Spectacularly dressed in Dolce & Gabbana and wearing Chopard, Sharon Stone was the guest of honor at the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health held last night at the palace. The actress and activist was presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Prince Albert for her “involvement in the empowerment of women, her outstanding action for medical research and her relentless efforts to help change the world.”
It was the fifth edition of the black-tie charity event (formerly called the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean) but only the first time it was hosted by Prince Albert at the palace. The Prince was joined by his sister Princess Stephanie, actor Orland Bloom, model Jon Kortajarena, actor Lucas Bravo (who plays chef Gabriel on Netflix’s “Emily in Paris”) and Monaco resident Monika Bacardi, as well as leading philanthropists and scientists who help bridge the gap between health and the environment.
Last year, eco-warrior Prince Albert told Forbes Monaco, “In 2050, I see a carbon neutral Principality. We are eliminating the word ‘waste’ from our vocabulary with an economy organized in a circular and eco-design logic: useless by-products from some have become resources for others. Single-use has been replaced by reusable, the incinerator by a unit for washing sustainable packaging. We maintain the same level of comfort without damaging the oceans.”
Proceeds from the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health were in support of the Prince Albert II Foundation, and the Princess Charlene Foundation, which believes in education through the values of sport.
Princess Charlene did not attend. She remains in South Africa where she has been treated for an ear and throat infection she contracted four months ago, following a sinus lift and bone graft procedure she had prior to her arrival in preparation for dental implants. She has not been photographed in Monaco since the Fête de Sainte Dévote in January.
Past Planetary Health galas have welcomed stars Sting, Andy Garcia Helen Mirren and Nicole Kidman.