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She smokes ciggarets

Named one of the 50 most beautiful people in People Magazine in 2003. (imdb.com)

Measurements: 36C-22-37 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) (imdb.com)

Announced she is pregnant with her first child, and due in March 2008. (imdb.com)

Was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People Magazine in 2005 (imdb.com)

Voted the 10th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002. (imdb.com)

Well known for "living" her roles, she refused to bathe for two weeks in preparation for a role as a crack addict in Jungle Fever (1991). (imdb.com)

Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in People Magazine in 2004. She has now appeared on this list eight times, tying with Julia Roberts for the most appearances. (imdb.com)

Attended Heskett Middle School in Bedford, Ohio. (imdb.com)

Is an active participant with the Jenesee Center (for abused women and children) in Los Angeles. (imdb.com)

On Febuary 26, 2005, she showed up in person to accept the Razzie award for Worst Actress for her role as Catwoman (2004) and became the first actress to do so. Accepting the award, Berry smiled and said "Thank you and I hope to God I never see you guys again." (imdb.com)

Voted as #7 on the "Top 100 Sexiest Women 2004" in FHM [DK]. (imdb.com)

Received the 2,333rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3, 2007. (imdb.com)

Adopted a cat (that was originally an extra for Catwoman (2004)) named Playto, to help herself learn about cats. However, she renamed the cat Playdough, because Playto was too serious a name for her. (imdb.com)

Miss Ohio USA. [1986] (imdb.com)

Named #41 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. (imdb.com)

Portrayed Dorothy Dandridge in the made for television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV). Dorothy Dandridge was the first African- American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and coincidentally Halle Berry is the first to have won in that category. (imdb.com)

Starred in four movies with Hugh Jackman: X-Men (2000), Swordfish (2001) and X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand. (imdb.com)

Wisely turned down the female lead in box office disaster Gigli (2003), which birthed the relationship of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. (imdb.com)

Voted #7 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties." (imdb.com)

First actress to star in a "Bond-film" following an Oscar win (imdb.com)

Ranked #55 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. (imdb.com)

Ranked #96 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. (imdb.com)

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggessted in the Worst Actress category for her performance in the film Gothika (2003), she failed to receive a nomination however. The very next year though, she got a nomination for Worst Actress in the film Catwoman (2004). (imdb.com)

Born at 9:03 p.m EDT (imdb.com)

Was born in Cleveland but grew up in Bedford, Ohio. She still has family there. (imdb.com)

April 10, 2002 - She received an injury on the set of _Die Another Day (2002)_. Halle was injured on location in Cadiz, Spain while shooting an action sequence that involved Pierce Brosnan firing on a helicopter being flown by Rick Yune. (imdb.com)

Her maternal grandmother was English. Also has other English (distantly related to the Baronets Beresford, Viscounts of Tyrone, Earls of Tyrone and Marquesses of Waterford, to Barons Decies and to Baron Beresford, and to the Marquess of Campo-Maior Count of Trancoso in Portugal), Irish, German and remote Dutch ancestry. (imdb.com)

The age difference between herself and Rosamund Pike in Die Another Day (2002) - 12 years and 5 months - is the greatest age difference between two Bond girls in one film since Alison Doody and Grace Jones - a difference of 18 years - in A View to a Kill (1985). (imdb.com)

Played a character called "Sharon Stone" in The Flintstones (1994). Ten years later she appeared with the real Sharon Stone in Catwoman (2004). (imdb.com)

Was featured as #7 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002) (imdb.com)

Miss Teen All American. [1985] (imdb.com)

Smashed her head into set lights on the set of Catwoman (2004). She wasn't seriously injured. (imdb.com)

Turned down the role of Annie in Speed (1994/I). (imdb.com)

Was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People Magazine in 2002. (imdb.com)

Sister Heidi b. 1964; is estranged from Halle. (imdb.com)

Her first $1 million salary for a film was for Executive Decision (1996) - a part which she earlier refused.... until she was offered $1 million. (imdb.com)

Studies acting under Ivana Chubbuck. (imdb.com)

She is the only official "Bond Girl" to win an Academy Award. Although Kim Basinger (Best Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential (1997)) was a "Bond Girl", Never Say Never Again (1983) is not included in the list of 20 official James Bond films. (imdb.com)

Was a Bearcats cheerleader at Bedford High School. (imdb.com)

Named #5 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005) (imdb.com)

Became engaged to singer Eric Benét on 14 August 1999. Benet has a daughter, India (b. 1991). (imdb.com)

Graduate of Bedford High School, Bedford, Ohio (imdb.com)

Is one of only 7 African-American actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg and Angela Bassett. (imdb.com)

Is named after the grand old Halle Building in Cleveland, Ohio, which originally housed the Halle Brothers department store. The building is now an office building and the fictional setting for the Winfred-Louder department store on "The Drew Carey Show" (1995). (imdb.com)

Is one of four African-American actresses to win an Oscar in a competitive category. In chronological order the others are: Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (1990) and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006). (imdb.com)

Named #6 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006). (imdb.com)

Ranked #15 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). (imdb.com)

May 2003 - Broke her arm on the set of Gothika (2003), filming in Montreal. (imdb.com)

Voted #1 on BET's "All Shades of Fine: The 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years" (2005) (imdb.com)

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