*In the world of Black Hollywood as in the world of music, there are always those acting performances that make us think someone is going to become a star.

You expect that individual to blow up but they just never do.

Our partners over at MadameNoire came up with a list of black actresses who fit this mold.

Check out the list and tel us if you remember any of them


Tracy Camilla Johns

My hair idol! And also the heroine in one of my favorite films of all time. Tracy Camila Johns was dope as the sexually liberated Nola Darling in Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It. She knew what she wanted, and the number of men she wanted it with, and scoffed at the idea of monogamy and being a one-man woman (how do you like that!?). But after she breaking through in one of Spike’s first feature films, she kept the momentum going for a second, and then fizzled out. Johns went on to have a tiny role in Mo Better Blues, was the scandalous girlfriend of G in New Jack City, and had a small role in an early Air Jordan commercial, but after ’91, that was it. *sad face*

Read more at MadameNoire.