PHOTO: Esquire's New Sexiest Woman: Halle Berry!
10/07/2008 AT 02:10 PM EDT
"I don't know exactly what it means, but being 42 and having just had a baby, I think I'll take it," says Berry, who gave birth to her daughter, Nahla, in March.
The actress, who appears on the cover of Esquire's November issue, also tells the magazine, "sexiness is a state of mind – a comfortable state of being. It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments."
– Michelle Tauber
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