We have been drooling over Thandie Newton’s red carpet choices for such a long time. She is the very epitome of style, class, elegance and sophistication.

Only Cate Blanchett can rival her when it comes to total head-to-toe perfection.

On the cover of InStyle UK’s December 2009 issue – which is out now – Thandie graces the cover looking stunning wearing a white RM by Roland Mouret Maestro wool crepe dress paired with exquisite silver jewelery.

You see Thandie smoldering in her InStyle UK shoot by watching the behind the scenes video.

In editorial below we see her wearing Chanel Couture, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Maison Martin Margiela.

She opens up to Danielle Hine about her passions: film, family and fashion.

On being a 37-year-old mom of two but still having a ballet dancer’s figure: “That’s genetic! And I’m a Jivamukti yoga freak – it’s food for my soul. When I’m not working, I’ll drop Rip off at school and Nico at nursery, then I go to yoga. I also have an amazing personal trainer, who I see whenever I can.”

On if she thought “Ooh, if I wasn’t married…” with her gorgeous male co-stars: 2(laughs) Listen to you! I’ve never dated an actor, just had the odd fling. Isn’t that weird? I don’t flirt with people – a long time ago, I stopped using my sexuality to have a relationship with people. I don’t think you really get a sense of me, sexually, and that’s why I have really great relationships with straight men.”

On the magic of footwear: “In the right wedges, you can do anything!”

Credit: Tony Duran, InStyle UK & Style.com