Red Carpet Report: Mikhail Gorbachev's Glamorous 80th Birthday Bash

31/03/2011 13:09 | Updated 22 May 2015

Hollywood stars Goldie Hawn and Sharon Stone flew in for Mikhail's 80th birthday bash. Photos: PA

When you're a Nobel Peace prize winner, it would be understandable if you'd expect your 80th birthday to go off with a bang.

And Mikhail Gorbachev's glamorous bash didn't disappoint.

The former Soviet leader celebrated his 80th with a glitzy charity gala at Royal Albert Hall last night, attended by a host of A-listers, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Golide Hawn, and hosted by Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey.

The fund-raising concert saw performances by Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins, Mel C, Bryan Ferry and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Sharon looked every inch the Hollywood star in a blush-pink silk gown by Christian Dior, while Goldie Hawn worked Grecian chic in a draped black dress.

Singer Katherine Jenkins wowed in Victoria Beckham, while Mel C was trendy in a jumpsuit. Photos: PA

Welsh Opera singer Katherine Jenkins looked stunning in a figure-forming cocktail dress by Victoria Beckham, and Mel C was fashion-forward in a stylish black jumpsuit.

Other guests to attend included Holly Valance and Milla Jovovich.

Mikhail, who's actual birthday was on 2 March, enjoyed the show with his daughter Irina Virganskaya.

Leonid Shlachover, the event's general producer, told the Daily Mail: 'This gala has been organised to honour Mikhail Gorbachev, a man who truly changed the world for the better through his actions and example.'

Organisers told The Times the event would cost between £2 million and £3 million to stage, but that the bash will raise millions of pounds for various charities including The Raisa Foundation, named in honour of Gorbachev's late wife, who died in 1999.

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