Monitor: `Notting Hill' premiere

Views on the sartorial choices of the actresses Liz Hurley and Julia Roberts
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MISS ROBERTS is a self-regarding Hollywood star who feels it her duty to appear not just glamorous, but dignified. Miss Hurley is a witty, self- aware, cynical English girl who knows what her public expects of her. (Alexander Chancellor)



LIZ HURLEY was again in a supporting role for Grant but it was no demure "little woman" act and the backless dress was split to well above the panty line. Julia Roberts sparkled in a more conservative way in a Vivienne Tam pink sequined knee-length dress with cap sleeves and mandarin collar. With upswept hair and pretty, sun-kissed makeup, Miss Roberts knew her million-dollar smile was quite enough to get her noticed. Now THAT is confidence. (David Hayes)