Caption: Still of Ben Powers and BernNadette Stanis in Good Times (1974)
Born: December 22, 1953
Star sign: Capricorn
Known for: Good Times (1974), Caution! Heartache Ahead (2009), The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2 (2006), N-Secure (2010)
BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times (1974), but there's much more to her then that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans family also proved many stereotypes wrong about ...