logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Check Out BernNadette Stanis AKA Thelma from 'Good Times' Stun in a Silver Sequin Dress (Video)

Stephen Thompson
Oct 27, 2020
04:30 P.M.

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.

Advertisement

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

BernNadette Stanis attends the Chiller Theatre Expo Fall 2018 at Hilton Parsippany on October 26, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

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 ?.'"

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

In 2012, Stanis was set to feature in TV-One's famous series, "Life After," where she was to open up about the highs and lows of working on the show and also her life after.

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.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Mayim Bialik’s Heart Was Broken 2 Times - She Hoped for a Ring Yet Spent the Holidays Alone

February 06, 2022

Vicki Lawrence’s Love Story with Husband of 47 Years Started after Co-star Saw Him Walking in Corridor

March 28, 2022

Michelle Pfeiffer & David E Kelley Have Been Married for 29 Years — They Share Two Children

February 10, 2022

Erin Murphy AKA Tabitha from 'Bewitched' Is Now a Mom of 6 — Inside Her Life 50 Years after the Show

May 14, 2022

Robin Williams Wanted His Children to Be Proud of Him — Meet His 3 Kids Who He Cherished

March 09, 2022

AJ Cook’s Children Played Her Kids in ‘Criminal Minds’ – Meet Her Lookalike Sons & Husband of 21 Years

January 31, 2022

Meet Charlie Day's Stunning Wife — He Won the Chance to Talk to Her by Arm-Wrestling a Friend

January 27, 2022

Jane Seymour, 71, Weighs the Same as in Her Teens & Said She Could Pass For 25 After Becoming ‘Fat’ Years Ago

February 17, 2022

Debra Winger Still Saves White Dress from 1st Wedding as It Felt 'Electrifying' Wearing It for Her 2nd Husband

March 15, 2022

Jennifer Love Hewitt an Brian Hallisay Have Been Together for More than a Decade & Share 3 Beautiful Kids

February 21, 2022

Inside Melissa Gilbert & Her 3rd Husband's Michigan Home with 'The Best Bed in the World'

April 15, 2022

'Law & Order's' Camryn Manheim Turns 61 - Meet Her Son Milo Who Is All Grown-up & Is Also an Actor

March 08, 2022

Roseanne Barr Blamed Sara Gilbert for Destroying Her — Her Family-Oriented Life After the Scandal

March 13, 2022

Meet John Amos' Kids with a 'Renaissance Woman' to Whom His Marriage Was Banned in 16 States

May 03, 2022