Actress Gemma Arterton stole viewers' hearts in her realistic portrayal as Tess in Tess of D'Urbervilles. The actress behind the innocent role is one hardworking actress dedicated to her craft. She rose to fame with her role as a Bond girl in the 2008 Hollywood film Quantum of Solace. She even won the coveted Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her eye-catching performance. Since then, Arterton has shined in numerous productions like Clash of the TitansPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Let's take a look at five beautiful photos of a lovely British actress who has won hearts around the world.

1. Arterton is absolutely stunning in this sky blue evening gown. This look is classic! 

2. This photo is the right mix of sophisticated and seductive. The stylish silver earrings and eye-popping lip color complete the upscale look.

3. Who doesn't want to own a fabulous purple dress like this?  Arterton is the perfect model for this splendid gown.

4.She is a vision in pink — or should I say, "pretty in pink" because she was born the year that iconic movie hit theaters in 1986.

5. She even makes casual clothes look great! The beautiful star could easily walk the runway with these overalls.

Which photo do you think she looks the most beautiful? Don't forget to watch Gemma Arterton in the tearjerker BBC miniseries Tess of D'Urbervilles on DramaFever.

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Image Credits: Marie Claire UK and Obsession Magazine