Flashback! All-American girl Halle Berry is unrecognisable as 1986 Miss World hopefulBy Nadia Mendoza
Despite their groomed appearance and personal stylists, even A-listers have a few photographic skeletons in the closet.
And while still incredibly pretty, this fresh-faced snapshot of Halle Berry vying for the title of Miss World in 1986 is world's away from her polished Hollywood look of today.
The Monster's Ball actress can be seen wearing a blush pink swimsuit with USA emblazoned across the chest and a slightly garish gold belt around her middle to accentuate her trim frame.
Real life Barbie: Halle Berry poses at the Miss World Beauty contest held in London back in November 1986
Posing like a real-life Barbie, Halle smiles for the camera in a solo shot and with her fellow contestants at the London event back in November 1986 with a face full of make-up.
Her dark locks look to have been primped into a permed mane while her ears are adorned with gold.
The former beauty queen entered several pageants in the Eighties, taking home the title of Miss Teen All-American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA the following year.
Group shot: Halle sits centre of the bottom row as she poses with fellow contestants in their swimsuits
It was in this pageant that Halle hinted towards her aspirations and future Oscar-winning success, with Berry revealing she hoped to become an entertainer or to have something to do with the media.
In the same year, she became the first African-American Miss World entrant, making do with sixth position as Trinidad and Tobago beauty Giselle Laronde was crowned the winner.
Changing styles: Halle pictured in May 2006 at Cannes Film Festival with reddish curls, then in October of the same year with sleek straightened brunette locks, and later in February 2009 opting for a darker shade
On trend: Halle dabbled with highlights in April 2009, before a pixie cut in May 2011 and natural curls this year
The Cleveland-born star will no doubt be celebrating with daughter Nahla and fiancé Olivier Martinez.
However, she will soon be back on set as she is currently filming The Hive alongside Abigail Breslin.
In the film, Halle plays a 911 emergency operator who takes a call from a teenage girl, played by Little Miss Sunshine's Breslin, who has been abducted and carried away in the boot of a car.
The kidnapping plays out in real time as the pair work together to track down the killer.
Birthday girl: Halle, pictured here with Nahla last Saturday, edges closer to the big 5-0 as she turns 46 today
Stocking up on goodies: Olivier Martinez was seen filling his car, presumably with treats for Halle's birthday
Surprise! Olivier visited Little Door in Los Angeles, getting pre-prepared food to make party organising easier
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