Penelope Cruz was the unexpected attendee at the 2012 BAFTA Awards in London this evening.

The Spanish beauty selected an Armani Prive gown in a rich merlot colour which complemented her dark colouring.

Her figure-flattering strapless gown, with a draped detail which wrapped around her waist and cascaded to the floor, was a bold choice on a cold night in London.

I would say I love this look from head to toe, but I’ve never been a fan of Penelope sporting bangs.

I was hoping she would’ve grown them out by now.

Sparkling silver jewels completed her look.

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