Date: 9th August 2005

Halle Berry has splashed out $6million on a new Hollywood Hills home.

The Italian-style four-bedroom mansion features a swimming pool, hot tub and two 'fire pits' made of volcanic lava.

In October, Halle spent a staggering $8million on a Malibu beach house.

The beautiful actress bought the luxury 5,100sq ft property in the exclusive Malibu Cove Colony, where 'Die Hard' actor Bruce Willis owns a home.

Last week, Halle confessed she chats with strangers on Internet dating sites.

The stunning 'Monster's Ball' actress admitted she often cruises the web under fake names - and even visits online dating sites where she joins in and says "a little fun stuff".

Although she refuses to reveal her pseudonyms, Halle admits she frequently strikes up conversations with people she doesn't know and never says who she is.

The Oscar-winning beauty is quoted as saying: "I spend lots of time in chat rooms being various names and people.

I have been to a couple of dating ones just to see what everyone is talking about."

Source: Press Release