Sexy Hollywood star Sharon Stone is delighted she is enjoying a career resurgence aged 47, because it proves mature woman can still succeed in age-centric Hollywood.

Stone, who has been named as the new face of Christian Dior, has landed movie roles in Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers and the forthcoming Basic Instinct 2: RISK ADDICTION, proving her career is far from over.

And Stone is delighted she has proved experience and matured beauty can take precedence over youth.

She says, "I think it's very bold and daring to hire me. But I believe that older women can be interesting and sexy and valuable.

"Some of the most beautiful women in the world are over 40, and doesn't everybody think that Judi Dench is the most amazing actress?

"What does a 20-year-old have to say?"