Halle became the first black woman to win the Oscar for Best Leading Actress. It was a pinnacle in her career but in 2000, before all that, she was starring in her own personal drama. Halle was indicted for leaving the scene of a hit and run after her SUV collided with another car. Halle reported the altercation at the hospital and the crash victim initiated a civil lawsuit that was settled out of court. However, Halle’s initial decision to leave the scene of the accident without saying anything (along with her alleged temper) made her a joke on late night talk shows, in magazines, and was what first fueled the ‘Halle Scary’ meme.