For a very long while Sharon Stone was on my top 5 worst dressed women in showbiz list.

Since the 2009 Cannes Film Festival that has all changed.

It’s like she’s finally accepted that she not 25 years old anymore, and is dressing with less leopard print and more sophistication.

Sharon attended the 2009 Rudolph Valentino Awards in Italy this weekend, and I must admit I was totally blown away.

The actress who usually only wears Dior, looked exquisite wearing a strapless spiral Armani Privé Fall 2009 bustier mermaid gown with black embroidered sequin details.

No wonder her host couldn’t help but kiss her to show his appreciation of her exquisite beauty.

Can’t believe I’m gushing over Sharon Stone.

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