Before becoming an actress, Halle Berry won the title of Miss Teen All-American in 1985 and represented the US in the Miss World Pageant.
Halle Berry pursued a degree in Broadcast Journalism before deciding to focus on her acting career.
Halle Berry auditioned for the role of a Bond girl in "GoldenEye" (1995) but lost to Famke Janssen, later starring as Jinx Johnson in "Die Another Day" (2002).
Prior to achieving fame, Halle Berry starred in the hit sitcom "Living Dolls" in 1989.
Halle Berry was on the brink of quitting acting before her role in "Monster's Ball" (2001) revived her career and led to her historic Oscar win.
Halle Berry's mother is of English and German descent, while her father is of African- American heritage with Cherokee ancestry.
Halle Berry wore a white wig to portray Storm in the "X-Men" films due to the challenge of achieving the character's signature white hair naturally.
Halle Berry dedicated her historic Oscar win for "Monster's Ball" to "every nameless, faceless woman of color who now has a chance."
Halle Berry was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2002 and became an advocate for diabetes awareness.
Halle Berry's character, Jinx Johnson, in "Die Another Day" (2002), was the first Bond girl to receive significant promotion in marketing.