Halle Berry is an award-winning actress, fashion model, beauty queen, and businesswoman. She won a Best Actress Oscar for ‘Monster's Ball’ and a Golden Raspberry Worst Actress award for her role in ‘Catwoman’. Berry is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid stars and earns $10 million per movie. She has been married three times and gave birth to her first child in 2008.
Berry was born in Ohio, USA in 1966. Her mother was a nurse and her father was a hospital attendant. She had dreams of being a top model. She won many beauty contests in the 1980s, including Miss Teen All-American. In 1986, she became the first black American Miss World entrant. She told the judges she hoped to become an entertainer.
In 1989, Berry appeared in 13 episodes of an ABC TV series. Her big break came two years later in the Spike Lee movie ‘Jungle Fever’. Halle went on to regularly star in box-office hits, including the James Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’. In 2001, she became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Monster’s Ball’.
Berry has combined her acting successes with her original career in fashion. She served for many years as the face of Revlon cosmetics and the fashion house Versace. In 2008, she signed a multi-million-dollar deal with the perfume company Coty Inc, who will market her debut fragrance. Berry also has plans to be a movie producer.