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You have to love Helena Bonham Carter. Wherever she goes she always brings a hint of humour and fun to what can otherwise be a rather all too serious occasion. Last night, she flew the flag for Britain - literally - by lifting up her velvet and taffeta black Colleen Atwood gown to reveal a Union Jack on her calf. Ah the kookiness! Interestingly, The King's Speech star helped Atwood to design her Oscar dress. I can definitely see signs of Carter's influence, can't you? Check out a video of Helena at the Oscars under the cut.

Meanwhile another actress to get a little vampy on the red carpet was Sharon Stone. Dressed in a black one-shoulder dress featuring feather detailing along the neckline and shoulder, Stone did terrify slightly by sporting one heck of a scary bouffant. Even still, it was great to see the actress in attendance.

Click on for a video of Helena...