Model and actress Liya Kebede is a frequent fixture at the Cannes Film Festival, and the L'Oréal ambassador took a break from her busy schedule at this year's celebration to chat with us at the Hotel Martinez. Liya gave us a peek into the process behind her red carpet moments and told us why she thinks women should return to a more natural, authentic beauty philosophy. We also talked about her own personal style icons like Jane Birkin and the work she's doing via her charity, The Liya Kebede Foundation, to keep mothers and children in developing countries healthy.
Far outweighing the glamour of most other red carpets, the Cannes Film Festival is as much about the jaw-dropping couture as it is about the movies. This year's fest was no exception — from start to finish, we were treated to a lineup of A-list dressing. Given the nonstop glamour, it's not easy to play favourites, but we've narrowed it down to just a handful of the most stunning Cannes arrivals. Cara Delevingne lit up the scene in a sultry black lace Burberry gown, Freida Pinto wowed in brilliant colour with a bright pink Gucci gown, and Jessica Biel hit the carpet in a frothy, feathery Marchesa confection and a megawatt serpent necklace.Not to be outdone, Marion Cotillard dazzled in an elegant white Dior dress, and Nicole Kidman played official juror in a decadent and ultrafeminine Valentino Couture gown. Of these five most memorable fashion moments, who's your Cannes red carpet queen? Cast your vote now.
Marion Cotillard did her best to hold it together when her eyes started to water in the middle of a photocall for The Immigrant at the Cannes Film Festival today. She looked perfectly elegant while posing for photos in a white Alexander McQueen dress with her costar Jeremy Renner, but when it came time to face the photographers herself, her eyes started to tear up. Marion giggled through the ordeal, and put on a pair of large sunglasses as she geared up for the film's press conference. She is no stranger to the flashing lights in the South of France as she premiered another new project, Blood Ties, at the festival on Monday.
It's been a dramatic week for Marion after a woman who was accused of stalking her in 2011 was sentenced to probation on Tuesday. Marion wasn't present at the sentencing, which took place in Brooklyn, as she was attending to business in Cannes. Don't forget to check out all the celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival as the glamorous bash draws to a close this weekend!
It was a special night in France with the 20th annual amfAR gala taking place during the Cannes Film Festival today. The event raises money for AIDS research, and this year, it featured The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show, as well as an auction. Guests were in for a special treat since a trip to space with Leonardo DiCaprio was up for bid! Before the fun began inside, though, stars hit the red carpet in their finest. Model Alessandra Ambrosio worked the cameras in a metallic gown while Goldie Hawn brought a pop of color in yellow and Rosario Dawson kept it neutral in black. Milla Jovovich, Jessica Chastain, in a red Saint Laurent look, Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, and Ellie Goulding also made appearances.
It's a wrap for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and I've gathered all of the beauty looks from the beautiful Brits that attended the premieres, photocalls and parties. Once the rain stopped, everyone looked like they were having a glamourous time on the French Riviera — oh how enviable it all looks! Take a peek at superstars like Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cara Delevigne, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Cheryl Cole, Florence Welch and Georgia May Jagger in my slideshow and let me know whose beauty style you like best!
There was no tribute more fitting for the 50th anniversary viewing of Cleopatra — and to the film's stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton — than Jessica Chastain wearing one of Taylor's Bulgari necklaces at the Cannes premiere. It was a gift given to Taylor by Burton on her 40th birthday, in 1972.
The sapphire-and-diamond sautoir (with a 65-carat center stone) is part of an eight-piece collection that the jewellery house bought back from Taylor's 2011 Christie's auction, and these pieces have rarely been loaned to celebrities. "I feel so lucky to be wearing them. They looked so fabulous on her and she was a movie star from her head to her toes," said Chastain. "That kind of glamorous star doesn't exist anymore but their diamonds do."
See an all-angles look at the stunning Bulgari necklace, here in the gallery.
It's hard to think of a more glamorous place for a romantic rendezvous than Cannes, France. First held in 1946, the annual Cannes Film Festival has attracted lucky Hollywood couples to the South of France. We're spreading the love with a look at past and present twosomes who made the festival's exclusive guest list. While some of the couples went on to break up, their je ne sais quoi lives on.
The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival is under way with the help of our favorite A-listers, who aren't afraid to show off their style or beauty chops. With every sunny (and even not-so-sunny) photocall in the French Riviera, we're highlighting the chic daytime ensembles the stars wear before they hit the red carpet — just check out Jessica Biel looking cool in colorblock; Rachel Bilson in a polished ensemble; and Karolina Kurkova rocking crisp white denim. Then click through to see stars doing what they do best: showing off their perfectly chic daytime outfits for the cameras.
Matt Damon joined up with his Behind the Candelabra costar Michael Douglas to premiere their new film at the Cannes Film Festival today. Matt also had his wife Luciana by his side and they snapped pictures of all the action as they made their way down the carpet. Matt and Michael are screening their HBO project in the South of France before it officially hits the small screen on Sunday, May 26. Earlier in the day, Matt and Michael attended a photo call and a press conference. They have been doing quite a bit of press for the biopic, which follows Liberace, played by Michael, and his young lover, played by Matt. Naturally, a story about a couple had to involve love scenes, and Michael revealed in a recent interview he wasn't exactly put off by the idea of kissing one of America's best-looking actors. He said, "As far as making out with Matt, it’s not so bad. We rehearsed the scenes. For me, I guess the biggest thrill is, when I first saw it, after a few minutes, I really forget it’s Matt. Matt and Mike, you know? I just forget it’s us."
Matt is in Cannes after wrapping up filming for his upcoming film with George Clooney, The Monuments Men, in Germany. The pair celebrated finishing the film by having a boys weekend at George's Lake Como estate earlier this month.