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Halle Berry Had a Depressing Childhood

Halle Berry sat down with CNN and explained why she’s so involved with the Jenesse Center, an organization that supports women who escape violent homes.

Berry recalls being terrified that her violent dad, who physically abused her mom, would turn on her, adding, “I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that sort of implanted in me. Somehow I felt not worthy.” As incredible as that sounds coming from a highly paid, highly photogenic movie star, she explains, “Before I’m ‘Halle Berry,’ I’m little Halle….a little girl growing in this environment that damaged me…I’ve spent my adult life trying to really heal from that.”

I liked how they worked in that she was a highly photogenic movie star. Not to get off track or anything, but “damn, is she beautiful, I’d do her.” Still, her work with abused women is very admirable. It’s way more than I can say about myself. The only thing I’ve done to help abused women is ask “hey, wanna cookie?” ‘Cause, who knows, maybe they’re hungry?

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