Posing on the beach in a black bikini, Berry, who turned 50 last month, looks stunning. Can someone sign us up for Halle's diet and exercise plan?! Who is her trainer?
Berry, who appeared at No. 1 on PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World list in 2003 and was named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2008, has talked about Hollywood's unrealistic beauty standards and how some women feel the need to get plastic surgery.
"I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me," she told Yahoo! Beauty last year. "You know if you just did a little bit of this and that, lift this up, then this would be a little bit better.’ It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like.”
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Berry added that, like many women, she sometimes looks in the mirror and sees things she doesn't like.
"I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does, and it is not so much about my physical self. Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us."
Well, judging from her recent photos and at the risk of sounding incredibly cheesy, Berry is aging like a fine wine. We have a feeling that she'll be vanquishing Hollywood's unrealistic beauty and aging standards for years to come.