In 1989 Halle Berry was living in a homeless shelter in New York City. 1n 1991, she made her big screen debut in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed Jungle Fever, and in 2002, She became the first black woman to win the Best Actress Academy award for her mesmerising turn in the slow burn Southern drama Monster’s ball. At the age of 36, Berry was sitting firmly at the top of her profession with a seemingly long career ahead. So with her acting prowess and star quality where did her career veer off course? Let’s take a deep dive into why Hollywood doesn’t seem to be as infatuated with Halle Berry as it used to be.
By Nicki Swift