Pictures of Jessica Alba and Natalie Portman at the 2010 Venice Film Festival 2010-09-01 11:00:00

Natalie and Jessica Promote, Premiere, and Party at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival got under way last night starting with a Vogue party celebrating director Quentin Tarantino, where Jessica Alba joined Naomi Campbell, Stephen Dorff, and more. She was up early this morning wearing a bold floral print Dolce & Gabbana dress to a Machete photocall. Her costar Lindsay Lohan has to stay in California for the time being, and in an interview with David Letterman that aired Monday, Jessica got visibly uncomfortable when he grilled her on her trouble-prone castmate. Natalie Portman also traveled to Italy for the glamorous festival and was out to start promoting Black Swan today. She wore short purple dress to her photocall before slipping into a dramatic red gown for this evening's premiere. Her boyfriend, Benjamin Millepied, came along on the trip, but the press-shy couple avoided cuddling up on the red carpet for the movie that brought them together.

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