An American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2014, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. She was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000’s and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokes model.
Halle Berry became pregnant for the first time at 41 years old—with her daughter Nahla, now 6. “I’ve waited a long time for this moment in my life,” she said at the time.
When she became pregnant with her son, Maceo, at age 46, she sparked controversy by suggesting the pregnancy was unexpected, that the baby was conceived naturally. “This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth,” she said of the pregnancy. “I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So, it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”