Halle Berry

5 impressive facts about Hollywood actress Halle Berry

The Hollywood star is the first Black woman to ever win Best Actress at the Academy Awards. She has been acting for over 30 years, check out the most impressive facts in her life.

  • To this day Berry is the only African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
  • She has also won the award for Worst Actress at the Razzies, for her role in the 2004 film Catwoman
  • One of her first acting roles was in ABC's Living Dolls, a spin off of another 80s serie called Who's the Boss with Alyssa Milano.
  • In March 2014, she launched her own TV production company, 606 Films.

1. Halle Berry's birth name was Maria Halle Berry, but shortly after her parents split when she was 4-years-old she started referring herself as Halle. The name is derived from a department store in her bithplace Cleveland, Ohio, Halle's Department Store.

Young actress Halle Berry

2. In the 1980s Berry won several crowns in beauty pageants and she became the first African-American participant in the international Miss World competition. She represented the United States in 1986.

3. Berry started her career in acting while still doing some modeling work. When filming the series Livind Dolls, Berry started to feel unwell and went into a coma for a week. That was when she discovered that she had Type 1 diabetes.

1989 Living Dolls series

4. She was a model for Revlon during 7 years from 1996 to 2003. In 2004 she renewed he modeling contract for several more years. In the 90s the aspiring actress achieved worldwide recognition through her roles in films such as Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever (1991) and as Eddie Murphy’s love interest in Boomerang (1992). 

Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan

5. The actress has injured herself repeatedly in her films. While on the set for the Bond movie Die Another Day, the actress' life was put at risk many times. In one scene a piece of debris from a smoke grenade flew into her eye and during an intimate scene, she almost choked on a fig. Then in the 2003 thriller Gothika, her co-star Robert Downey Jr. twisted Berry’s arm too hard, causing it to break. And in again in 2019 during the filming of a fight sequences in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The actress fractured three ribs.

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