This time around, though, Ebony magazine is honoring her as No. 1 on this year's list of "The Ebony Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks In America."
The Oscar-winner tells the magazine she has reached a point in her life where she feels more powerful than ever.
2Although Berry gets paid eight-figure salaries for her film roles, she's turned her attention to working behind the camera, producing film and television projects.
Her current projects in the works include "Mixed," a TV comedy about a mixed-race woman; and "Compositions In Black And White" with Alicia Keys.
The annual Power 150 was launched in 1963 as "100+ Most Influential Black Americans."
3This year's list also includes Sen. Barack Obama, "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes, actor-director Tyler Perry and talk show host Tyra Banks.
The May issue of Ebony will be out Monday, April 9.