LIST: Most Beautiful Guyanese Actresses
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