Becoming ... Halle Berry

See the Catwoman star's evolution from beauty pageant-queen to red-carpet royalty. By Lucy Maher

BOND BABE

As sexy spy Jinx in 2002's James Bond flick Die Another Day, Berry helped make the film's opening weekend grosses ($47 million) the highest in the series' history. Berry "has traveled a long road and worked very hard," says costar Pierce Brosnan. "She has a good sense of her sensuality as a woman and she's got a real heart."