Through she is notorious for her stunning beauty, actress Halle Berry is more than just a pretty face. She made history in 2002 as the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has played a Bond-girl in 'Die Another Day' and the character Storm in the X-Men movies, as well as parts in several critically acclaimed dramas. Berry has also had her fair share of acting blunders, including her unfortunate performance in 2004 as the titular Catwoman. Meow, indeed.
Halle Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an American actress and a former fashion model. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2012, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel. Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing as the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant (1986), and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986. She made her film debut with a small role in 1991's Jungle Fever.
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