Halle Berry's Changing Looks

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See the actress's stunning transformation through the years.

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After graduating from Bedford High School in Ohio, Berry won the Miss Teen All-American pageant.

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"In the '80s it was all about big hair, lots of makeup, and trying to look older than you really were," Berry once told us. After winning the Miss Ohio USA title, the well made-up pageant queen placed second in Miss USA and sixth in the Miss World competition.

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Debuting what would become her signature crop, Berry promoted her role in the Queen miniseries.

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The Race the Sun actress briefly returned to shoulder-skimming strands.

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"I have very curly hair-this is its natural texture," Berry said of this look.

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With tight cornrows drawing focus to her flawless face, the Bulworth star played up her baby browns with false lashes and soft eyeliner.

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Berry went short, sweet and blond. "I just see myself as a short-hair, spunky kind of person," said the Introducing Dorothy Dandridge lead.

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The actress earned an Oscar for her risky role in Monster's Ball. Less risky? A lightly tousled version of her favorite pixie.

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Growing out her short cut ("There's only so much you can do with a pixie!"), the Die Another Day Bond Girl worked a fluffed and feathered style.

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She attended a Catwoman premiere with newly-lengthened locks. "These extensions were great," she told InStyle. "I would just wash and go."

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For the Tokyo premiere of X-Men: The Last Stand, Berry kept it simple with a straight chin-length bob.

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Berry framed her flawless features with long fringe.

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Awaiting daughter Nahla Aubrey, Berry discovered the benefits of pregnancy: "My skin is aglow from all the hormones. I actually wear less makeup now."

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The actress met motherhood with a chic new look: a honey-highlighted layered bob.

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Her latest incarnation of the pixie? A longer-on-top version with a messy, edgy look.

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The Revlon spokeswoman changed up her hair for a role in The Hive. "I look at hair as an accessory, just like a handbag or a pair of shoes," she told People. "It's something you can put on, play with for awhile and then take it off and try something different."

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Berry went with a sexy, smoky eye for the L.A. premiere of Cloud Atlas. "To keep the feeling strong on Halle's modern, yet romantic, Dolce & Gabbana lace dress, I created an eye look with blended charcoals and shimmery silvers to complement the silver colors in the dress," said her makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua. "Her lips and cheeks were kept subtle in soft peaches."

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Berry's gravity-defying 'do was a fun complement to her colorful Atelier Versace gown at the Golden Globes.

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Piecey bangs gave her trademark pixie an edgy twist at an Oscars after-party.

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Berry opted for a sun-kissed long bob made up of beachy waves to attend the 2015 ESPYs.

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The actress's slightly grown out lob was styled in loose curls at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

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The actress pulled back her highlighted locks into a loose updo with her bangs framing her face. She completed the look with a glossy lip and bronze eyeshadow.

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