Happy Birthday, Halle Berry! The actress, model, fitness advocate, and always-on-point-fashion slayer turned 54 years old on Friday!
Halle Berry has been the object of Black Culture’s affection since her early appearances in Strictly Business (1991) and Boomerang (1992). And, long before her acting days, Ms. Berry was serving face, body, and personality in the beauty pageant world.
An Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner, Berry shines on and off the big screen.
And, sis isn’t afraid to use her platform to advocate for Black Hollywood. Remember her acceptance speech when she made history becoming the first Black woman to win an Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001)? Although over a decade later, she said — in an interview with Elaine Welteroth for Teen Vogue — that historic win was meaningless.
Berry’s climb in Hollywood may not have been an easy one, but she is recognized as one of the highest-paid actresses in the 2000’s, having made appearances in several blockbuster films. And, the Halle Berry demand extends beyond the big screen.
The starlet knows how to shut down a red carpet, pushing the boundaries in the fashion game. There isn’t a dress too low-cut, or a split that’s too high for the actress. And, at 54, she has a body that can rival any 25-year-old. In honor of her birthday, we counted down the ten times Halle Berry was style and beauty goals.
1. HALLE BERRY AT THE SPECIAL SCREENING OF LIONSGATE “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM”Source:Getty
Halle Berry arrived for the Special Screening Of Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” in all-black, all-leather shorts, and a matching black peplum top.
2. HALLE BERRY AT THE FIFI AWARDS, 2011Source:Getty
Halle Berry attended the 2011 FiFi Awards in a black Halston cut-out dress from the Spring 2011 collection.
3. HALLE BERRY AT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS GRAND OPENING, 2019Source:Getty
Halle Berry attended the Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala in a chic black House Of Holland suit with a high matching bowler hat.
4. HALLE BERRY AT THE 9TH ANNUAL MTV MOVIE AWARDS, 2000Source:Getty
Halle Berry showed off her killer abs at the 9th Annual MTV Movie Awards in a pink, printed skirt and matching fringed top.
5. HALLE BERRY AT THE 74TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, 2002Source:Getty
Halle Berry attended the 74th Annual Academy Awards in a gorgeous Elie Saab dress.
6. HALLE BERRY AT THE 70TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, 2013Source:Getty
Halle Berry attended the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in a one-shoulder blush and fuschia Versace printed gown.
7. HALLE BERRY AT THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS, 2011Source:Getty
Halle Berry arrived to the 83rd Academy Awards in a gorgeous strapless Marchesa gown.
8. HALLE BERRY AT THE 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 2011Source:Getty
Halle Berry arrived at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in a printed Pucci dress.
9. HALLE BERRY AT THE 24TH ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 1992Source:Getty
Halle Berry attended the 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards in a chic, strapless red dress.
10. HALLE BERRY AT THE SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS, 1995Source:Getty
Halle Berry attended the 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in a boudoir-inspired slip dress.