Halle Berry stunning in ‘Swordfish’, June 2001
Swordfish was famous for a few things – not only was it one of the first cyber terrorism movies but it also put John Travolta into one of his first roles as a villain. However, the reason this movie is really remembered is because Halle Berry went topless, shocking everyone.
When Swordfish was released, Berry’s topless scene shocked everyone. It was rumored that she was paid an extra $500,000 for the scene ($250,000 a breast), but Berry says that she just wanted to do it:
So much of my life I was afraid to [do a nude scene]. With the success of my Dorothy Dandridge project and the critical acclaim that brought me, I finally felt that I didn’t have to prove myself anymore.