Hollywood golden girl Meg Ryan proved her straight laced days are behind her by attending the London Film Festival last night (22OCT03) in a sexy black dress.

The IN THE CUT star was there to see her controversial new film open the festival and her AZZEDINE ALAIA's figure hugging dress wowed the crowds.

Meg, 41, has cast off her image as the romantic leading lady by starring in the gritty new film - which is directed by Australian Jane Campion.

Of the steamy scenes between Meg and co-star Mark Ruffalo, Campion says, "That aspect of getting the clothes off, it's kind of what's all the fuss is about? It's a love story, people trying to find their way to love. It's a modern story."

23/10/2003 02:00