Halle Berry Blasts Violent Dad, Thanks Teacher At Gala
The actress was among those being honored at the early-morning gala and she chose to bring up a painful part of her past as she accepted her latest accolade.
Taking to the podium at the Beverly Hills event, the "Monster's Ball" star said, "My father was a very abusive, very violent alcoholic and he left an indelible scar on my life, on my childhood.
"When a young girl watches her mother be beaten and kicked down the steps and stabbed and punched in the face, not only do you feel a sense of fear but you too feel a sense of worthlessness."
Berry paid tribute to a former teacher, who helped her overcome her violent upbringing: "She saw in me the need to feel valued and to feel loved and to feel I was worth it."
Hilary Swank and Eva Longoria-Parker were also among those named to the Power 100 Women in Entertainment at the gala.
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