Halle Berry: Our Favourite Style Moments

As the Oscar Award winning actress celebrates her 50th birthday (Aug. 14, 2015), we look back at some of her best fashion moments.

Halle Berry cemented her A-list status in Hollywood when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Monster’s Ball in 2002. It was also a historic moment—she was the first African-American woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress.

As well as taking home the gold statuette for her acting abilities, the actress also won a gold star that night in the red carpet fashion sweepstakes.

Her choice of a burgundy and sheer mesh embroidered gown by designer Elie Saab firmly placed her on the fashion map with campaigns for Revlon.

With her signature cropped hair and her lean svelte body, Berry is known for form-fitting dresses and gowns with daring slits to show off her gorgeous gams. At times, she turns to slick pant suits as an alternative. Whatever her red carpet attire, you can count on measured doses of sexiness.

But in her off-time, you can catch the talented actress taking a break from the va-va-voom and opting for cocooning comfort with long drapey layers.

As she celebrates her birthday, we look back at some of her best fashion moments.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Halle Berry attends the "Cloud Atlas" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
Berry rocks a Roberto Cavalli printed pant suit at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.
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At the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Berry wears a soft coral gown.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 01: Actress Halle Berry poses in the press room at the 2014 Huading Film Awards at The Montalban on June 1, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Sporting one of her signature style moves – the thigh high slit on one a gown by one of her favourite designers, Elie Saab, Berry attends the Huading Film Awards in LA in 2014.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Halle Berry attends BET Honors 2013: Red Carpet Presented By Pantene at Warner Theatre on January 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BET)
The actress in a fiery red Monique Lhuillier gown at the BET Honors 2013
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Wearing a chic white pant suit, Berry attends the opening of Beauty Culture at Annenberg Space for Photography in 2011.
Halle Berry (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Dressed in a Michael Kors cut out dress, Berry attends the God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in 2014.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Berry glowing in gold lace and tulle by Marchesa at the Academy Awards in 2011.
Halle Berry wearing Collette Dinnigan at the Los Angeles Premiere of Die Another Day. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
At the 2002 premiere of the James Bond film, Die Another Day, Berry wore a lace dress by Australian designer Collette Dinnigan.
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Halle Berry poses in the press room at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
At the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014, Berry wore a dusty pink gown with a slit by Elie Saab.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Actress Halle Berry attends the premiere of "Extant" at California Science Center on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
At the LA premiere for the television show Extant in 2014, Berry opted for a curve-hugging metallic knit dress by Jenny Packham.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Actress Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez are seen strolling on the 'Avenue Montaigne' on June 11, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Hubble/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 11: Actress Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez are seen strolling on the ‘Avenue Montaigne’ on June 11, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Hubble/FilmMagic)
Halle Berry (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)
Looking like a winner, Halle Berry in a showpiece gown by Elie Saab at the 2002 Academy Awards where she won the Best Actress Oscar.