Halle Berry rose to fame on her acting chops and her beauty. In her early work , she stayed away from doing nude scenes. Without the first, she never would have starred in the second — a role that would actually change history. Add to Chrome. Sign in. Home Local Classifieds. News Break App.
She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball , which made her the only woman of color to win a Best Actress Academy Award to date, as of Berry was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood during the s and has been involved in the production of several of the films in which she performed. She is also a Revlon spokesmodel. Before becoming an actress, she started modeling and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in
Swordfish director Domenic Sena had originally pursued Coyote Ugly vixen Bridget Moynahan to portray the female agent who blows her cover — literally — but ended up pursuing Berry when Moynahan was booked. Berry, who built her credibility with an award-winning performance in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, at first resisted the topless scene. The actress surprises hacker and X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman, who arrives while she's sunning herself sans bikini top. It's about what I want and whether this role will challenge me. Gossip columnist Jeannie Williams says she was "dismayed" by Berry's "unnecessary" disrobing, describing the movie as a lame thriller that "skids downhill.