Kim Novak, the star of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo who turned her back on Hollywood, is to make a return to the red carpet at next month's Cannes film festival, organisers say.
The US actress, 80, refused to accept the iron-fisted rule of America's big studios and in 1965 largely abandoned film to devote herself to painting.
She will be guest of honour at a special screening to mark the restoration of the film regarded as Hitchcock's finest work.
Hitchcock once described Vertigo as "a love story with a strange atmosphere".
Novak will also take part in the closing ceremony of the May 15-26 French Riviera festival where she will award one of the prizes.
Novak's other memorable cinema roles included a prostitute with a big heart in Kiss Me, Stupid by Billy Wilder, a witch in Richard Quine's Bell, Book and Candle and an adulteress in another Quine film, Strangers When We Meet.