By ANDREA MAGRATH
Chic: Charlize Theron plays it cool in a shimmering midnight blue dress at the Prometheus premiere in London
Charlize Theron kept her outfit simple and let her natural beauty shine through as she graced the premiere of her latest film Prometheus in London tonight.
The actress was the star attraction at the event in Leicester Square, which was attended by her co-stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace and director Ridley Scott.
Charlize looked sensational in a minimalist midnight blue strapless dress by Dior.
The 36-year-old star's dress featured shimmering fabric that turned sheer towards the hemline, revealing a hint of leg with a thigh-high slit.
She added strappy black heels and kept her jewellery to a minimum with a black bangle and cocktail ring.
Charlize, a former model, looked fresh-faced with natural make-up and dewy, golden skin.
Facing the crowds: The actress was the star attraction at the premiere, held at The Empire in Leicester Square
Natural beauty: Charlize looked gorgeous in her strapless dress, which faded to sheer on the leg
Her look was in stark contrast to the dramatic appearance she made just a fortnight ago at another film premiere in Leicester Square.
Charlize wore a black tulle gown and heavy black eye make-up to walk the red carpet at the Snow White and the Huntsman screening on May 14.
Miss Theron bumped into her co-star Noomi Rapace outside The Empire cinema, and the actresses embraced in greeting and shared a joke as they posed together for pictures.
Cosying up to her co-star: Noomi stars in the blockbuster alongside Charlize
Noomi, who made her name starring in the original Swedish-version Girl With The Dragon Tattoo film, looked elegant in a black sequinned gown.
Noomi and Charlize also posed for pictures with their male co-stars, Michael Fassbender and Logan Marshall-Green.
Both actors looked sharp in suits and ties.
Taking the world by storm: Charlize and Noomi pose with their co-stars Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender; their film has broken box office records for pre-sale tickets
Director Ridley Scott brought along his partner, actress Giannina Facio, who looked stunning in a red figure-hugging dress with a plunging neckline.
Other celebrity attendees included Minnie Driver, who wore an elaborate gold lace gown.
Peaches Geldof and her fiancé Thomas Cohen took a night off from caring for their baby to attend the screening.
Parent's night off: Peaches and her fiancé Thomas Cohen took a night off from caring for baby Astala to attend the screening
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Some lucky viewers saw the film for the first time at midnight with more than 32,000 people having paid for their tickets to watch it at the special Imax.
Prometheus cost a reported £85 million to make, but it is set to overtake box office records previously set by hits such as Avatar and Batman The Dark Knight.
Galaxy far, far away: The film is set in the late 21st century and the crew of the spaceship Prometheus is sent on a scientific expedition to follow a star map which could lead them to the origins of mankind
The film is set in the late 21st century and the crew of the spaceship Prometheus is sent on a scientific expedition to follow a star map which could lead them to the origins of mankind.
But as they begin to explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race, they soon face a threat to humanity's very existence.
All-star: Charlize earlier filmed an appearance on the Graham Norton show alongside Jon Hamm