From covergirl to diving belle: Vogue girl Halle Berry's films action role
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:46 AM on 14th August 2010
She may be this month's Vogue covergirl, but Halle Berry's not just a pretty face.
The Oscar-winner proved her action girl credentials today as she went diving off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa.
Berry, filming her new movie Dark Tide, showed off her perfect figure in a skin-tight wetsuit.
It was a far cry from the September issue of U.S. Vogue, in which the former Bond girl poses in a series of velvet gowns, with her hair in a sleek 1920s-style bob.
Action girl: Halle Berry goes for a dive in a wet suit on the set of Dark Tide in Cape Town, South Africa
In the accompanying interview Berry is candid about her break up earlier this year from former partner Gabriel Aubry and says she is optimistic about finding love in the future.
She told interview Jonathan Van Meter, 'I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle.
'I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right.'
Diving in: The Oscar-winner is in South Africa with her daughter Nahla and her ex-partner Gabriel Aubry
Berry and Aubrey, 33, were together for four years and had daughter Nahla, two, in 2008.
Of the breakup she said:'It’s just that you realise you are not meant to go the distance with everybody.
'We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together.
Who's that girl? Halle Berry sports a flapper bob and a sleek elfin look in new issue of Vogue
'And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here any more.'
She continued, 'We have always been friends, we’re still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives.
'And we are both 100 percent committed to being the best parents we can be.
Hopeless romantic: Halle Berry hasn't given up on love, despite her breakup with model Gabriel Aubry earlier this year
'And while it was not a love connection for us, he was absolutely the right person to have this child with because she is going to have an amazing father.'
Despite the breakdown of the relationship, Berry insists that the couple's split was amicable.
'By the time it hit the papers – full of rumours and lies, with people having to make up problems between us – Gabriel and I had long dealt with it. We were done.
'And we were on a good foot, and we had decided what we were going to do for Nahla, and we were able to say, 'This will pass."'
Glamorous: the theatrical pictures show Berry modelling a series of impressive velvet gowns
Breaking her silence: this was Berry's first interview for three years
The actress has taken something of a hiatus from the public eye with this being her first magazine interview for three years, in which she explains: 'I was burned-out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell.
'I told my publicist, "I’m not going to talk any more. I’m just going to live my life and be who I am."'
She did, however, make an exception for Vogue.
'What that means for a woman of colour and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, "No I’m not going to be on the biggest issue of the year."'
The Monster's Ball star, 43, is only the second black woman to appear on the cover of the iconic magazine's September issue, which is considered the most important issue of the year.
Still a family: Berry, says that she, Aubry and Nahla, pictured here at Disneyland earlier this year, will always be 'together forever'