The New Zealand born star, who is usually spotted out and about dressed casually and without a scrap of make-up, proved that she's still got the ability to steal the show on the red carpet.
Rod Stewart's ex-wife looked sultry but elegant in a figure-hugging black dress at the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival opening night in LA on Sunday, showing off her bronzed body.
Golden glow: Former supermodel Rachel Hunter looks sophisticated but sultry in a figure-hugging black dress as she shines on the red carpet at the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival gala on Sunday
Managing to pull of a look that was sophisticated as well as sensual, the TV presenter wore her trademark blonde hair in a loose side plait, creating a slightly bohemian feel.
Rachel paired the dress with stylish but reasonably modest black stilettos, accentuating her long, tanned legs but adding to the air of elegance.
Keeping it simple: Rachel adds a statement necklace but keeps the rest of her jewellery and make-up simple so that the emphasis is on her knockout dress
The star showed up to see the premiere of Paramount's new 3D animated film, Gladiators of Rome, which opened the festival.
The special screening was to honour director and producer Iginio Straffi, who is the founder of Rainbow, the successful Italian animation house.
She might be originally from New Zealand, but Rachel is a naturlised American citizen and has settle in Los Angeles with her two children from her marriage to Rod.
Dressed down look: The TV presenter is usually spotted looking more causal, with her hair tied back and not a scrap of make-up on
Off-duty model style: Rachel wore a casual red T-shirt on Valentine's Day as she shopped for groceries in LA, looking fresh-faced
She had a difficult time in 2012 and suffered from a number of maladies including a life-threatening condition that made her heart dangerously swell.
At the time the model told Hello! magazine: 'I had a cold and I just felt out of breath and a little bit weird.
'I went to a friend and said, 'Look, you need to take me to the emergency room'. I was diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis, which can happen when you have the flu.'