Laura Dern looks chic in a quirky feather minidress

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She plays a murderous prostitute hell-bent on revenge in the Wild West in her latest film The Good Time Girls.

But Laura Dern looked worlds away from the role on Friday, as she stole the spotlight in a sartorially savvy ensemble at the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France.

The 50-year-old Big Little Lies actress stunned in a chic ivory minidress boasting whimsical feather detailing in shades of blue and black at the opening ceremony - where she scooped an achievement award.

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Taking centre-stage: Laura Dern stole the spotlight in a sartorially savvy ensemble at the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France

Taking centre-stage: Laura Dern stole the spotlight in a sartorially savvy ensemble at the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France

Laura, who is mother to two children - 16-year-old Ellery and 12-year-old Jaya - showed off her age-defying beauty in the quirky outfit.

Letting her statement dress do all the talking, the California actress rocked a pair of black barely there heels with diamond-encrusted accents.

Sweeping her golden locks into an elegant chignon, the Jurassic Park star framed her striking features with dewy make-up.

Looking good: The 50-year-old Big Little Lies actress stunned in a chic ivory minidress boasting whimsical feather detailing in shades of blue and black at the opening ceremony - where she scooped an achievement award

Looking good: The 50-year-old Big Little Lies actress stunned in a chic ivory minidress boasting whimsical feather detailing in shades of blue and black at the opening ceremony - where she scooped an achievement award

Eternally youthful: Laura, who is mother to two children - 16-year-old Ellery and 12-year-old Jaya - showed off her age-defying beauty in the quirky outfit

Eternally youthful: Laura, who is mother to two children - 16-year-old Ellery and 12-year-old Jaya - showed off her age-defying beauty in the quirky outfit

Having a whale of a time: The actress appeared to be in great spirits as she beamed on the red carpet 

Having a whale of a time: The actress appeared to be in great spirits as she beamed on the red carpet 

Between her roles in the new series of Twin Peaks, Big Little Lies and her upcoming turn in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Laura is in the midst of a serious career high.

But her latest released role might be her toughest yet and sees the 50-year-old mother-of-two taking on the role of a vicious prostitute living in the wild west who sets out to exact murderous revenge on a group of men who have wronged her.

In the short film The Good Time Girls, Laura plays Clementine, who has a score to settle with a group of cowboys passing through town, calling on the help of some other women to set a violent and bloody trap for the villains.  

Flawless: Sweeping her golden locks into an elegant chignon, the Jurassic Park star framed her striking features with dewy make-up

Flawless: Sweeping her golden locks into an elegant chignon, the Jurassic Park star framed her striking features with dewy make-up

Letting her statement dress do all the talking: The California actress rocked a pair of black barely there heels with diamond-encrusted accents

Letting her statement dress do all the talking: The California actress rocked a pair of black barely there heels with diamond-encrusted accents

Who, me? The mother-of-two looked baffled during her animated acceptance speech after being honoured for her movie roles 

Who, me? The mother-of-two looked baffled during her animated acceptance speech after being honoured for her movie roles 

The film is the directorial debut of Courtney Hoffman, who is best known as a renowned costume designer, having worked on the likes of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic.

Also starring in the film are Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development and Annalise Basso of Captain Fantastic. 

At the start of the short clip, Clementine is heard describing her childhood, while she is seen shooting a rifle at an unknown victim who she is confidently striding towards. 

Western chic: Laura Dern, 50, takes on the role of a murderous prostitute in the feminist Western The Good Time Girls

Western chic: Laura Dern, 50, takes on the role of a murderous prostitute in the feminist Western The Good Time Girls

Vigilante vixens: The actress's character, Clementine, takes refuge at a brothel, where she lays a trap for a group of violent outlaws

Vigilante vixens: The actress's character, Clementine, takes refuge at a brothel, where she lays a trap for a group of violent outlaws

Sweet Clementine: The manipulative woman lies in wait for her prey, who are quickly won over by her feminine charms

Sweet Clementine: The manipulative woman lies in wait for her prey, who are quickly won over by her feminine charms

'I was born in a whorehouse,' she explains on the voiceover. 'Beds knocking walls was my lullaby.'

She then adds: 'Nothing comforts me more than the sound of men grunting and panting,' while her as-yet faceless victim can be heard moaning with pain in the background. 

Taking final aim, she shoots her rifle at the man, as he screams 'no' - before the scene cuts to a flashback from earlier that same day. 

Brazen beauty: After killing his fellow gang members, Clementine and her accomplices take out Rufus in a brutal and bloody way 

Brazen beauty: After killing his fellow gang members, Clementine and her accomplices take out Rufus in a brutal and bloody way 

Tall, dark and mysterious: The prostitute and her accomplices get a visit from four members of the Rufus Black gang, led by a vicious lead of the same name

Tall, dark and mysterious: The prostitute and her accomplices get a visit from four members of the Rufus Black gang, led by a vicious lead of the same name

Unstoppable: As the vigilantes cornered their opponent, their ringleader explained to Rufus why they had chosen to kill him 

Unstoppable: As the vigilantes cornered their opponent, their ringleader explained to Rufus why they had chosen to kill him