Halle Berry Tops Ebony's Power List

Halle Berry on EBONY Mag Cover
Halle Berry is a regular on magazine lists of most beautiful or sexiest women.

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.

"... I feel really powerful at 40 because I've finally GOT IT, I have finally realized that I'm complete all by myself," she says. "I don't need a man."

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.