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An American actress from {{Cleveland|Rocks}}, Halle Berry is considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She's a well-rounded actress, whose roles have ranged from slapstick comedy to gritty drama to romance to action to sci-fi. Berry received several awards for the {{HBO}} biopic ''Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'', and in 2001 she became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role in ''MonstersBall''. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as her portrayals of [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] and Film/{{Catwoman}} were less than well-received. [[GracefulLoser She has been a good sport about it, however.]] When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for ''Catwoman'', she became the second actor (after Tom Green) [[MedalOfDishonor to accept her Razzie in person]], [[SelfDeprecation bringing her Oscar along, and parodying her acceptance speech.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She received a standing ovation from the audience.]]

!!Filmography:

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* Revlon Spokesperson

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* ''Baps''
* ''{{Bulworth}}''
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''
* DarkTide
* ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
* ''ExecutiveDecision''
* ''{{Girl 6}}''
* ''{{Gothika}}''
* ''IntroducingDorothyDandridge''
* ''LosingIsaiah''
* ''Monster's Ball''
* ''PerfectStranger''
* ''RaceTheSun''
* ''The Rich Man's Wife''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''
* ''{{Swordfish}}''
* ''TheirEyesWereWatchingGod''
* ''ThingsWeLostInTheFire''
* ''Film/{{X-Men}}''
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited''
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
* ''WhyDoFoolsFallInLove''

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* ''Series/{{Amen}}''
* ''Living Dolls''

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* Former model and pageant winner

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* Appeared as a cameo in Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's 2002 music video, "Work It".
* Also appeared in the LimpBizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.

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!!Her roles provide examples of:

* ActionGirl
* AdamWesting: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Her Razzie acceptance speech.]]
* BondGirl. Her role as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and her infamous entry into said role qualifies.
* ButNotTooBlack. With her light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, the mixed-race Berry (white mother and black father) defines the trope.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde. Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.
* FauxActionGirl
* GlamorousWartimeSinger. Dorothy Dandridge
* HauntedHeroine. ''Gothika''
** She actually had to fight for her role in ''Monster's Ball'' for this exact reason, reminding the director that women's problems don't go away just because they're attractive.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.
** To a lesser extent, this also applies to much of her early life in suburban Ohio in the 70's.
* {{Irony}}: She's probably one of a very few cases where a movie flop saves a career rather than delaying or destroying it. See StarDerailingRole below.
* MsFanservice. Um, ''Swordfish'' anyone?
** Yes please.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SexySecretary. Played Sharon Stone (also TheDragon) in the film version of ''TheFlintstones''.
* ShownTheirWork: To prep for her role in ''Losing Isaiah'' where she played a crackwhore, Berry visited a UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC crackhouse (with an undercover police escort) to see first-hand what the drug does to people.
* StarDerailingRole: Supposedly inverted with ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''. Before the movie came out, she almost wasn't in the third X-Men film because she was demanding a bigger role and a bigger paycheck. Once ''Catwoman'' tanked, she got a shot of humility.
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: She was Miss Ohio in the 1986 Miss USA pageant and was the first runner up for the Miss USA title. Her later success speaks for itself.
* UncleTomfoolery Her role in "Baps" qualifies.
* WagTheDirector. How ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' came to be
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down the role of Annie in ''[[{{Film/Speed}} Speed]]''.
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An American actress from {{Cleveland|Rocks}}, Halle Berry is considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She's a well-rounded actress, whose roles have ranged from slapstick comedy to gritty drama to romance to action to sci-fi. Berry received several awards for the {{HBO}} biopic ''Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'', and in 2001 she became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role in ''MonstersBall''. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as her portrayals of [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] and Film/{{Catwoman}} were less than well-received. [[GracefulLoser She has been a good sport about it, however.]] When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for ''Catwoman'', she became the second actor (after Tom Green) [[MedalOfDishonor to accept her Razzie in person]], [[SelfDeprecation bringing her Oscar along, and parodying her acceptance speech.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She received a standing ovation from the audience.]]

!!Filmography:

[[AC:{{Advertising}}]]
* Revlon Spokesperson

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Baps''
* ''{{Bulworth}}''
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''
* DarkTide
* ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
* ''ExecutiveDecision''
* ''{{Girl 6}}''
* ''{{Gothika}}''
* ''IntroducingDorothyDandridge''
* ''LosingIsaiah''
* ''Monster's Ball''
* ''PerfectStranger''
* ''RaceTheSun''
* ''The Rich Man's Wife''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''
* ''{{Swordfish}}''
* ''TheirEyesWereWatchingGod''
* ''ThingsWeLostInTheFire''
* ''Film/{{X-Men}}''
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited''
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
* ''WhyDoFoolsFallInLove''

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/{{Amen}}''
* ''Living Dolls''

[[AC:{{Magazines}}]]
* Former model and pageant winner

[[AC:Music Videos]]
* Appeared as a cameo in Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's 2002 music video, "Work It".
* Also appeared in the LimpBizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.

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!!Her roles provide examples of:

* ActionGirl
* AdamWesting: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Her Razzie acceptance speech.]]
* BondGirl. Her role as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and her infamous entry into said role qualifies.
* ButNotTooBlack. With her light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, the mixed-race Berry (white mother and black father) defines the trope.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde. Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.
* FauxActionGirl
* GlamorousWartimeSinger. Dorothy Dandridge
* HauntedHeroine. ''Gothika''
** She actually had to fight for her role in ''Monster's Ball'' for this exact reason, reminding the director that women's problems don't go away just because they're attractive.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.
** To a lesser extent, this also applies to much of her early life in suburban Ohio in the 70's.
* {{Irony}}: She's probably one of a very few cases where a movie flop saves a career rather than delaying or destroying it. See StarDerailingRole below.
* MsFanservice. Um, ''Swordfish'' anyone?
** Yes please.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SexySecretary. Played Sharon Stone (also TheDragon) in the film version of ''TheFlintstones''.
* ShownTheirWork: To prep for her role in ''Losing Isaiah'' where she played a crackwhore, Berry visited a UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC crackhouse (with an undercover police escort) to see first-hand what the drug does to people.
* StarDerailingRole: Supposedly inverted with ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''. Before the movie came out, she almost wasn't in the third X-Men film because she was demanding a bigger role and a bigger paycheck. Once ''Catwoman'' tanked, she got a shot of humility.
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: She was Miss Ohio in the 1986 Miss USA pageant and was the first runner up for the Miss USA title. Her later success speaks for itself.
* UncleTomfoolery Her role in "Baps" qualifies.
* WagTheDirector. How ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' came to be
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down the role of Annie in ''[[{{Film/Speed}} Speed]]''.
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26th Nov '12 12:08:28 PM JIKTV
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down the role of Annie in ''[[{{Film/Speed}} Speed]]''.
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* ShownTheirWork: To prep for her role in ''Losing Isaiah'' where she played a crackwhore, Berry visited a WashingtonDC crackhouse (with an undercover police escort) to see first-hand what the drug does to people.

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* ShownTheirWork: To prep for her role in ''Losing Isaiah'' where she played a crackwhore, Berry visited a WashingtonDC UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC crackhouse (with an undercover police escort) to see first-hand what the drug does to people.
24th Jul '12 3:25:39 PM Willbyr
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!!Her roles provide examples of:

* ActionGirl
* AdamWesting: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Her Razzie acceptance speech.]]
* BondGirl. Her role as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and her infamous entry into said role qualifies.
* ButNotTooBlack. With her light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, the mixed-race Berry (white mother and black father) defines the trope.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde. Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.
* FauxActionGirl
* GlamorousWartimeSinger. Dorothy Dandridge
* HauntedHeroine. ''Gothika''
** She actually had to fight for her role in ''Monster's Ball'' for this exact reason, reminding the director that women's problems don't go away just because they're attractive.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.
** To a lesser extent, this also applies to much of her early life in suburban Ohio in the 70's.
* {{Irony}}: She's probably one of a very few cases where a movie flop saves a career rather than delaying or destroying it. See StarDerailingRole below.
* MsFanservice. Um, ''Swordfish'' anyone?
** Yes please.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SexySecretary. Played Sharon Stone (also TheDragon) in the film version of ''TheFlintstones''.
* ShownTheirWork: To prep for her role in ''Losing Isaiah'' where she played a crackwhore, Berry visited a WashingtonDC crackhouse (with an undercover police escort) to see first-hand what the drug does to people.
* StarDerailingRole: Supposedly inverted with ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''. Before the movie came out, she almost wasn't in the third X-Men film because she was demanding a bigger role and a bigger paycheck. Once ''Catwoman'' tanked, she got a shot of humility.
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: She was Miss Ohio in the 1986 Miss USA pageant and was the first runner up for the Miss USA title. Her later success speaks for itself.
* UncleTomfoolery Her role in "Baps" qualifies.
* WagTheDirector. How ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' came to be



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!!Her roles provide examples of:

* ActionGirl
* AdamWesting: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Her Razzie acceptance speech.]]
* BondGirl. Her role as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and her infamous entry into said role qualifies.
* ButNotTooBlack. With her light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, the mixed-race Berry (white mother and black father) defines the trope.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde. Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.
* FauxActionGirl
* GlamorousWartimeSinger. Dorothy Dandridge
* HauntedHeroine. ''Gothika''
** She actually had to fight for her role in ''Monster's Ball'' for this exact reason, reminding the director that women's problems don't go away just because they're attractive.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.
** To a lesser extent, this also applies to much of her early life in suburban Ohio in the 70's.
* {{Irony}}: She's probably one of a very few cases where a movie flop saves a career rather than delaying or destroying it. See StarDerailingRole below.
* MsFanservice. Um, ''Swordfish'' anyone?
** Yes please.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SexySecretary. Played Sharon Stone (also TheDragon) in the film version of ''TheFlintstones''.
* ShownTheirWork: To prep for her role in ''Losing Isaiah'' where she played a crackwhore, Berry visited a WashingtonDC crackhouse (with an undercover police escort) to see first-hand what the drug does to people.
* StarDerailingRole: Supposedly inverted with ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''. Before the movie came out, she almost wasn't in the third X-Men film because she was demanding a bigger role and a bigger paycheck. Once ''Catwoman'' tanked, she got a shot of humility.
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: She was Miss Ohio in the 1986 Miss USA pageant and was the first runner up for the Miss USA title. Her later success speaks for itself.
* UncleTomfoolery Her role in "Baps" qualifies.
* WagTheDirector. How ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' came to be
24th Jul '12 3:24:48 PM Willbyr
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An American actress from [[ClevelandRocks Cleveland]], Halle Berry is considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She's a well-rounded actress, whose roles have ranged from slapstick comedy to gritty drama to romance to action to sci-fi. Berry received several awards for the {{HBO}} biopic ''Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'', and in 2001 she became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role in ''MonstersBall''. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.

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An American actress from [[ClevelandRocks Cleveland]], {{Cleveland|Rocks}}, Halle Berry is considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She's a well-rounded actress, whose roles have ranged from slapstick comedy to gritty drama to romance to action to sci-fi. Berry received several awards for the {{HBO}} biopic ''Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'', and in 2001 she became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role in ''MonstersBall''. She has also been involved in the production side of several of her films.



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* Also appeared in the LimpBizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.

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* Also appeared in the LimpBizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.time.

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20th Jul '12 5:26:33 PM JapaneseTeeth
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Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as her portrayals of [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] and Film/{{Catwoman}} were less than well-received. [[GracefulLoser She has been a good sport about it, however.]] When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for ''Catwoman'', she became the second actor (after Tom Green) [[MedalOfDishonor to accept her Razzie in person]], [[SelfDepecation bringing her Oscar along, and parodying her acceptance speech.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She received a standing ovation from the audience.]]

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Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as her portrayals of [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] and Film/{{Catwoman}} were less than well-received. [[GracefulLoser She has been a good sport about it, however.]] When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for ''Catwoman'', she became the second actor (after Tom Green) [[MedalOfDishonor to accept her Razzie in person]], [[SelfDepecation [[SelfDeprecation bringing her Oscar along, and parodying her acceptance speech.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She received a standing ovation from the audience.]]
18th Jul '12 4:19:02 PM igordebraga
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Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as her portrayals of [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] and Film/{{Catwoman}} were less than well-received. [[GracefulLoser She has been a good sport about it, however.]] When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for ''Catwoman'', she became the second actor (after Tom Green) to accept her Razzie in person, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome donning the dress she wore to the Oscars and parodying her acceptance speech.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming She received a standing ovation from the audience.]]

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Berry has some notoriety among comic book fans, as her portrayals of [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] and Film/{{Catwoman}} were less than well-received. [[GracefulLoser She has been a good sport about it, however.]] When it was announced that she would "win" the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for ''Catwoman'', she became the second actor (after Tom Green) [[MedalOfDishonor to accept her Razzie in person, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome donning the dress she wore to the Oscars person]], [[SelfDepecation bringing her Oscar along, and parodying her acceptance speech.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She received a standing ovation from the audience.]]
9th Jul '12 2:17:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HalfBreedDiscrimination. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.
** To a lesser extent, this also applies to much of her early life in suburban Ohio in the 70's.



* TragicMulatto. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.
** To a lesser extent, this also applies to much of her early life in suburban Ohio in the 70's.
29th Jun '12 2:56:29 PM CynicalBastardo
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* AdamWesting: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Her Razzie acceptance speech.]]
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* {{Action Girl}}
* {{Bond Girl}}. Her role as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and her infamous entry into said role qualifies.
* {{But Not Too Black}}. With her light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, the mixed-race Berry (white mother and black father) defines the trope.
* {{Dark Skinned Blonde}}. Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.
* {{Faux Action Girl}}
* {{Glamorous Wartime Singer}}. Dorothy Dandridge
* {{Haunted Heroine}}. ''Gothika''

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* {{Action Girl}}
ActionGirl
* {{Bond Girl}}.BondGirl. Her role as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and her infamous entry into said role qualifies.
* {{But Not Too Black}}.ButNotTooBlack. With her light skin, straight hair, and European-ish features, the mixed-race Berry (white mother and black father) defines the trope.
* {{Dark Skinned Blonde}}.DarkSkinnedBlonde. Technically, her hair in the X-Men movie series. Although, the hair's platinum or just plain white.
* {{Faux Action Girl}}
FauxActionGirl
* {{Glamorous Wartime Singer}}.GlamorousWartimeSinger. Dorothy Dandridge
* {{Haunted Heroine}}.HauntedHeroine. ''Gothika''



* {{Ms Fanservice}}. Um, ''Swordfish'' anyone?

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* {{Ms Fanservice}}.MsFanservice. Um, ''Swordfish'' anyone?



* {{Sexy Secretary}}. Played Sharon Stone (also TheDragon) in the film version of ''TheFlintstones''.

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* {{Sexy Secretary}}.SexySecretary. Played Sharon Stone (also TheDragon) in the film version of ''TheFlintstones''.



* {{Tragic Mulatto}}. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.

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* {{Tragic Mulatto}}.TragicMulatto. Her role in the televised movie role, ''Queen''.



* {{Uncle Tomfoolery}} Her role in "Baps" qualifies.

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* {{Uncle Tomfoolery}} UncleTomfoolery Her role in "Baps" qualifies.



* ''{{Bulworth}}''

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* ''{{Bulworth}}'' ''{{Bulworth}}''



* ''{{Executive Decision}}''

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* ''{{Executive Decision}}'' ''ExecutiveDecision''



* ''{{Introducing Dorothy Dandridge}}''
* ''{{Losing Isaiah}}''

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* ''{{Introducing Dorothy Dandridge}}''
''IntroducingDorothyDandridge''
* ''{{Losing Isaiah}}''''LosingIsaiah''



* ''{{Perfect Stranger}}''
* ''{{Race the Sun}}''

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* ''{{Perfect Stranger}}''
''PerfectStranger''
* ''{{Race the Sun}}'' ''RaceTheSun''



* ''{{Robots}}''
* ''{{Swordfish}}''
* ''{{Their Eyes Were Watching God}}''
* ''{{Things We Lost in the Fire}}''

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* ''{{Robots}}''
''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''
* ''{{Swordfish}}''
''{{Swordfish}}''
* ''{{Their Eyes Were Watching God}}''
''TheirEyesWereWatchingGod''
* ''{{Things We Lost in the Fire}}''''ThingsWeLostInTheFire''



** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
* ''{{Why Do Fools Fall in Love}}''

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** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
* ''{{Why Do Fools Fall in Love}}''
''WhyDoFoolsFallInLove''



* Also appeared in the LimpBizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.

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* Also appeared in the LimpBizkit video "Behind Blue Eyes", where she made out with Fred Durst, whom she was rumored to be dating at the time.
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