7 APRIL 2009

The bombshell curves, the smouldering eyes and lustrous brunette crop seem so familiar. Yet a second look at the screen image of the siren reclining on a bed angling to seduce a young Paul Newman reveals this isn't Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday.

Actress Gemma Arterton, Daniel Craig's love interest in 007 flick Quantum Of Solace, adopts the pose to recreate one of the movie goddess' most famous roles.

Twenty-three-year-old Gemma copied Dame Elizabeth in a scene from her 1958 classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof to launch a short film competition which she is judging with Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey.

She said: "I'm so excited I got to recreate the iconic shot that made Elizabeth Taylor a household name.

"She is a complete goddess and my favourite actress in the whole world. I had such a ball on set."

Photo: Virgin
The Quantum Of Solace beauty is likely to leave admirers both shaken and stirred with her recreation of an iconic Elizabeth Taylor film moment - the movie legend's bedroom scene opposite the late Paul Newman
Gemma's homage to launch the Virgin Media short film competition was inspired by Dame Elizabeth's sultry performance in a 1958 production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof