Halle Berry shares stunning 'no bra club' picture to celebrate 53rd birthday
Fame is a coruscating heat that whips the encumbered up in its effervescent glow, bringing with it all the trappings of fortune and glamour that one's heart could desire.
But that same glorious calefaction can quickly singe its willing participants, and thus runs the fickle truth of fame in the 21st century.
One need only take a brief stroll down the filtered corridors of Instagram to bare witness to the sharp end of fame. The comments sections of photos uploaded by the famous and well-connected read something like a shakespearean tragedy; blissful and serene to begin with, before descending into the upmost depths of depravity and, sometimes, cruelty.
Thus it is now, and it was ever thus.
Having said all of that, though, social media can be a place where society flourishes, by finding homes for rescued pups, for example, or by raising awareness and funds following disaster.
For her own part, Halle Berry took to Instagram yesterday to celebrate turning 53 years old in stunning style. The superstar actress uploaded a picture of herself wearing a shirt bearing the legend 'NO BRA CLUB', along with the caption "Leveled up, Circa '66".
And her comments section is filled with birthday greetings from well-wishing fans, along with some "all hail the queen!" remarks, as everyone marvelled at her insanely toned arms.
You can see Halle Berry in action in John Wick 3 right here:
All this doesn't come without some serious hard work, though. Last year, the actress took to Instagram to share one of her workouts; an intense boxing drill. She captioned the image with a description of why boxing workouts are beneficial;
"Boxing is still considered one of the best full-body workouts. You’ll sculpt every muscle and burn major calories and fat. It dramatically decreases stress levels, develops hand-eye coordination, and builds confidence and discipline. But most importantly... you’ll never stop learning."
Halle revealed that she'd been boxing for the past 10 years, but started to undertake the practice more regularly over the last three years;
"I’ve been boxing for the past 10 years and regularly for the past 3 and I love that I always learn a new way to challenge myself and work new muscles," she wrote, adding: "I challenge you to pick up some boxing gloves and get at it... I promise you’ll have fun, get your heart rate up and sculpt your body at the same time!!"
Men's Health reveals why boxing is such a good option for those looking to level up their workout game;
"Drilling for the sport can help to improve your cardio stamina, endurance, balance, and coordination. You'll be working your upper body, lower body, and core, and the intense, fat-burning workouts can help to drop weight, too — plus you'll be able to handle yourself better if someone starts swinging at you."
If you're a celebrity, you might be able to take out some of the frustrations that come with being held constantly in the glare of the public eye, too.