BernNadette Stanis, American actress and author best known for her role as Thelma in the hit series "Good Times," stunned in a sequined silver dress in a new video on her Instagram feed.
BernNadette Stanis left a lasting impression on the minds of her fans in a recent video on her Instagram page. The post was a behind-the-scenes clip from her latest movie feature, "Dreams from the Edge."
The video was posted last week and it showed the star posing in a purple-tinted green room. She was clad in a flowing silver sequined dress with long sleeves and a square-shaped neckline.
BernNadette Stanis attends the Chiller Theatre Expo Fall 2018 at Hilton Parsippany on October 26, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images
Stanis completed the look with a gorgeous shiny stone necklace and a sparkly bracelet. Her curly brown hair was styled into bangs and it framed her face as it stopped just at her shoulders. The 66-year-old was seen smiling into the camera as the shutters went off in her face. Beneath the post, she wrote:
"Behind the scenes of the movie 'Dreams from the Edge' I play the mother 'Rose ?.'"
Besides being a renowned actress, Stanis has some experience in the world of beauty. Before starting her acting career, she took part in the "Miss Black America" beauty contest at 16 and 17.
Although she did not win in that competition, she was motivated by her mother to participate in the "Miss New York State" contest. The young, beautiful star eventually brought home the crown.
Thelma was one of the characters that changed the way Black characters were viewed.
Stanis was also dedicated to her studies back in the day. She studied at the famous Juilliard School of Music in New York, and even though she went about her quest to be an aspiring TV star, she never let anything come between her and her education.
However, when she got the role of Thelma, she was forced to leave her life behind and move to California. The actress revealed that she had weighed the options at first but eventually made up her mind when she thought about the experience she was going to have.
The sitcom which ran for six seasons was about a teenager living with her parents in a Chicago housing project. She played the role so well that she was also referred to as Thelma off the screen instead of her birth name BernNadette.
Also, the star revealed that the role made an impact as it gave young Black women pride in being curvy and intelligent. She added that she made a stand for them because Thelma was one of the characters that changed the way Black characters were viewed.
The star has also shown the world just how talented she is. She deviated into the writing industry and published her first book, "Situations 101- Relationships, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly." She also released a poetry book for men, along with many others.