She is celebrated as one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, has a plethora of films and awards to her name and according to this statement she once made (main image), doesn’t like being kissed on the first date!
Before embarking on an acting career, she entered numerous beauty contests, becoming the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant in 1986. But it was through acting that she earned her greatest fame and became one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses throughout the 2000s.
It is, of course, Halle Berry, who celebrates her 48th birthday today.
Famed for her role in films including her breakthrough movie Boomerang, as well as the X-Men franchise and The Call, it was Berry’s performance in the 2001 movie Monster’s Ball that earned her the Oscar Award for Best Actress; making her the first black actress to win an Oscar for a leading role.
Despite her successful film career, Berry has been notoriously unlucky in love, once stating: “I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop ’til I get it right.”
After two marriages that ended in divorce – the first to baseball player David Justice, the second to soul crooner Eric Benet – Berry embarked on a relationship with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. Together, they had a daughter, Nahla (pictured with Berry, below), born in 2008, but they separated two years later.
Clearly a “hopeless romantic”, Berry didn’t give up on love, embarking on a relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez (with Berry, below) in 2010.
The couple married in 2013 and welcomed their son Maceo (below) the same year.
Here’s hoping this relationship lasts the test of time. Happy birthday Halle!
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