1) Cleopatra was not beautiful, nor a decent person. She was clever, her legendary allure was purely due to her personality while her looks were described as plain, and she was fucking bloodthirsty and basically murdered her entire family both directly and indirectly.
2) She was white. She was Ptolemaic, her family pretended to be blood-related Greeks to the Egyptian royal family.
3) Her daughter was the one who should be remembered as a beautiful protagonist. She was and extremely clever and efficient ruler named after the moon for her grace, and daughter of Julius Caesar. She married an African prince, Juba II, and with him founded Morocco as the trade capital of the world for most of human history until America became a superpower on the world stage and replaced it with New York almost 2000 years later.