Became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, which she received for her role in the 2001 film Monster's Ball . She first gained recognition for her roles in the 1990s films Boomerang and The Flintstones, then went on to play Storm in the X-Men films and star in Swordfish , Die Another Day and Cloud Atlas .
She became the first African-American Miss World entrant after finishing runner-up to Christy Fichtner for the 1986 Miss USA title.
She starred as the title character in the 2004 superhero film Catwoman .
She gave birth to her daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry in March of 2008 with her then boyfriend Gabriel Aubry . She was married to David Justice from 1993 to 1997 and Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005 and she married Olivier Martinez in 2013. She and Olivier had a son together named Maceo then announced their divorce in 2015. She began dating Alexander Grant in 2017.
She co-starred with Pierce Brosnan in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day.