Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman, David Beckham and more dazzle at UNICEF ball

Sultry stars like Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman and Heidi Klum were dressed to kill at the luxurious Beverly Wiltshire Four Seasons hotel, where they joined David Beckham at the 6th Biennial UNICEF ball on Tuesday (Jan. 12). The stars helped raise $2.5 million for the charity's global aid programs.

Also among the stunning celebrity guest list were actress Michelle Rodriguez, model Miranda Kerr and singer Mariah Carey, who performed “Be My Baby,” “We Belong Together” and “Hero.” David Beckham was surrounded by beautiful stars at the UNICEF gala.

David, meanwhile, was dapper in a black tuxedo and bow tie as he rubbed shoulders with the beauties and later was honoured with the Humanitarian Leadership Award.

The privilege came after the sports hero came up with the plan to play seven soccer matches on seven continents, travelling from a mountain village in Asia to the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

celebs-Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman and Heidi Klum attended the charity ball.

Writing on Instagram, the former soccer star wrote that he was "extremely honoured" to receive the award, and that he "can't wait to continue doing all I can for UNICEF and my 7 Fund, 7.org, to help children across the world."

Labyrinth star Jennifer Connelly also stepped out for the occasion, making her first public appearance since her co-star from the 1980s fantasy film, David Bowie, passed away following an 18-month battle with cancer.

celebs2-Mariah Carey performed for the stars; while Michelle Rodriguez and Miranda Kerr also attended.

While she seemed in good spirits on the red carpet, the actress shared her sadness at the loss of her friend in a statement to Entertainment Weekly on Monday.

"I met David Bowie when I was 14 and he became a hero to me because he was an artist and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind," she said.

Labyrinth actress Jennifer Connelly made her first public appearance since the death of David Bowie.

"I'd never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven’t since. The world will be a greyer place without him. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones."

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