Paz Vega
Actress Paz Vega arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film FestivalReuters

The 66th Cannes Film Festival would be dull if not for the presence of celebrities from around the world who walked the red carpet in glamorous designer outfits.

Several celebrities from entertainment industry - actors, singers and models - have hit the red carpet at Cannes ever since the film festival kicked off on Wednesday.

Actress Paz Vega arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Paz Vega arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival

A few female celebrities have caught the eyes of the onlookers at the red carpet with their glamorous outfits. Nicole Kidman, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence, Eva Longoria, Marion Cotillard, Paz Vega, Cheryl Cole, Mallika Sherawat, Rosario Dawson, Doutzen Kroes, Sonam Kapoor, Emma Watson, Lea Seydoux and Frederique Bel are some of the female celebrities who turned the heads of the people who attended the film festival.

Cast member Marion Cotillard arrives for the screening of the film
Cast member Marion Cotillard arrives for the screening of the film "Blood Ties" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival 2013 started on 15 May with the screening of Baz Luhrmann's film, "The Great Gatsby", a 3D romantic film which is an adaptation of F Scot Fitzgerald's novel with the same name, and will conclude on 26 May.

Actress Jessica Biel arrives for the screening of the film
Actress Jessica Biel arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival

There are 19 films in the competition for the top prize, the Palme d'Or. The films are - "A Chateau in Italy", "Inside Llewyn Davis", "Michael Kohlhaas", "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)", "Heli", "The Past", "The Immigrant", "Grigris", "A Touch of Sin", "Like Father, Like Son", "The Life of Adele", "Shield of Straw", "Young and Pretty", "Nebraska", "Venus in Fur", "Behind the Candelabra", "The Great Beauty, "Borgman", and "Only God Forgives".

Jury member actress Nicole Kidman arrives for the screening of the film
Jury member actress Nicole Kidman arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The prestigious Palme d'Or award will be announced at the festival presided over by American director Steven Spielberg and hosted by French actress Audrey Tautou.

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat arrives for the screening of the film
Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The jury includes Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, French actress Ludivine Sagnier, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.

French actress Frederique Bel arrives for the screening of the film
French actress Frederique Bel arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival will also celebrate the 100th year of Indian cinema with a special screening of the film, "Bombay Talkies" by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. Satyajit Ray's 1964 classic, "Charulata" will also be screened at the film fest.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Doutzen Kroes poses on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'Le Passe' in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Doutzen Kroes poses on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'Le Passe' in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Singer Cheryl Cole arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Singer Cheryl Cole arrives for the screening of the film 'Jimmy P.' in competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Cast member Lea Seydoux poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Grand Central' in competition in
Cast member Lea Seydoux poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Grand Central' in competition in "Un certain Regard" selection during the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Emma Watson poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Bling Ring' in competition in
Actress Emma Watson poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Bling Ring' in competition in "Un certain Regard" selection during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Sonam Kapoor arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'Jeune & Jolie' in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Sonam Kapoor arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'Jeune & Jolie' in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Cindy Crawford poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Model Cindy Crawford poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival