New York, Oct 8 : Halle Berry has been named sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine.
The twice-divorced actress gave birth to daughter Nahla, her first child with model Gabriel Aubry, in March.
"I don't know exactly what it means, but being 42 and having just had a baby I think I'll take it," the New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.
According to Berry, sexiness isn't necessarily what is on the outside.
"Sexiness is a state of mind - a comfortable state of being. It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments," she said.
And at the age 42, Berry feels hotter than ever.
"I know damned well I am sexier now than I used to be," Berry said.