Halle Berry replaces wedding ring on first red carpet appearance since split from Olivier Martinez... hours after ex Dave Justice accused her of trying to ruin his life
Halle Berry proved the show must go on as she made her first red carpet appearance in Hollywood following her split with Olivier Martinez.
The actress, who starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day, joined Naomie Harris at the Black Women Of Bond Tribute, on Tuesday, wearing an asymmetrical duck egg blue dress with a halter neck and strappy black heels.
But one of the most notable parts of her outfit was the band on the third finger of her left hand: it was not her wedding ring, but a completely different item of jewellery.
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Brave face: Halle Berry turned out for the Black Women Of Bond Tribute in Los Angeles Tuesday night in her first red carpet since her split with husband Olivier Martinez, with whom she has a two year old son Maceo
Change of heart? Halle seemingly replaced her gold wedding band with a chunky, silver studded ring
On Monday, Halle had stepped out with her hand completely bare.
This followed previous sightings over the past week, during which she had been spotted wearing the gold wedding band from her marriage to Olivier.
But, after removing the previous day, she appeared to have replaced it for the evening event on Tuesday.
She showed off her hand as she posed on the red carpet and chatted to Naomie at the event, her ring finger clad in a thick silver band with black studs.
Olivier has been pictured without his wedding band, his denuded left hand showing the signs of his heartache.
And while she hid her personal heartache behind a smile, it had surely been a tough day after her former husband David Justice talked exclusively to DailyMail.com exclusively about how the Oscar winner had tried to ruin his life.
Justice, who was married to Halle from 1993 to 1997, is still angry about the rumors that he cheated on her and was so abusive he caused permanent hearing loss in her left ear.
Daring to bare: On Monday, after having been seen still wearing her wedding band, Halle stepped out with a completely bare hand
Sticking with it: Last week, newly-single Halle was still showing off her gold wedding ring
New look: Halle was in fits of giggles as she attended the special Bond girl event with Naomie Harris, as she flashed the alternative item of jewellery
Bond duo: Halle, 49, posed for photos with Naomie, 39, who plays Miss Moneypenny in Spectre. Naomi wore a flower-patterned long-sleeved red mini dress and black high-heeled sandals
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Black Bond girls united: Naomie Harris and Halle Berry join tribute to African-American actresses who starred in 007 films
Playing a Bond girl in the James Bond movies is often a career-defining role.
So it was with great delight that iconic former 007 stars Trina Parks and Gloria Hendry could accompany current Bond star Naomie Harris, and Die Another Day actress Halle Berry at a special event held in their honour.
Ahead of Friday's US release of the new flick Spectre, the African American Film Critics Association hosted a tribute honoring Trina, 68, and Gloria, 66, in Hollywood on Tuesday.
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Honored: Bond girls Trina Parks, far left, and Gloria Hendry, far right, joined Naomie Harris (second left) and Halle Berry (second right) at the African American Film Critics Association in Hollywood on Tuesday
The gorgeous stars were joined by Naomie, 39, and Halle, 49, at the special event, generations of Bond girls joining together as one.
When Halle was cast as Jinx in 2002's Die Another Day opposite Pierce Brosnan, she was the first black Bond girl for 17 years, while Naomie has reinvented the role of Miss Moneypenny in the most recent two films, 2012's Skyfall and Spectre.
In Die Another Day, she famously recreated Ursula Andress's iconic scene from the first Bond film Dr. No, emerging from the ocean in a bikini and with a knife.
Role model: Trina made history as the first African-American actress to be cast as a Bond girl - she starred opposite Sean Connery as James Bond in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever
Defining moment: Although Trina didn't portray a romantic partner to Connery's 007 in the seventh Bond film, she was a feisty and frightening nemesis
But the way was paved for her by the likes of her predecessors, who looked glamorous at the special event hosted in their honour.
Trina was the first African-American actress cast as a Bond girl, starring as Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever opposite Sean Connery in 1971.
She rose to fame in one of the first Bond films, holding her own in that all-important bikini moment for her meeting with the leading man.
Trina didn't play a romantic partner to Connery's Bond, in the seventh film of the franchise, but was a fantastic and feisty nemesis.
Held her own: Gloria Hendry was a bikini-wearing, gun-toting Bond girl in Live And Let Die, released in 1973 and starring Roger Moore as 007. She was the first black Bond girl to have a romantic scene with the British spy
They've still got it! Gloria looked glamorous in a split-fronted golden gown, while Trina opted for a sleek floor-sweeping black dress for their red carpet appearance
And Gloria made history as the first black Bond girl to be romantically involved with the British secret agent, who was played by Roger Moore in 1973's Live And Let Die.
The beauty looked incredible in her two-piece as she graced the scene as the gun-toting Rosie Carver.
Both actresses made for glamorous additions to the evening, each of them clad in their finest red carpet gear as they showed their younger counterparts how it's done.
Iconic: Halle starred as Jinx in 2002's Die Another Day and recreated the scene made famous by Ursula Andress in the first Bond movie Dr. No, emerging from the ocean in a bikini
007's girls: Naomie and Halle shared a laugh on the red carpet as they were feted at a special event hosted in honour of their Bond girl predecessors
Trina oozed old-school elegance in a floor-sweeping black gown, teamed with a glamorous furry stole over her shoulder.
Gloria, meanwhile, went for a curve-enhancing golden gown with a seductive slit down the front, proving that despite her age, she's still got sex appeal in buckets, much like her past Bond girl character.
Naomie - who has played head of the British Secret Service M's secretary Eve Moneypenny is the most recent two Bond movies - has been busy travelling the globe to promote the latest 007 action-packed installment.
Game changer: Naomie was cast as the new Miss Moneypenny in 2012's franchise reboot Skyfall and reprises the role in Spectre, opening Friday in North America
Proud: In a recent interview, Naomie said she's thrilled to be the first black actress to portray Eve Moneypenny, in a role that means she isn't just 't**s and a**'
She stars alongside Daniel Craig in the Sam Mendes film, acting as a sidekick to the spy as she helps him to unravel the happenings of organisation SPECTRE.
Naomie has previously admitted that she is thrilled to be the first black actress to portray the secretary, who has been brought to life on screen in the other films by the likes of Samantha Bond, Lois Maxwell and Caroline Bliss.
In a recent interview with MORE magazine, she said: 'I love that I’m representing a Bond woman to admire, not just t**s and a**.'
At the one-off event on Tuesday, the beautiful star wore a long-sleeved red mini dress with embellished flower patterns and laughed as she posed for photos with Halle.
Broke new ground: The actress chose to star opposite Pierce Brosnan as 007 after winning a Best Actress Academy Award for Monster's Ball, becoming the first actress to opt to be a Bond girl after getting an Oscar
Memorable: Halle made waves - quite literally - when she starred in her scene-stealing role as Jinx in Die Another Day
The Oscar-winner, who filed for divorce from husband Olivier Martinez a week ago, stepped out in a duck egg blue halter-necked asymmetrical frock.
It was her first red carpet appearance since news broke of her marriage split and she put on a brave face as she faced the cameras.
Despite the all the ongoing drama, Halle still managed to dazzle at Tuesday night's event held at the California African American Museum.
Bond beauties: While Halle, 49,wore a blue frock with an asymmetrical hem and a halter neck paired with gladiator-style sandals, Naomie, 39, showcased her legs in a long-sleeved red mini dress with black heels
Game face: Despite the drama in her personal life, Halle, who filed for divorce from Olivier Martinez last week, managed to smile her way through the evening hosted by the African'American Film Critics Association
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