The Brit, who has also appeared in The Hunger Games, The Tudors and Elementary, was honoured at a star-studded bash in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday night (14Jun16).

Wearing a stunning ivory Max Mara jumpsuit, she told reporters, "You don't very often get a moment in your career where you get to take stock and look back and look forward all at one time.

"It's nice to have these contemplative moments with people that you love and respect all in the same room... I'm very proud to be associated with Women In Film."

The award, which Zoe Saldana and Katie Holmes have claimed in the past, is presented to an actress experiencing a turning point in her career, who has mastered style, elegance and grace.

Natalie's best pal, actress Sasha Alexander, who also wore Max Mara to the event, couldn't have been more excited to celebrate with her friend, stating, "I adore her.... She's a chameleon. You discover her in different ways. That's why I enjoy watching her as an actress, and as a human being, she's like that as well. She's got a lot of colours. She's full of life and adventure."

Molly Sims, Ashley Tisdale, and Dormer's fiance, Anthony Byrne, also attended the party at the Chateau Marmont.

Empire star Taraji P. Henson was also recognised with the Lucy Award in recognition for her excellence in television at the fundraising dinner, which supports the Women in Film organisation's educational and philanthropic efforts for gender equality.