The best of Halle Berry... and one of the worst ever

Halle Berry enjoyed an early triumph on the small screen to enter the blockbuster world of action films.

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Some Halle hits ...

BULWORTH (1998) Berry won praise for her role as a young campaigner who becomes involved with a politician (Warren Beatty). She reveals she was to have been his assassin but will not kill him.

INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE (1999) Berry shines in the HBO biopic of the only black woman to have been nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Berry won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award and an NAACP Image Award.

X-MEN (2000) Berry plays the mutant superhero Storm, whose powers enable her to manipulate the weather. She reprises her role in the sequels X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) As the Bond girl Jinx opposite Pierce Brosnan's last turn as Agent 007, Berry re-creates the scene of Ursula Andress emerging from the surf in Dr No four decades ago.

MONSTER'S BALL (2001) Berry became the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar in this racially complex film. She bares her range of raw emotions as the unlikely lover of a white prison guard (Billy Bob Thornton) who just executed her husband.

... and a big miss

CATWOMAN (2004) The US$100 million (Dh367 million) film grossed less than half that in the US. Berry won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her role as a woman who acquires the strength, agility and senses of a wildcat. A good sport, she showed up to accept her Razzie.