Dressed in traditional Indian costume with gold jewellery and a red bindi dot on her forehead, Natalie Portman is the picture of a Bollywood princess in a new music video.
The Cold Mountain actress shed her image as one of Hollywood's most cerebral actresses to star in a hilarious spoof of Indian movies created by her boyfriend, folk rocker Devendra Banhart.
In the video accompanying his single Carmensita, Natalie features as a beautiful maiden waiting to be saved from a wicked lord by her beloved - played by Devendra.
All the standard Bollywood elements are sent up with plenty of dancing, silly sub-titles and an even sillier plotline. In the end Natalie's character is reincarnated as an octopus.
Love blossomed between the couple last year when Natalie invited the eccentric Venezuelan-American musician to feature on a charity album she produced. In the last six months they've been inseparable, travelling together to Cannes and Israel, where the screen beauty's family originates.