Halle Berry Had the Best Response to a Joke About Her Hair at the 2021 Oscars
Halle Berry is laughing off jokes about the dramatic hair transformation she debuted at the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
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.
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) April 28, 2021
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.
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Hairstylist Sara Seward teased the chop on Instagram hours before the show, writing, "We came to play ... ✂️✂️✂️ @halleberry #oscars2021" alongside a photo of Berry's honey bronde locks on the floor.
The actress showed off her full look on Instagram the next day, sharing a slideshow of photos posing with her boyfriend Van Hunt, modeling her flowy gown and showing off the bob from every angle.
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.)
The actress told Vogue at time, "The dress is glamorous with a sense of romance that made me feel feminine and fresh. With this look, I celebrate my natural hair by allowing it to be wild and free."
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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.