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Halle Berry56 years old, known to her Super fit body, but on November 10, she shared some lingerie snaps from 24 years ago and reminded everyone that not only does she work hard, she’s also genetically blessed. The revealed polaroids were captured in 1998 while Halle was filming the 1999 HBO biopic About Dorothy Dandridge, a heartfelt tribute to the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. The biopic received critical acclaim and Halle took home a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the popular singer.

In her caption of the series, seen hereHalle explains the background of the polaroid and writes: “I share with you this TBT about what we affectionately call the ‘Dottie Body.’ Every Dorothy Dandridge outfit given to me by her manager Earl Mills fits me perfectly! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at my polaroid collection of costume accessories and shooting dates! If you love Dottie like I do, enjoy! “

In the first photo in the series, Halle is standing with her hands on her hips, wearing nothing but a gold bra and underwear. At the bottom of the Polaroid “Dottie Body” is written with a black marker. In another photo in the series, she wears a bright red lace bra and matching underwear, with her hands resting at her sides. Other photos show her wearing period clothes from the 1940s and early 1950s, when Dorothy was at the height of her fame.

One day ago, on November 9, X Men The actress posted a tribute to celebrate the iconic Hollywood star’s 100th birthday. In a series of photos, that can be seen here, Halle shared photos of her in full dress and Dorothy make-up, along with a series of vintage shots of the star, and the resemblance is uncanny. In her caption, Halle wrote: “23 years ago I had the honor of bringing the life of Dorothy Dandridge to the screen and 100 years ago today this legendary creature was born! Happy birthday, Dottie. “

Born in 1922, in Cleveland Ohio, Dorothy began her career as a nightclub singer before breaking into Hollywood. She became famous for her hit songs ‘I’ll Grown Accustomed To Your Face’ and ‘That Old Feeling’. Then in 1954, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the musical Carmen Jones. Sadly, in 1965, at the age of 42, Dorothy passed away from an accidental drug overdose.

Although Dorothy is a contemporary of Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner, her legacy went largely unnoticed in the years following her death – until Halle bought the rights to her life story and fought for six years to get a movie made. In 2021, Halle talked about her longtime admiration for Dorothy in an interview with Marie Claire and revealed that the gorgeous actress was a “beauty icon” for her growing up.

“I struggled to find women who reflected me when I was growing up. As a woman of color, I can’t say that there are a lot of people around me,” Halle explained. “Of course there is my mother. But she is a blonde with blue eyes. And while I was looking at her, I was trying to find pictures of women like me. So I would have to say probably Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll and Diana Ross. They are my beauty icon, in my mind. “

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Halle Berry stuns on the red carpet in 2021. (Jen Lowery / SplashNews)

In a 1999 interview with Washington Post, Halle talks in-depth about Dorothy Dandridge’s passion for biopic making and says of the late star, “She went through the back door so I could go through the front door.” Halle’s illustrious Hollywood career is filled with blockbusters and accolades – including her own accolades Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 Because Monster’s Ball.


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