Ana de Amas glams up for the Venice photocall of Blonde

Ana de Amas blows kisses as she glams up in a chic little black dress for the Venice Film Festival photocall of her Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde

She is premiering her new Netflix movie Blonde at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday night.

And ahead of her big red carpet moment, Ana de Amas looked every inch the leading lady as she arrived for the photocall of Blonde on Thursday afternoon.

The actress wowed in a little black dress as she blew kisses to fans and posed with her co-star Adrian Brody.

Pin-up: Ana de Amas looked every inch the leading lady as she arrived for the photocall of her Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde on Thursday afternoon at the Venice Film Festival 

Ana looked gorgeous in her Louis Vuitton mini dress which showed off her incredible curves.

She threw a black blazer from the design house around her shoulders and added a pair of gold-detail black heels 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 kisses to fans after arriving via a water taxi

Ana cuddled up to her Blonde co-star Adrian Brody for the cameras. The acclaimed actor stars as Monroe’s playwright husband Arthur Miller in the biopic. 

The 96th Venice International Film Festival will play host to the the world premiere of Blonde later on Thursday.  

Marking her first lead role, the drama is a fictionised take on 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 dropped the trailer on July 28, Twitter users blasted Ana’s accent as ‘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 stars as Monroe’s playwright husband Arthur Miller in the biopic

Responding to the backlash Ana, who only learned English in 2015, admitted that she ‘didn’t grow up knowing Marilyn or her movies’.

‘I am proud to have Andrew’s trust and the chance to pull it off. I feel like whether you’re a Cuban or an American actress, anyone should feel the pressure.’

‘My job wasn’t to imitate her,’ defended Ana, who spent nine months working with dialect coach Jessica Drake.

‘I was interested in her feelings, her journey, her insecurities, and her voice, in the sense that she didn’t really have one.’

Leggy: Ana looked gorgeous 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 is not fully-authorized by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana’s performance has had plenty of early plaudits.

The rep for Monroe’s estate Marc Rosen told Variety on August 1: ‘Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability.’

The casting was also defended by two-time Oscar winner Brad Pitt, who’s one of Blonde’s six credited producers.

‘She is phenomenal in it. That’s a tough dress to fill,’ the Plan B Entertainment co-founder told ET on August 1.

Pals: Adrian and Ana put on a playful appearance for the cameras, before heading into a press conference for their Netflix movie 

Big day! The 96th Venice International Film Festival will play host to the the world premiere of Blonde later on Thursday

Lead role: Marking her first lead role, the drama is a fictionised take on the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name

‘It was 10 years in the making. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we could get it across 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.

Curtis, who co-starred with Ana in Knives Out, said she saw an early cut of the movie and ‘dropped to the floor. I couldn’t believe it. Ana was completely gone. She was Marilyn.’

Back in February, Blonde director Andrew Dominik said early backlash was ‘the f***ing audience’s problem’ and assured ‘the one thing nobody’s going to complain about is Ana’s performance.’

‘It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right?’ the 54-year-old Kiwi director told Screen International.

‘I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.’

All-star cast: . Adrien Brody (pictured with Ana as Arthur Miller in the movie), Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, and Julianne Nicholson also appear in supporting roles 

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