Halle Berry starred alongside Eddie Murphy in what is considered her breakthrough role. The romantic comedy about a hotshot advertising executive was a commercial success, ranking as the 18th-highest-grossing film in the U.S. in 1992.
'Losing Isaiah' (1995)
In one of her more serious roles, Berry portrayed cocaine addict Khaila Richards, who loses her baby to social worker Margaret Lewin (Jessica Lange). The film, based on a book of the same name by Seth Margolis, follows Khaila as she fights to regain custody of her child.
As mutant superhero Storm in the Marvel Comics-based series, which ranks as the 11th-highest-grossing film franchise of all time, Berry has the power to control the weather. She's also starred in sequels X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The action crime thriller, starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Don Cheadle, is perhaps most notable for Berry's first topless scene. She was hesitant to do the nudity at first, but agreed after the studio offered her a $500,000 bonus.
'Monster's Ball' (2001)
Berry made history as the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for best actress for her role as widow Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball. She starred alongside Billy Bob Thornton and the late Heath Ledger.
'Die Another Day' (2002)
Who could forget that orange bikini? Berry took her turn as a Bond Girl alongside Pierce Brosnan when she portrayed NSA agent Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in Die Another Day, the 20th film in the Bond series.
Showing her range as an actress, Berry starred as psychiatrist Dr. Miranda Grey in supernatural horror film Gothika. Her co-star Robert Downey Jr. accidentally broke her arm during filming after twisting it too hard, which halted production for eight weeks.
Berry starred in the superhero film, loosely based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Though it proved to be a box-office flop, many critics considered Berry's performance one of the film's only redeeming qualities.
'Perfect Stranger' (2007)
In the psychological thriller, Berry plays a journalist who goes undercover to figure out who murdered her childhood friend. Her chief suspect is the wealthy advertising executive Harrison Hill portrayed by Bruce Willis.
'Things We Lost in the Fire' (2007)
Berry stars as a widow who invites her husband's drug addict best friend to live with her and her children following her husband's sudden death. Things We Lost in the Fire was the first film on which Berry worked with a female director, Susanne Bier.