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Gray glamour! Andie MacDowell and more embrace natural hair color on red carpet

MacDowell decided to keep her gray hair during the pandemic and her latest red carpet look is a showstopper.
Andie MacDowell on the red carpet in Cannes.
Andie MacDowell at the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 6 in Cannes, France.Kate Green / Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

A stunning silver streak flashed across the red carpet at the 74th Cannes Film Festival earlier this week as actors rocked their beautiful and natural gray hair.

Once something to cover up, gray hair is now trending on the French Riviera with women of all ages showing off their eye-catching gray locks.

Andie Macdowell showed off her playful side on the red carpet for the "Tout S'est Bien Passe (Everything Went Fine)" screening in Cannes on July 7.Dominique Charriau / WireImage / Getty Images

Andie MacDowell struck a fun and glamorous pose with her mane of gray curls, which she previously said she had decided to embrace during the coronavirus pandemic. The "Groundhog Day" actor said on "The Drew Barrymore Show" back in February that her family helped her make the choice to go au naturel.

"I wasn't coloring my hair ... and then you could see my roots, and my daughters kept telling me that I looked badass. And the idea that I could look badass really appealed to me," said the 63-year-old star. "So I went for it and I'm enjoying it." She also said she prefers to describe her hair color as a sexy "silver" as opposed to gray.

This past week, MacDowell was at Cannes in partnership with L’Oréal Paris and showed off her voluminous curls with a blue, beaded Prada gown on the first night of the festival.

"Thank you for making me chic @lorealparis #worthit @lorealcannes For reminding us all we are worth it," the star posted on Instagram.

"QUEEN!!!!" posted Lisa Rinna.

"You're such a stunning beauty," wrote model Helena Christensen.

Foster, who grew up going to a French school, was able to use her French at Cannes.Marc Piasecki / FilmMagic / Getty Images

MacDowell wasn't the only celebrity to showcase their gray hair on the red carpet.

Jodie Foster, 58, walked the red carpet with gray strands that framed her face, along with her wife, Alexandra Hedison, who also sported gray streaks in her hair. Foster received an honorary Palme d’Or award for lifetime achievement at Cannes.

Jodie Foster and her wife, Alexandra Hedison, at the opening premiere of "Annette" in Cannes.P. Lehman / Barcroft Media / Getty Images

Helen Mirren, a cool silver fox as always, also was in attendance at Cannes and wore her gray-white hair in a top knot that was a bold contrast to her bright yellow gown and heels.

Helen Mirren poses on the red carpet during the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony at the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France.Samir Hussein / WireImage / Getty Images
Iris Berben, left, MacDowell and Mirren on the red carpet together in Cannes on July 6.Getty Images

In an Instagram post, Mirren, who became a L’Oréal ambassador this year at age 75, explained how the tagline "because I'm worth it" resulted in a revolution of women looking at themselves in a different way.

Off the red carpet, "Sex and the City" fans noticed that Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, has also been working with her gray roots in a photo taken from the set of the show's reboot. Recently, other actors like Allison Janney have also made the decision to embrace their "authentic" gray hair.

When it comes to beauty at any age, gray is the new way!