Soon after the actress arrived at the Oscars to present, fans flooded social media with reactions to her new blunt bob and baby bangs, with people comparing the cut to that of Johnny Depp in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Edna Mode from the Incredibles and Beyoncé's super-short bangs in 2014.
One person even posted a short clip on Twitter of a man wearing a wig that resembles Berry's new 'do with the caption, "halle berry tonight." The tweet garnered almost 50,000 likes — and a reply from the star herself, who retweeted it and added the weary and laughing emojis.
For her return to the Oscars, Berry donned a Dolce & Gabbana flowy mauve-toned strapless gown with a plunging sweetheart neckline and a large bow attached to the bodice. But it was her unexpected glam that really stole the show.
Berry last presented at the Oscars in 2017, with another truly show-stopping style moment. She wore a sheer, sparkling, one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown, but the cornerstone of her look was her natural curls. (In fact, Google searches for her name spiked 1,350 percent that year.)
For many, the star's most memorable look is likely the Elie Saab gown worn to the 2002 Oscars. Berry arrived in the sweeping burgundy design featuring a sheer bodice with floral embroidery.
While the dress was a jaw-dropper (and arguably put the designer on the map), even more exciting was her historic win that night. Berry took home the Best Actress statue for her role in Monster's Ball — and made history as the first ever Black woman to win a Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar category.