22 Of The Most Iconic Roles Played By Black Women in Hollywood

We all know the roles that made some our favorite stars famous. We can quote the classic lines and sing the soundtrack on cue. They're iconic. As we prepare to celebrate the ninth annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards and the 88th annual Academy Awards, hosted by our February cover star Chris Rock, here's a look at the roles that put some of Hollywood's hottest stars on the map.