By Sarah
Updated February 05, 2016 02:55 AM

Brooke Shields
is the belle of the ball!

The actress and former model looked stunning in a beaded floral gown at the Vienna Opera Ball at the Wiener Staatsoper Opera House in Austria on Thursday.

Shields, 50, was Austrian millionaire mall developer Richard Lugner‘s paid date this year, a privilege that has been previously held by Nicolette Sheridan, Dita Von Teese,
Paris Hilton
, Sophia Loren, and most notably
Kim Kardashian West
, who walked out of the premier social event after a blackface incident as seen on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


The night before, Shields documented her glam process on social media, sharing a selfie of her under-eye pads to get ready for her book signing, where she autographed over 200 copies of her memoir There Was A Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me.

Also in attendance were Pamela Anderson, Austrian President Heinz Fischer and Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto.

Karen Mizoguchi