But when they said my name I looked at my mom and I looked at my husband and I can't even remember seeing their faces. When was the last time Julia Roberts was accused of "trading on her looks"? They didn't run off and get married. Share via Email Halle Berry can only laugh - even now a little hysterically - when she is asked what went through her mind when she heard her name read out on Oscar night. The questionable premise of impoverished young black woman rescued by older white man is offset by an appropriately low-key ending. The year-old has spent the morning at Pinewood Studios in London, where she is completing a four-month stint filming the next Bond movie. Sustained by her "five tried-and-true friends", a close relationship with her mother and a strong sense of spirituality, Berry says that she is now as driven by her desire for a secure life for her family as by ambition. We both agreed to be uninhibited with our bodies, so it wasn't just the woman who was being exposed, and we just said, 'Let's service these characters. Now married to singer and composer Eric Bonet, and stepmother to his year-old daughter India, Berry's personal life has been turbulent. At times I've felt like I didn't fit into the white community, and at times I've felt like I didn't fit into the black community, but those moments of feeling a misfit don't compare to the knowledge I've gained. I know - I know how I get there, and I know what I get and I know how I take decisions and that's really what's become important. A year later she she played Storm, a mutant who has the ability to control the weather, in the sci-fi hit X-Men. What other people think has become very insignificant to me. Two years ago she pleaded no contest to hit-and-run charges after fleeing a car crash. She lived in both predominantly black and predominantly white neighbourhoods as a child, and her mixed parentage soon attracted attention. Clutching her statuette for best actress for her role in the film Monster's Ball - the first time in the Academy's year history that it had been awarded to a black woman - she struggled to articulate her emotion.