Acquanetta (1921-2004) was an American actress who was typically cast in exotic native roles during the 1940s and 1950s.
Her true ethnicity had been a matter of uncertainty during her lifetime. She claimed to have been an orphan born to Arapaho parents. However, this was regarded as suspect and it is thought that she invented it when she was unable to produce identification for the Screen Actors Guild. Data from the 1940 Census indicates that she came from an African-American family in Pennsylvania, and her career was extensively followed by the African-American press of the day.