Top Ten Diva-licious Actresses In Musical Biopics

6. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tina Turner[/lastfm] (played by Angela Bassett)-What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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This 1983 biopic was based on a book called I, Tina written by Tina Turner and Kurt Loder. Although [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] was initially offered the role of Turner, while Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Pam Grier, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Vanessa Williams[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Janet Jackson[/lastfm] were all in the running for the role.

Eventually, Bassett won the grand prize which led her to winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination.


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