Halle Berry, whowill next appear as the lead in Warner Bros' Catwoman, has been named ShoWest female star ofthe year.

"Halle Berry is a classic," Mitch Neuhauser, co-managingdirector of the Las Vegas event, said in a statement.

"From theexcitement of the worldwide smash X2: X-Men United to the torment of this past fall'ssleeper sensation Gothika, the past year was sensational for Halle Berry."

Berry won thelead actress Oscar for Monster's Ball in 2002 and has also appeared in Jungle Fever, ExecutiveDecision, Boomerang and Swordfish.

Catwoman is due to open in the US on Jul 30 andShoWest runs from Mar 22-25.