Former Disney star Ronni Hawk looks sensational in plunging black ball gown as she attends the 80th Venice Film Festival opening ceremony
Former Disney star Ronni Hawk looked sensational in a plunging black ball gown as she arrived at the 80th Venice International Film Festival 2023 on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old showed off her ample cleavage in the low cut gown as she stunned at the Hotel Excelsior pier.
The actress looked the picture of glam in the floor length black dress which was adorned with a black leafy pattern.
Ronni shot to fame when she starred as Rachel Diaz in the Disney Channel comedy series Stuck In The Middle in 2016.
She looked a world away from her young Disney self as she cut an elegant figure in the gown.
Wow: Former Disney star Ronni Hawk, 24, looked sensational in a plunging black ball gown for the opening of the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday
Stunning: The 24-year-old looked the picture of glam in the floor length black dress which was adorned with a black leafy pattern
Piling her dark brunette locks in an up do, she let two curled pieces frame her face as she donned a bold red lip.
The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world, with its 80th edition opening today.
The festival opens with the premiere of Italian World War Two film Comandante, directed by Edoardo De Angelis. The event will run until September 9 and closes with a Spanish-language Netflix drama Society of the Snow.
The Festival takes place on the Venice Lido – the so-called beach of Venice – a thin barrier island in the Venetian Lagoon, which is a short boat trip from the main city of Venice. Unlike Venice itself, cars have access to the Lido.
The festival marks the start of the awards season and regularly throws up big favourites for the Oscars. Eight of the past 11 best director awards at the Oscars went to films that debuted at Venice.
There are several categories making up the official selection of films shown, the top being those competing for the coveted Golden Lion award.
New films by directors including Bradley Cooper, Yorgos Lanthimos, David Fincher, Michael Mann, Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay and Ryusuke Hamaguchi will compete for the prestigious award.
Movie stars and directors traditionally enjoy travelling to the lagoon city to launch their films. However, this year will offer a bit less sparkle than usual because a Hollywood actors’ strike will prevent many stars from promoting their work here.
Gorgeous: The actress showed off her ample cleavage in the low cut gown as she stunned at the Hotel Excelsior pier
Ronni shot to fame when she starred as Rachel Diaz in the Disney Channel comedy series Stuck In The Middle in 2016 (pictured with cast members: Joe Nieves, Cerina Vincent, Kayla Maisonet, Jenna Ortega, Isaak Presley, Ronni Hawk, Nicolas Bechtel, Malachi Barton, and Ariana Greenblatt (left to right))
The festival’s artistic director Alberto Barbera is putting a brave face on the expected disruption and has managed to attract one of the strongest line-ups in recent years, defying dire predictions of a mass no-show by big studio productions.
‘We know that some talent will not be able to attend … But some others will come because they are working in the independent films. So everything is good. It looks very positive.’
Away from Venice’s picture-perfect canals, a sense of crisis pervades the movie-making business, with strikes by both the main U.S. actors and writers’ unions bringing much of the entertainment industry to a standstill.
‘If the strikes last longer, it will have a huge, negative impact on the next (release) season and the awards season as well,’ Barbera said.