Women you didn’t know played Winnie Mandela

The iconic Winnie Madikizela-Mandela changed the face and the lives of many South Africans through her political action and social outreach. Her story has also been in several biopics. Some of the world’s biggest stars have had the opportunity to fill her influential shoes on the big and small screen. With the news of the 81-year-old struggle veteran’s death we celebrate the political icon, by taking a look at the women that portrayed Winnie Mandela over the years:

Alfre Woodard 1987

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Tina Lifford 1997

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 Sophie Okonedo 2010

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Jennifer Hudson 2011

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Naomie Harris 2013

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Terry Pheto 2016

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