For this post, we listed some of the most beautiful actresses from Guyana. Some of them are having American, Indonesian, Canadian, and British descent. Some of them are also talented models, singers, dancers, former beauty queens, and successful businesswomen. See the list below in no particular order or ranking.
1. Shakira Baksh, Lady Caine is a former Guyanese actress and fashion model, and the wife of English actor Michael Caine.
Born: February 23 1947, British Guiana
Spouse: Michael Caine (m. 1973)
Awards: Miss Guyana title
Parents: Saab Baksh
Children: Natasha Caine
Movies: The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Carry On Again Doctor (1969), Son of Dracula (1974), Some Girls Do (1969), Toomorrow (1970)
2. Letitia Michelle Wright is a Guyanese-British actress. Beginning her professional career in 2011, she has played roles in several British TV series, including Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows and more.
Born: October 31 1993, Georgetown, Guyana
Nominations: MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
Awards: BAFTA Rising Star Award
Movies and TV shows: Black Panther (2018), Ready Player One (2018), Black Mirror (2011 – 2019), Death on the Nile (2020), Guava Island (2019)
3. Rhona Fox is an American businesswoman of Indo-Guyanese descent who founded the soca music record label Fox Fuse. Fox was born in Essequibo, Guyana, raised in Nassau, Bahamas, and is based in New York City.
Born: November 2 1979, Essequibo
Spouse: Zack Cohen (2016)
Education: Queen's College, Guyana
Residence: New York, New York, United States
Movies: Deliver Us from Evil
Organization founded: Fox Fuse.
4. Shyko Amos is an actress. She is of Guyanese roots.
TV shows: Death in Paradise
Education: Queen Mary University of London, Guildford School of Acting
Movies: Tell You Something (2015), One Small Step for Melvin (2014) and 3-C (Three-C) (2012)
5. Vanessa Lee Chester is an American television and film actress who rose to fame as a child actor for her roles in A Little Princess and Harriet the Spy, before gaining wide-scale recognition for her role in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park. She has Guyanese parents.
Born: July 2 1984, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 1.6 m
TV shows: Stepsister from Planet Weird
Siblings: Kevin Chester
Awards: Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress
Movies: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), A Little Princess (1995), Harriet the Spy (1996), She's All That (1999), CB4 (1993)
6. Melinda Leanna Shankar is a Canadian actress. She is best known for starring as Alli Bhandari in the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation and as Indira "Indie" Mehta in the YTV series How To Be Indie, for which she won several awards, including a Canadian Screen Award in 2013. Her parents are of Indo-Guyanese descent.
Born: February 18 1992, Ottawa, Canada
Height: 1.59 m
Siblings: Michael Shankar, Melanie Shankar, Melissa Shankar
Education: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, Vaughan Road Academy
Movies and TV shows: How to Be Indie (2009 – 2011), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001 – 2015), Christmas With a Prince, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (2010), Festival of Lights (2010)
7. Dawnn Jewel Lewis is an American actress, singer, voice actress and songwriter. Her parents are African-American and Guyanese descent
Born: August 13 1961, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 1.7 m
Awards: 1990, 1991, 1992 – BMI TV Music Award (A Different World)
Spouse: Johnny Newman (m. 2004–2006)
Albums: The Divorce, Ai Shi Nan Liao, 100 Mejores Temas Televisión volumen 2
Movies and TV shows: A Different World (1987 – 1993), Hangin' with Mr Cooper (1992 – 1997), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), Let it Shine (2012), Dreamgirls (2006)
8. Kylie Bunbury is a Canadian-American actress. Her father is Guyanese-Canadian, and her mother is American, of Polish and Swedish descent.
Born: January 30 1989, Hamilton, Canada
Height: 1.73 m
Siblings: Teal Bunbury
Parents: Kristi Novak, Alex Bunbury
Nationality: American, Canadian
Movies and TV shows: Pitch (2016), Twisted (2013 – 2014), Tut (2015), When They See Us (2019), Game Night (2018)
9. Shaunette Renée Wilson is a Guyanese-born American actress, on February 22, 1989. She is best known for roles in Black Panther, Billions and A Kid Like Jake. She currently plays Dr Mina Okafor in the Fox series The Resident.
Born: February 22 1989, Guyana
Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Wesley Wilson, Deberah Wilson
Education: Yale School of Drama, Queens College, City University of New York
Movies and TV shows: Black Panther (2018), The Resident (Since 2018), A Kid Like Jake (2018), White Flags (2019), Treehouse
10. Nicole Narain is an American model and actress of Guyanese Dougla descent. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese, and her father is Chindian.
Born: July 28 1974 (age 46 years), Chicago, Illinois, United States
Preceded by: Shanna Moakler
Succeeded by: Anka Romensky
Education: West Aurora High School
TV shows: Sex Rehab with Dr Drew
Awards: Playboy Playmate of the Month
11. Emma Frances Heming Willis is an English-American model and actress. Her mother is
Born: June 18 1978, Malta
Height: 1.78 m
Spouse: Bruce Willis (m. 2009)
Parents: Zorina Heming
Children: Evelyn Penn Willis, Mabel Ray Willis
Movies: Red 2 (2013), Perfect Stranger (2007), The Comebacks (2007), Perfume (2001)
12. Ruqayyah Boyer is a Surinamese-Guyanese actress, singer/songwriter/rapper and former beauty pageant titleholder. She is also a graduate of the Institute of creative arts.
Born: April 28 1991, Paramaribo, Suriname