By InStyle Staff
Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am
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Happy birthday, Halle Berry! The actress is fierce, fashionable, and today, 46. How does she maintain her beauty after decades in the spotlight? It's simple: "A smile is pure," she has said. "It's good and real, and that's sexy." See the bride-to-bes complete transformation—from high school pageant girl to Oscar winner—in the gallery.

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