Halle Berry: Julia Roberts Thinks She’s Prettier

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - August 10, 2014

Julia Roberts is obviously pretty but she recently admitted that although she has always been confident in her looks, she has also wondered how she compared to other female actresses.

She said that she once thought she was prettier than some big name celebrities, including Halle Berry.

“I think I’ve always sort of been on the more boyish spectrum of girls. For example, I’ve never been chosen as ‘one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini.’ And honestly, it’s a godsend,” the actress said. “When I was younger, I’d think, ‘Oh, I’m the prettiest one. It’s not Halle Berry. It’s not!’ But it is, you know?”

Roberts went on to talk about how her idea of beauty has changed over the years and how she has come to realize that she doesn’t always have to look her best to go out in public.

Still, she said that people expect her to look good at all times and even when she doesn’t feel like dressing up and putting on makeup, she feels guilty and insecure.

“I certainly think about it more now. It used to be a friend could call me at 3 in the afternoon and say, ‘I have a premiere tonight. Will you come?’ And I’d just take a shower and go. I wore a lot of vintage then. I had a navy military jacket and striped leggings I wore all the time. Those were the fun old days. People were less judgmental, less searing in their assessment of what you dare wear to the drugstore.”

She also admitted that she sometimes lets her kids help her pick out her outfits.

“Often I’ll let the kids look at my outfit choices and say, ‘What do you like better—this or this?’ I just try to not take it so seriously. And it can be stressful on the red carpet. So it doesn’t matter how much you dress up or bejewel yourself, you’ve still got to feel like you.”

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  • theresa

    Julia Roberts is a pig faced loser and Halle Berry is a classy chic with grace and class and always will be. Julia is vain, egotistical and a murderer who murdered her sister with her bullying and her vicious attack on her weight and looks. Maybe if she had of taken some of her money and helped her sister she would be alive today but when you are a selfish witch what can you say. Judge not lest ye be judged!!!!

    • Alan

      you sure are judging . . . .

    • Dan Gregory

      Well it’s obvious you know Julia personally.Maybe you need to tell her how you feel,instead of posting on here,lmfao.

  • RJR69

    Sorry horseface, but Halle will always be much more attractive than you are. You look more like your brother than a beautiful woman.

    • Sarah

      You didn’t read the article. You were misled by the headline.

  • Tammy

    OMG! Is this woman kidding? It’s good to have self-esteem but when you compare yourself to Halle Berry you are in serious trouble. ISBG!!! Halle looks better than Julia even after a bout of the flu and a couple of sessions of vomiting.

  • Shirley A. Malone

    Oh no who do you think you’re fooling. Halle you can’t touch her. Honestly you guys need to all sit down with the work you’ve had. You see there’s secrets you’ll never learn in so called show business. It’s called health before wealth. What’s more important. I’m 56 and honestly still look 29. Hello. It’s true. Take care.

    • Big Poppa Pump

      All over?

    • THOMAS

      Damn Halle and Julia. If you’re 56 in the body of 29 yr old I want to meet you lol.

  • theresa

    TO Dan Gregory:
    Do not open your mouth unless you are willing to take the heat. I do know her personally and that is my personal opinion. I am not judging her just staing facts.

  • It is what it is

    Both women are beautiful in there own way but in my humble opinion Halle is more attractive.

  • truth

    Julia Roberts is a great actress, I have been a fan of hers for decades. However, she is not prettier than Halle Berry and never will be….

  • Hairmetalmusic.com

    “Julia Roberts is obviously pretty”…….LOL, so this isn’t a news story, it’s a piece of fan fiction from a writer just sucking up to a celebrity? Roberts is one of the best actors of our generation. But she is very strange looking and wouldn’t be considered “hot” if she wasn’t a well known actress. Unfortunately, Roberts once against shows her well known arrogance by talking about how pretty she thinks she is!!!!! Does she want to be judged by her acting ability or by her looks?

  • Stop_social_bullying

    As a big Halle fan, I think Julia was not trying to diss Halle. The CONTEXT in which she made this statement is NOT in any way saying that she thinks she’s prettier or the prettiest! Also Julian Roberts is undeniably pretty so you all with the negative comments need to calm down. and honestly, as a woman, I can say that we DO compare ourselves to other women and feel that we are in some way better whether it’s physically (beauty etc.), athletically, academically, etc. so don’t don’t cast stones if YOU have NEVER done this. and if u say you have never, you’re not honest!

  • Rick

    Looks like, finally, we can all agree on something.

  • Spiderweb

    It’s sad that this is being asked to discuss. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.