OSCAR-winning actress Charlize Theron is the new face of bestselling Christian Dior perfume J'ADORE.

The MONSTER beauty, who will reportedly earn $3 million - $5 million (GBP1.6 - GBP2.7 million) for the three-year gig, is due to star in print and television advertisements for the fragrance starting in the autumn (04).

The South African stunner, a former model, is the latest celebrity to sign an advertising deal with a fashion company.

Earlier this year (04), NICOLE KIDMAN signed a contract reported to be worth millions to become the face of CHANEL's legendary NO 5 perfume. The advertisements were shot by Australian film-maker Baz Luhrmann, who directed Kidman in the hit musical Moulin Rouge.

13/08/2004 19:20