Berry, Halle The Academy Award winner competed for Miss USA in 1986 (as Miss Ohio) and finished as first runner-up. She went on to compete in the subsequent pageant seasons, winning the title in 1989.
After the 1988 season ended, Berry decided not to continue competing and left the competition at age 21.
She returned to the stage in January 1991, when she appeared as a guest judge at the 8th Annual Women's International Pageant held in Miami Beach, Florida. Berry was crowned that year's queen.
In 1992, Berry won her second consecutive title after finishing first among the judges' picks. This time, she was awarded $100,000 as well as a new car. Her final appearance as Miss USA was at the 1993 pageant in Chicago where she was again named first runner-up to winner Deidre Downs.
After Miss USA, Berry moved to Los Angeles where she tried out for and made an appearance on the television series Ruby Roux. In 1994, she had a role of singer Rayette in the film The Getaway. The same year, she also starred in the movie Murder One as detective Kate Beckett who tries to solve a case while dealing with an abusive husband.
Halle Maria Berry (/'heli/; born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966) is an actress from the United States. She began her career as a model and competed in various beauty pageants, placing first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and sixth in the Miss World pageant in 1986. ...
The previous year's champion crowns the winner. Camille Schrier of Virginia is the current Miss America, having been crowned on December 19, 2019. A beauty contest was conducted on February 1, 1919, at the Chu Chin Chow Ball at the Hotel des Artistes in New York City. Edith Hyde Robbins Macartney, the winner, was dubbed "Miss America."
Other former winners include Nicole Miller, who held the title from 1999 to 2000; Elizabeth Mott, who was crowned Miss America 1992; and Deborah Joy Taylor, who won in 1981. The longest-serving director of the pageant is the late Regis Philbin, who served in that position for 13 years beginning in 1996. His wife, Kelly, has also served as a judge during that time.
Camille Schrier will be the first woman to win two consecutive years since Ethel Mundy in 1928 and 1929. Before then, there had been no more than one winner per year. From 1940 to 1969, there were no winners at all because of World War II and the death of the previous year's winner.
When the competition started in 1919, it was known as the "American Pageant". From 1949 to 1952, it was renamed after Mary Pickford, who had previously been awarded the title. In 1957, it was again renamed, this time after Mrs. W.R. Grace, who had previously been awarded the title.
Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an actress from the United States. She graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio, with the class of 1984. She was a cheerleader and prom queen during her junior year of high school. She made her breakthrough in the popular picture Boomerang in 1992. Since then, she has earned critical acclaim for her role as Catwoman in the Batman series of films, for which she is also one of the only actresses to have played the character more than once.
Berry began her career at age nineteen when she appeared in John Singleton's critically acclaimed film Boyz n the Hood. She went on to appear in other successful films including Poetic Justice (1993), What's Love Got to Do With It (1995)? And Shine a Light (2008). In 2001, Berry became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Queen Sugar's Motherless Children. She won the award for her role in 2004's Catwoman.
After appearing in several television movies in the late 1990s, Berry had a leading role in the 2000 film version of The Matrix. She received widespread praise for her performance as Morpheus and became a popular choice for other big-budget projects, including X-Men (2000) and Blade II (2002). In 2007, Berry starred in the crime drama The Great Debaters as Vivien Mason, a college student who becomes involved in a murder case while attending law school.