When Cannes stars reveal a little too much on the red carpet, featuring (of course) Sophie Marceau

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival gets underway on Wednesday and we can expect a few more wardrobe malfunctions this year. All eyes are on Sophie Marceau the undisputed queen of the accidental/on purpose Cannes red carpet flash.

When Cannes stars reveal a little too much on the red carpet, featuring (of course) Sophie Marceau
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When it comes to the red carpet at Cannes film festival the flashes don't just come from photographers. 

And if it's true that Marceau is pulling these wardrobe stunts on purpose as some have speculated, who knows, maybe this year she'll have to be forced to up her game to ensure she doesn't forfeit her crown. 

Here's our list of the best/worst/most memorable moments actresses and one actor bared a little too much on the red carpet.

1. Sophie Marceau famously shows more than intended

2. Then Sophie Marceau once again showed more than she intended

3. American supermodel Bella Hadid struggles to keep her dress on

4. Jessica Chastain battles the wind 

5. Eva Longoria bares more than photographs bargained for 
6. French TV presenter Ayem Nour flashes photographers


7. Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in that famous green “mankini”.

8. Actress Arta Dobroshi poses during the photocall of “Trois mondes” (Three Worlds) presented in the Un Certain Regard selection at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 25, 2012.
9. French actress Laure Calamy goes for a high kick and ends up flashing the entire red carpet audience.



Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to Covid

The Cannes Film Festival has been rescheduled for July 6th to 17th - postponed by around two months due to the ongoing virus crisis, organisers said on Wednesday.

Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to Covid
The 2018 Palme d'Or winner Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda posing for the cameras at the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual highlight for movie lovers in France. Photo: AFP

“As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed,” they said in a statement.

“Initially scheduled from 11th to 22nd May 2021, the Festival will therefore now take place from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 17th July 2021.”

The festival was cancelled last year, while rival European events in Berlin and Venice went ahead under strict health restrictions.

The Berlin Film Festival, which usually kicks off in February, said last month it would run this year's edition in two stages, an online offering for industry professionals in March and a public event in June.

France has closed all cinemas, theatres and show rooms alongside cafés, bars and restaurants as part of its Covid-19 health measures and the government has pushed back their reopening date until further notice due to rising levels of viral spread across the country.

The Cannes festival normally attracts some 45,000 people with official accreditations, of whom around 4,500 are journalists.

It had only been cancelled once before, due to the outbreak of war in 1939.

Its Film Market, held alongside the main competition, is the industry's biggest marketplace for producers, distributors, buyers and programmers.

Last year, the festival still made an official selection of 56 films – including the latest offerings from Wes Anderson, Francois Ozon and Steve McQueen – allowing them to use the “Cannes official selection” label.