Hollywood star Aaron Eckhart may have had Rose McGowen, star of the TV series Charmed on his arm at Cannes Film Festival, but he couldn’t keep his eyes on his Black Dahlia co-star when they were joined on the red carpet by an Alfa Romeo GT, donated by the Italian sporting car manufacturer, to raise money for the Cinema against Aids charity.
The charity event, held at the Moulins de Mougins, was hosted by Sharon Stone and Alfa Romeo’s Lapo Elkann, and brought together more than 400 international stars of the film, fashion and photography world, with the highlight being the auction of the specially prepared Alfa Romeo GT by Sharon Stone.
The proceeds of the evening - an offer of Euro 90,000 secured the Alfa Romeo GT for its new owner - went to AMFAR and the Elton John AIDS Foundation which organised the event, and which are at the forefront in the struggle against this serious global issue.
The charity evening was not Sharon Stone’s only meeting with the cream of Italian automotive elegance. During the Cannes Film Festival she has been cosseted from engagement to engagement in a Maserati Quattroporte.Published 29 May 2005