There are many female musicians who are also actress, here are the top female singers who also work as an actress.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbados singer, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados. Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evans Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes.
Aside from music, Rihanna is known for her involvement in humanitarian causes entrepreneur ventures, and the fasion industry. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH.
Rihanna made her acting debut in a cameo role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: All or Nothing, released in August 2006. Rihanna starred as Pretty Officer(GM2) Cora Raikes in her first theatrical featured film Battleship, which was released on May 18, 2012.
Rihanna played the recurring role of Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel. The show received universal acclaim from critics. Rihanna also had a major role in the Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets, an adaptation of the comic book series Valerian and Laureline
2. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Affleck Lopez, also known as J.Lo is an American singer, actress, and dancer, In 1991, she began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on the sketch comedy television series In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
For her first leading role in Selena (1997), she became the first Hispanic actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), and established herself as the highest-paid Hispanic actress in Hollywood.
With her casting as the singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the biopic Selena, Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn $1 million and she received her first Golden Globe nomination. She was excited by the rare opportunity to “actually star” in a movie “in the title role”. but expressed disappointment that other Latina actors were not being afforded the same opportunities.
3. Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Gomez began her acting career on the children’s television series Barney & Friends. In her teenage years, she rose to prominence for her lead role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place.
Alongside her television career, she appeared in the films Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, and many other films.
Gomez first gained an interest in pursuing a career in entertainment watching her mother prepare for stage productions. She began auditioning for various roles and met Demi Lovato during an audition for Barney & Friends. Both Selena and Lovato were later selected to appear on the series on 2002, with Selena portraying the character Gianna. The show was her first acting gig.
4. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, on Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and 27 Guinness World Records.
Ariana began her music career at the of 15 in 2008 Broadway musical. She rose to fame for playing Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious and Sam & Cat. Grande signed with Republic Records in 2011 after label executives viewed YouTube videos of her covering songs.
Ariana is a light lyrics soprano, possessing a four-octave vocal range and a whistle register. With the release of Yours Truly, critics compared Grande to Mariah Carey because of her wide vocal range, sound and musical material.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, and actress. Referred to as the ‘Queen of Pop’, Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression im mainstream music, while maintaining control over every aspect of her career.
Her work, which incorporate social, political, s*xual, and religious themes, have generated both controversy and critical acclaim. A prominent cultural figure in the 20th and 21st centuries, Madonna remains one of the most “well-documented figures of the modern age” with a broad amount of scholarly reviews and literature works on her, as well as an academic mini sub discipline devoted to her named Madonna studies.
Some of the films she was starred are as follow: Desperately Seeking Susan, A Certain Sacrifice, Shanghai Surprise, Who’s That Girl, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Dick Tracy, Madonna: Truth or Dare, A League of Their Own, and many others.