Anne Hathaway accidentally flashed fans and photographers as she was climbing out of a car at the New York premiere of Les Miserables.

The newlywed actress, who plays Fantine in the film, was getting out of her chauffeured car outside Manhattan's Ziegfeld Theatre when the slit in her gothic black dress revealed she had chosen to attend the screening without underwear.

Hathaway appeared to be completely unaware of her wardrobe malfunction and proceeded to walk the red carpet and pose for photos with her co-stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

Check out photos from the red carpet here.


She is not the only female celebrity to have suffered such an embarrassment over the years - Britney Spears famously flashed photographers as she was getting out of a car in 2006 and both Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have been caught out by the long lens of the paparazzi.