Multiracial Entertainers: The Female Edition 2

If you’re a regular reader of KolorBlind Magazine, then you’ll be familiar with our tagline which is:

“the promotion of the Interracial (KolorBlind) life through culture, fashion, language and food…”

The KolorBlind life consists of those in an interracial/interethnic relationships and those who were born as a result of such relationship. Over the last two or three decades the number of people who are described as being of mixed race has risen tremendously.

We see them on TV, we see them in magazines and we hear them quite a lot on the radio. The United States even has a president of mixed race heritage.

The terms multiracial and mixed-race describe people or groups of people whose ancestries come from multiple races. Unlike the term biracial, which often is only used to refer to a person of two different races, the term multiracial may encompass biracial people but can also include people with more than two races in their heritage.

A person of multiracial descent is defined as follows:

Let’s take a look at 20 of our era’s influential multiracial entertainers. This list, which is sorted according to age, covers multiracial actors, singers, athletes and models alike.

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1. Dame Shirley Bassey (Shirley Veronica Bassey)

Occupation:  Singer

Age: 75

Ethnicity: Welsh/African (Nigeria)

Famous Quotes: Theme songs for: “Goldfinger”, “Diamonds Are Forever”, “Moonraker” Dame Shirley Bassey

2. Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)

Occupation: Singer/Actress

Age: 66

Ethnicity: Armenian/Irish/English/German/Cherokee

Famous Quotes: “Baby Don’t Go”, “Just You”, “You Better Sit Down Kids”, “Mermaids” Cher

3. Lonette McKee

Occupation: Film & television actress/Music Composer/Producer/Songwriter/Screenwriter & Director

Age: 58

Ethnicity: Scandinavian/African-American

Famous Quotes:  “Sparkle”, “Cuba”, “Malcolm X”, “Jungle Fever” Lonette McKee

4. Jennifer Tilly (Jennifer Elizabeth Chan)

Occupation: Actress/World Series Poker Champion

Age: 54

Ethnicity: Chinese/Irish/Finnish/Native American

Famous Quotes: “Hill Street Blues”, “Cheers”, “Bullets Over Broadway” Jennifer Tilly

5. Gina Belafonte

Occupation: TV/Film Actress

Age: 51

Ethnicity: Caucasian/Jamaican/Martiniquan

Famous Quotes: “All My Children”, “Johnny Bravo” Gina Belafonte

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6. Paula Abdul (Paula Julie Abdul)

Occupation:  Singer/Songwriter/Dancer/Choreographer/TV Personality

Age: 50

Ethnicity: BrazilianSyrian/Russian

Famous Quotes: “The Jackson – Victory Tour”, “Crazy Cool”, “American Idol” Paula Abdul

7. Troy Beyer (Troy Yvette Beyer)

Occupation: Actress/Film Director/Screenwriter

Age: 48

Ethnicity: Jewish Caucasian/African-American

Famous Quotes: “Dynasty”, “The Gingerbread Man”, “B.A.P.S” Troy Beyer

8. Gloria Reuben

Occupation:  Actress/Singer

Age: 48

Ethnicity: Jamaican/Caucasian Canadian

Famous Quotes: “ER”, “Raising The Bar”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Gloria Reuben

9. Rachel True (Rachel India True)

Occupation: Actress

Age: 45

Ethnicity: Caucasian/African-American

Famous Quotes: “Beverly Hill 90210”, “Half & Half” Rachel True

10. Sophie Okonedo

Occupation: Actress

Age: 44

Ethnicity: African (Nigeria)/Ashkenazi Jew

Famous Quotes: “Hotel Rwanda”, “Mrs. Mandela”, “The Secret Life of Bees” Sophie Okonedo

11. Cheyenne Brando (Tarita Cheyenne Brando) RIP

Occupation:  Model

Age: 42 died at age 25

Ethnicity: Italian/Tahitian

Famous Quotes: “Model” Cheyenne Brando

12. China Forbes

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Age: 42

Ethnicity: French/Scottish/African-American

Famous Quotes: “How Will It Last”, “Que Sera Sera”, “In the Cut” China Forbes

13. Lisa Ray (Lisa Rani Ray)

Occupation:  Actress/Model/Host/Social Activist

Age: 40

Ethnicity: Bengali (India)/European Caucasian (Polish)

Famous Quotes: “Nethaji”, “Star Biz”, “The World Unseen”, “Water” Lisa Ray

14. Rachel Roy

Occupation: Fashion Designer

Age: 38

Ethnicity: Indian/Dutch

Famous Quotes: “Rachel Roy” “Rachel Roy Signature” Rachel Roy

15. Sherri Saum

Occupation:  Actress

Age: 38

Ethnicity: German/African-American

Famous Quotes: “Beggars and Choosers”, “One Life to Live”, “Charmed” Sherri Saum

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16. Angela Aki (Kiyomi Angela Aki)

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Pianist

Age: 35

Ethnicity: Japanese/Italian-American

Famous Quotes: “HOME”, “Kiss Me Goodbye” Angela Aki

17. Shola Ama (Mathurin Campbell)

Occupation:  Singer

Age: 33

Ethnicity: Caucasian (Irish & Scottish)/St. Lucian

Famous Quotes: “You Might Need Somebody”, “You Should Really Know” Shola Ama

18. Samantha Mumba (Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba)

Occupation: Actress/Singer

Age: 29

Ethnicity: Irish/Zambia

Famous Quotes: “Gotta Tell You”, “The Time Machine”, “Dancing on Ice” Samantha Mumba

19. Jessica Ennis

Occupation: Olympic track and field athlete

Age: 26

Ethnicity: British Caucasian/Jamaican

Famous Quotes: “Heptathlon”, “Pentathalon”, “High Jump” Jessica Ennis

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20. Jhene Aiko (Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo)

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Age: 22

Ethnicity: Japanese/Spanish/Afro-Dominican/African-American/Native Americam/German Jewish/French

Famous Quotes: “My name is Jhene”, “3:16AM”, “July” Jhene Aiko


21 thoughts on “Multiracial Entertainers: The Female Edition 2

  1. Cher and Jennifer Tilly are multiracial? What’d ya know…I just learnt something new. I love Jhene Aiko but gurl got too many mixtures going on (just kidding).

  2. I always suspected Paula Abdul was mixed with something but could never place my finger on it. Why did the name Abdul come from?

  3. Rachel True is 45? Wow she looks great. I would have never guessed her age. Me thinks Rachel Roy and Lisa Ray should be sisters. They’re both gorgeous.

  4. They’re all just gorgeous. I just read the story on Cheyenne Brando and it’s one of the saddest stories I’ve read in a while. She actually committed suicide. Wow…

    • they all got to many ethnicity in them..what did they do..the gene test? or is this hear say passed down to explain their heritage. And by the way you can be seriously dark and still have other ethnicities mixture, you can be dark with all European features and dam near white with black features..e.g.. Beyounce mother, who by all is black but wants the world to see her mixture.. to bad the blackness came thru on both her and her daughter..

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