Pulling off The Impossible: Smiling Naomi Watts looks every inch the Hollywood superstar in daring gown at film premiere
21:36 GMT, 19 November 2012
She's currently playing the lead role in a biopic of Lady Diana Spencer, so it was unsurispring to see Naomi Watts pull off a gentle Royal wave as she walked the red carpet on Monday night.
However, it was more surprising to see acres of flesh revealed by the subtle movement of her arm as the actress pulled off one of her most daring fashion choices to date.
Australian Naomi was at the UK premiere of her new film The Impossible at the IMAX cinema in London when her bold dress made itself known.
What a beaut: Naomi Watts looked radiant in the daring black gown at the premiere of The Impossible
Hovering at around the knee, the black gown had long billowing sleeves, and despite a high neckline, a daring cut that left much of her flanks and all of her back exposed.
However, the 44-year old blonde kept the look classy by ensuring there was not an inch of side-boob in sight.
Naomi wore her soft blonde hair in a chic chignon, and kept her mak-up natural which allowed her dress to do the talking for her as she strode along the red carpet, posing for photos and meeting fans.
What a stunner: Naomi made sure all eyes were on her and her graceful back as she walked the red carpet
Sexy back: Naomi showed off her tanned and toned back in the daring gown
Arm's length: Naomi's dress had fantastical billowing sleeves that gently caught the breeze
Backwards glance: Naomi looked radiant in her bold fashion choice which showed off her back and sides
Her feet are also sure to be the envy of many women, too, as she wore a pair of this season's Tom Ford creations.
The patent leather stilettos have a gold tip on the heel, and two ankle straps that are adorned with a golden padlock.
In the film, Naomi plays the role of Maria who becomes separated from her husband and two of her children when they are caught up in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Star quality: Naomi Watts arrives at the premiere of The Impossible at the BFI Imax in London
Sign of the times: Ewan McGregor took some time to meet fans as he walked the red carpet
Smart move: Ewan stayed true to his Scottish roots in a tartan suit
The film follows the two family units as they battle diversity to be reunited, each other them unaware of the other's fate, and witness to much tragedy and devastation on the way.
The story is based on the experiences of Maria Belon, who survived the natural disaster.
Ewan McGregor, who plays Naomi's on screen husband Henry, was also on the red carpet.
Brave lady: Maria Belon, who the film is based on, stands with Ewan and Naomi, who plays her in the film
portrait: (l-r) Juan Antonio Bayona, Maria Belon, Ewan McGregor, Naomi
Watts, Tom Holland, Lucas Belon, Samuel Joslin and Oaklee Pendergast
He stayed true to his Scottish roots in a suit with a tartan pattern, and kept warm in a grey scarf.
The couple's on screen children, played by Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin and Oaklee Pendergast were also there, as was Maria's son, Lucas.
The Impossible is released in the UK on January 1st 2013.