Is a spokeswoman for Revlon cosmetics.
She was placed on three years probation and ordered to pay $13,500 in fines and penalties after pleading no contest on May 10, 2000 to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a traffic accident. The judge also ordered the actress to perform 200 hours of community service and to make restitution as determined by the outcome of civil litigation arising from the February accident when she was driving a rented Chevrolet Blazer and ran a red light and crashed into another car on Sunset Boulevard. She left the scene of the accident before authorities arrived, suffered a gash to her head that required 20 stitches to close, and the woman (Hetal Raythatha) driving the other vehicle broke her wrist. Halle reported the accident to a police officer at the hospital where she sought treatment.
Is type 1 diabetic.
One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." (1998)
Miss Ohio USA. (1986) Miss Teen All American. (1985)
Miss USA; first runner-up to Christy Fichtner who was on the first season of "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" (2004). (1986)
Attended Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio.
In high school, was an honor society member, editor of the school paper, and class president. Was also crowned prom queen.
Lost some hearing in one of her ears due to a physical encounter with a boyfriend in the early 90s.
First African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress.
Older sister Heidi Berry (b. 1964) is estranged from Halle.
First black American in the Miss World Competition. She didn't win a prize but her dress did.
Half British on her mother's side.
Named one of the Top 10 authentic beauties in 2004. She was in the seventh rank in that list.
Frequently hailed as one of Hollywood's best dressed stars.
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