More beautiful Native American women and women of Native American descent.
Here are some more beautiful female celebrities that are of Native American descent.
Some more than others that's true, but I have tried to include the ones that their Native American history is pretty much a matter of public record.
Some of these you may know of, but some might be a surprise to you.
And as usual on the internet, some of these ladies heritages are in dispute.
So don't get bent out of shape with the list.
(Not like that warning will do any good.....)
It is an attempt to celebrate, not separate.
Although Jessica Alba is Danish, French Canadian and Mexican American, a DNA test on George Lopez's talk show, Lopez Tonight, showed that Jessica is 87% European and 13% Indigenous American.
So yeah, I'm kinda confused about this.
George explained that the results were based on Native American, European, East Asian and Sub-Saharan African categories
Anyway, her 13 percent is enough to get her on this list.
Angelina Jolie is said to be Czechoslovak, German, French Canadian and Iroquois.
But in an interview with the Telegraph UK, her father Jon Voight said that Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand really wasn't Iroquois.
She just said that to enhance her "exotic background".
Actress and model Jessica Biel has been reported to be German, French, English, and Choctaw.
Beyonce's father is African American and her mother is Creole which is mixed colonial French, African American, and Native American.
Cameron Diaz is of Cuban American, English, German and Cherokee ancestry.
Demi Moore is said to be of French, Welsh, and Native American (Cherokee) heritage.
Legendary Hollywood actress Ava Gardner was of Scots-Irish, English and American Indian (Tuscarora) descent.
The late Farrah Fawcett was of French, English and Native American (Choctaw) ancestry.
Singer songwriter, rapper, fashion designer and actress Stacy Ann Ferguson (better known as Fergie) is of Mexican, Irish, Scottish and Native American descent.
Sex Symbol and Queen of the Parody Movies, Carmen Electra, was born of an Irish father and a German and Native American (Cherokee) mother.
Beautiful actress and former fashion model Shannon Elizabeth is of Irish, English, German and Cherokee ancestry.
Yes blue-eyed, blonde haired Heather Locklear has Native American blood.
Her father is Lumbee Indian, and Heather has enough Lumbee blood in her that the tribal enrollment people themselves recognize her as Lumbee.
I grew up with several Lumbee Indians myself, and I know that Locklear is a fairly common name.
Legendary actress, singer, cabaret star (and one of the women to wear Catwoman's black catsuit on Batman) Eartha Kitt was of Cherokee, African-American and German (or Dutch) descent.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning American vocalist Rita Coolidge is of Scottish and Native American (Cherokee) ancestry.
Another former Baywatch star, Traci Bingham is of African American, Native American (Cherokee) and Italian descent.
It appears she is not as much NA as I originally read she was (she's English, African, Chickasaw, and Mississippi Choctaw descent), but either way, Julia Jones will be playing Leah Clearwater in the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Actress and singer Karina Lombard is of Native American (Lakota), Swiss, Russian and Italian descent.
Tina Turner was long rumored to have Native American ancestry, but a DNA test on the PBS television miniseries "African American Lives 2" in 2008 showed she was only 1% Native American and 33% European.
Singer, songwriter, motivational speaker and actress Jana Mashonee is Lumbee and Tuscarora, and is originally from Robeson County, North Carolina (my home state!)
She is currently residing in Greenwich Connecticut.
As an actress, Jana has appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy Dream Weaver (with Wes Studi), she made a cameo in the 2008 independent film Blue Gap Boy'z, and will be appearing in the upcoming film Raptor Ranch.
As a singer, she has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards (2001, 2007) and won numerous Native American Music Awards (NAMMY's).
You can check out her MySpace page here:
A member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Misty Anne Upham was born on July 6th, 1982 in Kalispell, Montana (but she was raised in Seattle).
She started acting when she was thirteen and has appeared in eleven TV shows and movies.
Her acting debut was in the 2002 film Skins as Mrs. Blue Cloud, but her best known role is probably Lila Littlewolf in Frozen River (2008).
For that role she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
She is currently filming Django Unchained which was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Mariah Watchman (Mariah Monique)
America’s Next Top Model's first Native American model, Mariah Watchman.
Mariah grew up on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon.
She has been modeling since she was fifteen and has worked in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Peru.
Mohawk actress Kaniehtiio Horn was born maybe in 1985 or maybe in 1986 (?) in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Her mother is Kahn-Tineta Horn, a former model and a political activist for the Kahnawake First Nation and her father a lawyer and is Scottish/German.
Since her acting debut in 2006 she has appeared in over thirty TV shows and films.
Her latest venture was as Destina Rumaneck in the Netflix drama Hemlock Grove.
First Nations writer and entrepreneur Lisa Charleyboy is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation.
Yes she is in Canada, not the US, but I wanted to start branching out here.
Lisa is the Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine.
Actress, model, singer, photographer and clothing designer Marisa Quintanilla (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) is of Lipan Apache (enrolled) and Mexican-American descent.
Besides Twilight, she has also appeared in Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy, Castle and Longmire.
Ashley Sky is a Brazilian/Native American Supermodel based out of Miami, Florida.
She has worked for the Wilhelmina modeling agency and appeared in the music video "Otis" by Kanye West and Jay Z.
Ashley was born on November 26th, 1991.
Although Amber Midthunder is of mixed ethnicity (Asian, European, and Native American), she is an enrolled tribal member of the Ft Peck Sioux Indian Reservation (Lakota-Sioux tribe).
She has appeared in over twenty TV shows and movies including "The Originals", "Banshee" and "Longmire".
Amber will be starring in FX’s "Legion" pilot, which is an X-Men based series created by Fargo creator Noah Hawley.
Her father is actor David Midthunder who is Hunkpapa Lakota, Hudeshabina Nakoda and Sissiton Dakota.
Sandra Hinojosa (Walpole Island First Nation, of Ontario, Canada) is a Native actress that has appeared in over fourteen television shows and movies.
She has appeared in The X-Species (2014), Reel Evil (2012) and the TV series 1000 Ways to Die ( 2012).
Besides acting she is also a model.
Kawennahere Devery Jacobs
Kawennahere Devery Jacobs was born on August 8, 1993 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada.
This Mohawk actress has appeared in South of the Moon, Assassin's Creed: Lineage, Stephen King's Dead Zone, Being Human and Mohawk Girls.
She appeared in the 2013 Canadian drama film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a leading role for her role in the film.
Cherokee, Choctaw and Franco-Irish actress Cara Fawn was born on July 18th, 1978 in San Clemente, California.
Cara started out in adult films but transitioned over to main stream.
She joined the Screen Actors Guild, got her SAG card and appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The Man Show, Wild On! and Shipmates.
Cara is co-executive producer of science fiction "The Villikon Chronicles".
Model and actress Shannon Baker is Dakelh from the Stellat'en First Nation, British Columbia, Canada.
She and her twin sister Shauna (The Baker Twins) are of the Carrier tribe.
Beautiful Native American Women on Flickr
By the way, I ran across this group on Flickr that you may like if you are interestred in this subject.
It's called Beautiful Native American Women and has a lot of very nice photos.
Beautiful Native American women and women of Native American descent
Beautiful Native American Women
Beautiful Native American Women 2 Comments
Anthony tremanz on September 07, 2017:
those so called actress and actors are everything but native Americans,imposters that what they are
Creek on August 31, 2017:
Carrie Underwood is Native America. Creek.
Jon on May 01, 2016:
I really doubt some of those women are part American Indian, I think they padded their bio because it makes them feel more exotic.
Karla on March 27, 2016:
Thank you for the knowledge
I am of many different races mostly native
american and I think its awesome to and for anyone to recogize being any percent Native American! !
Gobsessed123 on March 05, 2016:
I don't know anything about Shannon Elizabeth being part native but she is arab American. I believe her father is lebanese. She is on all the lists of famous arab americans.
I saw the show of Jessica Alba from george lopez show and she does not claim native or hispanic ancestry but always suspected and was surprised to find out she is neither. Her dna test showed her ancestry was spanish as in spain. Spanish is not hispanic or mexican. It is not the same. There was no native and she was surprised. Dna tests often confuse native dna with middle eastern dna. This could be where it comes from as spain was occupied by muslim moors for 700 years.
While I hate one drop rules or any purists, you should only include those that can back it up with documentation or no more than 4 generations.
Not all natives are dark andif you are part genes can express themselves in different ways. I am not native but people sometimes ask if I am - like an old navajo woman on the res. (i'm polish, italian, and hungarian and have high cheekbones and almond shaped eyes) But people shouldn't say that you are not if only part. For ex. my kids are only 1/8 italian and they still have italian descent or 1/4 polish even if they don't look it.
Stefan on October 23, 2015:
Most of them have actually German root. Being German this is a that's a surprising fact.
napoleon on October 02, 2015:
Why do people think Elizabeth Warren is lying?
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on July 16, 2015:
Thank you Wado.
There are people that understand.
John on July 05, 2015:
see what you caused sabreblade, you instigator
mestiza and proud on June 15, 2015:
I don't have papers and I know I have native American. I'm not full blooded and you know what, I'm ok with that. I don't spend my time trying to force by beliefs down other peoples throats like some. But I can tell you from plenty of research that native American tribes did not and still do not have "princesses". "princesses" would require a king and a queen and a monarchy. the chief was either elected, the wisest member, or the fiercest warrior. They earned the title they were given.
If you want to get technical, I can tell you that I'm related the Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, and little Prince George through a distant ancestor, but you don't see me trying to get in on the fortune or getting ill when people don't believe me.
Sabreblade, I am grateful that you made this hub. No matter how many rude comments you get or just plain stupid smartass remarks, know that there are other mestizas and mestizos that enjoy the work you put into this.
Littlevoice on May 05, 2015:
I consider myself an African American but I do have NA and European ancestry. My great grandma lived 95 years, well into my 20s. We were very close and she told me a lot about my family, most of whom had long lives themselves and she knew them personally. I think of my great great grandpa like close family because of her, he was half NA half English. His father took his NA mother off a reservation in Virginia and moved to Louisiana. That's just a small portion of what I know about them. I don't know the tribe I just know family stories, the land they owned, they raised horses and things like that. I don't even know anything about the other NA lines in my family. I know a lot of people think that means that I don't have enough NA blood to consider myself NA but I think listening to them would be like turning my back on family. No one should do that no matter what they hear.
Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on February 17, 2015:
Thanks for a good article. Beauty is a feeling and I feel that Amrapali was the most beautiful woman of the world history.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on January 30, 2015:
"Regarding Heather Locklear. I spoke with our tribal enrollment director a couple of years ago. Heather is considered and recognized by us as Lumbee and has cousins in Robeson County, NC our traditional homeland."
Liz on January 30, 2015:
Heather Locklear is NOT recognized as Lumbee. Her "people" do not recognize her as Lumbee because she has NO ties to the Lumbee community. A Lumbee must visit the community at least 1x per year to maintain tribal membership. She does not do this. Get your facts straight. I'm Lumbee...I should know.
Raven Silverwolf on September 24, 2014:
No, but too many people claim to have Native blood when they don't have even one drop!
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on September 22, 2014:
Unless you are 100% full blooded you need to keep your mouth shut right?