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Bella Hadid dresses dangerously at 'The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)' PremiereAFP/Getty

Bella Hadid proved she's not afraid to live dangerously as she walked the red carpet at Cannes in a gown that left little to the imagination. Attending the premiere of the Unknown Girl at the 69th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (18 May), the 19-year-old ensured she made her red carpet moment count, in a jaw-dropping dress that showed off her svelte figure.

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Bella Hadid turns heads on the red carpetAFP/Getty

With a delicate halterneck, long slashes in the gown, and an evident absence of underwear, Bella was in danger of multiple wardrobe malfunctions but the top model managed to maintain her dignity looking poised as she posed in the red Alexandre Vauthier silk wrap gown.

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Bella Hadid made sure her precarious gown stayed in place as she walked the red carpetAFP/Getty

The statuesque sister of Gigi Hadid looked flawless, marrying her sexy outfit with a newly cut fringe, but there's a good chance no one was looking at her hair.

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley looked flawless in a flattering red tie neck gownAFP/Getty

Indeed the supermodels ruled the red carpet at Cannes, as one statuesque beauty after another took their place before the world's media. Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio also left her underwear at home, wearing a shimmering silver gown made of separate panels held together by diamante hoops. With thigh-high splits in the side, the towering Brazilian beauty trod carefully in her vertiginous heels.

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Eva Herzigova channeled her inner Marylin MonroeAFP/Getty

British beauty Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley went with the trend for a sexy red gown, and although it was by the same designer, hers was a rather more understated offering with a tie neck detail and delicate flower motif.

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Jourdan Dunn looked like a fairy-tale PrincessAFP/Getty

Eva Herzagova who came to fame for the traffic stopping Wonderbra adverts in the 90s, channeled her inner Marylin Monroe in a white dress reminiscent of the iconic dress worn by the Hollywood star in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. With her blonde hair styled in soft waves the Czech beauty's Marilyn moment had snappers doing a doubletake.

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Irina Shayk made a style statement in a spider web inspired gownAFP/Getty

Meanwhile, British model Jourdan Dunn needed some assistance with her billowing gown by Ralph & Russo. Looking like a princess in the stunning strapless dress with pastel floral applique, Dunn's edgy side was also in evidence as her tattoos were exposed.

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Dame Helen Mirren twirls on the red carpetAFP/Getty

Russian model Irina Shayk, who is rumoured to be dating actor Bradley Cooper, made an original style statement in a black gown with a dramatic web inspired diamond detail on the back

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British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is flanked by Russian model Irina Shayk, and Ethiopian model Liya KebedeAFP/Getty

Also among the red carpet arrivals were national treasure Dame Helen Mirren and Formula One Racing driver who found himself surrounded by statuesque beauties.

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(R-L) Actor Olivier Bonnaud, actress Nadege Ouedraogo, director Luc Dardenne, actress Adele Haenel, director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, actor Louka Minnella and actor Jeremie Renier attend attends 'The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)' PremiereAFP/Getty

The Unknown Girl by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, tells the story of a doctor who tries to find out the identity of a patient who dies after refusing her treatment.