15 NOVEMBER 2007

On a night of high-octane glamour Monaco's Prince Albert welcomed stunning French actress Eva Green as she arrived at an exclusive VIP gala.

Showing off her unique Parisian style, the Kingdom Of Heaven beauty stepped out in a sparkling black gown, with her dark hair elegantly upswept.

The principality's reputation for attracting some of the world's most glamorous figures was reinforced by a host of other stars as well. Danish supermodel Helen Christensen stepped out in an icy blue asymmetrical number, while Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who performed in front of the star-studded audience, wore a strapless floor-length gown. British supermodel Sophie Dahl also attended the event.

Wednesday's gala in the Mediterranean principality was the launch bash for a limited-edition pen dedicated to the late Prince Rainier - Albert's father. Fashioned from white gold, diamonds and rubies, the fountain pen is being sold to benefit a children and arts foundation set up by Albert's mother Princess Grace.

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The Monegasque royal greets stunning French actress Eva at the gala event in Monte Carlo to launch a limited edition white gold pen dedicated to Albert's late fatherPhoto: © Getty Images Click on photos for gallery
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Monaco has a reputation for attracting the rich and famous, and Wednesday night's event was no exception. Supermodel Helena, dazzling in an unusual gown, was among the high profile guests Photo: © Getty Images
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