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Chelo Alonso former Cuban actress, dancer and sex-symbol (1933) was a star in the Italian cinema of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. She played femme fatales with fiery tempers and danced to Afro-Cuban rhythms. She appeared in some American Films as well.

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Long before JLo, Beyonce, Halle, or Salma...there was CHELO. | Chelo Alonso - U.S. Actress of Cuban descent, 1960's U.S. Cult Film Heroine and Sex Symbol.

Chelo Alonso is a former Cuban actress who became a star in Italian cinema, and ultimately a 1960s cult film heroine and sex symbol in the U.S. She was well known for playing femmes fatales with fiery tempers and sensual dance scenes.

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Dorothy Dandridge (1922–1965) was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming only the third African American to receive a nomination in any Academy Award category (after Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters) at the time.