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Eva Longoria stuns in a gorgeous dusty pink gown with a daring side split

Stars have been spotted arriving in the French Riviera ahead of the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.

And Eva Longoria led the glamorous arrivals at the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday as she walked the red carpet ahead of the opening screening of competition horror flick The Dead Don’t Die. 

The Desperate Housewives star, 44, stunned in a gorgeous dusty pink gown with a daring thigh-high split.

Star power: Eva Longoria led the glamorous arrivals at the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday as she walked the red carpet ahead of the opening screening of competition horror flick The Dead Don't Die

Gorgeous: The Desperate Housewives star, 44, stunned in a gorgeous dusty pink gown with a daring thigh-high split

Star power: Eva Longoria led the glamorous arrivals at the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday as she walked the red carpet ahead of the opening screening of competition horror flick The Dead Don’t Die

The dress, which gathered in pleats across her left shoulder, was strapless on one side, with the beautiful silk fabric flowing to the ground.

Eva paired her statement gown, which featured a metallic panel across opposite sides of her chest and waist, with nude pointed kitten heels.

The actress, who gave birth to her first son Santiago with husband José Bastón ten months ago, wore her glossy brunette locks loose around her shoulders.

Model behaviour: The dress, which gathered in pleats across her left shoulder, was strapless on one side, with the beautiful silk fabric flowing to the ground

Model behaviour: The dress, which gathered in pleats across her left shoulder, was strapless on one side, with the beautiful silk fabric flowing to the ground

And, never one to forgo the glamour, Eva opted for a rose gold eye look and wore a glossy nude lip for the occasion. 

Early arrivals at the star-studded event also included Jeremy Meeks, 35, and his fellow model Andreea Sasu, 29, who both wore statement all-black ensembles for the opening of the annual event.

The ‘hot felon’ cut a stylish figure in a classic black suit embellished with sharp silver studs around his lapels and studded black and silver detailing on his right shoulder.

Photo op: Eva paired her statement gown, which featured a metallic panel across opposite sides of her chest and waist, with nude pointed kitten heels

Photo op: Eva paired her statement gown, which featured a metallic panel across opposite sides of her chest and waist, with nude pointed kitten heels

New role: The actress, who gave birth to her first son Santiago with husband José Bastón ten months ago, wore her glossy brunette locks loose around her shoulders

Stunned: The actress showed off her gorgeous gown as she posed on the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony

New role: The actress, who gave birth to her first son Santiago with husband José Bastón ten months ago, wore her glossy brunette locks loose around her shoulders

Jeremy, who is thought to be engaged to Top Shop heiress Chloe Green, competed his ensemble with a crystal-look Ankh symbol pendant. 

Germany’s Next Top Model champion Barbara Meier, 32, was also spotted on the red carpet in a sheer, silver embroidered gown with white feather detailing early on in the evening.

French police were photographed arriving on the red carpet earlier in the evening as preparations got underway for the much-anticipated opening screening of horror flick The Dead Don’t Die. 

Arrivals: Early arrivals at the star-studded event included Jeremy Meeks, 35, and his fellow model Andreea Sasu, 29, who both wore statement all-black ensembles for the opening of the annual event

Arrivals: Early arrivals at the star-studded event included Jeremy Meeks, 35, and his fellow model Andreea Sasu, 29, who both wore statement all-black ensembles for the opening of the annual event

Daring: French actress Frédérique Bel, 44, dressed to impress in a flowing mint green gown with a daring plunging front

Daring: French actress Frédérique Bel, 44, dressed to impress in a flowing mint green gown with a daring plunging front

The Jim Jarmusch-directed film stars Disney Channel alum Selena Gomez, 26, and Star Wars actor Adam Driver, 35, as the pair fight for survival when the undead begin to plague the sleepy town of Centerville. 

The Dead Don’t Die, which is tipped for release in the UK on July 19, is in the running for numerous awards at the ten-day event, including the coveted Palme D’Or award – the highest accolade presented at the festival.

It will go up against Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCarprio and Margot Robbie, Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You and 18 other hopefuls for the gong. 

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival will showcase 21 competition titles, plus out-of-competition, midnight and special screenings at the Palais des Festivals from Tuesday until May 25. 

Radiant: Early arrivals at the star-studded event included Polish actress Natalia Janoszek, 29, who wore a stunning strapless gown

Radiant: Early arrivals at the star-studded event included Polish actress Natalia Janoszek, 29, who wore a stunning strapless gown

Dazzles: Belgian singer Angèle was next to arrive at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of the much-anticipated opening ceremony

Glittering: German model Barbara Meier also arrived early ahead of the competition screening of horror flick The Dead Don't Die

Dazzles: Belgian singer Angèle and German model Barbara Meier were next to arrive at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of the much-anticipated opening ceremony 

Bold: French actress Marina Foïs, 49, wore a statement orange and black patterned dress decorated with insect pins

Bold: French actress Marina Foïs, 49, wore a statement orange and black patterned dress decorated with insect pins

Actress Elle Fanning, French graphic novelist Enki Bilal and the Oscar-nominated director of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos, will be among jury members during the annual event.  

Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will preside over the panel that decides on prizes, including the top Palme D’Or award.

The jury for the festival’s 72nd edition will also include Pawel Pawlikowski, the Polish filmmaker and screenwriter named best director at Cannes last year for the impossible love story Cold War.

Maimouna N’Diaye, who has directed documentaries and acted in films such as Otar Iosseliani’s Chasing Butterflies will also sit on the panel, alongside two other female directors.

Gorgeous: German model Barbara Meier, who won the second series of Germany's Next Top Model, stunned in a sheer, silver embroidered gown with white feather detailing

Gorgeous: German model Barbara Meier, who won the second series of Germany’s Next Top Model, stunned in a sheer, silver embroidered gown with white feather detailing

Pose: Natalia wore her brunette locks in a sleek low ponytail as she posed ahead of dozens of photographers at the black tie event

Pose: Natalia wore her brunette locks in a sleek low ponytail as she posed ahead of dozens of photographers at the black tie event

Kelly Reichardt, whose Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams was a contender for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard award in 2008, directed 2016’s Certain Women.

Italy’s Alicia Rohrwacher won best screenplay at Cannes last year for her film Happy as Lazzaro, a satirical fable about a peasant family.

French filmmaker Robin Campillo, who took Cannes by storm in 2017 with 120 BPM – Beats Per Minute, winning the Grand Prix for his movie about an AIDs activist, will complete the line-up.

Comic book creator Bilal, best known for his Nikopol trilogy of science fiction novels, has also directed feature films, including 2004’s Immortal, organisers said. 

Preparations: French police were spotted arriving on the red carpet earlier in the evening as preparations got underway for the much-anticipated ceremony and competition screening of horror flick The Dead Don't Die

Preparations: French police were spotted arriving on the red carpet earlier in the evening as preparations got underway for the much-anticipated ceremony and competition screening of horror flick The Dead Don’t Die

Daily Mail UK

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