Hot Halle Berry Celebrates her 45th Birthday in a Bikini (Pictures)

| by Michael Allen

Halle Berry was recently spotted celebrating her 45th birthday in her bikini, with her three-year-old daughter Nahla, and family and friends near her beach house in Malibu, California.

Berry is the only African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, which she did in 2001 for her role in Monster's Ball alongside Billy Bob Thornton.

The Cleveland, Ohio actress landed her first big movie in 1991's Jungle Fever with roles following in movies such as The Flintstones, X-Men, and Die Another Day.

Halle recently started dating French actor Olivier Martinez, who was spotted escorting her to a pre-birthday dinner Saturday at Mirabelle restaurant in West Hollywood.

Halle and Olivier star in the upcoming thriller Dark Tide about a diving instructor who returns to deep waters after a near-fatal encounter with a Great White Shark. The film was to be released on July 17th, but had to be postponed due to scheduling problems. From the looks of things, it looks like Berry does survive the Great White Shark attack.

(Photos by PacificCoastNewsOnline.com)