• HALLE BERRY, 47 photo | Halle Berry

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Published: Friday April 18, 2014 06:00 AM EDT



Berry believes she's her "best self" with short hair – but her manager didn't see it that way when she made the big cut years ago. "He said, 'You're never going to work, you're not what [casting directors] want!' And I said, 'Good. Let me be something different then,'" she recalled to PEOPLE. "It was the way I kind of rebelled against the notion that you have to have long hair to be beautiful."