Halle Berry

From Bond Girl to Catwoman to her historic Oscar for "Monster's Ball," the actress has done it all.

Actress Halle Berry, 46, is expecting a baby with fiance Olivier Martinez, She's seen here attending the premiere of her movie "The Call" at Cine Leblon on April 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Berry has a four-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

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Fashion designer Michael Kors and Berry join the United Nations World Food Programme to help fight world hunger on April 6, 2013 in New York.

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Berry arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb. 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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In the 2013 thriller "The Call," Berry plays a 911 operator who finds herself swept up in a murderer's evil deeds.

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Berry and fiance Olivier Martinez stroll in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, 2013.

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Tom Hanks stars with Berry in the 2012 film "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's novel.

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Hanks and Berry attend the premiere of "Cloud Atlas" in Berlin on Nov. 5, 2012. The film received mixed reviews.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actors Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Cloud Atlas' premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Berry attends the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup launch at the Gramercy Park Hotel on May 22, 2012 in New York.

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Berry gets slimed at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Berry speaks on stage at the "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston," television special in Los Angeles on Oct. 11, 2012.

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Nurse Aimee New Year's Eve is a 2011 romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Like Valentine's Day, Marshall's previous film, it depicts a series of holiday vignettes of the state of several romances and features a large ensemble cast.

Frankie & Alice (2011)Frankie & Alice, for which Berry also served as a producer, is a moving psychological drama based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Actress Halle Berry attends the premiere of "Frankie and Alice" at the Egyptian Theatre on November 30, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Actress Halle Berry attends the DKMS 4th Annual Gala "Linked Against Leukemia" at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

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Berry and her daughter Nahla Aubry enjoy the day at Coldwater Canyon Park in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Berry, right, is joined by, from left, singer Alicia Keys, singer Leona Lewis and actor Jamie Foxx at Jenesse Center's 30th Anniversary Silver Rose Weekend at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on April 18, 2010.

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Berry poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2010.

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Berry and Alicia Keys pose at Hammerstein Ballroom during the Keep A Child Alive's 6th Annual Black Ball on Oct. 15, 2009, in New York.

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In 2009, Berry released her first perfume, Halle by Halle Berry, from Coty. The actress said that she had been mixing scents to make her own fragrance even before her scent was released, mixing fig and mimosa with other components.

Berry gives daughter Nahla a taste of the Atlantic Ocean in Miami on July 8, 2009.

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Berry accepts the Decade of Hotness award at Spike TV's 2009 "Guys Choice Awards" on May 30, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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In April 2008. Berry makes her first public appearance six weeks after delivering baby Nahla in March. Berry was at the Jenesee Center’s Silver Rose Gala & Auction, which helps families affected by domestic violence with emergency shelters, employment training, and counseling.

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A pregnant Berry arrives for the presentation of "Things We Lost in the Fire" at the Rome Film Festival, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.

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In 2007's "Things We Lost in the Fire," Berry portrayed Audrey Burke, a woman who lost her policeman husband (David Duchovny) and renews a friendship with his childhood pal (Benicio del Toro, left), a heroin addict.

Berry and model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry attend the afterparty for the premiere of her film "Things We Lost in the Fire" at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 15, 2007. On April 30, 2010, reports surfaced that the couple had split.

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In 2007's "Perfect Stranger," Berry plays reporter Rowena Price, who goes undercover to flirt with a senator (Bruce Willis, left) who may have killed her friend.

Berry attends a photocall for the film "Perfect Stranger" on March 30, 2007, in Berlin, Germany.

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Berry attends a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3, 2007 in Hollywood, Calif.

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With a grand parade, Harvard's Hasty Pudding honored Berry as its 2006 Woman of the Year. Before receiving the traditional brass pudding pot, the Cantebridgians were unwilling to let her off without a bit of ribbing: To mark her "Catwoman" role, they made her dance with a Pudding member dressed as a dog.

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Berry provided the voice of Cappy in 2005's "Robots." Director Chris Wedge gave each mechanism its own personality. After playing a live-action version of a comic-book figure in "X-Men," the film gave Berry the chance to portray an animated figure on screen.

Berry was a vision in pink for the 2005 premiere of ABC's TV adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God." As the lead character Janie in this Oprah-produced effort, Berry portrayed one of the most compelling characters in African-American literature. It won her another Emmy for best actress in a miniseries or movie.

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Berry's sex appeal was on display as she promoted her 2004 film "Catwoman." Audiences were less impressed once they entered the theaters, and the role scored her a 2005 Razzie for worst actress. Unlike most recipients of the ignominious award, Berry proved herself a class act when she showed up in person to accept. "If you aren't able to be a good loser, you're not able to be a good winner," she told the crowd.

Berry got a good laugh when Ashton Kutcher pulled a "Punk'd" prank on her for his MTV show. At the "Gothika" world premiere, Kutcher had a security guard deny Berry access, saying the theater was over capacity and 16 people needed to leave before she could enter.

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Berry's choice of roles took a turn for the darker in 2003's "Gothika." As criminal psychologist Dr. Miranda Grey, she found herself a patient in her own mental institution, accused of her husband's murder but with no memory of the alleged crime.

Berry reprised her role as mutant Storm in 2003's "X2." Though the "X-Men" series were undoubtedly popcorn movies, Berry brought depth to her comic-book character.

Again proving her range, Berry decided to join the ranks of Bond girls in 2002's "Die Another Day," playing against Pierce Brosnan's James Bond. As Jinx, she was Bond's right-hand woman, though some Bond fans felt the screenplay didn't do either Berry or Brosnan justice.

Halle Berry celebrates her win at the 2002 Oscars. Her win for "Monster's Ball" made her the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actress. In addition to thanking other talented black artists in her acceptance speech, Berry said her win was "for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened."

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Berry's most profound role yet came in 2001's "Monster's Ball," where she played Leticia, the widow of an convict who falls in love with a man (Billy Bob Thornton, right) who helped execute her husband. The wrenching film, which included an intimate nude scene, won Berry her first Oscar.

Berry spoke onstage at the Oct. 2001 concert for New York City to benefit the victims of the World Trade Center disaster.

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Berry and John Travolta played a black-ops duo in 2001's "Swordfish," a film remembered less for its plot than for including Berry's first topless scene. (Rumors swirled that she received $2 million for the effort, a claim she and the studio have repeatedly denied.)

Berry's six-year struggle to bring "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" to the screen paid off when she won a 2000 Emmy for best lead actress in a miniseries or movie.

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One of Berry's most heartfelt personal projects was to portray actress Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American woman to be nominated for an Oscar. It took Berry six years to bring the story to the small screen for HBO, but her turn in the starring role was flawless, and her other role -- as the TV movie's producer -- established her as a force in Hollywood on both sides of the camera.

Berry showed up (and showed skin) at the 2000 premiere of "X-Men" with jazz musician Eric Benet. The couple would marry the following year -- a second marriage for Berry, after her first one to baseball player David Justice ended in a 1996 divorce. She and Benet separated in 2004, and after their 2005 divorce, Berry stated she never wanted to be married again. She has a daughter with model Gabriel Aubry.

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Berry was a radiant presence at the 1998 Blockbuster Awards. She won a 1997 Blockbuster Award for her role as a flight attendant aboard a hijacked plane in "Executive Decision." Not a film for the ages, but with it, Berry added action-adventure to the list of genres she could master.

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Director Robert Townsend loves to send up black stereotypes, but you could hardly accuse his 1997 film "B.A.P.S." of tackling the obvious. As wannabe actress Nisi, Berry costarred in this comedy about race and the high life in Beverly Hills. Berry and Natalie Desselle, right, find themselves living with an aging millionaire (Martin Landau) and learning to become Black American Princesses, hence the title. An usual choice for Berry, but proof she wanted a varied choice of roles.

Berry received top billing in the undernoticed 1996 drama "Race the Sun," as she played a teacher determined to inspire Hawaiian high-schoolers. She drives them to build a solar-powered car that eventually powers them across Australia. The inspiring-teacher genre was already well worn by then, but Berry brought a subtle touch to the role.

Berry's earlier career wasn't all serious. She also brought an edge to her role as villainess Rosetta Stone in the 1994 live-action adaptation of "The Flintstones." Betty and Wilma were hard-pressed to compete.

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Halle Berry's first major role came in 1991, when she played drug addict Vivian in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever." The down-and-dirty role (literally -- she reportedly refused to bathe for days before filming) established Berry early on as a serious talent and much more than a pretty face. The cred was doubly important because of Berry's background as a beauty queen and Miss USA runner-up.

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