Emmys 2012 red carpet: Alexandra Breckenridge flashes her nude underwear doing Angelina Jolie"s pose

The perils of an Angelina leg! Alexandra Breckenridge flashes her nude underwear as she recreates Jolie's pose at Emmys

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08:39 GMT, 24 September 2012

It has become the favoured pose of celebrities keen to show off their legs in thigh-high split dresses.

But at the Emmy awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, American Horror Story Alexandra Breckenridge discovered the perils of such a pose as she was photographed on the red carpet.

The 30-year-old actress ended up flashing her nude underwear as she uncrossed her legs and tried out another pose at the ceremony, held at the Nokia Theater.

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The perils of an Angelina leg! Alexandra Breckenridge flashed a bit too much as she posed on the red carpet at the Emmy awards on Sunday night

The perils of an Angelina leg! Alexandra Breckenridge flashed a bit too much as she posed on the red carpet at the Emmy awards on Sunday night

You put your right leg out...: Alexandra took some tips from the Ms Jolie school of posing on the red carpet

You put your right leg out...: Alexandra took some tips from the Ms Jolie school of posing on the red carpet

You put your right leg out…: Alexandra took some tips from the Ms Jolie school of posing on the red carpet

However, Alexandra was quick to
correct her fashion mishap, adjusting her dress to protect her modesty
before breaking out a few more poses ahead of the ceremony.

Alexandra teamed her one-sleeved dress by wearing her red hair swept up into a chic up do.

The pretty redhead has starred in shows including Courteney Cox's Dirt, True Blood and American Horror story, and will soon be seen in upcoming thriller movie Dark.

That's better! After her wardrobe mishap, Alexandra corrected herself as she continued posing up for photographers

That's better! After her wardrobe mishap, Alexandra corrected herself as she continued posing up for photographers

Alexandra attended the event alongside
comedienne Shannon Woodward, with the pair even compiling an
Emmy-inspired music video during the car journey to the ceremony.

Angelina Jolie hit the headlines at
the Oscars earlier this year when she posed on the red carpet in her
thigh-high split dress, with 'Angelina's right leg' sparking viral
spoofs all over the world.

Speaking previously about the
commotion her outfit caused, Angelina said: 'I honestly didn't pay
attention to it. You know what I mean I don't watch those TV shows and
if I go online and see something about myself, I don't click on it.

The original: Angelina caused a stir with her then-unique pose in a thigh-high split dress at the Oscars in February

The original: Angelina caused a stir with her then-unique pose in a thigh-high split dress at the Oscars in February

Slim pins: Heidi Klum and Maria Menounos also appeared to be channelling Angelina with their thigh-high split dresses

Slim pins: Heidi Klum and Maria Menounos also appeared to be channelling Angelina with their thigh-high split dresses

Slim pins: Heidi Klum and Maria Menounos also appeared to be channelling Angelina with their thigh-high split dresses

Dressed to impress: Jena Malone, Giuliana Rancic and TV presenter Lara Spencer all flashed the flesh in their split dresses

Dressed to impress: Jena Malone, Giuliana Rancic and TV presenter Lara Spencer all flashed the flesh in their split dresses

Dressed to impress: Jena Malone, Giuliana Rancic and TV presenter Lara Spencer all flashed the flesh in their split dresses

Dressed to impress: Jena Malone, Giuliana Rancic and TV presenter Lara Spencer all flashed the flesh in their split dresses

'I heard something, but I didn't pay
any attention. It's as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like
and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.'

And Alexandra wasn't the only star to attempt to recreate Ms Jolie's pose on the red carpet.

Heidi Klum, Maria Menounos, Giuilana
Rancic and Jena Malone all opted for dress which featured thigh-high
splits, sticking their legs out of the split to show off their slim
pins.

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on 5USA at 10pm on Monday 24th September.

EMMY AWARDS 2012… AND THE WINNERS ARE

Drama Series: Homeland, Showtime

HOMELAND

Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC

MAGGIE SMITH

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS

Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland, Showtime

Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, HBO

Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC

MODERN FAMILY

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC

Julia Louise-Dreyfus

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men, CBS

Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, Louie, FX Networks

Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Modern Family, ABC

Miniseries or Movie: Game Change, HBO

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO

GAME CHANGE

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX Networks

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Kevin Costner

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, Game Change, HBO

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, Game Change, HBO

Tom Bergeron

Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars, ABC

Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, FX Networks

Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS