Jodie Turner-Smith‘s first time at the Cannes Film Festival ended on a sour note this weekend after a lot of very expensive jewelry was stolen out of her hotel room.
While the actress was out to breakfast on Friday, robbers broke in to her hotel room at the Marriott on the Croisette in Cannes, making off with jewelry worth “several tens of thousands of euros,” according to sources close to the star who spoke to Variety. Among the stolen items was also something irreplaceable—Turner-Smith’s mother’s wedding ring. She and her one-year-old daughter were immediately moved from the hotel to the Majestic a few blocks down and given a large security detail that are now accompanying them both everywhere. It’s believed that Turner-Smith may have been targeted after she attended the After Yang premiere on Thursday night wearing gold and diamond jewelry from the Gucci High Jewelry collection. The jewelry was immediately returned to the brand following the event, however, the robbers may have broken into the actress’s room believing the pieces were still there.
Turner-Smith continued on with her many engagements and interviews during the festival before tweeting on Sunday evening, “didn’t think i would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in cannes, but here we are…” Her publicist later confirmed to Variety that she was at the police station to report a jewelry theft that took place on Friday. Local publication Nice-Martin also reported on the robbery on Friday, but didn’t name the hotel or the crime’s high-profile victim. They did, however, report that the hotel room’s door showed no signs of forced entry and an investigation is currently underway. Given all of the multi-million dollar diamonds worn on the film festival’s red carpet, Cannes has frequently been the site of major jewel heists in the past, perhaps most notably in 2013 when thieves stole over €3 million worth Chopard jewels earmarked for celebrities to wear.
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