As a public service announcement, and to give you all something to throw darts at today, we would like to remind the world that Halle Berry is a mere 4 years away from her 50th birthday.
Halle Berry covers the November 2012 issue of InStyle magazine photographed by Giampaolo Sgura in a Calvin Klein dress. Earrings by Adohr Jewelry. Cuff by Jack Vartanian.
On her short hair: “I think I am at my best when my hair is short. It’s easier to take care of and more of who I am. Women are conditioned to think we need long hair. I see that happening with my daughter. She is so in love with her hair right now. She says, ‘Look, Mommy—it’s so long!” As women, we think it defines us, and we learn that at a young age.”
On what she’s learned throughout her career and with age: “Throughout my career I have been talked out of things I wanted to do, and when I look back I think, I should have followed my instincts. I relied on others to guide me because I thought they knew better. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to trust myself. Don’t stress about your age or fight it. Appreciate the young women who look like you once did, but don’t strive to be like them. You’re moving into a new phase of your life—embrace it. That’s what I hope to do.”
Hervé Léger by Max Azria swimsuit. Calvin Klein Collection leather pants. Azzedine Alaïa gloves. Manolo Blahnik suede pumps.
If she’s had work done – which, let’s face it, is almost a given; we don’t care how much black don’t crack, no one at that age has the perfectly taut jawline of a 25-year-old without some help – that is some masterful work. It helps that she’s as fit as a gal half her age and she’s got amazing skin.
[Photo Credit: Giampaolo Sgura]