Halle Berry
Halle Berry shared a photo of herself in a sheer top on Instagram Getty

A couple of days after actress Halle Berry shared a picture on Instagram posing in a white sheer top, a doctored version of the photo has made its way to the internet.

As per Gossip Cop, the original image was distastefully altered to show the actress posing almost topless under the thin veil of a lacy top. The picture appeared on the Celeb Jihad, notorious for its fake celebrity nudes, and was not part of any celebrity nude leak.

According to the gossip debunking website, Berry's original Intagram picture was edited to make it look like she was showing off her modesty, but in reality it was not the case.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner had earlier shared a sunny image of herself on social media. With her arms wide open in the picture, she captioned it, "Me when someone says 'I'm coming over and I've got snacks.'"

Despite claims of Berry's nude photo by Celeb Jihad, it is being reported that the light and colouring of the actress' photo was manipulated along with some additions to show more skin. In fact the same site has been responsible for publishing compromising pictures of other actresses including Amanda Seyfriend following a recent incident of photo leaks.

Several A-listers and actresses had reportedly fallen prey to privacy invasion dubbed "The Fappening 2.0" in March. Unlike Berry's photo, legitimate private pictures of celebrities including Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried, Arrow star Katie Cassidy, Dylan Penn, WWE star Paige and others were stolen and shared without their consent.

Following the photo hack, Seyfried threatened legal action against sites like Celeb Jihad for publishing the unauthorised images.

"These photographs are believed to have been leaked, i.e., wrongfully obtained by a third party or parties without Ms. Seyfried's knowledge or consent," a letter issued by the actress' legal team read.

Even Harry Potter star Watson issued a statement declaring that the photos were "stolen".

"They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further," a representative for the actress said in a statement.