is no bare-all beauty. Although the actress is best known for styles
that reveal more than they conceal (her pixie cut
, her peekaboo Oscar dress), her natural elegance is always on display. "The great thing about Halle is that you can put her in a gown or in a bikini top with her thong showing, and she still looks classy," stylist Phillip Bloch has said. The new mother
shows off her perfect bone structure with understated makeup and fuss-free hair. And her favorite beauty trick? Well, it's as stripped-down as can be. "A smile is pure," she has said. "It's good and real, and that's sexy."1985:
After graduating from high school, Berry wins the Miss Teen Ohio pageantand is the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant in 1986. "Pageants teach you to lose and not be devastated," she has said. "It was great preparation for Hollywood."