Halle Berry hasn't given a proper interview in three years and her last commercial film was more than four years ago but she decided to break her silence and front US Vogue's September issue; the fact that it was the September issue undoubtedly helped. "What that means for a woman of colour and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No, I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year'," she said.
This is Berry's second US Vogue cover - she first fronted it in 2002 - and the second time a black person has covered the magazine's September issue since it was founded in 1892. Naomi Campbell was the first to bag the big September issue in 1989 and unfortunately it was the magazine's worst selling issue. Beverley Johnson was the first black person on the cover in 1974, Oprah made her cover debut in 1998 and Jennifer Hudson followed in 2007 and Beyonce in 2009.