Elizabeth Hurley made a dramatic entrance at a glittering charity dinner in the south of France yesterday (22MAY03) - the British beauty arrived with her boyfriend Arun Nayar.

The couple - who have been keeping a low profile since their romance blossomed earlier this year (03) - were guests at DAME Elizabeth Taylor's annual bash in Cannes to raise funds for her AIDS charity AMFAR.

The 37-year-old model and actress and her Indian businessman beau are staying in SIR Elton John's French villa. She flew into Nice last week (ends16MAY03) by private jet with her baby son, DAMIAN.

Sir Elton and partner David Furnish arrived at the party moments earlier accompanied by photographer for the stars, DAVID LaCHATELLE.

The glitzy fundraiser was hosted by David Bowie's supermodel wife Iman, who wore a 56 carat necklace of 5,000 diamonds worth $187,000 (GBP125,000), and a rare orange emerald ring worth $2.1 million (GBP1.2 million).

Dame Elizabeth was last to arrive - the frail 71-year-old screen legend took several minutes to walk the red carpet and had to be held up by two male aides.

23/05/2003 01:36