Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace Battle for Best-Dressed at 'Prometheus' World Premiere (Poll)

Noomi Rapace Charlize Theron Two - P 2012
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Noomi Rapace Charlize Theron Two - P 2012

Director Ridley Scott's powerful lead actresses face off fashionably in London, wearing Dior Couture and Valentino, respectively.

Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace were dressed to kill at Thursday night’s world premiere of Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi extravanganza, in London.

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Rapace, who plays archeologist Elizabeth Shaw, an idealist who wants to follow what she believes are signs from God, was elegant in a simply chic black Valentino Fall 2012 gown. It’s a basic column skirt with a flattering  draped v-neck bodice. Shunning red lips or accessories, the gown is elegantly understated. She looks completely lovely. But...

Dauntingly, the six-foot tall blonde Theron, who plays Meredish Vickers, the prerequisite corporate baddie, towered over Rapace, wearing a sparkly Dior Couture midnight blue dress that coordinated with the blue carpet. The strapless dress also had a thigh slit, and she wore black Dior strappy heels and very minimal Bulgari jewelry.  

It’s got to be difficult (OK, impossible)  for mere mortal actresses to stand next to this goddess on red carpets. The girl is so tall, so beautiful and seems to overpower anyone near her with  her graceful, seemingly effortless poses. She's like a tractor beam. You simply cannot look away. 

Just ask Kristen Stewart. On her own at Cannes, she was ravishing in a red Reem Acra gown for the premiere of Robert Pattinson’s latest film Cosmopolis. But even in a ravishing Marchesa lace gown, she looked 12 when standing next to costar Theron at the London photocall for Snow White and the Huntsman.

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It’s just not fair. It’s OK to walk the same carpet. After all, you are both in the same movie so  you have to. But don’t ever, no matter how loud the photographers yell, stand next to that gorgeous amazonian creature for photos.