There has been much discussion in her native India about her figure, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan silenced critics when she made a dazzling post-baby comeback at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
The Bollywood star sparkled at the at the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala, elegantly attired in a gold embroidered sari and a tailored jacket with Mandarin collar.
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Her beautiful eyes were accentuated with black eyeliner and her raven tresses were piled high on her head and adorned with a delicate gold band.
Thirty-eight-year-old Aishwarya welcomed her first baby with Abhishek Bachchan, the son of one of India's best-loved stars, in November.
According to the press in India, the green-eyed beauty and her husband Abhishek Bachchan have named their baby girl Aaradhya.
Aardhya is a Sanskrit word which means, "First One", "pleasable" or "one who is worth worshipping" and although the name is often seen as male orientated, it has been known to be used for both sexes in recent times.
Former Miss World Aishwarya rose to widespread fame in Bride and Prejudice.
Julia Roberts has described as her as the world's most beautiful woman.
Aishwarya joined a host of fellow beauties at the French Riviera gala, including Petra Nemcova, Kylie Minogue, Karolina Kurkova, Milla Jovovich and Heidi Klum.
Providing the musical entertainment was Price Tag singer Jessie J, who donned a revealing gown split to the thigh.