Halle Berry hailed “Sexiest Woman Alive”

Halle Berry was hailed as “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire Magazine.

Halle Berry’s pose on the cover was a remake of Esquire’s December 2000 cover, featuring Bill Clinton.

Excerpt from her acceptance speech from Esquire

“Does being the sexiest woman alive imply that I know a thing or two about what’s sexy and, possibly, about sex itself? I’m not sure, but here’s what I do know: I know damned well I’m sexier now than I used to be. Let me make an argument here — not so much for me, or even for my age being sexy, but for what I’ve learned. I’ve picked up a little over the years. Sexy is not about wearing sexy clothes or shaking your booty until you damn near get hip dysplasia; it’s about knowing that sexiness is a state of mind — a comfortable state of being. It’s about loving yourself even in your most unlovable moments. I know a little bit about that.”

Halle Maria Berry, 42, is an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Golden Globe-winning actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and still only woman of African-American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. (source: Wikipedia)