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Elizabeth Hurley smiles on the red carpet during the opening of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival Getty

Elizabeth Hurley showed off her age-defying figure in a sophisticated black gown on the red carpet last night (21 November).

The 52-year-old swimwear designer oozed old Hollywood glamour in the plunging floor-length gown by Dsquared2, which showed off her assets as she simply accessorised with a diamond necklace, hoop earrings and her hair worn in loose curls.

Hurley dressed to impress as the guest of honour at the 39th Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt, and could have been mistaken for a woman half her age with her stunning appearance.

The dress encapsulated effortless chic at its very best while highlighting her curves and small waist, which she has been famed for ever since that Versace dress at the Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere in 1994.

Though she became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant, she outshined her then-partner at the LA event due to the plunging black gown featuring gold safety pins.

Her latest dazzling appearance comes after she claimed she was unaware of alleged sexual misconduct by showrunner Mark Schwahn on the set of her show The Royals.

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Hurley stunned in a black gown on the red carpet with simple diamond jewellery Getty

Hurley's female co-star Alexandra Park confirmed that she had "been exposed to this reprehensible behaviour" following his suspension last week after the cast of his old show One Tree Hill accused him of sexual harassment.

Hurley, who plays the matriarch Queen Helena on the E! show, wrote an open letter about the scandal on Twitter following the report, telling her 556K followers: "I have loved working on The Royals. I am devastated by recent reports. This is my statement."

A statement signed by 25 of her Royals co-stars and crew was subsequently released, accusing Schwahn of "repeated unwanted sexual harassment of multiple female members of cast and crew".

It read: "Despite hearing rumours about his behaviour on One Tree Hill those of us involved from the early stages went into the filming of the pilot hoping they were just that – rumours.

"By the time we wrapped this had irrevocably proven not to be the case. Where we should have been excited to meet new female cast and crew members, we felt nauseating concern in case they too should have him track down their mobile number."

"Where we should have offered our friends who auditioned for The Royals scene help and advice, we offered warnings about the man they would meet in the room," they concluded.

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Elizabeth Hurley at the Film Festival in Egypt Getty