(dailymail.co.uk) - It's more than 15 years since Sharon Stone set pulses racing in that Basic Instinct scene, but yesterday she proved the infamous move is still second nature.
Thankfully the actress, who turned 50 last month, showed a hint more constraint than her former alter ego Catherine Tramell as she addressed the audience at the Sorbonne university in Paris yesterday.
The AIDs campaigner was attending the Cite de La Reussite - a forum, held every year in France, debates topics from culture, the economy, philosophy and politics.
The star, who has three children Roan, 7, Laird, 2, and Quinn, 1, was joined on her trip to France by a mystery male companion.
The pair, who were staying at the Ritz, emerged hand-in-hand as they headed off for a sight-seeing trip to the Eiffel Tower.
They also visited the Centre Pompidou to see an exhibition of contemporary artist Louise Bourgeois.
Sharon, who has kept her romantic life low-key since divorcing newspaper editor Phil Bronstein in 2004, was most recently linked to Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson.