It could be argued that Halle Berry is the sexiest woman alive (her orange bikini from "Die Another Day" is proof). The Ohio native got her start modeling and starring in beauty pageants and went on to win Miss Teen All American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986. Berry, who famously lived in a homeless shelter before she made it big, is now one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood (thanks to gigs in films like "Monsters Ball" and "Swordfish"). In between red carpet appearances and award shows, this A-lister has been romantically linked to a slew of gorgeous men like model Gabriel Aubry (with whom she has a child), while also being noted for her killer sense of style and near-perfect complexion.
In this 1999 photograph (we know, this could have been taken yesterday) Halle looks absolutely stunning. Her signature short hairdo is coiffed to perfection, and the golden color brightens up her face. Berry's lashes look a hundred miles long and her lips look as full as ever with her shiny lipgloss. We love her dramatic stud earrings and her delicate lace top -- she looks so feminine and ethereal. It's settled, she is the sexiest woman alive.