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Park Avenue princess: Catherine Zeta-Jones makes a return to classic glamour

Last updated at 23:07pm on 7th March 2008

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She may think she's too old to play nude scenes, but actress Catherine Zeta-Jones can clearly show the young starlets a thing or too about style.

The glamorous Welsh-born star, 38, showed off her classic Park Avenue princess style at the opening of Elizabeth Arden's new flagship store on ritzy Fifth Avenue, New York.

Dressed tight-fitting halternecked cocktail dress and diamante embellished stilettos, the actress had clearly taken pointers from Fifth Avenue's high maintenance ladies who love to shop.

Catherine was at a soiree to celebrate the opening of the company's stunning new store.

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Classic glamour: Catherine Zeta-Jones is the epitome of classic Park Avenue glamour as she arrives at the opening the new flagship Elizabeth Arden store in New York last night

As well as cutting a dash with her stylish look, Catherine, 38, who is the face of the famous cosmetics company, also cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

It's well-known that the actress has an advertising contract with Elizabeth Arden.

But she also revealed a lesser known fact. The Oscar-winning actress revealed in addition to promotional duties she has a vested interest in the company that pays her to be the global spokeswoman for its products.

"I'm a stockholder, not just the face," said the Academy Award-winning actress.

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No more nudes: The 38-year-old actress said she is no longer up to playing nude ingenue roles and is happy to move into more mature territory

The 38-year-old actress and mother of two, recently admitted that she is no longer up to playing roles that require her to disrobe.

She recently finished her first role as an onscreen mother, in film Death Defying Acts.

Zeta-Jones told Australian newspaper, The Daily Telegraph: "That's a gradual thing for me because I'm too old to play the ingenue.

"I think it's just a natural progression," she says.

"I'm 38 years old and I'm going to play more mums than sex symbols.'"

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Earlier the same day the actress cut the ribbon at the ceremony alongside Elizabeth Arden executive Scott Beattie

In Death Defying Acts, Zeta-Jones's plays deceptive psychic, Mary McGarvie in the period biopic of the life of escapologist Harry Houdini, who is played by Australian actor Guy Pearce.

Other than being mother to her two children, seven-year-old Dylan and four year-old Carys, and wife to Michael Douglas, 53, Catherine revealed her other passion in life is golf.

"I learnt to play my golf, in Australia,'" she says. "That's where the passion took me over".

And in typically ribald style, she admitted: "When Michael has a celebrity golf tournament, it's always guaranteed my game goes to s***.

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