano - 板野 友美 –  IMAGE by kndynt2099

Tomomi Itano – 板野 友美 – IMAGE by kndynt2099

41. Vivian Hsu – 徐若瑄 – She was born on March 19, 1975 in Taichung and is a ravishing Taiwanese singer, actress, and model.

Vivian Hsu - 徐若瑄 –

Vivian Hsu – 徐若瑄 –

42. Xu Jinglei –  徐静蕾 - She was born on April 16, 1974 and is a magnetic Chinese actress, film director and editor.  She is considered one of the “Four Dan Actresses” of China.

Xu Jinglei –  徐静蕾 -

Xu Jinglei – 徐静蕾 -

43. Yang Mi – 杨幂 - She was born on 12 September 1986 and is a beguiling Chinese actress and singer.

Yang Mi – 杨幂 -

Yang Mi – 杨幂 -

44. Yui – She was born on March 26, 1987 and stylized as YUI. She is a marvelous Japanese singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress

Yui. Image by UENOJURI PTT

Yui. Image by UENOJURI PTT

45. Yukie Nakama – 仲間 由紀恵- She was born on October 30, 1979 and is a stunning Japanese actress, singer and former idol.

Yukie Nakama - 仲間 由紀恵-

Yukie Nakama – 仲間 由紀恵-

46. Yuri Ebihara – 蛯原 友里 – She was born on 3 October 1979 and is an admirable Japanese model and actress.

Yuri Ebihara - 蛯原 友里  - Image by stylegirls

Yuri Ebihara – 蛯原 友里 – Image by stylegirls

47. ZhangYuqi – 张雨绮- She was born on August 8, 1986 and she is also known as “Kitty Zhang Yuqi“. She is an exceptional Chinese actress.

ZhangYuqi - 张雨绮- She was born on August 8, 1986 and she is also known as "Kitty Zhang Yuqi".

ZhangYuqi – 张雨绮- She was born on August 8, 1986 and she is also known as “Kitty Zhang Yuqi”.

48. Zhang Ziyi – 章子怡 - She was born on 9 February 1979 and sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang. She is an unprecedented Chinese film actress and model who is also considered one of the Four Dan Actresses of China.

Zhang Ziyi – 章子怡 - She was born on 9 February 1979 and sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang.

Zhang Ziyi – 章子怡 – She was born on 9 February 1979 and sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang.

49. Zhao Wei – - She was born on 12 March 1976) who is also known as Vicki Zhao. She is a miraculous Chinese actress, pop singer, and film director who is also considered one of the “Four Dan Actresses” in China.

Zhao Wei – 赵薇 - She was born on 12 March 1976) who is also known as Vicki Zhao.

Zhao Wei – 赵薇 – She was born on 12 March 1976) who is also known as Vicki Zhao.

50. Zhou Xun – 周迅 - She was born on October 18, 1974. She is an unparalleled Chinese actress and singer who have won “Best Actress” in numerous awards. She is regarded as one of the “Four Dan Actresses” of China.

Zhou Xun – 周迅 -  Image by World Economic Forum

Zhou Xun – 周迅 – Image by World Economic Forum

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Traditional dress of Germany: The identical emblem of Germanic peoples

This country, who leads science and technology, owes a magnificent history and having one of the ideal places in the world to live, is the largest populous country of the European Union. It is located in the central Europe, the territory of which was first inhabited by Celts and then it became the land of the Germanic tribes. Today, it is known as the Federal Republic of Germany which has the area equal to Montana, US. The current German state was founded in 1949 after the end of the World War II.

Traditional dress of Germany is a well preserved item in the German cultural heritage. Image by avarty 2

Traditional dress of Germany is a well preserved item in the German cultural heritage. Image by avarty 2

Germany is a fascinating land of literature, art and culture. There are hundreds of theaters and professional orchestras in the country and it has wonderful big cinema industry. The history of Germany is written on its walls and architecture. Obviously, in addition to the features of striking heritage of this land of thinkers and poets, Germany has also fantastic clothing culture and traditions. Germany is one of the leading countries in the fashion world and German fashion is popular all around the lovely planet in the ready-to-wear and custom-made creations.

Traditional outfits from Germany - Image by s_mestdagh

Traditional outfits from Germany – Image by s_mestdagh

Traditional dress of Germany is a well preserved item in the German cultural heritage which is fabulously exposed in the cultural festivals and traditional events held in the country. Millions of Germans participate in such events with pride and patriotism and make their appearance bright and colorful by wearing the traditional German costumes. Drindl, tracht, lederhosen, loden cape, gamsbart and many other outfit items are symbolic not only in the culture of Germany but also in all other German speaking nations, particularly Austria.

See also - Traditional dress of Austria: Dirndl, Lederhosen and Tracht

Traditional dress of Germany keeps its prevalence in the museums, books, history, folklore and performances during the native festivities. Image by VIPevent

Traditional dress of Germany keeps its prevalence in the museums, books, history, folklore and performances during the native festivities. Image by VIPevent

Altdeutsche Tracht, can be understood as the basic current in the German fashion clothing as the same was also once considered as the national dress of Germany. It was introduced in Germany in the start of the nineteenth century during the time of what is in German historiography known as the Befreiungskriege, the “liberation wars”, the last years of the Napoleonic Wars. The popularity of this clothing fashion affected every walk of life as they accepted it as a symbol to reject the foreigner’s domination upon themselves. Prominent features of this traditional fashion of Germany included the puffed and slashed sleeve, wide open collars, tight fittings long cut skirts, matching footwear along with large velvet berets. The dress played a vital role in the resistance movements in the country as it was an attempt to establish itself as an icon of national identity or identical emblem of Germanic peoples.

A popular traditional male dress in Germany is lederhosen. Image by sharpals

A popular traditional male dress in Germany is lederhosen. Image by sharpals

Leather is historically one of the materials commonly used for clothing. From the alpine areas of Germany and other surrounding countries, a popular traditional male dress is lederhosen which was basically known as the attire of the working class. Lederhosen were once widespread among men of the Alpine and surrounding regions, including Bavaria and Austria. Lederhosen have remained regionally popular and are commonly associated with virility and brawn. Typically, lederhosen are the leather shorts and usually those are having simpler cutting for the young boys. Men’s Lederhosen are more heavily ornamented, and the straps of the suspenders used to secure the shorts may also have embroidery and other ornaments. Different regions have different traditional decorations.

German boys used to wear lederhosen up to the age of about sixteen years. Image by San Diego Shooter

German boys used to wear lederhosen up to the age of about sixteen years. Image by San Diego Shooter

German boys used to wear lederhosen up to the age of about sixteen years. These lederhosens were not decorated with embroidery but had the typical attributes of suspenders/braces and drop-front flap.

The dirndl is the traditional dress especially for the women of Germany . Image by Ian Westcott

The dirndl is the traditional dress especially for the women of Germany . Image by Ian Westcott

The dirndl is the traditional dress especially for the women of Germany especially in the state of Bavaria which is used as an everyday dress primarily by older women in rural areas. Other women may wear it at formal occasions and during certain traditional events. Nowadays, dirndl is worn by the German women in the cultural programs and events like the most popular, the Oktoberfest. This superb event which takes place every year has grabbed the attention of the worldwide visitors who are coming to attend this tremendous event since last two centuries.

See also : Oktoberfest of Germany

Nowadays, dirndl is worn by the German women in the cultural programs and events. Photo by avarty

Nowadays, dirndl is worn by the German women in the cultural programs and events. Photo by avarty

dirndl skirt generally describes a light circular cut dress, gathered at the waist that falls below the knee. It is basically a ruffled apron dress worn by German women that consists of a bodice, or blouse, and a skirt. The winter style dirndl has heavy, warm skirts and aprons made of thick cotton, linen, velvet or wool, and long sleeves. The colors are usually rich and dark. The summer style is lighter and more frivolous, has short sleeves, and is often made of lightweight cotton.

Black and red drindl. Image by Miles Cave

Black and red drindl. Image by Miles Cave

Accessories may include a long apron tied round the waist, a waistcoat or a wool shawl. As far as jewelry is concerned, women often sport necklaces, earrings and brooches made of silver, the antlers of deer or even animals’ teeth. For colder weather there are heavy dirndl coats in the same cut as the dresses, with a high neck and front buttons, thick mittens and wool hats. Along with the dirndl, German women prefer to wear traditionally a soft, felt shoe with clunky heels and decorative ideal for free movements and stepping during dance.

Loden cape -A typical fur coat of the Tyrolean origin was introduced by the peasants which is known as Lodencape.

Loden cape -A typical fur coat of the Tyrolean origin was introduced by the peasants which is known as Lodencape.

A typical fur coat of the Tyrolean origin was introduced by the peasants which is known as Lodencape. Traditionally it is made with thick and water resistant woolen material. The fabric is derived from the course, oily wool of mountain sheep and has a traditional bluish-green color. Today it is worn with modern variations in Germany and Austria.

Tracht - Photo by Trachtenland Hessen

Tracht – Photo by Trachtenland Hessen

Tracht is a pure traditional costume in Germany. These dresses were sewn with lots of skills by expert tailors who prepare them with fine linen and felt fabrics. Wool and silk were the other materials that were used in making more expensive trachts. Hand stitched embroidery was the additional beauty of this elegant dress that adorn it in spectacular style. Today, these traditional outfits are prepared with more artistic delicacy and adorable decorations for the tourists coming to Germany. The traditional Trachten vests and waistcoats are favorite among Germans during their folklore ceremonies and national events.

Gamsbart - Image by mhobl

Gamsbart – Image by mhobl

The Gamsbart is a tuft of hair traditionally worn as a decoration on trachten-hats in the alpine regions of Germany. A Gamsbart is usually constructed by enclosing the lower end of the tuft of hair in a setting of metal or horn that allows the upper end to spread in a brush-like fashion. Traditionally, hairs are selected for a dark color at the lower end with a very light tip. The size and diameter of the Gamsbart are important signs of the wearer’s pride and manliness.

The Tyrolean hat or Alpine hat is a type of headwear from Germany.  Image by citronella36

The Tyrolean hat or Alpine hat is a type of headwear from Germany. Image by citronella36

The Tyrolean hat or Alpine hat is a type of headwear that was originally a crown tapering to a point and was made of green felt with a brim roughly the width of a hand, something that was especially common in the Zillertal. There are various forms of Tyrolean hat. Frequently the hats are decorated with a colored, corded hatband and a spray of flowers, feathers or “brush” at the side of the crown. The traditional “brush” is made of the tail of the chamois goat. It takes a variety of forms, and may often be combined with feathers. Tyrolean hat has become the image bearer of “Tyrolean culture” as a tourist symbol, influenced also by folk music bands who wore fanciful “local” costumes.

Two cute German girls wearing traditional drindls. Photo by wolfgraebel

Two cute German girls wearing traditional drindls. Photo by wolfgraebel

Although, Germany is considered as a fashion hub presently which is having one of the largest textile industries in the world; traditional dress of Germany keeps its prevalence in the museums, books, history, folklore and performances during the native festivities. The German youth truly consider and regard it as the identical emblem of Germanic peoples, even in the current era of fashionable swinging. Even today, they owe it and accept it as a matter of pride and national loyalty.

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50 best and the most popular African black women

The African and black female celebrities are famous in the lovely planet for their glorious features and magnificent look. Beauty is a beauty and it comes in all races, shapes, colors and physiques. African women have stunning and exotic objects like big sparkling eyes which grab the attention at once. They are well known for the beauty of their full, ripe and plump lips. The black women possess a natural and glowing skin and don’t need to go through harsh sunburns. They have curly and muscular bodies and with all these features, they truly stand equal to the women of the rest of the world in beauty and charm. African black women are rated high in the show business industry and these black ladies often earn big name all over the world. They usually become well-known sportswomen, athletes, musicians, actresses and fashion-models. The African cinema especially Nollywood have flourished rapidly during the last 3-4 decades and the African and Nollywood film actresses have amused their viewers for their performances and adorableness. We’ve prepared a list of 50 best and the most popular African black women around the world along with their magnificent imagesfull names and dates of birth for your interest and it is arranged in alphabetical order.

1. Abeba Aregawi Gebretsadik (Born 5 July 1990). A talented Ethiopian-born middle-distance runner, currently representing Sweden internationally

Abeba Aregawi Gebretsadik (born 5 July 1990) is an Ethiopian-born middle-distance runner, currently representing Sweden internationally, who specialises in the 1500 metres

Abeba Aregawi Gebretsadik (born 5 July 1990) is an Ethiopian-born middle-distance runner, currently representing Sweden internationally, who specialises in the 1500 metres

2. Agbani Darego. (Born December 1982). A marvelous Nigerian model, best known as the first Black African Miss World.

Agbani Darego. (Born December 1982) A Nigerian model, best known as the first Black African Miss World.

Agbani Darego. (Born December 1982) A Nigerian model, best known as the first Black African Miss World.

3. Aïssata Ezzedine. Miss Côte d’Ivoire 2013 – Age 22. A gorgeous African lady.

Aïssata Ezzedine. Miss Côte d’Ivoire

Aïssata Ezzedine. Miss Côte d’Ivoire

4. Ajuma Nasenyana. A pretty Kenyan model. She has worked with Victoria Secret and Carlos Mienes, among other designers. Born August 16, 1984

Ajuma Nasenyana is a Kenyan model. She has worked with Victoria Secret and Carlos Mienes, among other designers

Ajuma Nasenyana is a Kenyan model. She has worked with Victoria Secret and Carlos Mienes, among other designers

5. Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde - Popularly known as Funke Akindele.  Born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. A blazing Nigerian actress.

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele, born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actress.

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele, born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actress.

6. Alek Wek - Born 16 April 1977. A hot South Sudanese British model and designer

Alek Wek. (Born 16 April 1977) A South Sudanese British model and designer

Alek Wek. (Born 16 April 1977) A South Sudanese British model and designer

7. Amantle Montsho - Born July 4, 1983 in Maun, Ngamiland, Botswana. A tremendous female sprinter from Botswana who specializes in the 400 metres.

Amantle Montsho (born July 4, 1983 in Maun, Ngamiland, Botswana) is a female sprinter from Botswana who specializes in the 400 metres.

Amantle Montsho (born July 4, 1983 in Maun, Ngamiland, Botswana) is a female sprinter from Botswana who specializes in the 400 metres.

8. Arielle Kwizera - Miss Burundi 2011. Born in 13th August 1987. A striking black beauty

Arielle Kwizera - Miss Burundi 2011. Born in 13th August 1987

Arielle Kwizera – Miss Burundi 2011. Born in 13th August 1987

9. Ataui-Deng Hopkins. Also known as Ataui Deng (Born 3 November 1991) is an alluring Sudanese American model

Ataui-Deng Hopkins. Also known as Ataui Deng (Born 3 November 1991) is a Sudanese American model

Ataui-Deng Hopkins. Also known as Ataui Deng (Born 3 November 1991) is a Sudanese American model

10. Blessing Okagbare - Born 9 October 1988. She is an astonishing Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints

Blessing Okagbare (born 9 October 1988) is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints

Blessing Okagbare (born 9 October 1988) is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints

11. Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter. The Ghanaian titleholder for Miss Ghana 2012. She was born on August 6, 1989. A phenomenal African girl

Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter. The Ghanaian titleholder for Miss Ghana 2012. August 6, 1989

Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter. The Ghanaian titleholder for Miss Ghana 2012. August 6, 1989

12. Chioma Chukwuka. She was born on March 12, 1980. She is a dazzling Nigerian actress.

Chioma Chukwuka. (Born March 12, 1980) is a Nigerian actress.

Chioma Chukwuka. (Born March 12, 1980) is a Nigerian actress.

13. Chipo Chung (Born 1977). She is an amazing Tanzanian-born actress raised in Zimbabwe. She currently lives in London.

Chipo Chung (born 1977) is a Tanzanian-born actress raised in Zimbabwe. She currently lives in London

Chipo Chung (born 1977) is a Tanzanian-born actress raised in Zimbabwe. She currently lives in London

14. Damilola Adegbite – She was born on 18 May 1985 and is a ravishing Nigerian actress, model and television personality

Damilola Adegbite (born Damilola Adegbite; 18 May 1985) is a Nigerian actress, model, and television personality

Damilola Adegbite (born Damilola Adegbite; 18 May 1985) is a Nigerian actress, model, and television personality

15. Danai Jekesai Gurira – She was born on February 14, 1978 and is a brilliant Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright.

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright.

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright.

16. Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat – She was born on 15 September 1979 and is an outstanding Kenyan long-distance runner. She is the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Champion in the marathon.

Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat (born 15 September 1979) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. She is the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Champion in the marathon. Image by JULIAN MASON

Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat (born 15 September 1979) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. She is the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Champion in the marathon. Image by JULIAN MASON

17. Elisa Lisete James Humbane - Popularly known as Lizha James who was born on December 12, 1982 and is a stunning musician from Mozambique.

Elisa Lisete James Humbane, popularly known as Lizha James (born December 12, 1982), is one of the biggest musicians in Lusophone Africa. Born in the capital of Mozambique,

Elisa Lisete James Humbane, popularly known as Lizha James (born December 12, 1982), is one of the biggest musicians in Lusophone Africa. Born in the capital of Mozambique,

18. Eunice Jepkoech Sum - Born 10 April 1988. She is a wonderful Kenyan middle-distance runner. She is the current world, African and Commonwealth Games champion in the 800 metres.

Eunice Jepkoech Sum (born 10 April 1988) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner. She is the current world, African and Commonwealth Games champion in the 800 metres.

Eunice Jepkoech Sum (born 10 April 1988) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner. She is the current world, African and Commonwealth Games champion in the 800 metres.

19. Fatima Siad - Born December 17, 1986. She is a sizzling Somali-Ethiopian fashion model.

Fatima Siad (Born December 17, 1986) A Somali-Ethiopian fashion model. Photographed by David Wang

Fatima Siad (Born December 17, 1986) A Somali-Ethiopian fashion model. Photographed by David Wang

20. Françoise Mbango Etone - Born 14 April 1976 in Yaoundé. She is a fantastic Cameroonian-born female track and field athlete.

Françoise Mbango Etone (born 14 April 1976 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian-born female track and field athlete.

Françoise Mbango Etone (born 14 April 1976 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian-born female track and field athlete.

21. Genet Tsegay - Born 27 February 1991 in Mekele. A fabulous Ethiopian actress and model. She was crowned the winner of Miss Ethiopia on May 19, 2012.

Genet Tsegay (born 27 February 1991 in Mekele) An Ethiopian actress and model. She was crowned the winner of Miss Ethiopia on May 19, 2012.

Genet Tsegay (born 27 February 1991 in Mekele) An Ethiopian actress and model. She was crowned the winner of Miss Ethiopia on May 19, 2012.

22. Genevieve Nnaji. (Born 3 May 1979). A spectacular Nigerian actress and singer

Genevieve Nnaji. (Born 3 May 1979). A Nigerian actress and singe

Genevieve Nnaji. (Born 3 May 1979). A Nigerian actress and singe

23. Genzebe Dibaba Keneni - Born 8 February 1991. She is an elegant Ethiopian middle and long-distance runner.

Genzebe Dibaba Keneni (born 8 February 1991) is an Ethiopian middle- and long-distance runner.

Genzebe Dibaba Keneni (born 8 February 1991) is an Ethiopian middle- and long-distance runner.

24. Halima Namakula - Born January 1, 1960. She is an eminent Ugandan musician, actress, entrepreneur and humanitarian

Halima Namakula (born January 1, 1960) is a Ugandan musician, actress, entrepreneur and humanitarian

Halima Namakula (born January 1, 1960) is a Ugandan musician, actress, entrepreneur and humanitarian

25. Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid - Born July 25, 1955. Professionally known as Iman. A stylish Somali fashion model

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (Born July 25, 1955), Professionally known as Iman. A Somali fashion model

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (Born July 25, 1955), Professionally known as Iman. A Somali fashion model

26. Jackie Appiah AgyemangBorn 05 December 1983. She is an appealing Ghanaian actress.

Jackie Appiah Agyemang (Born5 December 1983) is a Ghanaian actress.

Jackie Appiah Agyemang (Born5 December 1983) is a Ghanaian actress.

27. Judith Daines Wambura Mbibo. She is known by her stage name Lady Jaydee – Born June 15, 1979). She is a mind-blowing Tanzanian singer

Judith Daines Wambura Mbibo, known by her stage name Lady Jaydee (stylized as Lady JayDee and at times Lady Jay Dee) (born June 15, 1979), is a Tanzanian singer

Judith Daines Wambura Mbibo, known by her stage name Lady Jaydee (stylized as Lady JayDee and at times Lady Jay Dee) (born June 15, 1979), is a Tanzanian singer

28. Juliana Kanyomozi - Popularly known by the Mononym Juliana. She is a glorious Ugandan female musician, actress, and entertainer. Born in Uganda on 27 November 1982.

Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known by the mononym Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, actress, and entertainer. She was born in Uganda on 27 November 1982.

Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known by the mononym Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, actress, and entertainer. She was born in Uganda on 27 November 1982.

29. Kahatjipara Barbara - Born in 1975 in Usakos, Namibia. A renowned international fashion model

Kahatjipara Barbara ( Born 1975 in Usakos , Namibia) An international fashion mode

Kahatjipara Barbara ( Born 1975 in Usakos , Namibia) An international fashion mode

30. Kate Henshaw - Also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall – Born 19 July 1971. A tantalizing Nigerian actress.

Kate Henshaw - also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall - (Born 19 July 1971) A Nigerian actress.

Kate Henshaw – also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall – (Born 19 July 1971) A Nigerian actress.

31. Lerato Molapo. A melodious South African singer who was born Johannesburg, South Africa

Lerato Molapo. South African singer

Lerato Molapo. South African singer

32. Liya Kebede - Born March 1, 1978. An awesome Ethiopian born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress

Liya Kebede.  (Born March 1, 1978) An Ethiopian born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress

Liya Kebede. (Born March 1, 1978) An Ethiopian born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress

33. Malaika Firth - Born 23 March 1994. A meticulous Kenyan-born British fashion model.

Malaika Firth (born 23 March 1994) A Kenyan-born British fashion model.

Malaika Firth (born 23 March 1994) A Kenyan-born British fashion model.

34. Manuela Mogga Matong. She was a winner of Miss World South Sudan 2013. A charming African beauty

Manuela Mogga Matong wins Miss World South Sudan 2013

Manuela Mogga Matong wins Miss World South Sudan 2013

35. Meseret Defar Tola - Born 19 November 1983 in Addis Ababa. She is an adorable female long-distance runner from Ethiopia

Meseret Defar Tola (Born 19 November 1983 in Addis Ababa) is a female long-distance runner from Ethiopia who competes chiefly in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres events. She has won medals at top-tier international co

Meseret Defar Tola (Born 19 November 1983 in Addis Ababa) is a female long-distance runner from Ethiopia who competes chiefly in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres events. She has won medals at top-tier international co

36. Nadia Buari - Born 21 November 1982. She is a captivating Ghanaian actress.

Nadia Buari (Born 21 November 1982) A Ghanaian actress.

Nadia Buari (Born 21 November 1982) A Ghanaian actress.

37. Nakaaya Sumari - Born September 3, 1982. She is from Arusha, Tanzania. A Tanzanian R&B-hip hop singer.

Nakaaya Sumari (born September 3, 1982 in Arusha, Tanzania) is Tanzanian R&B-hip hop singer.

Nakaaya Sumari (born September 3, 1982 in Arusha, Tanzania) is Tanzanian R&B-hip hop singer.

38. Oge Okoye. An enticing Nigerian actress. She was born in London.

Oge Okoye. A Nigerian actress. Born in London,

Oge Okoye. A Nigerian actress. Born in London,

39. Oluchi Onweagba - Best known as Mononym Oluchi – Born August 1, 1980. An enchanting Nigerian model

Oluchi Onweagba - best known by the mononym Oluchi - (Born August 1, 1980) A Nigerian mode

Oluchi Onweagba – best known by the mononym Oluchi – (Born August 1, 1980) A Nigerian mode

40. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Born 07 February 1978. A fascinating Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.  (Born 07 February 1978) A Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former mode. Image by adeboysun

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. (Born 07 February 1978) A Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former mode. Image by adeboysun

41. Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha. A refreshing Nigerian actress

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha. A Nigerian actress

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha. A Nigerian actress

42. Saida Karoli (Born April 4, 1976). She is a traditionalist Tanzanian singer and performer.

Saida Karoli (born April 4, 1976) is a traditionalist Tanzanian singer and performer

Saida Karoli (born April 4, 1976) is a traditionalist Tanzanian singer and performer

43. Stella Damasus-Aboderin (Born April 24, 1978). A beguiling Nigerian actress and singer.

Stella Damasus-Aboderin (Born April 24, 1978) A Nigerian actress and singer.

Stella Damasus-Aboderin (Born April 24, 1978) A Nigerian actress and singer.

44. Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke. (Born 02 October 1982). A pleasant Nigerian actress, film director and model.

Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke. (Born 02 October 1982) A Nigerian actress, film director and model.

Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke. (Born 02 October 1982) A Nigerian actress, film director and model.

45. Tatum Keshwar (Born 14 December 1983 in Durban). An endearing South African fashion model of Indian origin who was crowned Miss South Africa 2008 on 15 December 2008

Tatum Keshwar (Born 14 December 1983 in Durban) A South African fashion model of Indianorigin who was crowned Miss South Africa 2008 on 15 December 2008

Tatum Keshwar (Born 14 December 1983 in Durban) A South African fashion model of Indianorigin who was crowned Miss South Africa 2008 on 15 December 2008

46. Thandiswa Mazwai (Born 31 March 1976). An intriguing multi-award winning South African musician

Thandiswa Mazwai (Born 31 March 1976) A multi-award winning South African musician

Thandiswa Mazwai (Born 31 March 1976) A multi-award winning South African musician

47. Tirunesh Dibaba - Born June 1, 1985. An exciting Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder.

Tirunesh Dibaba. Born June 1, 1985. An Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder. Image  by Ragnar Singsaas

Tirunesh Dibaba. Born June 1, 1985. An Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder. Image by Ragnar Singsaas

48. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot - Born September 11, 1983. She is a winsome athlete from Kenya who specializes in long distance running.

Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (born September 11, 1983 in Keiyo District) is an athlete from Kenya who specialises in long distance running.

Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (born September 11, 1983 in Keiyo District) is an athlete from Kenya who specialises in long distance running.

49.,Yvonne Nelson - Born November 12, 1985. She is a delightful Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur.

Yvonne Nelson (Born November 12, 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur.

Yvonne Nelson (Born November 12, 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur.

50. Zolani Mahola - Born 19 July 1981. She is a charismatic South African singer and actress

Zolani Mahola.  (Born 19 July 1981) is a South African singer and actor

Zolani Mahola. (Born 19 July 1981) is a South African singer and actor

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