Gorgeous Penelope Cruz works empress chic for Roman film

When in Rome, do as the Romans says the old adage.

And although her premiere for To Rome with Love was in LA, Penelope Cruz's dress was certainly inspired by the Eternal City.

The actress looked ravishing in an embellished nude gown reminiscent of classical Rome. With gold accessories and her gown split to the thigh, the mum-of-one cranked up the glamour for her night on superstar duty.



In the film, Penelope is reunited with Woody Allen for an intertwining story recounting the love affairs and romances of inhabitants of the Italian city.

It's the second time the Spanish actress has worked with the iconic director – their collaboration in Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona earned the beauty her first Oscar.

Naturally, that success has her hoping they will join forces again in the future.

Speaking at the premiere she said: "Woody is going to make another movie in New York soon and I'd love to work with him with him on a third film.

What could be better than filming with Woody Allen in New York?."

Before jetting into America, Penelope had enjoyed time in Madrid with her husband, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, and their son Leo, who is 17 months.

She was spotted showering kisses on her little boy as she they strolled through the city's airport.

It was recently announced that the star will reuinte with fellow Spaniard Pedro Almodovar, when he directs her in upcoming film The Brief Lovers.