Julia Roberts Once Compared Her Looks to Halle Berry: ‘I’m The Prettiest One’

By: Pam Wright - August 9, 2014

Julia Roberts and Halle Berry — which one is the prettiest?

OK, so Julia Roberts is Pretty Woman, but can she compare with Catwoman?

Roberts told InStyle magazine she once asked herself the same question as she reflected on the evolving nature of her looks for the cover article of the magazine.

“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?” she said. “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 46-year-old beauty conceded that with a few more years under her belt, she tends to spend a little more time on perfecting her look.

“I certainly think about it more now. It used to be a friend could call me at three 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 lamented.

At the same time, the Oscar-winning actress says she enjoys getting all dolled up for the red carpet now more than ever.

“The fun now is getting together with my friend and stylist Elizabeth Stewart, whom I adore,” said Roberts. “She brings such great ideas and choices to the table. When I know I’m seeing Elizabeth, I put on the most impeccable outfit. She’ll go, ‘This is great!’ And I’ll say, ‘I dressed just for you’,” The 46-year-old gushes, adding that she likes to get her family involved too. “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.”

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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  • msrare1

    julia roberts does chick movies and thats cool, shes a good actress, but she should know she is NO halle!

    • doll

      You are so darn right. She should never never never ever compare herself to Our Halle. She need to fix her crodolloked nose and still will be a million miles apart with Halle leading! Ok

  • Amber Ohmyachingback Topps

    She should think she’s beautiful but she should never compare herself to anyone.

  • The President

    Horse Head are you kidding Me?

  • rick

    she does not even come close to HALLE!!!!

    • doll

      Rite on rick. Her nose is crooked so she cannot see. Hall is one and only

  • ookie oh

    Check out Halle in Monsters Ball – WOW!

  • Brooklyn

    I am starting to think that Julia Roberts is the arrogant person her deceased sister’s fiance described her to be. Julia was a cute young lady. Halle was a beautiful young lady and is even more beautiful as a mature woman. Julia needs to get over herself. She and Halle aren’t even in the same category.

    • blueangel

      Agree. Julia isn’t even in the same league. IMO her looks are comparable to Drew Barrymore, Anniston, and Cameron Diaz.

    • mysterioso

      Did you even read the article ? Seems not.

      • Doggie Darlings

        I agree! I can totally see her telling her sister…Aren’t I the most beautiful actress in Hollywood? They call me Pretty Woman..I’m the greatest…Yeah NOT! No Halle Berry!

    • doll

      Rite on. Julia is regular. You can find her looks at k mart or wallmart at any giving day. Halle is extraordinary and. No comparison..game over

  • susanjlamia

    halle berry is the prettier.julia has a big mouth.halle has perfect features.

    • ekayr

      have you seen her before her nose job

      • Doggie Darlings

        yeah she had a major nose job or jobs..A great nose job that made her from not to hot, just like nose jobs did for Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.

    • doll

      And don’t forget about her crooked nose

  • mysterioso

    A stylist ? Really ? How stupid do you have to be to not be able to dress yourself.

  • Dawn Anderson Kerans

    doesn’t even compare to halle berry

  • http://www.cheapchizzlinmooch.com CheapChizzlinMooch

    She has NEVER looked better than Halle Berry…PERIOD

  • brownfacedoll

    Halle has black in her which makes her more attractive by far. Julia is pretty but Halle is prettier.

    • whitefacedoll

      Halle has white in her which makes her more attractive by far. If Halle was 100% black, she definitely would not look like she does and we would not even be talking about her right now.

  • eric

    Gosh!! Well if no-one else wants Julia,I guess I could hang with her for awhile!! We must make sacrifices in life sometimes. Great actress and pretty easy on the eyes herself!! Peace

  • Klaatu

    I am continually amazed at the lack of reading comprehension displayed by the ignorant who post on sites such as this.

    Ms.Roberts was obviously stating that Ms.Berry IS the more attractive of the two. I tend to agree on a purely physical level, even though Ms.Berry has proven herself to be a complete imbecile IMO.

    • suezy

      AFTER she stated she thought she was the prettier of the two — read it again — imbecile

      • Klaatu

        @seuzy – Please read “when I was younger” “I would think” (whimsical). She then goes on to explain the reality as she perceived it., which is that Halle Berry was really the prettier of the two.

        Many imbeciles (such as yourself) have no idea how to read an article to its completion, and ascertain exactly what is being said. I have read many hateful comments aimed at Ms.Roberts as if she was stating for a fact in this article she was prettier than Ms.Berry.

        This was not the intended message, and if it is the message you got, then you are exactly the type of person I was talking about.

        Ms.Roberts statement was nothing more than a self deprecating complement to Ms.Berry.

        Grow up.

  • jmg

    In her DREAMS!

  • carrie

    she looks like she does not bathe.

  • Marc Collins

    Julia Roberts blows Halle Berry away in every department!!!!! To even compare the two is a joke!
    Julia is a classic beauty. Halle has that kinda “funky cute” thing going that many “mixed-race” girls do.
    As far as acting???? Halle just plain CAN’T! Her filmography is all marginal trash!
    Go to one of the movie sites, or wiki-p, and look up Julia’s filmography and get back to me! Many of her film are destined to become classics!

  • It is what it is

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

  • Zenith

    Both women are beautiful and talented. Why are so many (TOO many) people so invested in the promotion of only ONE type of beauty? I guess being able to feel that one is MORE attractive than another entire group of people makes some people feel beautiful. Boy, is that ugly.