Hilary Swank looks ultra chic in the French capital


MI5 spy-meets-Parisian supermodel: Hilary Swank looks ultra chic in the French capital

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19:02 GMT, 27 March 2012

At first glance, she looks so painfully chic she could be dressed as a character for her latest film.

But Hilary Swank's all-black MI5 spy-meets-Parisian supermodel ensemble is all her own doing.

The Boys Don't Cry star easily rivaled Victoria Beckham's pencil skirt and angular dress collections as she swanned through the French capital in a black polo-neck frock complete a leather sash bow.

Smokin' hot! Hilary Swank looked so chic strolling in Paris it was like she was playing a role

Smokin' hot! Hilary Swank looked so chic strolling in Paris it was like she was playing a role

Hilary polished off the mime artist vibe with a pair of shades, flat ballet pumps and a large handbag.

She also had the perfect accessory – in the guise of her pet dog.

Hilary has returned to the European city after attending Paris Fashion Week in January.

The Million Dollar Baby actress was
seen taking her pet pooch for a walk yesterday, enjoying the first signs of spring in laid-back jeans and a mustard
blouse speckled with large white polka dots.

Today she opted for something a little more dramatic, looking effortlessly striking and a lot more like the locals than a Tinseltown invader.

Puppy love: Hilary took her beloved pet pooch with her as she went shopping

Puppy love: Hilary took her beloved pet pooch with her as she went shopping

It's unlikely that Hilary is back in the
home of the Eiffel Tower for filming, as she has been on a career hiatus
since 2011's flop ensemble New Year's Eve.

The festive blockbuster featured
Swank alongside a sea of famous faces including Ashton Kutcher, Jessica
Biel, Halle Berry and Lea Michele.

She also kept a low profile over
award season, failing to grace the red carpet at the SAG ceremony,
Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

Fitting in with the locals: Hilary channelled her inner Parisian gene

Fitting in with the locals: Hilary channelled her inner Parisian gene

However, it was reported in 2008 that
Hilary would play a French champagne executive in French Women Don't
Get Fat – and the wheels are yet to be set in motion.

The film,
now said to be released next year, is an adaptation of the bestseller
written by former Veuve Cliquot executive Mireille Guiliano.

A decade ago, Hilary played a French aristocrat in The Affair Of The Necklace.

The
2001 film followed a former royal who was left
penniless and then forced to
avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless
necklace.

A girl's best friend: Hilary seems inseparable from her pet as she took the dog for a walk yesterday

A girl's best friend: Hilary seems inseparable from her pet as she took the dog for a walk yesterday