She premieres her new Netflix film Blonde at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday night.
And ahead of her big red carpet moment, Ana de Amas looked every inch the star when she arrived for Blonde’s photocall on Thursday afternoon.
The actress wowed in a little black dress as she gave fans kisses and posed with her co-star Adrian Brody.
Pin-up: Ana de Amas looked every inch the star when she arrived for the photocall of her Marilyn Monroe Blonde biopic on Thursday afternoon at the Venice Film Festival
Ana looked stunning in her Louis Vuitton mini dress which showed off her amazing curves.
She threw a black blazer from the design house around her shoulders and added a pair of black heels with gold detailing to her ensemble.
A chunky gold chain necklace and a high ponytail were the finishing touches to her photocall look.
Leading lady: The actress wowed in a little black dress as she blew fans kisses after arriving via water taxi
Ana cuddled up to her blonde co-star Adrian Brody for the cameras. The acclaimed actor plays Monroe playwright husband Arthur Miller in the biopic.
The 96th Venice International Film Festival will host the the world premiere of Blonde later Thursday.
Marking her first starring role, the drama is a fictionalized version of the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.
When the streaming giant released the trailer on July 28, Twitter users called Ana’s accent “awful”, with some saying she “looks nothing like Marilyn Monroe”.
Co-stars: Ana cuddled up to her blonde co-star Adrian Brody for the cameras. The acclaimed actor plays Monroe playwright husband Arthur Miller in the biopic
Responding to the backlash, Ana, who only learned English in 2015, admitted she “didn’t grow up knowing Marilyn or her films”.
“I’m proud to have Andrew’s confidence and the chance to succeed. I feel like whether you’re a Cuban or American actress, everyone should feel the pressure.
“My job wasn’t to imitate him,” defended Ana, who spent nine months working with dialect coach Jessica Drake.
“I was interested in her feelings, her background, her insecurities and her voice, in the sense that she didn’t really have one.”
Leggy: Ana looked stunning in her Louis Vuitton mini dress which showed off her incredible curves and long legs
So happy to be here! She threw a black blazer from the design house around her shoulders and added a chunky gold chain necklace
While Blonde isn’t fully licensed by the Marilyn Monroe estate, Ana’s performance received plenty of applause.
Monroe’s estate representative, Marc Rosen, told Variety on August 1, “Ana was a great casting choice because she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability.”
The cast was also championed by two-time Oscar winner Brad Pitt, who is one of Blonde’s six credited producers.
‘She’s phenomenal in it. It’s a tough dress to fill,’ the co-founder of Plan B Entertainment told ET on August 1.
Pals: Adrian and Ana made a playful appearance for the cameras, before heading to a press conference for their Netflix film
Big day! The 96th Venice International Film Festival will host the world premiere of Blonde later Thursday
Lead role: Marking his first starring role, the drama is a fictionalized take on the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name
“It took 10 years of preparation. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we were able to cross the finish line.
Blonde author Joyce Carol Oates and Jamie Lee Curtis – whose father Tony Curtis (played by Michael Masini) co-starred with Monroe in Some Like It Hot – have both seen the film and fully approve of it.
Curtis, who co-starred with Ana in Knives Out, said she saw an early cut of the film and “fell to the ground”. I could not believe it. Ana was completely gone. It was Marilyn.
In February, blonde director Andrew Dominik said the early backlash was “the fucking audience’s problem” and assured “the one thing no one will complain about is Ana’s performance”.
“It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, that’s kind of what you want, isn’t it?” the 54-year-old Kiwi director told Screen International.
“I want to go see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.”
All-Star Cast: . Adrien Brody (pictured with Ana as Arthur Miller in the film), Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel and Julianne Nicholson also appear in supporting roles