Halle Berry claims she attempted suicide in 1997.
Speaking to Parade Magazine, the Oscar-winning U.S. actress says she was despondent after her divorce from baseball player David Justice. "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me," she said. "She sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do."
The 40-year-old actress says she has since learned to take control of her life, and is considering motherhood. She was married to Justice for nearly five years in the early 1990s, prior to her greatest screen success.
Her second marriage, to singer Eric Benet, lasted four years. They divorced in 2005.
Halle Berry credits counseling and therapy for helping her surmount her problems. She is presently dating male model Gabriel Aubry, who is 10 years her junior.