| Halle Berry born August 14,
1966 is an American actress, former fashion model,
and beauty queen.
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 also nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in
Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2009, only woman of
African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is
one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon
spokeswoman. She has also been involved in the production side of
several of her films.
Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests,
finishing runner-up in the Miss USA (1986), and coming in 6th place in
the Miss World Pageant in 1986. Her breakthrough feature film role was
in the 1991 Jungle Fever. This led to roles in The Flintstones (1994),
Bulworth (1998), X-Men
(2000) and its sequels, and as Bond Girl Jinx in
Die Another Day (2002).