Sanaa Lathan has been a staple of Hollywood for the past two decades and she’s still getting fans hot and bothered all these years later.
Having made her acting debut on TV’s “In the House” in 1996, the star quickly became a staple of romantic films focused on strong women. They include “Love and Basketball,” “Brown Sugar” and “The Best Man.”
Her latest flick, Netflix’s “Nappily Ever After,” falls in line with those kinds of films and all these years later, she still can bring fans to see her on screen as well as fawn over her.
The former was proven given the buzz over the streaming giant’s movie’s release in September. Lathan proved the latter when she uploaded a busty shot from photographer Jora Frantzis onto her Instagram page Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The pic had no caption and none was needed to nab fan’s attention.
“I’ve been slain and brought back to life ”
“Yesss!!! Stunning. You have always been one of my faves! ”
“The most beautiful black actress of all time I swear”
“OMG you look gorgeous…. The term looking like a Snack has been going around for awhile now and I’m always like uhh ok…. but that’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw this…. I’m low key geeking because yrs ago this guy swore up and down we looked alike ”
“She is FIERCE!!”
“@sanaalathan, Man…Sanaa, I didn’t know that was U 4 A minute but Lord Have Mercy… U are Ridiculous Gorgeous!!!”
Lathan may get praise for her looks from fans but she recently acknowleded that women breaking into the business now have things easier than when she was getting into films based on their appearance.
“When we were coming up — and I say we meaning like my peer group, you know, Nia Long, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall and Regina King — we weren’t allowed to wear our hair natural,” she told E! News in October. “And I’m not saying we weren’t allowed, but a lot of the feedback that I would get about my hair was unspoken. You had to wear wigs and weaves to get the role. Now, this whole generation, the generation of actresses younger than I, are really starting to wear their hair naturally. You’re seeing that throughout the industry, but it’s still so hard … It’s a real thing that you kind of have to overcome. But it’s really liberating when you do.”