David Beckham rubs shoulders with all the ladies at UNICEF ball

David Beckham was in great company at the 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman and Heidi Klum were among a host of sultry stars dazzling on the red carpet at the lavish Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, as they helped raise over $2.5 million for the charity's lifesaving programs.

Also among the stunning celebrity guest list were actress Michelle Rodriguez, model Miranda Kerr and songstress Mariah Carey - who performed Always Be My Baby, We Belong Together and Hero for the A-list attendees of the gala.


David Beckham was surrounded by beautiful stars at the UNICEF gala

David, meanwhile, was dapper in a black tuxedo and bow tie as he rubbed shoulders with the beauties and later was honoured with the Huminatarian Leadership Award.

The privilege came after the sports hero came up with the plan to play seven football matches on seven continents, travelling from a mountain village in Asia to the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman and Heidi Klum attended the charity ball

Writing on Instagram, the former footballer wrote that he was "extremely honoured" to receive the award, and that he "can't wait to continue doing all I can for Unicef and my 7 Fund, 7.org, to help children across the world."

Labyrinth actress Jennifer Connelly also stepped out for the occasion, making her first public appearance since her co-star from the famous fantasy Eighties film David Bowie passed away following his 18-month battle with cancer.

Mariah Carey performed for the stars, while Michelle Rodriguez and Miranda Kerr were also in attendance

While she seemed in good spirits on the red carpet, the actress shared her sadness at the loss of her friend in a statement to Entertainment Weekly on Monday.

"I met David Bowie when I was 14 and he became a hero to me — because he was an artist, and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind," she said.

Labyrinth actress Jennifer Connelly made her first public appearance since the death of David Bowie

"I'd never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven’t since — the world will be a greyer place without him. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones."

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