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Bright angel trumps dark witch
by Jeanmarie Tan

I love it when actresses stay true to their characters and don't stray from their movie's theme and tone during press tours.

Case in point: The Dark Shadows' red-carpet premieres in Los Angeles, US.

Forget The Twilight Saga - this is how gothic glamour should be done.

French femme fatale Eva Green, 31, is the black comedy's sexy, alluring and devious witch who easily casts her spell on screen.

Equally captivating in a totally different and less dramatic way is Australian newcomer Bella Heathcote, 24, who plays Green's polar opposite and sweet love rival for 18th-century vampire Barnabas Collins' (Johnny Depp) heart.

So welcome to our good old-fashioned face-off between the Dark Lady and the Angel Of Light.


Green has always been mesmerising in her films, but this get-up from the Los Angeles premiere is just ghastly.

The figure-hugging grey long-sleeved high-neck embellished gown from Tom Ford is swallowing her alive.

She looks a little worse for wear from the effort of holding up such a heavy garment.

The added volume of her sloppy over-teased bouffant isn't helping.

And with those scarily intense smoky eyes, Green is truly working her "crazy/beautiful" persona.


In total contrast is the exceedingly poised Heathcote, who quietly makes an impact in her angelic white chiffon short-sleeved Chanel dress with a tiered skirt, ruffled detailing on the shoulders and skinny belt.

I'm obsessed with those lace-up Jason Wu strappy sandals and her thick blunt bangs.

Pretty perfect from head to toe.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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