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These 7 celebrities fulfilled their dreams regardless of their heritage.

Celebrities who didn't let racism stop them and made it to the top!

Martina Šmalclová
12.Jun 2020
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Oprah Winfrey

We‘ve been hearing the term "racism" and seeing its undesirable presence in society everywhere around us recently. Due to that, HBO withdrew the film Gone with the Wind from its offer, and the husband of successful tennis player Serena Williams, billionaire and businessman Alexis Ohanian, decided to resign from Reddit's board so that he could be replaced by a dark-skinned candidate. A beautiful gesture, a thought-out business move or racism upside down? Either way, there are celebrities in the world whose skin color didn't stop them from reaching for the stars and climbing to the very top!

Oprah Winfrey

Who wouldn‘t know the story of the poor Mississippi girl who was born to a single mother, grew up in harsh conditions and was forced to wear clothing made of potato sacks in times of greatest need? But those memories are a thing of the past for Oprah Winfrey. Thanks to her talent, determination and diligence, she became one of the most popular and richest stars in the USA. The American presenter, best known for the popular talk show Oprah Winfrey Show, actress and magazine publisher has won, among other things, several Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe during her career.

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Naomi Campbell
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Naomi Campbell

Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista or Christy Turlington? Most of everyone who lived in the early 90's remembers these names! The British top model with distinctive cheekbones and chocolate eyes makes no secret of the fact that, in her opinion, the fashion industry discriminates against models because of their skin color. However, this didn‘t prevent her from becoming a legendary supermodel who walked, and what's more, still walks in fashion shows of the most luxurious brands.

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Obama
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Barack Obama

You can‘t climb any higher than Barack Obama! He was the first African-American to sit in the president‘s chair of the United States. While he was in office in the years 2009 - 2017, he amassed both supporters and opponents in the public, but no one can take away his success. His wife Michelle provided him with great support the entire time. The world fell in love with her and for many years to come, she remained an admired fashion icon who set the trends.

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Oprah Winfrey
Oprah WinfreySource: profimedia

Michael Jackson

The American pop singer, composer and dancer of African-American origin took the color of his skin very hard. During his life, he underwent countless plastic surgeries, as the result of which his nose started to fall apart and his face had little in common with the one he‘d been born with. Even 11 years after his death and many scandals later, Michael Jackson remains the king of pop, who has yet to be overcome…

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Whitney Houston
Whitney HoustonSource: profimedia

Morgan Freeman

There are not many people whom actor Morgan Freeman wouldn't win over with his kind, calm expression and charismatic voice. The eighty-three-year-old charmant man has won a number of awards during his career. Several Golden Globes as well as the Oscar statue that all artists long for have found their place on his shelf at home. If you ever wonder which movie to watch in your free time, make a safe bet: pick a film with Morgan Freeman, because this actor has a nose for great roles and quality art!

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Michael Jackson
Michael JacksonSource: Profimedia

Whitney Houston

Her hits can often be heard at world singing competitions, but only the boldest singers dare to choose them! It's not easy to keep up with the deceased singer and hit the tones her vocal chords could produce. Unfortunately, her great success was eventually overshadowed by drug addiction, which later ended in tragedy. But Whitney Houston‘s hits will never die.

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Morgan Freeman
Morgan FreemanSource: Profimedia

Will Smith

American actor, producer and rapper Will Smith regularly ranks among the sexiest men in the world. Judging by his figure, gym seems to be his second home. Will Smith became publicly famous thanks to the sitcom Fresh Prince, and although he still stars in comedies every now and then, we can see him as the hero of action movies and dramas more and more often these days. Like Morgan Freeman, he also has a winning hand when it comes to choosing roles – you can bet that no movie with Will Smith will ever be a flop!

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Will Smith
Will SmithSource: profimedia

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