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Halle Berry

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Halle Berry began her career as a model and transitioned to acting in the late 1980s. Director Spike Lee cast her in her first movie role in Jungle Fever (1991), a film that focused on racism and interracial relationships. Since then, Berry has established herself as one of Hollywood’s best-paid actresses, taking on a wide range of roles, from dramas to action movies.Jérôme De Perlinghi photographed Berry in France at the Deauville Festival of American Film, where she was promoting Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). In the film, Berry played Dandridge, the first African American woman to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. Unlike Dandridge, who did not win, Berry herself became the first—and as of 2016 the only—woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001).Halle Berry hizo carrera inicialmente como modelo y a finales de la década de 1980 pasó hacia la actuación. El director Spike Lee le dio su primer papel fílmico, en Jungle Fever (1991), película centrada en el tema del racismo y las relaciones interraciales. Desde entonces, Berry se ha establecido como una de las actrices mejor remuneradas de Hollywood en una amplia gama de roles, desde dramas hasta películas de acción.Jérôme de Perlinghi fotografió a Berry en Francia durante el Festival de Cine Americano de Deauville, donde se encontraba promoviendo Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). Dandridge, el personaje de Berry, fue la primera afroamericana nominada para un Oscar a la mejor actriz. Dandridge no ganó,...
Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Print
Created Date:
Sep 1999
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Robert and Jan Newman
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