Victoria Hervey joined fellow blonde bombshell Victoria Silvstedt on Tuesday at the opening night of the 76th Cannes Film Festival in France.
The British socialite, 46, put on a leggy display as she took to the red carpet ahead of the controversial screening of Jeanne du Barry starring Johnny Depp – his first screen appearance since his victory over ex-wife Amber Heard in a defamation trial.
Hervey donned a sheer silver dress with sculpted intricate embroidery, Grecian draping and sassy thigh-high slit for the occasion.
She accentuated her features with glamorous makeup and wore her blonde locks in a bouffant style.
The English TV personality continued the story of color in her accessories with silver heels and a matching clutch and jewelery .
Glamour: Victoria Hervey, 46 (left) joined fellow blonde bombshell Victoria Silvstedt, 48 (right) at the opening night of the 76th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday
Stunning in silver: The British socialite dressed in a leggy display as she stepped onto the red carpet ahead of the screening of Johnny Depp’s new film Jeanne Du Barry – the first release since his victory over ex-wife Amber Heard in a defamation trial
Elsewhere on the carpet, Swedish model Silvestedt, 46, stunned in a ruffled bronze organza dress with a dramatic princess skirt.
The beauty exuded elegance in the breathtaking number sporting a figure-hugging bodice and tight around her tiny waist.
Victoria wore her blonde locks in loose curls and sported a gorgeous evening make-up look with lots of mascara and a glossy lip.
She completed the look with a huge diamond necklace and cocktail ring as she posed in a storm for the film.
Directed by and starring French actor-director Maïwenn, Jeanne du Barry stars as Louis XV alongside Depp.
It is Depp’s first new film since his trial last year with Amber Heard, his ex-wife.
After both Depp and Heard accused each other of physical and verbal abuse, a civilian jury awarded Depp $10 million in punitive damages and $2 million to Heard.
In comments to the press Monday, director of Cannes Thierry Fremaux defended the choicesaying that Depp is extraordinary in the film and that he paid no attention to the process.
Greek Goddess: Hervey donned a sheer silver dress for the occasion that boasted a sculpted intricate embroidery, Grecian-style draping and sassy thigh-high slit
Effortless: She accentuated her features with glamorous makeup and wore her blonde locks in a bouffant style
Wow: Elsewhere on the tapestry, Swedish model Silvestedt stunned in a ruffled bronze organza dress with a dramatic princess skirt
Sensational: The beauty exuded elegance in the show-stopping number sporting a figure-hugging bodice and pinched at her tiny waist
Perfection: Victoria wore her blonde locks in loose curls and sported a gorgeous evening make-up look with lots of mascara and a glossy lip
“To tell you the truth, in my life I have only one rule, it is the freedom of thought, the freedom of expression and the freedom to act within a legal framework,” Fremaux said.
“If Johnny Depp wasn’t allowed to star in a movie, or if the movie was banned, we wouldn’t be talking about this.”
Depp appeared earlier as King Louis XV in promo footage for his highly anticipated film released in January.
The veteran actor looked regal as the French monarch alongside co-star/director Maiwenn Le Besco, who plays King Louis’s mistress, Jeanne du Barry.
In 2016, 36-year-old Heard famously accused the actor, 59, of domestic violence, which led to Depp being blacklisted by much of Hollywood, resulting in the loss of movie roles.
Earlier: Earlier in the day, the model showed off her long toned legs as she arrived at her posh hotel
Beaming: The stunner was beaming as she was ushered inside by security
A jury determined that Heard’s claims, which were published in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed against Depp, were defamatory and she was ordered to pay the actor $15 million in damages.
Depp was ordered by the same courtroom to pay Heard $2 million after Heard filed a counter-suit for libel.
Heard filed an appeal in early December, but the former couple recently came to an agreement that Heard would pay $1 million to settle the case instead of entering a third trial.
Lawyers for Depp, Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez, said the actor is glad the “painful chapter” is over and confirmed he would donate the money to charity.
In an Instagram statement, Heard confirmed the plea, but refused to accept guilt, stating that her life had been “destroyed” by the jury’s decision.
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In 2020, a UK court ruled that 12 of the 14 incidents of violence claimed by Heard were “substantially true,” and Depp was subsequently forced to resign from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise at the request of Warner Bros.
This year’s festival promises a Côte d’Azur buffet of spectacle, scandal and cinema served over the next 12 days.
It unfolds against the backdrop of labor unrest. Protests that have rocked France in recent months over changes to the pension system will take place during the festival, albeit at a distance from the main festival hub.
In the meantime, an ongoing strike by screenwriters in Hollywood could have unpredictable effects on the French Riviera festival.
But with a festival packed with a number of highly anticipated, big-budget films, including James Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of the Destiny and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, the party is sure to go on anyway.