Halle Berry is nothing if not living Black history.
In 2001, she made Oscars history when she became the first — and, to date, the only — Black woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was also one of the top-paid actresses of the 2000s, one of the top runners-up in the Miss USA and Miss World pageants, and dated a bevy of hot celebrity men.
Not bad for a woman from humble beginnings in Cleveland, OH!
But Halle Berry hasn’t always had it easy. Estranged from her father since she was a child, Berry was also the victim of domestic abuse from past partners, and the abuse was so severe that it left her hearing permanently compromised. Unfortunately, too, Berry seemed to be reliving her own childhood in her own relationships: before her father and mother divorced, she recalled him being very abusive.
“I wasn’t married to a man that beat me up, but my mother was,” she said to TVGuide, recalling that her mother would get kicked, pushed down the stairs, and even hit in the head with a wine bottle.
If nothing else, though, Halle Berry is a lot more than what happened to her, in the past or present. She is a badass woman, a top-earning actress, an amazing mother, and a gorgeous lady who continues to prove that age is just a number and beauty is timeless. Van Hunt is quite the lucky man!
Let’s take a look at all your burning questions about this beauty-turned-mogul.
What Is Halle Berry's Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Halle Berry has a net worth of $90 million.
Most of her net worth comes from her high salaries, plus endorsements, including Revlon.
According to Fox Business, Berry’s net worth also comes from her high salaries in films and movies. She earned $100,000 per episode of “Extant,” earns about $10 million per movie, and her films have brought in about $3.64 billion in box office receipts worldwide.
Halle Berry Bio
Born in 1966 in Cleveland, OH, Halle Berry broke out into the mainstream when she began modeling and entering beauty pageants. Ultimately, she was the first runner-up for the Miss USA pageant, and sixth-runner-up for the Miss World pageant, both in 1986.
Her breakthrough acting role came with 1992’s “Boomerang,” but she really cemented her place in history with “Monster’s Ball.” For her role in the 2001 drama, Berry became the first — and to date, the only — Black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
How Many children Does Halle Berry Have?
According to Hello! Magazine, Halle Berry has two children. She has a daughter named Nahla with ex-partner Gabriel Aubrey, and a son named Maceo with ex-husband Olivier Martinez.
Who Is Halle Berry Dating?
In September 2020, Halle Berry revealed that she was dating musician Van Hunt.
Prior to that, Berry was most famously linked to Gabriel Aubrey (the father of her daughter), Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block, and Chicago dentist John Ronan, who infamously sued her for “unpaid loans” at the beginning of her career. He ultimately lost the suit because he didn’t declare the “loan” in his bankruptcy filing.
She’s also been married three times: to baseball player David Justice, to singer-songwriter Eric Benét, and to Olivier Martinez. All three marriages ended in divorce.