Aishwarya Rai Cannes Double-WERQ

Posted on May 22, 2014

Superhuman beauty and World Champion Face Giver Aishwarya Rai hits Cannes like a tidal wave, sweeping aside any and all pretenders. Step OFF, people.


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We’re a little speechless. But really, what else needs to be said? Let’s all silently appreciate.

Okay, we’ve appreciated. Let’s move on.


Aishwarya-Rai-Roberto-Cavalli-The-Search-Two-Days-One-Night-Premiere-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (6)Aishwarya Rai atttends the premiere of “Two Days, One Night” during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Roberto Cavalli gown.

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*thud* We’re dead.


What is WRONG with you, Hollywood?!?

Bow down at her perfection, world. Miss Aishwarya? You WERQ that face, girl.




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  • imspinningaround

    Forget the dresses, she’s serving HAIR GLORY! The Amanda Seyfried of the Subcontinent.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Amanda is WEEPING over Aishwarya’s skills.

    • She does have glorious hair.

    • thebooky161

      They’re extensions. I’m not hating, I think she looks great but I’ve seen her in real life a few times and her hair is thin and kind of patchy in places

      • meenbeen

        Quit sipping the haterade. No indian woman ever needed extensions.

        • SpillinTea

          *flatline* Yassss!!!!

        • Lola

          Darling, I work in Bollywood. You’d be awfully surprised. This is neither here nor there though. Aish is the queen.

          • Vee

            I’ll gladly quit my job and be your assistant!

      • Vee

        Even if they were extensions, they are GOOD extensions, Hollywood can learn a bit about make-up and hair from Bollywood.

    • gefeylich

      Hah, Seyfried WISHES she had a 100th of Aish’s ANYTHING.

  • Sarah

    Superhuman, incandescent, ravishing, mind-boggling beauty. I thought the first dress was something else, and shit, the second one is maybe even better.

    • jen_vasm

      Oowwwwwww, she’s so beautiful! A double-shot is just too much, TLo.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I think I’m in love. WOW. Assuming she has an accent I’d probably faint if I were in the same room as her.

  • She is worthy of the tiara and the bracelets that are bulletproof.

    • Ginmaru

      Don’t forget the lariat and the invisible plane! Then we could watch her as she flew over our houses. sigh.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        She would knock off her opponents with one glance from those eyes.

      • Anplica Fiore

        I’d pay for that privilege! Hollywood – are you listening to us??

    • Trent

      At 5’7″ she is a little too short to play an Amazon. But still, she is stunningly gorgeous with glorious hair and and THAT FACE. How is it possible that she hasn’t made a film since 2010? Bollywood and Hollywood both need to wake the fuck up and get on that!

      • We’ll get her an apple box. SOLUTIONS!

        • Trent

          LOL! Well, it works for Tom Cruise…

        • Trent

          LOL! Well, it works for Tom Cruise…

        • And that’s why I laugh during every Cyclops and Jean scene in the X-men flicks when they’re standing and somehow face-to-face!

      • melisaurus

        Well since so many men in Hollywod are short she can wear heels and it will work out.

      • VirginiaK

        She had a baby and seems to have devoted herself to being a mom. I wish Hollywood et al would wake up more to the Indian stars, I love them and think their beauty and charisma would add something to our movies in the right roles. I wish they’d at least use Indian actors from India to play people from India!! (vs people born in US or England striving for the right accent)

      • J. Preposterice

        man have you seen how short robert downey jr is? and i ain’t seen no one telling him he’s too short to be iron man!

  • @Biting Panda

    There is not a more beautiful woman on all of the planet. (In my humble, bowing the fuck down, opinion.)

    • Dorothy_on_the_yellow_brick_rd

      I agree. There are beautiful women, and then there are truly mind-boggling, out-of-this- world beauty: Aishwarya Rai, Monica Belluci, Milla Jovovich.

      • Milla’s face is the only reason why I love the otherwise-awful Resident Evil films.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It’s like Bette Davis and Madonna had a baby with Omar Sharif. IOW, fabulous and amazing.

    • Chickadeep

      Holy crap, YES!

    • Anna Vasquez

      How have I NEVER noticed the Bette Davisness of her face?


      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Fasten your seatbelts

    • disqus_S1ql48Vi9i

      the big eyes

  • kimmeister

    I think this is the first post I’ve ever seen on this site with her in it, and it’s about time! To borrow from My So-Called Life, she’s so beautiful, “it hurts to look at her.”

  • Jennifer Bober

    Wonder Woman…oh my God you guys are genius!! You are so right.

    She’s just gorgeous and we mere mortals can only kvel.

  • Danielle

    Is she the official spokeswoman for Roberto Cavalli? If not, get her a contract, STAT.

    • Denise Alden

      I know! I would have NEVER guessed these were Cavalli gowns. Normally Cavalli just looks crass to me, but man: she makes it look royal, doesn’t she?

      • Lucía Gavello

        Kristen Chenoweth wore the second dress for the Oscars, she looked good but her hair and makeup provided no contrast.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    It’s distressing enough that she wasn’t considered to play Talia al Ghul, now they better give her a Wonder Woman film for the rest of eternity.

    • Sobaika

      Don’t remind me that a person named TALIA AL GHUL who was born in the damn desert was played by someone of the Caucasian Persuasion.

      • P M

        Who is Talia al Ghul?

        • Sobaika

          Character from the Batman franchise, most recently played by Marion Cotillard.

          • P M

            Yeah, typical Hollywood tactic. Let’s not go into the fiasco that was Avatar (Last Airbender).

          • Jacqueline Wessel

            Oh, I love Avatar, The Last Airbender. My nephew warned me not to see the movie, so I didn’t.

          • Kinase

            The show is wonderful, the movie…isn’t.

          • P M

            I adore the series; didn’t bother with the movie.

          • demidaemon

            Your nephew did you a glorious service. I saw the movie (on DVD). It’s pretty much dreck.

            P.S. I was not consulted in the viewing of the movie and had to suffer through it.

      • KinoEye

        She’s such a badass, too. I became familiar with that character playing Arkham City and she’s now one of my favorites. But yes, OF COURSE they had to cast a white person. I bet their logic ran along the lines of, “The name sounds uncomfortably Middle Eastern, so we’ll cast a white girl to put the audience at ease.” BLAH. Aishwarya would’ve been killer in that role, though.

        • fursa_saida

          I think it has more to do with the fact that Marion Cotillard is the only woman whose existence Christopher Nolan can be trusted to remember consistently. Which doesn’t stop it being racist. I just bet they didn’t even think that far. Decent sized female role with a sexual component in a Nolan movie is going to go to Marion by default.

          • KinoEye

            Haha, that’s a fair point. He’s all about that Cotillard. It’s kinda funny when directors put their sexual preferences in their films. For instance, Quentin Tarantino obviously had a raging love affair with Uma Thurman’s feet (and, well, most female feet). Or Darren Aronofsky, who can’t say no to pretty brunettes with big eyes (Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Marisa Tomei, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, etc).

    • AnaRoW

      I’d be stunned if they ever considered her for Wonder Woman. DC/WB doesn’t seem to have a clue about what to do with that character.

    • Vee

      I saw Priyanka Chopra more as Talia.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Yes, and there’s a whole army of non-caucasian actresses who could have been a better fit for the character than Marion (or Angelina, since she was rumored to be in the movie).

  • majorbedhead

    Well, I have no idea who she is when she’s at home, but man, that’s some face and hair and body and dress. I love both of them, but I think I like dress #2 a little bit more because it’s giving me Chrysler Building vibes and I have a crush on that building. (shaddup. You can TOO have a crush on a building.)

    Serious, serious hair envy over here. Serious.

    • kimmeister

      It’s totally the Chrysler building!

    • MoHub

      You will have to get in line behind me to worship the Chrysler Building. It is simply the best piece of architecture in the world—past, present, and future.

    • Vee

      I used to work in the Chrysler Building, Love the art deco, but the lobby is to die for.

  • Sobaika

    Dead, flying away on a cloud of bliss, perfection overload. In other words:

    B Y E
    C A N N O T
    H A N D L E

  • Glam Dixie

    Love everything, face, hair, both dresses. Gorgeous. My only quibble, the first dress really obscures her waist line and makes her look thicker than I think she really is.

  • Mme. Moriarty

    No Aishwarya fan, but Sonam Kapoor looks like a gangly teenager next to her.

    • P M

      Love your avatar!

  • Tanya Wade

    The raised eyebrow in the second dress takes it beyond fierce into a dimension we don’t often see. There isn’t even a name for it. DAYUM.

  • Noah

    Somebody brought her A game!

  • WendyD

    Kate’s hair is jealous of her hair. DAMN.

    • lamamu

      It’s the hair Kate’s hair thinks it is.

      • P M

        It’s the hair Kate’s hair wants to be.

  • DAMN. A more appropriate double-werq I have never seen. That first one in particular. Thank you so much for highlighting her!

  • She is perfection; superhuman, ethereal Indian perfection. Like the movie “Kama Sutra”. It’s all impossibly beautiful people wearing impossibly beautiful clothing in impossibly stunning situations. But she is the most perfect of all.

    • Denise Alden

      “Kama Sutra” is one of my all time favorite movies. Kills me every time.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Great summation of “Kama Sutra”-my word, but that movie has stunningly gorgeous people.

  • kimmeister

    She’s 40. Can you believe that?

    • OH MY GOD

      *throws self off a building — not even in envy, but sheer disbelief, awe, and acknowledgement of how she inferior she must make all her fellow celebrities feel*

  • boweryboy

    I’m not really loving the first look, but the hair looks nice. I like the second look a bit better, although some earrings would have helped and I hate the hair. In any case, she’s selling the hell out of both so major props to her for that.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I’m building a shrine to her perfectly-arched brow.

    • P M

      Dahling, you sound like you need to be initiated into the wonders of threading 😀

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        My brows are in good shape but I fear I’ll never be able to cock the one upwards in a just-so fashion. Pains of being mortal, I suppose.

        • P M

          That, I’m afraid, just may come from within 😀

  • Perfection – and taking the girl stars to school on how mixing up the hair and makeup a little can give similar dresses a totally different vibe.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She’s gorgeous. Who is she?

    • P M

      OMG you don’t know TMBWITW?! No really, that’s what a brown blog used to call her: The Most Beautiful Woman In The World. She *is* very good looking, can’t act, but has made a world-class marriage in Bollywood after a string of high-profile relationships. She married Abhishek Bacchhan, who also can’t act, but is Amitabh Bachhan’s son. Who is Amitabh Bacchan? A man with the Voice of God and who, in his heyday, was THE BIGGEST STAR EVER in Bollywood.

      • Jaeda Laurez

        Amitabh Tha GAWD. I will pretty much watch whatever he’s in.

        • P M

          That voice….. (swoon)

        • VirginiaK

          I think my favorite Amitabh movie is Silsila, which is one from his days of playing guys with a poetic aspect to them (soon he got famous as an angry young man type). It is also a movie that gives itself very satisfactorily to Tom and Lorenzo’s kind of analysis of the use of costume to carry themes forward. It’s about an affair between people married to others, and the story had reverberations with strong gossip at the time about some of its actors.

          • P M

            I need to re-watch that now 🙂

          • VirginiaK

            I don’t think it was a success at the time. It is one of those movies of the 70s that is more like an art-house movie than a Bollywood movie, even though it was made by Yash Raj, a commercial house. I think the DVD might have interesting extras on it. It stars Amitabh, Jaya, Rekha, and Sanjeev Kumar. And Shashi Kapoor!!!!

      • Denise Alden

        You school us, baby! 🙂

      • VirginiaK

        The Most Beautiful Woman thing was started when Oprah introduced her that way, I am fairly sure.

        • P M

          Ah yes, thanks for reminding me. I found her fairly wooden in that interview and on Letterman. Well, kind of awkward may be more accurate.

      • ChelseaNH

        According to Roger Ebert, not only is she the most beautiful woman in the world, she’s the second-most beautiful woman in the world.

    • P M

      Oh, for the curious, I’d really recommend looking up “Aishwarya Rai wedding” on Google Images. Darlings: The Jewels! The paparazzi craziness! The palinquins!

      As for Amitabh, hmm…. well, let’s go with ‘Don’:

    • VirginiaK

      An Indian Miss World who has had a very good career as a movie star in HIndi language commercial movies (“Bollywood”). She’s had more of a “star” career than an acting career, and besides being so beautiful she is really a good dancer, having been trained in Indian classical dance. To my mind her best acting is in a more indie-style (for India) movie called Raincoat.

      Pleasure-giving movies she’s in that I’d recommend include Jodhaa Akbar, where she’s paired with the parallel-ly good-looking Hrithik Roshan in a spectacularly costumed and filmed story of the legendary marriage between a 16th century enlightened Mughal Emperor and his Rajput princess wife; Devdas, an over-the-top sad love story with lavish sets and costumes, in which she dances amazingly (the story is told better in another filmed version but never mind); and Guru, based on the real story of one of modern India’s great rags-to-riches stories, in which she acts with her husband. (I don’t think he’s totally a bad actor, I think he doesn’t have much of a range though, and in this one he’s cast right.)

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Thank you. 🙂

      • YES! I was just reading through the comments to see if anyone brought up Jodhaa Akbar. After renting it several times I finally bought it and took it with me when I visited my mom, sister, and her family in Florida. I wasn’t certain if my mom and niece would like it, but I knew my sister would. But soon my mom and niece joined us…four generations dazzled by Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai! The costumes and jewels are alone worthy of watching this flick. On top of that, Hrthik tames a wild elephant single-handedly. Yummy.

        • VirginiaK

          Now I remember, when it came out there was a lot of publicity about how the jewelry had been meticulously researched and produced for the movie.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    I just realized that Cavalli dress is the same one Kristin Chenoweth wore to the Oscars.

    • Me also too. 🙂 I loved it on her but this is.. totally another level. 🙂

  • P M

    ” World Champion Face Giver” is about right. She’s an old pro at this, has been for ….. what about 20 years now? On the other hand, this is about the range of her acting, so it’s double-edged face, you might say.

  • frannyprof

    She. Is. Gorgeous.

  • Anna


    Goddess does not even begin to describe. A new language needs to be invented in order to even begin to attempt to chronicle her beauty.

  • SewingSiren

    Obviously IS playing Wonder Woman in her own head.

  • Wink

    Wow. She deserves her own theme song, played every time she appears. Tell me, does she already have one?

  • EEKstl

    Her beauty is beyond mere mortal.

  • Tee

    Why is there so much space around her on the red carpet? Because she OWNS it! I didn’t know you could stuff that much fierceness into a Cavali, no TWO Cavalis!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      She also needs enough room so she can twirl around and turn into Wonder Woman. 🙂

  • GillianHolroyd

    I’d like to see her in Vivienne Westwood.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    She’s so fly.

  • crash1212

    Good god. This woman is perfect.

  • KT

    Shit goddamn. She really is so ridiculously gorgeous, and just continues to be so. One of my Indian friends has posters of her all around their media room — she’s like the patron saint of fabulosity over there. Understandably so.

    She would make an excellent Wonder Woman, that’s a great idea. She would certainly bring a lot of international value (not that Justice League needs it).

  • alyce1213

    Sadly, we all know the answer why. She is 40.

    • P M

      And not white – how will it play in middle America?

      • Tee

        Middle America would welcome her. We’re not as sheltered as you think we are.

        • Bexxx

          I believe that was a hypothetical. Sadly there is always a great deal of outrage when a POC is cast in a role where people can only imagine whiteness (regardless of the canon race).

        • P M

          That was sarcasm.

        • Sobaika

          If only.

    • Sobaika

      It’s because she’s not white. And because they’ll likely never invest enough in the franchise to begin with.

      • alyce1213

        That too (also, sadly). I thought I’d address the ageism first.

      • MilaXX

        yup, I thinking it’s because she’s brown. Lynda Carter may be Mexican but neither her looks or name remind one of that.

        • Isabel

          In India, she’s light. Notice that a lot of Bollywood actors are light. Same thing in Univision shows.

          • MilaXX

            I understand, but by US standards her name alone would have folks complaining. See also the fit people had at the new Ms America.

          • VirginiaK

            Don’t people accept Salma Hayek? she is brown with a funny name and I don’t think it gets in her way.

          • MilaXX

            I was speaking in relation to her being chosen as Wonder Woman. I have no opinion regarding her acting career in general nor that of Salma Hayek. Case in point look at how apeshit people behaved over the crowning of Ms America or the casting of Micheal B Jordan as Torch.

          • VirginiaK

            Thanks now I understand. I hope she is Wonder Woman, I’d love a somewhat thoughtfully-written movie in which Wonder Woman is now 40 and portrayed by an Indian woman.

  • decormaven

    This gorgeous creature just knocked ’em all off the RC. Serving it!

  • Nancer

    OMG. That raised eyebrow in the next to last picture… killer. Not to mention the full-out beauty of her gowns!

  • MilaXX

    GORGEOUS! I call this a double WERK! That first picture is a prime example of how to do muted tones on your face without look dead. I agree she would make a fantastic Wonder Woman. I could totally buy her as being an Amazon.

  • Pennymac

    The very definition of fabulous. Wow!

  • formerlyAnon

    I thought the first gown was marvelous. Then I saw the second. Wow.

  • Judih1

    Love HER. Thank you TLO for showing us examples of beautiful women of all races, nationalities, ages and sizes. Wish you guys were casting agents in Hollywood so we could see more diversity in films and tv

    I love the first dress but would love to see it in a dramatic color. The second dress feels more like JLo to me, but still fabulous

    • Isabel

      JLo wouldn’t wear either dress, unless severe alterations were made.

  • smayer

    Most beautiful Miss World they’ve ever crowned.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Look! A star person with FLESH. Actual flesh rather than picked-chicken bones. That’s part of what makes her magnificent, don’t you think?

    • VirginiaK

      Yes, though she was daintily-proportioned until she had her first child a couple of years ago. Then as it seemed to me, she didn’t starve/exercise self to death the way some stars feel obliged to. I love how she looks now too.

      • P M

        She looks realistic for a 40 year old.

        • VirginiaK

          Yes she looks fine now as far as I’m concerned. This is my imagining of course, but I have an idea she loved the opportunity to get off the celebrity-beauty train and be a normal pregnant woman, wife, and mom.

          • P M

            She always struck me as conventional-with-a-strategy, which is something I’ve seen in many of my contemporaries who are Indian (well, that’s unfair, many women from a non-Western background, let’s say, as I’ve seen this tendency less in mainstream Westerners – those who aren’t in the financial sector, anyway *Rambling, Sorry*). Anyway, the thing I notice is that they seem very Reese Witherspoon-like, in that they are great at controlling things in their lives, and are very strategic about their relationships, and the decisions and follow-through in the big, important questions, like marriage and kids. They make ‘good’ marriages, manage their in-laws with great skill, are ‘all-rounders’, as they used to say, decent at sports, decent in the arts, are socially very adept.

            I always found that level of adeptness intimidating, but then, people like that, like Aishwarya, are pretty much a class unto themselves.

            I guess I find her calculating, and thus am a bit indifferent to her decision to become a wife and mother. Also remember who she married; I myself would find it difficult to believe that she ‘chose’ to become a mother. I rather believe that it wouldn’t have entered her mind that this choice was something to be given equal weight.

            Despite the presence of advanced degrees in many Indian women over the last 30-40 years, I’m always surprised how many of them have kids in the first 2 years of marriage; at how many of their lives follow an apparently precise sequence, that can be timed by age, education, position.

            As to Ash’s personality: I tend to compare people like that to my great-grandmother (whom I was fortunate enough to know): sharp as a tack; taught herself to read in English despite only a grade 4 education, declined greatly in the last decade of her life; very very intelligent; but very humble, with great warmth. I find that lacking in Aishwarya’s persona.

          • VirginiaK

            I know what you mean, and have had some exposure I think to the sector of Indian society you are thinking of. On the other side of this there is her relationship with Salman Khan, which sounds more normal and messy, though she may originally have seen this alliance as strategic as well. Something I have made up about her is that she is somebody who was pushed a lot to exploit her looks and work herself very hard — I’ve made up that her family pushed her this way, even though I know she doesn’t come from the kind of family that needs a kid to be an “earner” (i.e. they already enjoyed middle-class comfort, security, and status).

            So in my made-up bio, Ash is so happy to have escaped that, to be taken in by the Bachchans, and to get pregnant and eat what she wants to.

          • P M

            Ah, I get what you’re saying.

            I agree with your assessment of her family. From what I’ve read, her mother a stage mother (and basically like every overbearing Auntie I knew growing up). In general, though, I do find that the culture is hyper-competitve, and it becomes a matter of protecting your family’s name and reputation (like jeez, take a break).

            But you’re right, her success is well-deserved, and she’s entitled to do everything you said.

      • nomnom

        unfortunately, a lot of Indian gossip sites fat shamed her, and little miss Sonam Kapoor alluded to her age by calling her ‘aunt’.

        ETA: She did put on some weight due to pregnancy and after birth, and did not run to get a nip and tuck. And thus the barbs began. People were downright mean to her.

        In India, fat shaming is in vogue 🙁

        • VirginiaK

          Yes about the meanness you can run into in the Indian media. All of which makes me extra happy to see Aishwarya appreciated by Tom and Lorenzo — mostly I think she’s beautiful and want the Indian stars to be known in the US as I enjoy them so much — then maybe 1% of my happiness includes the thought of the mean people being furious at Ash being acknowledged in “the west.”

          (And – sorry to hear Sonam’s manners haven’t improved. I do like her style sense but also remember her father making her apologize for a nasty remark — a Tweet, technically — about Shobha De.)

          • nomnom

            Funny how her FIL can work with 20 something heroines but she will be judged if she acts with younger heroes.

            She did end up getting a bit of nip and tuck and some maintenance done, but I can’t help but wonder how much of it was because she was extensively fat shamed in the media. Even in this appearance, she was being called fat. Can you imagine???

  • Vee

    Perfection. Make-up deployment and red carpet personality PER dress! But I have loved her since Jodha Ackbar, then just went from there. As an “american”, I am proud to say I have seen almost all of her films. I just love her. Classy and beautiful.

  • VirginiaK

    Yes you are right, fellows, Aish would be spectacular as Wonder Woman!! have you seen the Dhoom movies? She is very capable of “physical” roles besides being so beautiful, and she’s a trained and lovely dancer to boot. I hope you have the degree of world influence you deserve and that this will happen.

  • Vee

    Oh! And since watching her in Dhoom 2, yes, she can pull off Wonder Woman.

  • holla

    and they cast skinny Gal Gador for the WW role. Let’s please have someone more fierce play the Amazonian princess. this lady or Angela Basset.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I have no idea who she is but I will find out on the internets. She is stunning in both dresses, and yes to Wonder Woman.

  • nycfan

    To top it all off, she is 40 years old.

  • Dany

    This woman is breathtaking and is seriously gorgeous. Desi power wooohooo!!!

  • KinoEye

    She was one of the first Indian actresses I became familiar with, and I’ve always thought she was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. 10 years later, yep, still true. I uncontrollably gay gasped as I scrolled.

  • disqus_S1ql48Vi9i

    she has more class in her little finger than all those Hwood bimbos have in an entire fake boob

  • Coralie Legister

    Wonder Woman! Yes! There must be some way we can make this happen.

  • FibonacciSequins

    She really has the Wonder Woman look. It’s a shame the producers didn’t come to you for casting advice, TLo.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    I think she commands wind to blow through her hair just by tiger-eyes-steel. Also, THE EYEBROW. Miss Universe, bitches.

  • nannypoo

    Beautiful. Most people can’t find even one perfect gown for the red carpet and she has found two. And doesn’t she look a teeny bit like HBC, only cleaned up and well-organized?

  • marlie

    She’s beautiful in the first gown, even though I don’t necessarily love the gown itself. But that second look? BAM.

  • kt

    Stunning. Although dress #1 is gorgeous it isn’t particularly flattering, which probably doesn’t matter given that that is her face

  • Qitkat

    That left eyebrow deserves its own twitter, facebook, and pinterest accounts.

    • P M

      lol There should be a buzzfeed on ’10 Greatest Eyebrow Raises’, she and The Rock can duke it out

  • Henry Maler

    I maintain that she is the most beautiful woman on Earth.

  • VirginiaK

    Asihwarya dancing, with her real-life husband Abhishek Bachchan (before they were a couple in real life) and her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, in performance of the song Kajra Re from movie Bunty Aur Babli (movie is fun, but this is the only scene she’s in).

    [If links aren’t allowed – an interested party can search >Kajra Re subtitle< and find the video of Aishwarya and her husband and father-in-law]

  • B_C_J

    She is a dazzling beauty. It renders her clothing secondary at best.

  • Guest

    someone go steal that cuff off Drew Barrymore!

  • PastryGoddess

    I bet no one remembers Kristen Chenowith wore that dress at the Oscars.

    *Snaps of RESPECT!*

  • Man Dala

    This lady is gorgeous.

  • dulcian

    How in the heck is she making that first gown not look totally bridal? Wow.

  • DagnyReardon

    For fun go watch her in Dola Re Dola on YouTube. Stunning costumes and fabulous dance moves.

    • VirginiaK

      I second that !

  • snarkalicious

    That EYEBROW in the penultimate photo. Perfection.

    • pop_top

      Word. In fact, everything about her face in that penultimate photo is perfection.

  • LadyVimes

    I usually don’t like the pointy bodices, but this works for me. You give that face, girl. You know you’re a star.

  • *Standing Ovation*

  • Also, Darling Miss Joan: This is how you dress your beautiful curves.

  • Pudgy Possum

    Usually I can stifle my jealousy of female beauties by looking up pictures of them without makeup. It’s hard with this one, though granted, no-makeup pics of her are hard to find (girl doesn’t leave house with something!).

  • elirt

    I’ve come to realize the ultimate beautiful combo – dark hair and features with light (green/blue) colored eyes. Rare and stunning. She is gorgeous.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I saw her once in a really silly rom-com in which she was wasted.Sigh. Ok, now THIS is what I want to see from the lady celebs at Cannes-I’m bowing down in thanks to Ms. Rai for serving it up. I love the face-it’s as if you can read her mind and she’s thinking”Do I really have to co-exist with mere mortals? Please.”

  • She is so very beautiful

  • That is really – wow – she is something! Sometimes when I see someone like this – two gowns so perfect, the hair, the face – and I just want to tell everyone else to go home. I mean really, no amount of us telling Dakota Fanning to stand up straight is going to make her into this amazing creature. Wonder Woman indeed!

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  • VirginiaK

    I think a post of mine with a link in it didn’t go through so – if you’d like to see her perform a song (she’s a great dancer) with her real-life husband, Abhishek Bachchan (filmed before they were a couple) and his megastar dad, Amitabh Bachchan, now her FIL — look on YouTube for Kajra Re with English subtitles.

    • P M

      Look up ‘Dor’ – it’s a great movie (and has that cutie Shreyas Talpade in it) – there’s a lovely scene involving the music of that song (not the vid).

      • VirginiaK

        I love that scene – and movie too – agree it is great!

  • demidaemon

    Her headsuit is WERQ-worthy all on its own, but I don’t love the dresses. They only seem to work in certain poses and angles ( the first one is the 3/4 profile pose; the second is from the back). I just think she needs better dresses to match all her gloriousness.

  • fananafanafophalec

    YAAAAAAS werq that Art Deco glittery realness!

  • titaness25

    The third pic of the gold dress honestly looks Photoshopped. Mere humankind cannot actually look that flawless without the help of our computer overlords. Also, she looks so beautiful here, and I just keep remembering the shit people chatted about her when she had her baby- she didn’t immediately shrink back to pre-baby body. She’s one of my very favourite actresses- and I feel like she’s telling them all to kindly suck it.

  • ellisd123

    I would LOVE if this woman played Wonder Woman! FABOOOO!!!!

  • Jecca2244

    wait, why doesn’t she do American movies? or does she?

  • Contralto

    Honestly, that is just ridiculous. No one should be this fabulous.

  • carnush

    This woman is utterly mesmerizing. To watch her films is to be be transfixed.

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    Wonder Woman was exactly my thought! She’d be *perfect*.

    • ohayayay

      T.Lo, can you hire a Hollywood lobbyist in support of making this happen? I would contribute…

  • Ebto

    If you want to see her in something lighter (role-wise, that is), try one of my favorite guilty pleasures: Bride and Prejudice.

    • VirginiaK

      And another Jane Austen adaptation she is in – Kandukondain Kadukondain , a very nice Indian version of Sense and Sensibility, in Tamil. The whole movie is on YouTube with English subtitles.

  • Alyssa

    Wow, stunningly beautiful.

  • bluefish

    South Asia produces some of the world’s most beautiful and elegant women. Takes a special kind of gal to be able to pull off two such spectacular Gilda gowns. Beautiful hair and make-up and she knows how to pose.

  • webslice33

    she’s beautiful but not really werq worthy…

  • conniemd

    Eat your heart out Linda Carter! Who is this woman? The dresses are awesome, but they would look ridiculous on a lot of women. On her they just bedazzle.

    • P M

      Read on, you’ll find out 😀

  • P M

    Wow, I didn’t realize so many BKs are way into Indian movies. I wonder if TLo would consider reviewing Indian movies at all, at least for the costumes.

  • paintedfish

    Wonder Woman; god you are so right.

  • gefeylich

    One of the great, unsung beauties of the world. Her eyes rival Taylor’s – clear green instead of violet. These dresses are wonderful, but she could wear a Hefty bag and look 1000x better than any woman in the joint.

  • macwell

    I can’t even breathe right now. Stunning.

  • bringbackbeatles

    Wow. She is absolutely stunning. I don’t love the first gown, but it doesn’t matter because she makes you love it her. And, what a face, absolutely gorgeous. I would love to look q fraction of a fraction as a amazing. Looked her up and saw that she was 40 and she looks much younger than that even. Absolutely beautiful.

  • katarama

    She is just insanely beautiful, isn’t she?

  • Jessy_N

    she has disney princess eyeballs

  • Kiran

    This woman is perfection, she looks even more ethereal in the flesh. Watch her in Devdas.

  • somebody blonde

    God, it would be great if ANYONE did Wonder Woman at this point. I’m kind of wondering if it’ll ever happen.