three vintage, sort of obscure actresses of color you should pay attention to:
Chelo Alonso was a starlet of Italian cinema during the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. She was known for her dancing talent that incorporated Afro-Cuban styles. Chelo is of Mexican and Cuban descent.
Nancy Kwan broke Hollywood racial barriers when she starred in The World of Suzie Wong in 1961 alongside William Holden which earned her a Golden Globe for “Most Promising Newcomer”. She is of Chinese and English/Scottish descent.
Sheila Guyse was a star of stage and screen during the ‘40s and ‘50s. She starred in all-Black independent films that includes the role of Cinderella and has graced the Broadway stage numerous times. Sheila is African-American.