Becoming ... Halle Berry

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

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Berry (at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards) says she has "evolved into this woman that feels very confident in who she is." Maybe that's because she has "the ability to be taken seriously and not just as another pretty girl," says Die Another Day director Lee Tamahori. "She's now in that exalted level of American female actors who can command anything she wants."